Thursday, June 30, 2016

Current Thought-Life

  • Life in-flux is not my most becoming look. I whine and fret and drive my poor husband to the brink daily. But God is doing some big life-work in me in this season and the beauty of that reality is bright and shining and worth every uncertainty.
  • The Find-A-Pen-and-Draw-On-All-Surfaces stage of toddlerhood is really a very inopportune time to be in an Airbnb for a month. Like...a really, really bad time. #ruinallthethings
  • I hoped so hard that said toddler would wean from breastfeeding while I was away for 6 days. She didn't. Her: still going strong. Me: not excited.
  • Peach iced tea steeped in the scorching June sun: nectar of the gods.
  • Wondering: Do people even read blogs anymore? I know people write them...but who reads them?
  • We have a pet turtle in the temp housing. Its equal parts icky and fascinating. I'm torn between feeling sad that there's a mini-dino trapped in a tank in the corner and being terrified by my day dreams that it somehow crawls out and clicks around on the tile floor, all slow and prehistoric.
  • My boys are watching The Sandlot and it makes me inordinately happy. Such a classic.
  • My little sister just had her second son last week...I can't wait to get my hands on all 10+ lbs of him. He's perfection; and his name is he's just the kind of guy I'd like to meet.
  • I'm currently reading ALL of Susan Branch's life-story books. Every time I sit with her book it's like a squeeze from a friend. So cozy and comfy with the perfect dash of inspiration thrown in. 
  • Life is weird. And hard and incredible and beautiful and such a struggle. I want to live it well. 
Leave me a comment: Give me a thought out of your thought grab-bag. What's running circles in your head? I want to know! Let's talk about it...



  1. Great post, Ashley! Beautifully written & full of heart! I also like your style of writing. You're an amazing woman! Reia from

  2. The turtle comment. Favorite. My grab bag: tattling might kill me, I will have 2 middle schoolers in the fall, am I using my summer to its fullest potential, amongst a million other things. I read your blog, always have!

  3. My toddlers body is her canvas. I feel you

  4. My toddlers body is her canvas. I feel you

  5. I read blogs more than I write blogs. Ha. I have plans to returning more consistently...
    My great accomplishment this summer is a potty trained toddler. Also, keeping 3 children alive during summer break.

  6. So good to see you last week! My grab bag is enough for a blog post! I may get back to doing that. I just got back from a road trip from,SLC with kids in tow. Washing all the things, working all the jobs, drinking all the Ningxia. Today that is.

  7. Always love your blog/posts! They are so inspirational to others (me). I can feel the calm coming through your thoughts! Have a great day and hope the move is an easy one for you! Terri Bath

  8. I wonder who is reading blogs too. I still do, so I suppose we're still out there. With my own blog, I enjoy reading what I was writing 5 years ago, that mostly I just blog for my own self...and my kids one day. Which keeps me writing. But it is harder to "imagine" my readers. Might just have to look in the mirror... :) Joyfully, Becca

    ps..and now I'm googling Susan Branch and excited to start reading. THIS is why I read blogs!

  9. big ole hand raised, i still read blogs...and write them. love when you post!


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