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Hello Monday: Memorial Day Weekend

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Boys matching shirts c/o: BoBo and Coco

Joining the fabulous Lisa Leonard for another Hello Monday series.
You should play along.

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Hello Monday.

A special Monday.
A Monday of remembrance.
And overwhelming gratitude for sacrifices made and hearts broken.
And a country where I am ever-so-honored to live.

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Hello to one of those weekends where progress is made.
Laundry is washed.
Curtains are hung.
Projects are tackled.
And suddenly there is light at the end of the “house work” tunnel.

Hello to answered prayers.
Even if the answers were not what I was looking for…
I trust that they are true.

Hello to a photo, that no matter how blurry, will always hold a special place in my heart.
Hello to serving with women who inspire,
who make me want to be better,
who teach love, faith & charity,
who have my heart.

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Hello to big changes.
And aha moments.
Tears of gratitude.
And humility.

Hello blue eyes,
and sleepy eyelashes,
and the 3 sets of adorable dimples I get to spend all my precious time loving.

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Hello to inspired reminders,
and friends who listen when you need to be heard.

Hello to a new week,
with a fresh perspective,
a realistic to-do list,
and an anxious heart.

What are you saying hello to this week?

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    michelle
    May 28, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I love you baby! You are doing a fantastic job as a momma, a wife, a daughter and a friend. Thats all that matters! Love you Mom

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    Cathy
    May 28, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had a wonderful memorial day.

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    Gillian
    May 28, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Oh I love the pic if u and the girls in your aprons! Gorgeous!

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    Krystal
    May 28, 2013 at 6:02 am

    your boys always melt my heart. just so precious!

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    Margaret
    May 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I love your Hello Mondays. What a wonderful weekend you had, lovely photos! Saying hello to more rain here, but a week off school where I work, so a chance to catch up at home and with friends. Have a happy week : )

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    Jay {at} Purple Eggplant
    May 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Lovely lovely photos! {as always!}
    Your final thoughts ring so true for me this week. Over at Purple Eggplant we are saying hello to a week of fresher eating ~ The healthy and realistic kind! {throwing those dieting-book-page-long recipes aside that only bring about failure and result in my quitting and grabbing take out… and getting back to basics!}

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    amy @amy+mayd
    May 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Hello to week 37 of pregnancy! Full term this week, yay!! Almost time for big sister to meet baby sister 🙂 Love your hello Monday Series 🙂

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    Danielle
    May 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Love your dimpled dudes:)
    Hello to sleep training a baby, and crying when he cries, and going in and picking him up anyway, deleting everything I’ve done to get him one step closer to sleeping on his own.
    Hello to holding on tight to my third, and last baby, because I know all too soon he will slip out of my grasp and want to stand alone, just like his brothers before him.
    Hello to 9 more days of school for my boys, and hello to a scared momma who knows how different this summer will be with a baby in tow. No more impromptu trips to Disney and the beach…now we have to think of Cash:)
    Hello to getting my booty back at the gym, and hello to those awesome endorphins.

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    Mindy
    May 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    oh my goodness, Wes is a mini-Ben! Love the little one’s big gummy smile

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    Misty
    May 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I need to clean and do laundry. I skipped both this weekend, but I had a blast.

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    Shirley
    May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    There should be a law against someone having 2 of the most adorable boys ever. Love, love, love those dimples. Thanks for sharing.

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    Catherine
    May 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    You guys are tooooo cute! I don’t know if when you were a teenager you adored a certain little family and dreamed about living their life someday, but I definitely do, and ya’ll are my certain little family!

    Also, I have been looking a for the next part of your love story?! I’M ADDICTED!

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    Emmy
    May 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Oh that toothless smile! That could just make me smile all day, so adorable!!

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    brenda
    May 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

    can you just imagine for a moment the reaction from the girls when they look at Wesley’s/Daddy’s eyes in few years ??? Remember when you spied Daddy’s and those dimples???

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    Heather @ Mix of 6
    May 29, 2013 at 4:50 am

    The kids are adorable. Gotta love those lashes.

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    Beth
    May 29, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Ashley, your boys are soooo cute! I love those ninja shirts. Where did you get them?

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    Stefanie
    June 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Those boys! So so cute!

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    Mary
    May 31, 2014 at 5:38 am

    These boys are the cutest things that ever lived!! Cannot get enough of them. So precious how your older one is the calmer one and Sawyer marches to his own drum. Never shut this blog down ok? We are unable to have children so I need my fix!

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