I have 100s of pictures from Monday…most of them I want to share, but it isn’t my story to share. So, here’s few because I just can’t help it. I tried writing captions, but it just kept getting too personal. I am beyond thrilled to finally meet my niece, but I am even more excited that Lesley & Eric have their daughter in their arms. Motherhood…Fatherhood…words can never describe or prepare someone for the intensity of what it means to be a parent. They have their daughter in their arms. A very brief look into my Monday…

Isn’t it amazing how pictures can tell a story….so that is part of my story of meeting my sister’s firstborn. I love her.

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  • Jackie - Such a sweet story to be told – one of the oldest, but one you can never tire of hearing (or seeing)!

  • Lanny Stanard - Oh how I love this post… I have tears rolling down my face! so so sweet. :)
    Lanny…

  • Christine - Congratulations again, she is beautiful!!! You tooks such great pics :)

  • Shannon - Very very sweet! Those pictures! They are going to be some amazing memories for your sister down the road. I love how you capture the whole story and not just the grand finale! Very nice.

  • Jodi - This post gave me goosebumps! Your story telling was perfect! Congrats to your family and God Bless your new addition. She is perfect!

  • Anna Joy - Ohmygoodness. You captured the experience so well. I am tearing up and I don’t tear up for anything. Paisley is so beautiful. Congrats to Lesley and her family! PS, my good friend delivered her baby boy on Monday as well at 350am. :)

  • Sarah - what a beautiful post. that picture of Eric kissing Lesley is so full of emotion. I got teary eyed just looking at it!

  • Stacey - The pictures are amazing (as usual)… I think my favorite one is the one of (I’m assuming) the waiting grandpa’s hand on the waiting room chair. Bah! I got a little teary when I saw it. The new babe is so beautiful and I had my first daughter last summer and I too know about all the feelings your sister is going through right now. It’s a great and amazing time. Many congratulations to you all!

  • anne c - I love it! she is perfect!

  • Jill R - Beautiful baby girl! Can’t wait to see pics of her meeting Firecracker.

  • chantelle - thanks for my first cry of the day…….you are so sweet, you love for your sis and family is like no other!

  • Liz Hurst - So sweet Ashley…I have chills. What a beautiful family!

  • Cate O'Malley - Geez, Ashley, you’re making me tear up. Wonderful pictures!

  • jenny - so incredibly sweet. Pictures tell a story that sometimes word cannot do justice.

  • Jamie - Those pics are awesome. They made my eyes water! And that is something that never happened before I was a mom myself. What a precious baby!

  • maria - I love the way you told the story, so glad she is here safe and sound!

  • Stephanie - Those photos brought tears to my eyes! Great job. Congratulations to your family.

  • Ryan - I love this Ashley! I’ve never met someone who is more of a photographer, in every sense of the word, than you.

    And what a gorgeous baby! Congrats to everyone! :)

  • Rachel W - I am so happy for Lesley and Eric! Your pictures made my eyes tear up! :)

  • Shannon Phillips - Amazing! Congrats to you Auntie Ashley.

  • Rachel C - Lesley & Eric — she is beautiful!! I love the picture of the two of you holding hands. It tells such a sweet story of love and support. I am crying at my desk. What a special family. Love you all.

  • Elizabeth - Did the birth only take 5 minutes??????? That is about how long my 3rd took! We almost didn’t make it to the hospital!

  • Kelly - Oh goodness! I’m all choked up & teary! That picture peering through the guard on the bed – you can see the raw emotion on Daddy’s face. And then the pure joy on the faces of your family when they hear the news that she’s finally here – you can’t beat that. These picture brought back a whole flood of memories. Congratulations Auntie!

  • Megan H - I got all teary! What a precious blessing. Congratulations!

  • Kari - Such an exciting post! Congrats Aunt Ashley! Your sister is very lucky to have such a talented gal to take photos during her baby’s arrival- photo’s that she can treasure forever! Great job!

  • meredith - Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. There are few things as precious as a sister’s love.

  • Kirra Sue - Totally crying. Thanks for sharing that story- it was so precious. I loved every picture. Congratulations to your sweet family for it’s newest member! Your sister is beautiful and her baby girl is too.

  • Jen V. - Those are beautiful pictures…I, too, got teary looking at them! What a beautiful story (and a beautiful little baby!) Congrats on being an auntie!! Those pictures could stand alone as a scrapbook (something from Shutterfly even) for Paisley when she’s older – the story of her birth from auntie’s view. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • susie whyte - so sweet. loved the shot of QT. made me laugh. my fave is the one the through the railing. i love those shots. congrats to the whole family!!

