Thursday, March 8, 2012

I'M SO EXCITED for this weekend!!!!

This is the weekend that we finally get to reunite with my brother-in-law Josh, sister-in-law Danielle, and my ADORABLE nephew Harvey! 

I met these amazing people for the first time in person the week of my wedding. I loved them instantly, but really got to know them more last summer when they came for a little over a month with their new son. 

They have been living in China for the past six years, so moving back to the US will be a huge transition for them. Not to mention the complete opposite time difference with a 10 month old baby!

You can read more about them and their inspirational life on their blog. :)

Harvey was born last year on May 20th. You can read a letter I wrote to him before he was born and my first post as an aunt if you would like!

So when we were around Harvey last year he was cute, of course, but he was still in that baby stage when 98% of his time consisted of eating/crying/sleeping. So now it's going to be a LOT different - he's changed so much! And only gotten cuter!

Now he's crawling around everywhere and laughing all the time and is going to be constant entertainment for us. It's been nice to be able to see him on Skype but we have been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. Can't wait to show y'all pictures.

By the way - I was tagged again, by the lovely Kristen of Joy in the Journey. So I'm gonna answer her questions. Thank you so much for tagging me, Kristen!

1.  You've been forced to give up all but one item of makeup.  What is the ONE thing you have to keep?
Mascara. I don't have many eyelashes, they're short, and they're light colored. Also I have very light colored eyes. I NEED mascara for you to see my eyes haha.

2.  What is your favorite online store to shop?
The Kindle wish list is huge but I can't go crazy. Gotta read the books I already have before I get new ones! (You'll see in the next question...)

3.  What book are you currently reading?
I'm still reading The Resolution for Women. Also Kisses from Katie, The Excellent Wife, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, a Bible study on Esther and Ruth, Bringing the Gospel Home, Pride and Prejudice, and a couple of devotionals. Yeahhh I need to slow my roll, I know, haha. I'm going to be doing more book reviews soon!

4.  What is your favorite vacation spot?
I've already answered this question before with North Myrtle Beach, but I'm gonna have to add the NC mountains this time. My grandparents have an amazing house in Laurel Springs and I LOVE going there.

That's their house with the red roof. Gorgeous, right??

5.  If you could go back and choose a different career path what would it be?
I would have pursued Spanish in college and been an ESL teacher. I have such a heart for kids who end up dropping out of school because they struggle so much due to the language difference. Maybe someday I can start studying Spanish again and make that a new ministry goal!

6.  Do you have any hidden talent or something you are good at?
I took "social dance" in college (ballroom dancing, shagging, and such) and was actually pretty good at it! Jordan is an amazing dancer so I'd love to take a class with him someday. We dance together pretty frequently and he's not shy about dancing so it wouldn't be hard to convince him, haha.

7.  What is playing on your iPod right now?
I usually listen to Pandora on my iPhone and my favorite playlist is honestly my Disney one. I listen to it almost every day. :)

8.  List the places that you have visited from around the world.
Haven't been too many places around the world...the only other country I've visited is Mexico and that was very brief! I'd love to travel more and experience other countries. (France is #1 on our list to visit our friend Hubert!)

9.  What is your favorite clothing store?
Ann Taylor Loft!

10.  What goals do you have for the next 5 years?
This thought kinda freaks me out because so many different things could happen in that amount of time. The first thing that comes to mind is to buy house, but we won't know if that's what God wants for us until He shows us. So I'm just going to go with what I know I want and God wants - for me to become a better helpmate for my husband, to figure out more about God's specific missions for me, and to proclaim the gospel with boldness.

Thanks so much for tagging me, Kristen! :)



  1. Hi Ashley! Just found your blog today for the first time, and had so much for looking (and reading) around! I just love blogs that are so varied and real. Hope you have a great weekend with your in-laws. So nice to "meet" you!

  2. Oh I love being an aunt. It is such a blessing! You get to experience the love of a momma but get to spoil them rotten. Have fun!

  3. Great post! Myrtle Beach remind me of a movie :) My favorite was the last question.

    The excellent wife is such a good book!

  4. How exciting!! Gorgeous picture!



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