Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back to the Grind

We made it home. And you know how you 'nest' right before having a baby? Well, I'm having a similar urge to organize and get rid of half our belongings after crawling over them all weekend in our little car. At one point I was sitting on a box of diapers with my feet on a loaf of bread trying to nurse Hayden. {Can I get a holla [or challah for Katherine and Erin :) ] for all those who have refused to take their kids out of carseats to nurse, awkwardly leaning over to feed them so you don't have to stop. Ugh.}

We had a humble Christmas, which was perfect for me this year. And I didn't feel guilty Christmas morning when Abbey woke up and told Allison and Noah,

"Today is Jesus's birthday! And he's going to be so mad."

I don't know where she got that, but I was glad our living room wasn't exploding with presents at that point, because I might have agreed.

So in attempt to simplify, I'm giving myself time for three pictures to represent our Thanksgiving/Christmas vacation. Hope your holidays were warm, fun, and full of family.





val said...

It was so fun to see you guys while you were here. Your girls are just so cute.
Glad you had a nice holiday. I'm sure it's good to be home though.
And do people really superman themselves over the backseat of the car to nurse while driving? Crazy....

Bradshaw Family said...

I like the boots, these would have come in handy for us a couple weeks ago. So where are you guys off to next for school? I fed Zach while Wil drove the whole way to Florida from Ca.

Tiff and Trev said...

Ashley! I can't believe you're home, *sniff sniff*! I hope you had a great trip home sounds like you did some acrobats in the process! Can't say I've ever done that. I don't think I'm equipped with enough in that department! Anyway...I love your pictures...and wish we could have gotten together. How's the potty training and sleep training going?

Katherine said...


Nice pictures. I bet you're so happy to have access to your photoshop again.

It's good to have you back in the Midwest.

melissa said...

You mean to tell me you can nurse a baby in a moving car while the baby is in a carseat? Holy crap! Challah to that!
"He's going to be so mad." HAHAHAHHA

Aubrey said...

I love the boots, love the holiday humbleness, and I love that you can actually accomplish the feeding the car:) I could never quite get that close!!! Did you guys really take your little car!?! I bet your glad to be back!

Tristie hearts Dax said...

so happy for you and your simple holiday. it makes it more special. it makes you remember what is truly important. i love to see pics of you with your baby. what a mother will do to "just get there"!!! That rocks.

Natalie said...

Holla from me too!

Melody said...

I'm big on the car feeding too. No stopping our cross country train. We have a mission and if htat means great discomfort to me.. so be it.
Is that a porcelain doll you are holding in pic #2? Oh wait, I was there, in fact I think I took that extremely gorgeous picture. :) How is that girl for real, so is soo pretty!
I loved our time together.. magical :)

Erin said...

I love her comment of Jesus being mad. :) Kudos for simplifying! Sounds like a relaxing and perfectly serene Christmas!

Ashley said...

Yes, thanks, Mel! It's one of my favorites now. I'm so glad someone (someone camera savy and observant) was there to catch the moment.