  • tammy Kay - so beautiful Ashley. Totally made me cry. Maybe its because my newest is just nine weeks old and time is passing much too quickly. I wish your sister the best. Paisley is beautiful! ( I love the picture of your grandpa’s hand! )

  • Caitlin - I love it. Tearing up and I don’t even know them!

  • Erin - These pics tell a great story! So glad everything went well and she is perfect! Nieces are the best, you will spoil her beyond belief!!

  • becky - She’s gorgeous! Congrats to Leslie – those pictures actually made me cry :-)

  • kristin - Best story telling pictures ever! Kudos… great job (as always).

  • Desiree - I got all choked up and teary-eyed looking at these. Thank you for sharing!

  • Haley Nicodemus - Your blog makes me so happy!

  • the inadvertent farmer - What a wonderful post to celebrate a new arrival on the planet…happy birthday little one! Kim

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Oh, congratulations! That is just wonderful. I’m so very happy for you.

  • rachel p - CONGRATS!!! such a beautiful story … no words necessary. and now i have tears streaming down my face. my coworkers already think I’m nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Tysha - Beautiful. Congrats all the way around!

  • Stefanie - There are no photographers in my family – I’m the only hobby photographer. When we had both our children, we didn’t have much other than our point and click…and I wasn’t going to start clicking on my own (I was a little busy pushing) so I resolved to remember everything. That says A LOT because I don’t have a very good memory.

    These pictures are going to be forever treasured by her family. What a wonderful gift to be able to offer!

  • Sarah - I teared up going through these pictures.
    Beautiful.
    Congrats to them and to all of you!!

  • giozi - WOW I don’t have words, pictures say all.
    Gorgeous pictures, beautiful moments. Your sister is lucky. All the family with her, so many love around her, and you there, to take beauty pics :)

  • Jane - You’re amazing Ashley! I wish you were my sister and could have captured such beautiful photos of my children’s birth. I’m sure there are dozens more that are just as beautiful.

    As I’ve mentioned to you before, I’m a pediatrician. This gives me the huge privilege of attending many deliveries – I’ve attended literally thousands by now. I’m not an OB so I don’t do the actual delivery, but I’m called when there is a potential concern with the health of the newborn. Luckily, babies are very resilient and usually things are fine. Sometimes they are not fine, but with some resuscitation efforts the baby does well.

    Although I’m nowhere in your league, I’m known among the nurses and doctors that I work with as the photographer. They all know I have an interest in photography and take an insane amount of pictures of my own kids. I’m also known for being the delivery room photographer (if not busy resuscitating a baby, of course). Sometimes people forget their camera in the shuffle of an emergency C-section. The batteries are dead. The camera is in the car. Countless times I’ve taken a pic with at least my iPhone and emailed it to them so that they have at least something from the first few minutes of their child’s birth. I’m always happy to see a D-SLR in the delivery room because I know at least they’ll have some decent pictures vs. blurry point-and-shoot pics. I love taking family pics because the fathers are usually too freaked out by the whole experience to think of it. Sometimes, it’s hard for the father to snap pics, especially in the OR if there was a C-section because he’s stuck behind IV poles, the anaesthetic machine and suction equipment. So, I take their camera and take pics for them.

    Many congratulations to your sister and your whole family. Babies are so wonderful.

  • Yanet - Babies are blessing to all in the family so congrats to you ALL! I LOVE pic #14 of Eric holding her hand while looking at her. He has the must tender look on his face. BTW, How can your hair look so cute at 2 AM??!! No fair.

  • Jill J - I LOVE the picture of the family clapping and smiling in the waiting room! I can even imagine the smell of the hospital with this series. GOOD JOB, AUNTIE! :)

  • Danielle - i love this post. gives me chills thinking back to the birth of my boys. so happy for your sister and her hubby! what a blessed day. god is so good!

  • Tabitha - I’m tearing up just looking at the pics. So much love. Congratulations!

  • Maike - tears in my eyes, I’m so happy for you all! Can’t wait to meet my sisters firstborn in hopefully the next few days…

  • Allison - this was so perfect! She’s adorable. Congratulations, Aunt!

  • Robyn Farmer - Wow! Pictures are amazing and the gift you have in capturing those moments made me feel like I was peaking in on that precious day. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to see more pics. I also look forward to Firecracker with her sister-cousin Paisley.

