just a little hello

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We’ve been celebrating with Chris’ family and will get to celebrate more all weekend with my family. I’ve had my camera out, but haven’t downloaded any pictures. So today is just a few iPhone pics. My brother-in-law has the new iPhone and the camera on it is pretty incredible….better than most point-and-shoot cameras out there. Maybe one day I’ll get my hands on one!

Just some random glimpses at our week…

That coon skin hat above was a dream come true for him. We walked into Bass Pro Shops and he said, “Mommy what I really want is a coon skin hat.” I told him I don’t think you can find those in stores and we could look online. Several minutes later, he spotted one (not real). He beamed and hasn’t taken it off since. Our resident naturalist found happiness at Bass Pro. Honestly, it makes me giddy seeing him in it. When he is into something, he is all in. I love that about him.

We are looking forward to celebrating more with my family in the coming days. We’ve been out of town, so my family postponed all their celebrating until we return. My crew equals about half the party these days. I am so grateful they wait for us and I am super excited about another Christmas dinner!

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  • Deb C - Merry Christmas Ashley! Have a great time with your weekend-long celebration! 🙂

  • Margaret - Merry Christmas! Our home gained a pair of hulk gloves over Christmas, too 🙂

  • amber - Ok. Your super hero pegs are cute! I need to get brave & try to make some… We get to have multiple Christmas celebrations too & I love it:). Bigger Bro reminds me a lot of my 1st son…I love how fun he is & he’s extra sweet. And, last, my husband is awesome. Thanks for helping him sign me up for a snap shop…I was SO surprised. I couldn’t believe he figured out where to go & how to do it! Love that man…& I’m excited! Merry Christmas!!

  • Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} - That picture of all the kids creating in your studio is the best. Merry Christmas!

  • giozi - Hello to you too 😉
    The hut is really nice, good for him 🙂

  • Amy @ PaintWineRepeat - Merry Christmas to your beautiful family! Love these photos… especially the balloon at the elevator.

  • Susannah - I love the coonskin hat! It looks like you are having a wonderful Christmas season! 🙂

  • Natalie, the Chickenblogger - I intended to comment about all your loveliness
    with a heartfelt-thoughtful remark… but now all
    I can think of is “mmmmmmmmyum, second Christmas dinner!”
    You guys are doing things right!

  • Dee - What do you edit your iPhone pics with. Your photos always look amazing and I’m surprised when you say they are iPhone pics. You probably just take amazing photos with it and need no editing. You have amazing talent with your photos and decorating. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your sweet fsmy with us!

  • AshleyAnn - Dee – I use Afterglow and VSCO apps for my iPhone pics!

  • Ellie - Hi Ashley!
    I love love love all your post and have been following for a while. You are my got-to blog and i love that you post everyday. (you and your little flock always make my day!)
    I was wondering what your favorite blogs are. Thanks so much!

  • jody greenlee - Thank you so much for sharing your family photos. I help administrate a surgical team that travels to Guatemala yearly. Part of what we do is cleft repairs. I fostered a cleft baby from Guatemala 10 years ago. Sending him home after 6 months was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Luckily, I am able to visit him once a year.
    Best of luck.
    Jody Greenlee, RN
    Children of the Americas
    Lexington, Ky