Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013


My very first Santa pic of both of them with no tears.  <3

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Girl

This sweet baby girl had her very first birthday party planned for this past weekend.  I was so excited to  watch her have a special day.  We rented a bounce house, and it rained cats and dogs.  But we are surrounded by such amazing friends, who crowded in my house and spoiled her with more pink gift bags than I even imagined.  It was a little too crazy for me to be distracted with taking many pictures but this was taken right after her party.  This is her right after her party, checking herself out with her new clip-on earring and crown.

My friend and I are planning her 4 year old session, this will be the first time another photographer gets a go at her, and it will give me a chance to get in the pictures with her!  I am beyond excited about that.

Ellie, I love you everyday.

Health, Happienes, and Daughters!

Ellie's 4 year checkup

My crazy girl had her 4 year old check up, and measured in at 32 lbs, and 40 1/2 inches.  Which is amazing, cause she is in the 25% for weight, and 50% for height.  She had huge growth this year, and is right on track with where Carter is, even though last year she was teensy tiny.  :) I love this child.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Backlighting

Lucky for me, we woke up UBER early to take my husbando to the airport, and were playing out back while the sun was rising (in our pajamas, don't judge.)  This is one of those photos that just happened, (after bribing her with chocolate to put down all of her snails) she held still for just a second, and SNAP.  Gotcha Dolly!
Health, Happiness, and Sunrises,
Ashley

Friday, December 13, 2013

Just Some Sentences

In this house, Christmas presents that come from the mainland are exempt from the "must wait until Christmas" rule.  Unless of course the present is for the kids, then they wait.
There are a few things about my kids that I never want to forget, like how Carter empties his piggy bank to donate to the Philippines, and Ellie refuses to pick out a candy while Carter is in school without getting him one.
A few weeks ago Ellie told my MIL that she wanted a Blue Stuffed Bunny for her birthday.  Guess what came in the mail today?  How lucky is she to have people who will go on wild goose chases for the perfect gift?
I have exactly seven days until "stay-cation." I plan on wearing lots of comfy clothes, but that isn't really different than any other day.
I made mention to my dad that I miss Cleveland radio, so he got me about 20 Oldies CDs for Xmas.  I know this, cause I opened it already.  I am a total rebel.
I spent half of the night updating my portfolio, and I couldn't be happier with how much I have grown in 2013.
I think 30 was the best year of my life.  It was certainly the healthiest.  I don't think that is a coincidence.
Living in Hawaii is amazing, but it isn't very festive.
I had Ellie's teacher-conference, and just as I suspected, she is perfect.  ;)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

13 days 'til Christmas!

I. Am. So. Excited!  In a few days we will be having Ellie's birthday party (her first real party ever!)  and then after that it will be CHRISTMAS!  Squea!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Elf on the Shelf.

Who am I to not hop on that bandwagon?
The kids named him Rocky.  He is a very mischievous elf.





Can we just talk about how my girl grabbed my cell phone and started snapping pictures?  
Like mother, like daughter.