  • Michelle Z. - How wrong is it that I have a crush on your dad?

  • Kellye P. - Your talent has left me speechless.

  • crystal - Thanks for sharing such a sweet, touching, wonderful story!

  • Jasie - No captions and I still cried. Also, I love the one of the donut coming at you. I thought for a moment your family might wonder what you’re doing, then I remembered it’s you. You take pictures of everything. They probably didn’t even notice because they’re so used to it. lol Thanks for sharing that with us!

  • Flier Judit - She’s so beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Tricia - Amazing how a story with no words can bring you to tears. Congratulations to your sister and brother in law. She is just sweet perfection!

  • patti - she’s perfect. and so was that photo story. just enough. thank you for always showing how beautiful the little things in between are and how important they are to the story. congrats to all!

  • Mallory - These images were just wonderful, brought tears to my eyes. I absolutely love love love your blog. I’ve never commented before, but I just have to let you know that you’re kinda sorta like my idol…I’d love to be as cool of a momma & awesome photographer as you, but first I would need kids…and a husband…but I’ve got the camera! :)

  • Lauren Roberts - Congratulations Lesley and Eric, and Ashley, and the whole family! I know this baby is another truely amazing blessing to your wonderful family.

  • bopha - the pictures are great and to have it all captured will be so special to them. congrats to the new parents and the new aunt!

  • georgia - Tell your sister I said welcome to motherhood. She is going to be great at it.

  • Whitney - Beautiful! What a blessing for your sister to have these moments documented! It makes ME emotional….I’m sure your family is over the moon.

  • Shaun L. - It was so fun to see you up there Ashley! Love seeing familiar faces when I work :) I knew you would put pics up. She is precious!!

  • Kendall - Congrats, Auntie! What sweet pictures. God is so good, isn’t he?

  • Jenn G. - CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is soooo incredibly beautiful! I can’t wait to meet her.

  • Rachel - Wow! Our God is an awesome GOD!
    Congratulations to you and your family.

  • Kristine - there is something so beautiful about a new baby. can’t believe ours is already 6 months.

  • Janica - I’m totally crying! What is it about babies that have that power?! My favorite pic (besides the BEAUTIFUL little girl) is when proud dad gets to share the news w/family:) Great job Ashley!

  • Dick - How precious!!
    Great post

  • Brooke - Congrats to her, that is so special!!!She is just adorable! and the name couldn’t be cuter. Congrats to you too, auntie! What an amazing time. We can’t wait for our birth, despite it being a little bittersweet for us, it is such an amazing miracle all the same! You do such a wonderful job capturing moments. That is always my goal. Sorry for random assortment of sentences. Rambling.

  • Shea - Congrats Auntie! She’s beautiful and I know your sister will cherish her story captured in photos from now until forever.

  • Kelly - Ashley, I just found your blog a few days ago. What an inspiration you are! This post made me tear up. Love the pictures- just amazing!

  • Cindy - loved seeing it happen through your pics… amazing! Lesley and Eric are so blessed to have all this captured! You niece is beautiful.. .My favorite pic is Lesley holding her and smiling!!! Motherhood is awesome!

  • Danielle - Beautiful! I was thinking wow I wish I had a couple of those from my son’s births!

  • emily anderson - oh. i can’t wait for the day when my only sister has a baby. she is only 19, so it might be a while…but hey, i had my first baby at 22, so one can hope that her sister would follow in the same path? right? ha.
    beautiful pictures, and congrats to your sister.

  • Jess - Oh man, Ashley. I have tears rolling down my face. Even without words, those pictures tell such a sweet story. You can just feel the love in your family. And that little girl is precious. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Kristin S - I don’t even know her and am bawling at your photo story. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lesley - Wow. Thank you all for the amazing comments about our big day. I am so blessed and there aren’t enough words to express how thankful I am to have so a wonderful sister and family. Ashley, the pictures are so amazing and I will cherish them forever. Thank you for sharing your gift of photography with us on this special day and thank you for being such a great example of a what it means to be a mother with me. I have always looked up to you as your little sister and I’m so proud my daughter has you in her life.

  • cathy - I am living in Austalia and just want to say a thank you for opening up the world to your beautiful personal photos of such an incredible moment. Your photos are truely perfect and capture every split second, they are gorgous, just like your daughter. Congrats.

  • Sandy - It is truly amazing how pictures can tell a story. I love this story. My favorite is the photo where he is telling the people in the waiting room. The joyful looks on their faces brought tears to my eyes.

