My birthDAY in Pictures

My birthday
used to be about BIG presents,
and lots of them,
a “special” cake with sparkly candles,
balloons and streamers,
and being the center of attention
for an e.n.t.i.r.e. day.
And while all those things
are totally awesome,
this year’s birthday
was a bit different…
and completely perfect.
I woke up at 7am,
went to Church,
taught Sunday school to
40 adorable kiddos,
came home to a sick hubby and baby
{I’m still sick too, btw},
had a quick bite to eat,
and then took an
impromptu trip to the beach.
There was splishing,
there was splashing,
there was even a fully clothed
face plant into a wave
by Baby W.
Baby W had the time of his life,
and, as usual, he enjoyed
being the center of attention
for an e.n.t.i.r.e. day.
And I couldn’t imagine
a better way to spend my birthday.

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    Erin @ Crafts and Sutch
    February 14, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Sounds like an amazing birthday day! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to you! πŸ™‚

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:49 am

    That Baby W is such a stud. Happy Birthday!!!

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Happy Birthday! What beautiful pictures-looks like fun. Love the look on your son's face in the 3rd picture!

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    Eisley Rae Clothing
    February 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Baby W is so cute! I love his little shorts. My son needs those.
    Good to hear that you had a wonderful birthday and enjoyed spending the day as a family! <3

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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    February 14, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Happy birthday! Looks like a fabulous day! Great pictures!

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    Jayna Rae
    February 14, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Happy Birthday! What a fun day. Baby W looks so handsome, and I love his little shorts and button up.

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Happy BIrthday! looks like you had a lovely day πŸ™‚

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Happy Birthday LMM — looks like you had a sweet day at the beach! :o)

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    Dominique @ Craft Couture
    February 14, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Happy Birthday! & Great Pictures! Looks like fun!

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday! πŸ™‚ I hope you've enjoyed your day!! Happy birthday

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:22 am

    happy birthday little miss ashley!

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    xx B
    February 14, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Happy Birthday, looks like you enjoyed your day with your special boys! xx

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    Lindsey @ Confessions Of A Marine Wife
    February 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Happy birthday!
    Baby W is gonna be such a handsome (older) boy. Definitely a heartbreaker in the making. :]

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Happy birthday, Ashley! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day (: Your little one is so darn cute!

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    Nina @ Momma Go Round
    February 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

    So fun! We were all dead over here too…so we didn't make it out of our jammies today. That looks like a much better way to spend the day. W looks SO HANDSOME! LOVE YOU!

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Happy Birthday, sorry you're still sick, but it looks like you had a blessed day still.

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Happy Birthday!! Birthdays when you have your own kiddo's are so much better. Looks like you had a great one! xo!

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    Audrey Crisp
    February 14, 2011 at 7:21 am

    What a lovely birthday! Love the beach pics! Sorry you're still sick!!

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    Comeca Jones
    February 14, 2011 at 8:16 am


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    February 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Isn't that the truth for sure when it comes to our birthdays now that we are mothers. I agree that it's creating memories like you did atbthe beach that makes the day special- not the presents anymore. Not that I would complain if I still got a nice BIG gift ;). Happy Birthday!!

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    February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    To me there is nothing cuter then a baby on a beach,,,Love the pictures and Happy Birthday,,looks like you had a fabulous day..

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    February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I want to live in California! Your pictures are gorgeous….I'm so jealous! BTW – Happy Birthday! Isn't it funny how as Mom's are birthdays are more about the memories than the streamers, balloons, and presents! Looks like you had a perfect day! πŸ™‚

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    Sparks Family
    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Happy belated Birthday! You share the day with my beautiful daughter who turned 5 yesterday. I love it because it totally trumps Vday which isnt necessarily my favorite.

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    Gauger Family
    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Your little boy is just so adorable! You are so lucky to live near such a beautiful place!! I am a new follower, love your blog!

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    February 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like it was TOO perfect! πŸ™‚

    Happy Vday too!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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    February 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Looks like a very perfect BIRTHDAY! Baby W is so adorable!

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    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    what a great Birthday! Happy Happy Birthday Little Miss Momma!

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    February 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What an awesome birthday!!!

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    February 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I totally want to live by the beach….I am just too chicken to move away. πŸ™

    But HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE! (My birthday is the 20th! )

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    February 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hope you had a great day Ashley. Gorgeous photos!

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    February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Aw, those photos are the sweetest!! Happt Belated!! πŸ™‚ xoxo Amber

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    February 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Sounds like a perfect birthday in my book!

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    [email protected] Stitched
    February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Glad you had a great day! you look beautiful! <3

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    [email protected] Present Life
    February 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Isn't it funny how the things that used to be important to us change so much after we have kids? It looks like you had the perfect birthday πŸ™‚

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    Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya
    February 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    he is SO freaking cute. I just want him in a Gap ad. Because he's just like the perfect little model.
    You guys both look great and like you had a fun day!! good good πŸ™‚

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    Life with the Websters!
    February 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Your pictures are adorable and your outfit was soo cute!! πŸ™‚ Hope you all start feeling better soon!

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    February 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Dear Ashley!!! You are gorgeous!!

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    February 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Looks like a lovely day!!

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    February 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Ashley. Looks like you spent a wonderful day with your 2 men.

