i am ashley. i’m wife to ethan. mother to jackson and cooper. i am a child of god who is still trying to figure out this thing called life.

my husband and i met the first day of high school — second period to be exact. in 2000, at the start of our junior year, he asked me to be his girlfriend. the rest is history. we said “i do” in 2006, purchased our first home in 2007, rescued an amazing boxer named macy in 2008, and then welcomed our son, jackson, into our family in 2011. i couldn’t love being a mother more. 1466175_10104050614058834_368407908_n

photo credit: butterfly chaser photography

we welcomed our second son in november 2013. my heart is fuller than i could have ever dreamed with our two amazing boys. 10365329_10104913027894594_2933643915692210670_o

photo credit: butterfly chaser photography

in may of this year, i quit my job (that i loved) and we relocated for a job opportunity for my husband and to be closer to our families. i’m giving this stay-at-home mom thing a try for awhile. we lead a bit of a crazy life, but who doesn’t? i’m learning to live fully, praise loudly, love generously, cherish yesterday, dream of tomorrow, & live simply. this is a glimpse into our nest. grab a seat and stay awhile.