  • Christy - Even before I read your last sentence, I thought, “What a beautiful story!” Great job!

  • Kathy Eller - I LOOOVE how you started this by saying that it wasnt your story to tell but then went on telling it:) I love it because my husband and I have welcomed 5 children into our lives on our won with just us there. I love it because as we add children in children get older and THEY are the ones excited. I hope someday for my boys to be excited for their sister and their nieces and nephews and have the extended family that we have not.

  • emily - this is the sweetest post!
    dare i even ask how you take such lovely pictures inside the horrid lights of a hospital…

  • Amnah - Jeez, why am I crying??
    Gorgeous pictures. I wish I had someone to document my daughters’ births like this. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on Auntiehood!

  • Jess - sigh

  • karen - wow, that was perfect! I love the shot through the rails of the bed…perfection!

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As I write this I have slept 3 of the last 36 hours….my sister has slept less. My niece is here. She is scrumptious. She is amazing. She is beauty. She will make her blog appearance tomorrow because I can’t keep my eyes open long enough to go through pictures. Until then here’s a few things to keep you busy (like you are all sitting around bored or something):

1. The bright square cards you all asked about yesterday are a Charley Harper Memory game. They were a gift and I have debated long and hard what to do with them…I am pretty stoked with the end result, but you have to wait for it. Yeah, I am making you wait a lot today! You can buy the game here.

2. Have you visited the Sweetest Occasion? If you are a bride to be or planning any type of party, consider this your warning INSPIRATION OVERLOAD. I could spend all day looking through posts and dreaming of parties to host. Yesterday my sister’s shower was featured, which was fun since we had a big baby day.

3. And this worked out nicely…since I have no brain cells left to share a normal post you can visit CafeMom for a little tour of my home today. I’ve heard it said that the spoken word has power, so I tried that out in the question about my personal creative space.


And by the way, I do read every comment. I don’t always have time to respond to each question and comment, but know that I read them all. Sometimes 4 little people just come before answering blog questions…which is the way it should be. Thanks for understanding that. Thank you to all of you that leave comments….they make me very happy and a play a big motivator for me to blog.ย  Thank you. A more rested me will be back tomorrow….with a little of this action:

I told her I have given birth 4 times, that totally gives me enough street credit to deliver her baby. Lesley opted to wait for her doctor. I totally could have done it. I have used ‘totally’ way too many times in this post, I guess I like revert to like the 80s when I am sleep deprived. Like totally.

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  • karen davis - Yeah! Congrats to you and especially to your sister! How exciting, and I absolutely cracked up over that last picture!

  • Kirsten - yay!!! Congratulations, Aunt Ashley!! I agree, you could have totally delivered that baby. :)

  • Sarah - Yeah! Congrats to all on the new edition to your family! now, get some sleep!

  • Emily Lusk - There is nothing like being there for your sister as she gives birth and having your sister be there for you! Congratulations Lesley and to you Ashley on becoming an Aunt again!

  • Christine - Congratulations! You all are lucky to have each other! Sisters are a beautiful thing!

  • Jaime - It is one thing to deliver your own babies, but the experience to see a baby enter the world without out being in any pain is such an AMAZINGLY Awesome experience!

  • Jill R - Congratulations!! Anxiously awaiting pictures!

  • amanda torres - Dr. Ashley, you can totally deliver my next baby. For a matter of fact, you can be their pediatrician too. Whew! I’m glad that’s settled.

  • Anna Joy - Congrats to Lesley and her hubby! I can’t wait to see pictures of the sweet little one. And I agree. You could TOTALLY deliver her baby!!!!

  • jenny - Congratulations! There is nothing like that moment when another sweet, wrinkled up, soft baby enters the world. :)
    I am seriously so curious about what you did with those cute little cards…..did you use them as wall decor/tiles because those bright images would be SO fun on the wall like tiles! Ok, gonna go tour your home now. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    By the way- I have loved reading your blog- you inspire me, make me laugh and on those crazy days where all 3 of my little ones have awaken cranky and the house is chaotic, your stories and photos of life make me go…..”okay, we can do this.”
    (I’m expecting #4) :)
    Keep it up girl!

  • amber - Yay for baby day! We’re anxiously awaiting a baby nephew over here. I TOTALLY get the jumping at every phone call. Its my sister’s first baby, too. Never thought I’d be this excited for her:). Feels good. Can’t wait too see that sweet girl…

  • Stacey - That last picture is amazing… I love it.

