Brother Birthdays: A Photo Journal












The One











1-Birthday Party



 The boys adorable matching birthday t-shirts came from one of my all-time favorite etsy shops–Bobo and Coco. Visit here. If I had a girl, I can promise you she would own this gem.

It was a bit surreal–celebrating Wesley’s 4th birthday and Sawyer’s 1st.
One of those days I always envisioned as a “way-in-the-future” event of my lifetime…
but then suddenly, there I was…living it.
Standing along side Ben,
two days shy of our 7 year wedding anniversary,
surrounded by bounce houses, snow cones, beach balls and yummy food,
celebrating the birth of our boys with some of our most special friends until the sun went down.
So many times I looked at Ben from across the park,
our eyes meeting for the briefest of seconds,
and I knew we were thinking the same thing.
How did we get here so fast? We better not blink again.

The emotions that filled my heart were so strong that Friday night.
And it became perfectly clear that my life has been leading up to these moments…
Leading up to now.
Leading up to feetsie pajamas,
and skinned knees,
and wagon rides,
and pet lizards,
and animated movies,
and first bike rides,
and cake frosting stuck in eye lashes.

These are the days I have looked forward to for years,
and the days that I’ll look back on in the years to come.

So I remember the smells…the tastes…the sounds…the people…
and I store them away for those moments in life when nostalgia is needed most.
When all it takes is the smell from a neighbors freshly lit barbeque to immediately transport me back to one of my favorite memories. The memories that add up to to a life worth living.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary the the three boys that make up my whole world.

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. I mean seriously could they be any cuter????

  2. How is Sawyer one already? It goes by so fast. Your boys are precious, Ashley. Happy Birthday Wes & Sawyer!!

  3. So adorable! My kids were born in the same month and two years apart. I LOVE the idea of a combined l party! Xoxo

  4. looks like it was a great day!!! Happy birthday boys! xo

  5. This looks like lots of fun!!! =))))
    And oh man, your boys are soooooo adorable!!! =))))

  6. happy birthday to your soon
    ı kıss you’r

  7. This totally made me teary-eyed. We’re having a double birthday party for my almost 1 year old and almost 5 year old this September, and our anniversary is in the same month too.

    And can I just say you two make beautiful babies? 🙂
    Happy Birthday to the boys and Happy Anniversary to you both.

  8. Aw, happy birthday little men!

  9. Margaret says:

    What a wonderful birthday party for your boys. More precious memories. And does Sawyer ever not smile?!! He always looks so happy. Have a lovely week and Happy Anniversary to you both too.

  10. We had so much fun at the boys Birthday Party. It was a blast and you did such a great job making is special for them and everyone that came. xoxo Monkey

  11. Sabrina says:

    Looked like so much fun! Love all the decorations……just gives me more ideas to steal from you 😀

  12. They are so cute!! And the birthday party set up so fun! Love all the bright cheery colors!



    I still think Wesley was born to be a big brother. His face just beams and does not seem to mind being photographed anymore. and Sawyer must have been born with a smile on his face.

    God bless your lovely family and any future additions it may have.

  14. Such a great idea to do a double birthday! how special! Loved all the pictures, thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo Misty

  15. love all the photos and how fun to do the birthdays together! Great job mom 🙂

  16. Every single one of these pictures is perfectly adorable. You are one blessed mama!!

  17. Seriously- cutest boys EVER. So sad we missed out on the festivities. It looked like the perfect amount of fun and chillness. You’re right- you better not blink or they’ll be 13 and you’ll really be wondering where the heck time went! xoxo

  18. Hey, Ashley. I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Swing by my blog to check it out!

  19. Happy Birthday, boys! What a great theme and they looked adorable!!!

  20. oh sweet sweet boys!!! you are truly blessed 🙂

  21. Amy Studer says:

    So Darling! Loooove the Birthday banner! Did you make it? Inspired!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Amy (just a follower!)

  22. Love this! Thanks for sharing. My daughters are 3 years and 7 days apart. I wanted to do a joint 1st and 4th party in October. I’m struggling with invite wording. Any chance you could share your ideas? Thanks!!

  23. The cutest joint party!!

  24. Shannon says:

    I just found your blog and I just have to say HOLY MOLY ARE YOUR BOYS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I have two boys as well (4 and 8) and obviously I think my boys are beautiful too (I know boys aren’t probably supposed to be called beautiful), but your boys are just stunningly BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy every moment, it goes by SOOO fast!!

  25. Hi, Ashley! I just started following you on IG and I’ve read your love story. So very sweet! I love this birthday party and your boys are adorable!! 🙂

  26. Where did you get the adorable banner?

  27. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well

  28. So adorable! My kids were born in the same month and two years apart. I LOVE the idea of a combined l party! Xoxo

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