December 29, 2010

Christmas Catch-Up

We had such an awesome Christmas holiday. Everyone from Grandmas and Grandpas to aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends made everything so special and fun...especially for Leighton. It's so fun to have her energy and excitement around this time of year. She is officially a Princess. She got so much fun dress up things, and anything and everything to do with Cinderella and the Disney Princesses. She's still in heaven with it all and wants to start playing the second she wakes up. We did an early Christmas with the Ashby family and also had a Christmas Eve breakfast with them that was so good.
Leighton is quite the jumping bean so her grandma and grandpa got her a little trampoline she can keep inside.
We spent the rest of the weekend in St. George with all of my family. Pretty much everyone was around this year so that was fun. Leighton has a cousin that is about a month older than her so they had a blast playing with each other.

This is Chad's gun safe that we are going to keep in our bedroom. Watch out intruders!

This is a picture of my family on Christmas day over at my grandmas.
Now that we're home I'm feeling an incredible urge to just clean, organize, and get prepared for this next year. We got all of our Christmas stuff down last night and we're ready to move on!
These are a couple videos that I thought were cute. Her reactions crack me up.

December 21, 2010

The Ashby name will live on...

We just found out this evening that we'll be having a baby BOY! Everything looks on track for him to join us around May 7th. Let the shopping and weight gain begin!

December 17, 2010

December update

This is a picture of our 2nd Annual Christmas Shindig. We had a good dinner, the boys watched basketball, and the girls chatted while the kids ran around. Beautiful Rachel got married and we were able to spend most of her special day with her. Her reception was one of the prettiest I've ever been to. The Durfey's treated us to a Jazz game.
This is a picture I had to throw in because I think it's so cute. It sums up Leighton's personality pretty well. She's a fun and spunky almost 2 year old.

December 4, 2010


She may be a little tone deaf (she's her fathers daughter)but I think this is the cutest little song.

November 7, 2010

Photo Gems

I love these two pictures of Leighton. We spent the weekend in Zion's with my familyl.

November 1, 2010

Halloween Festivities

We really got our Halloween fill this year. 4 days of it to be exact. I think the little devil costume is about worn out. It's got dirt, leaves, food, candy and chocolate milk all over it at this point.
Thursday: i brought Leighton over to my work to trick or treat and show her off. She got to run around with some of her little friends.

Friday: We went to our ward party and did some trunk or treating. Afterwards we had some buddies come over to our house to hang out. There was not a lot of cooperation when it came to taking pictures. They just wanted to play!

Saturday: We went to Chili's to eat with some friends. I wish I would have taken Brian Cole's picture but all I got was a grumpy shot of our pretty princess.
Sunday: Chad's mom and aunt's put together a fun Halloween party at his grandmas house. Everyone dressed up and played some games.

We had a few sneak out a little early but this is most of the scary group.

October 17, 2010

5 years down!

Chad and I celebrated 5 years of marital bliss this weekend. For 5 years I thought we ought to do a little more than the norm so we booked a night at the Trump Hotel in Vegas. The room was awesome and I hope that someday we'll stay there again.
We ate ourselves sick at buffets all weekend. You can buy a wristband that gets you into 7 different buffets on the strip. This is a picture at the Paris but I think our favorite was Cesar's Palace.
We had such a fun weekend and it was nice having a teeny break from our little one to just be together the 2 of us.
Love you Chad!

September 19, 2010

Recent Photos

Family picture
Hot tubbing in PC

Playing in mom's shoes after church.

September 4, 2010

The last year of our 20's has come!

My man turned 29 today which means I turn 29 on Monday. I can't believe how fast life just flies by. I'm grateful for Chad and am grateful that I have him in my life. Here are 29 random things about him.

29. He has to be in bed by 10:30 or else. Anyone that knows him knows how true this is.

28. To this day he still sleeps with his baby blanket.

27. We've had our dog for almost 4 years and he still hates that he's in our house but he still loves him and takes good care of him.

26. He can't stand for our grass to be long...I think he gets that from his dad.

25. He has run his own business for about 6 years now.

24. Chad will not eat fruit at all.

23. He served his mission in Paraguay and speaks Spanish when he has too.

22. He talks to his friends every single day.

21. Chad religiously goes to the gym 5 days a week...I know he gets this from his mom.

20. He is a morning person and I'm so jealous.

19. I think he is witty. Some (Joe & Brian) might not agree.

18. He's got a great body. I especially love his shoulders.

17. He is an avid hunter but I think he likes buying all of the hunting stuff more than the actual hunting.

16. He makes great scrambled eggs.

15. Loves to make poppy seed muffins on Sunday mornings.

14. He does all the laundry.

13. He is a fun daddy!

12. Chad has a great head of hair...He gets this from my dad ;)

11. I love that Chad will support me in anything I want to do.

10. He is very considerate.

9. You won't meet anyone that is more dedicated than Chad.

8. Chad hates to be late to church but does need to work on getting ready faster.

7. He loves his family very much.

6. His grandma always told him he'd marry a blond, even though he thought he liked brunettes.

5. Chad almost reenacted his 27th birthday today. Long, embarrasing story!

4. Chad is my perfect match.

3. He loves to play left field on his softball team.

2. He is FINALLY, after 7 long years a college graduate! With high honors I might add.

1. We love him more than anything!

August 8, 2010

Class of 2000

Friday and Saturday were full of fun get togethers with friends and old classmates. I came to St. George with Kelly, Rachel, and Kati for our 10 year reunion. On Saturday we got together with some old friends I haven't seen in a good 8 years at the Pasta Factory.
We had an awesome turnout for our 10 year reunion.

I have been friends with these girls forever and just really love them lot's!
Kelly was nice enough to come down with and take care of Leighton for me.
I can't believe we are getting so close to 30, I still feel about 23.
We've also had a lot of visitors this week which we've loved. These are some of my fun cousins visiting from St. George.

August 1, 2010

Busy July

Chad is outdoors as much as possible. He makes the most out of every hour of the day. These are pictures from a couple hikes he's been on lately.
The highlight of my July has got to be my girls trip to Miami. It's been 10 years since I graduated high school and that was the last time I took a real vacation with friends. The timing just happened to be perfect and I had such a blast with these girls. Hopefully it's not another 10 years before we do it again.

We pierced Leighton's ears. I had my mom, grandma, and two aunts come along for moral support. She was brave and looks so cute with her little diamond studs.
Most of June and a lot of July were spent planning and preparing for Jason and Kourtney's big day. It turned out beautiful and everything went off without a hitch. We are so excited to have Kourtney a real part of our family now!

Saturday we attended Chad's 10 year class reunion. This was the only picture of the night I took. It turned out so fun and Chad even won a custom suit from the Suit Guys in American Fork.

This big girl went to nursery for the first time today. She walked in and didn't look back. Chad and I almost didn't know what to do with ourselves in our classes because we are so used to entertaining her.

July 11, 2010

Park City

We spent the night in Park City with the Durfey's. It's always nice to have a change of scenery.

July 5, 2010

4th Weekend

We had a really fun extended weekend. It wasn't to busy and it wasn't to slow.Us and the Durfs out to eat on Friday night.

On Saturday we met the Spencer's for a BBQ and then we walked over to the stadium to listen to Carrie Underwood and watch fireworks. 3 patriotic girls. None of them would look at me for a picture.On Sunday we went up Spanish Fork Canyon for a BBQ with Chad's family

Today Chad went on an early morning hike with his brother. We went swimming that afternoon with Jason and Nort and then Kim and Chad invited us over to have dinner at their place. The kids had a blast running around and swimming in the kiddie pool.