    Can’t wait to see the little lady!

  • giozi - Congratulations to your sister, and to you.
    The worst for me is to be sleepy all the time. Both of my children came by caesarean, this was hard too, I don’t have family here and I was alone.

    Pictures pictures soooonnnn.
    I’m waiting for tour too.

    Go to sleep a bit.

  • Jennie Frake - Congrats on the your little niece! Can’t wait to see pics!

  • Trinity - I totally like the sleep-deprived you….very entertaining. I guess it reminds me of the normal, adequate sleep me! I can’t wait to see the baby pictures. Enjoy being an aunt……best thing in the world, that and being a mom that is!

  • Mariah - Congratulations Auntie!

  • Ryan - ROFL. Sleep deprived Ashley cracks me up! As long as the drugs were rolling, I say she should have let you deliver baby P. :)

  • ashlee - congrats to Leslie!!!! you totally could have delivered her baby…street credit is totally legit:)

  • susie whyte - dr. campbell, eh? hahaha. awesome. that’s a photo for baby p’s room, right there. :) congrats to you, the new aunt, and to lesley. she’s already enjoying the “no-sleep” that we’ve all had the pleasure of enjoying. soon will come adults asking if the pink dressed baby is a boy or a girl. HAHAHAHA. enjoy!!! :)

  • Carol V. - Ashley, I love reading your blog! You are my introduction to the world of blogging (my oldest daughter used your daughters room as inspiration for her daughters room) and I must say I love it. Every morning I wake up, grab my cup of coffee and head to my computer to see what you have posted. I joke to my family that I feel like a stalker. As I was reading your post today, I was laughing out loud and my husband walks by and shakes his head at me. I said, “she is so funny!” He said, “No, YOU’RE funny!” Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you to continue blogging. You never know who’s life you will touch.
    PS. I’ve been inspired, crafting and sewing away! I haven’t done this in a few years and it feels so good. I also asked for a new camera for my bday!

  • the inadvertent farmer - LOL…funny how we revert back when we’re tired.

    Congrats on your nice, she is very lucky to have such a wonderful aunty!

    Now go get some sleep, Kim

  • Angela - Congratulations on your new niece! Being an auntie is awesome!

  • grace - WOW! that. is. scary. Most hilarious picture EVER! HAHAHA!

  • Lisa Johnson - Congratulations to Firecracker on the arrival of her new cousin :) I can only imagine the fun those 2 are going to have together in the coming years! Hopefully you’ll continue to capture some of those moments and share them with us here. Truly your blog is a gift to many of us (I was reading Carol V.’s comment above and I can totally relate!) So often over the years, I have used the constancy of life with kids to make excuses over my lack of time to do the creative things that truly feed me, but you continue to demonstrate that busy moms can be deliberate about making creativity a part of life. For themselves -and- their kids. I think that it is a wonderful, stimulating, creative, and fulfilling way to live for both moms and their kids. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Kristi - Congrats on the neice!! You crack me up…I love that last picture! I would still read your blog if you were always sleep deprived!! Cant wait to see pictures!

  • anne c - yay! so exciting! hope you are getting some much deserved rest! can’t wait to see her :)

  • Heather - you are like, so totally rad and i totally can’t wait to see more tubular pictures. now, go get like some rest or something. totally.

    was that too much 80’s?

    yeah, probably so.

  • Robyn Lee - i LOVE reading your blog. It’s part of my morning routine during the week! LOL!!! :)

  • Amber - Yay for the new baby! I can’t wait to see pictures :)

  • georgia davis - So excited and proud of Lesley. Please tell her I said congrats. Can’t wait to see her little baby.

  • Beth I - Yeah!! Congrats to all. I was present at my younger sister’s birth of her 1st (if that makes sence). Her name is Penelope and she was 6 lbs. So fun being an aunt.

  • patti - awww…congrats to your sister! that’s so totally cool (hehehe) that your little Firecracker is going to have a little playmate (not that she doesn’t already) – i remember having so much fun with cousins when i was little.

  • Sara - AW! Congrats! You totally could have delivered her baby! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Tira J - Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. I just found your blog today via Design Aglow which I LOVE and am in so much debt because of them. JK and LOL! Anyways, I am totally impressed and have so much respect for you in that you have chosen to take a pause from your photography business to be a Mom. Kudos to you. And thank you for sharing all of the fantastic things you and your kiddos work on. Blessings to you.