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Oh, Ashley! It sounds like you had a wonderful birthay! So, are you in primary?? πŸ™‚

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    February 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I read your blog often, but never comment. In truth, this is because I had plans to have a fabulous blog someday and dreams we would be best blog buddies. Therefore, I would comment when I could attach a link to the hypothetical, fabulous blog. That uh, has yet to happen. Anyway, through reading your blog I totally feel like I know you and notice so many personality similarities. Well, I just discovered today we are birthday twins! So, it's no wonder I totally relate to you (in addition to the fact that you are an easy girl to relate to)! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday with your beautiful family, Ashley! Much love from a fellow California (albeit nowhere near as awesome) girl!

    My not so fabulous and oh so neglected beginning of a blog:

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    One in the SAHM
    February 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Happy birthday to you! And I LOVE that Baby W's diaper doubles as "boxers" below his shorts. Too cute!

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday…if you have to share the attention…well they don't come much cuter than that! Love the pictures. Sorry you all are still not 100%!

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    Mindie Hilton
    February 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    At least you are all sick together. It sucks when the little ones are ill too. Happy Birthday!

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    Gillian Mohlman
    February 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I hope you had the best birthday ever! your outfit is adorable in those pictures. Happy valentines day today too! xoxo

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    February 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That looks like a fabulous way to spend the day.

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    February 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures!! Seems like an amazing birthday!!

    I have the same camera as you, what setting do you use to blur the background?

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    February 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    glad you had a great birthday! My daughter was born 2 days before my birthday…Mine seems to get a bit over looked but…I wouldn't want to share it with anyone else.
    Your son is too cute!

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    February 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Happy belated birthday!!!

    Sorry to hear you were feeling a little under the weather BUT you all look great and looks like you made the most of your special day!! πŸ™‚

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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    Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::
    February 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Sounds like the best birthday ever!! Happy belated birthday!

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    Surviving Suburbia
    February 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! Beautiful pictures! makes me long for a trip to the beach!

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    February 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Happy birthday my dear! Isn't it amazing how our perspective becomes different after our babes arrive, I look forward to my birthday now than I ever have…home-made cards with scribble writing, or the fact that my oldest has totally mastered the perfection of his alphabet, watching them blow-out the candles, thinking the cake is for them, but we would never tell them different, even buying them their own little gifts, so they don't feel left out that only us moms have presents. Birthdays for me are enjoying the tiny treasures that my children are! Xoxoxo

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    Nicki xxx
    February 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Well thats hilarious!!! Awesome awesome pictures and although our birthdays arent exactly the same mine was just Friday… I didnt even mention it on my blog and my whole day was about Charlie…. funny how things change. The most awesome gift I ever had and turns out the only one I ever wanted!! Great minds think alike!!!

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    She Ra Princess of Milk
    February 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    … oh and I currently live in TN but Im from the south coast of England and was born a mile away from the sea so I totally miss it so I LOVED seeing the pictures of the sea!!!! I wish I could just take impromptu trips to the beach with Charlie, oh well one day for now we settled for our first trip to the YMCA swimming pool on Saturday! Not as glam as CA beach… but still we had a blast!

    lots of love

    Nicki xxx

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    The Dayleys
    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    What a wonderful day!! Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures as always!! I'm jealous that you can make last minute trips to the beach!! Happy birthday

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    February 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Looks like a wonderful birthday!! Your little man is absolutely adorable!!!!!

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    February 15, 2011 at 1:29 am

    The third picture down of Baby W makes me laugh. His expression is so cute! It looks like you had a great birthday. Happy Birthday!

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    February 15, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I want to go to the beach!
    Happy belated birthday!

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    [email protected]
    February 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Happy Birthday Momma! Yall are all SO photogenic…those pics are great!

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    Jen @
    February 15, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Happy Birthday Ashley!! You are so adorable. I hope you had a wonderful day. I am so glad that we met and are friends through blogging. Such a wonderful world!!!


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    February 15, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

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    jalopy and gray
    February 15, 2011 at 5:16 am

    umm…. first of all, how do you feel about arranged marriages, because Baby W is the studliest thing I've seen in a diaper and my little momma is about to be one – I think we could have a match! I've been blogstalking you for about a week and I think you are absolutely gorgeous and LOVE LittleMissMomma! Thanks for making me try to stifle my laughing and crying at midnight when my baby and hubby are in bed right next to me!

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    Kara @ Mine for the Making
    February 15, 2011 at 5:41 am

    birthdays are different now as mommas πŸ™‚ sometimes different is GOOD.

    So glad you had a good birthday! Hope you all are feeling better soon. Baby W is just SO so cute.


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    kymberli q.
    February 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Happy Birthday!! Such great memories!

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    February 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I think you have the cutest little baby! Happy Birthday!!

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    February 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    happy belated birthday!

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    February 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!! xx

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    February 15, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    That sounds like an amazing birthday!

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    Melissa Geoghegan
    February 16, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Happy Birthday! It looks like the perfect day…..I love a trip to the beach with the family…..we did a similar kind of Valentine's Day! P.S. your little man is so adorable!

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    Life in Rehab
    February 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Happy Birthday, and I love how preppy you dress that little man. Best. Birthday. Ever.

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    February 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

    What great images of your day! Looked fabulous:) Happy Belated and hope your having fun with your hubbs tonight!

    When your back check out my (late) post on Addie's valentines:


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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    February 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! It looks like a perfect, beautiful day!

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    February 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! It looks like a perfect, beautiful day!

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