Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catching Up

Thank you SO much for all the wonderful comments about this sweet little love that is on the way. We are very excited!! Some tiredness and sporadic nauseousness has slowly started to creep in, but other than that, I am feeling pretty good.
Some have asked me if this baby was planned. Well...a 4th was definitely in the picture, we just didn't expect it so soon. This past Tuesday, I was considered 6 weeks pregnant, so still very early. I know it may seem really early to be telling everyone, but for some reason we have always told people this early. Conn and I have always felt that the more who do know, the more people we have praying for this sweet baby. Also, neither of us could ever keep a surprise like this to ourselves. Ha! We go on Feb. 2nd for our first appointment. We are SO excited. I don't care how many times I have heard a heartbeat or see a baby on screen, it still blows me away every.single.time! Such a sweet miracle!

Okay...onto some other fun topics. :)

Lily, was chosen as her classes Star Student last week. She had to make a poster about herself and then present it to the class. This is totally one of her passions and she loved every minute of it. She even went as far as to tell me exactly what pictures she wanted printed for her poster. Love that girl!

Last weekend, I went to visit my dear friend Lindsay, along with my mom and Janet (Lindsay's mom). Lindsay accepted a teaching job and up and moved her adorable self to Austin back in August. I have been dying to go see her and stay in her precious apartment. I was also so excited for her to show me around this new town that she calls home. She did a fantastic job as our hostess and tour guide. Lindsay was so amazing with her directions and getting us all over that town. It was like she had been living there her whole life. Despite that the temps only reached a high of 43 degrees and it rained 24/7, we still managed to have an incredible time...eating, eating, and more eating, going to all the local trendy shops, watching the entire first season of Modern Family, staying up way too late, and visiting her church that she is very involved in. So fun! Love you, Lindsay Lou! Thanks for an incredible weekend! Can't wait for our next visit! Oh, and thanks to Janet for taking and sending me all of these pictures. I totally forgot my camera.

Big Top Candy Shop

Linds and her momma

Rain, rain, rain!!!

Fried Avocado Tacos! Mmmmm...

Yesterday, was my 32nd birthday. It was a wonderful birthday full of little celebrations! Tuesday night I went to dinner with some sweet friends, then woke up to my girls' and Conn singing happy birthday with a lit candle in a donut, had lunch with some more sweet friends and my momma, and finally ended the night with a perfect date night with my husband. I know I say this all the time, but I am truly so very blessed! Oh, and to top off my day, the weather in Houston was GORGEOUS! 32 is going to be great! :)

Hope you all have a great rest of the week. It is supposed to get gross here...again! Blah!! SO ready for Spring!


Deborah Russell said...

Hi Ashley,

Congratulations on your new little one on the way! I know you don't know me. I'm actually a friend of Misty Straley and began checking out your blog several months ago. I'm the mom of two little boys so I think I enjoying getting to vicariously experience the joys of having both boys and girls in the house. I love your photos-I'm a big fan of photography and I love your photos but I think my favorite part of your blog is listening to your playlist. We have very similar tastes so many days I pull up your blog and just leave it playing while my boys and I play. Your blog is such a blessing, especially on these dreary winter days. I'm ready for spring too! BTW where did you eat those Fried Avocado tacos? My in-laws live in the hill country and I would love to check those out the next time we are in Austin!
Congrats again!
Deborah Russell

Anonymous said...

I personally can not wait for spring:) To come as soon as possible, but yet the whole winter in February ... and again - happy birthday:)

debra said...


32 is really good!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Ashley! We did have a great time in Austin, didn't we? I could have another Torchy's taco right now - yummy. We have been so blessed to have such a wonderful "big sister" for our girls. We love you so so much!

Our Life Together said...

Well, I am with you on spilling the beans early and you know that since it seems like I have been pregnant forever to everyone. lol. So happy for you all. I am glad you had a great birthday and was sorry to miss birthday club (just not feeling up to par lately).

Connie McWhorter said...

So glad you had a great birthday. We look forward to celebrating with you next weekend.
Love you, Nanny

Lacey said...

You are already glowing in your pictures. Love it!

Kristyn said...

Glad you had a great birthday!!! I am excited about your new little one!!! Your mom told us about it when she was over a couple weekends ago. How fun!!! I know that this year will be a great one for you! Happy Birthday!

Jaclyn said...

happy belated birthday to you!!! So glad you had a great day, and i can't wait to read the heartbeat post :)