  • Cath - Congratulations =)
    Love the photo by the way xD

  • renata Moore - Congrats to your sister! I can’t wait to see what you came up with for the memory cards. I am a big fan of “Mr. Harper” and have wondered what I could do with those pretty cards… One of our baby boys first books where the ABC and the 123s illustrated by Harper, lovely books!

  • Laura - Congrats on the new little niece! When do we get to know who won the two giveaways from last week?

  • lifeologia - Big Congrats to the new mommy and daddy.
    Can’t wait to see the pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Brianne Pitts - I just read through your whole interview. I love your style. Your house is gorg. And I do read your “crazy” blog almost daily. Love love all the pictures, keep up the good work!!

  • Desiree - Congratulations on your new niece! I read the article about your home and really enjoyed it. I wish I was half as creative as you. I’ll just have to steal your ideas!

  • Mandy B - FINALLY!! I saw your mom at WalMart on Sunday and I think she was on the verge of going crazy waiting for that sweet girl to make her debut. I’m glad she is here and healthy; I can’t wait to see the pictures!! She is lucky to have one of the like totally coolest people I know for an aunt.

  • Jodi - Congratulations!!!!! I love the coaching picture. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s post!

  • Dick - Congratulations to the whole family !! Love the picture.
    Can’t wait to see pictures of your niece.

  • Jill - I am in stitches over that last picture! I’ve been a stalkin’ your blog for a few months now, and I am so hooked on your creativity, whit, style and faith. Keep the fun stuff a rollin’ and I can’t wait to see pictures of your niece :)

  • laura - i loved the home tour!! that was so fun. and we got a peak at your playroom that we hadn’t seen yet! (okay…i feel weird for knowing so much about your life/house all of the sudden….maybe we can be real-life friends in heaven one day:).

  • Kristine - your home is stunning! i can’t wait to have a home of our own and borrow and mesh ideas from yours to ours. :)

  • abby - Congrats to your sister on her new little one! I loved your home tour. It’s always fun to get a peek into someone else’s home. I LOVED the cork you have in your stairway where you put little things your kids say. That’s such a fun idea!

  • maria - Thank you so much for posting your home, loved every image, especially the kids play room, how fun!!! Your blog is my eye candy for the day, truly inspirational and one of my absolute must reads!!! can’t wait to meet your lil niece!

  • Jeannette Swan - Congratulations to you and the new Mommy and Daddy – can’t wait to see the pictures!!

  • tammy Kay - congrats on becoming an aunt.
    Can’t wait to see all the photos!
    Loved, loved walking through your home today.
    It’s awesome!

  • Jane - Huge congratulations to your sister! That’s wonderful.

  • nori - congratulations on your brand new niece! :o) can’t wait to see her!

    i loved your show and tell and reading more about the details of your home.

    your blog and your family are such a joy! i hold off looking at your blog until the end of the day… it gives me another thing to look forward to and if i’ve had a bad day, it cheers me up.

    thanks for sharing your life, your little ones, and your creativity with all of us! :o)

  • diane - Congrats on your new niece! Love your home tour. The doily runner on the concrete table is a great combination. We have the Charley Harper game-I can’t wait to see what you made with it!

  • Melissa Davis - The pictures you post on your blog make me smile, whether a photo of one of your children and a silly expression, or the last photo of you at the hospital. I am glad that you post the outtakes too. :)

  • shelby - I loved seeing your home tour! I have a feeling that your home is very welcoming and comfy to anyone that visits!

  • Tess S. - great cafemom post! GREAT! i need to know where the swing in the playroom came from. my playroom is jealous of your playroom.

  • Lori K - ashley – I reade the Stir. I can’t believe you were on it. Awesome. You deserve it. Your home is so fresh! I love it. I am in a rental now and it just makes me want to own a home so I can really make it my own. Love the rooms. The best compliment I could give you is that I could come over and hang out all day because every room makes me want to sit down and relax! Not everyone can say that about a house. every single room. legos and all. well, maybe put up legos.
    Your pic on the cafe Stir was beautiful. Love the flower band.

  • denise - Love it…totally!!

  • Cindy - LOVE THIS POST! What a great picture… I totally feel your emotion!

  • danielle - I recently found your site and wow, love it… need more time so I can try and read more. As a fellow Mom (and 80s girl) that has also given birth four times I feel that yes, you totally could have delivered your neice… TOTALLY. Great great image… and the bare bones bathroom in the background totally brought me back to L&D. Congratulations to you and your family.