Happy New Year every body! I have been a little MIA. I have been hanging out with my husband and my family and trying my hardest to stay out of my office. Trying to spend as much time with Andy as I can. It’s becoming more and more aware to me that time alone with him isn’t going to be easy come March, so doing a whole lot of nothing with him has been my favorite thing to do. 2013 was by far one of our best years. My brother married his best friend and love of his life! My bestest buddy/cousin moved to Conroe with her family and made me the happiest person ever. I have come so far since I started doing photography full time. I’ve been so blessed with so many amazing clients who I get to see every year! and I’m meeting new people all the time through my job and I LOVE IT! It’s one of my favorite things about doing this. Never had heard of it until I started taking pictures there, but now I feel at home when I’m in the small town of Floresville! I have traveled to do weddings and I’ve loved every place I’ve visited… Philadelphia, Costa Rica…. I’ve just been amazed where my job has taken me so far. Even if it is to a small town like Floresville… I never dreamed I’d be booking weddings over a year in advance.
Life threw us a curve ball this year… Andy & I found out we are having a baby in March!! WHAT?? I was shocked. I had to cancel over 8 weddings… SO HARD TO DO! I was stressed, and happy and shocked and scared and so much more. I am not a fan of change and this was not the plan. I couldn’t believe that I was having to cancel so many weddings. I hated doing it. I would tell Andy “What are we going to do?” and like always he looks at me and says “It will be fine Ashley. It will all work out, it always does.” That’s when I realized I was right, this wasn’t our plan at all, it was God’s plan and that should only make me feel at peace. Easier said than done! But in the last few months I’ve realized this is exactly what Andy and I are ready for. He has given us time to grow together and I’ve never loved Andy or respected him more. 6 years ago I never knew I could love him more than I did on the day I married him. I am so excited to meet our son! Don’t get me wrong… I’M STILL IN SHOCK. I think every day “IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?” But that’s what makes it so incredible. I look at Andy and I realize that we’ve come a long way in the short 6 years we’ve been married. This isn’t the first time I’ve been scared of the future. But he is right, it always works out for us… because this is where we are supposed to be. It was one of the easiest decisions I ever made when I said yes to marrying Andy. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t. It was the best decision I could have ever made. Sure we’ve made mistakes together and individually, but everything good in my life probably wouldn’t be the way it is without him. I would have never started this business without him for one thing. I wouldn’t be in this amazing little house we call home. I wouldn’t have my puppies. And now I look at him and think…. couldn’t have chosen a better man to be the father to my children. I can’t wait to meet our son. I can’t wait to start being parents together. It’s going to be so much fun. I’m still in shock yes…. but that’s because this is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me. It is a little scary at times, but I know its going to be worth it. I literally can’t wait for March to get here. We are going to meet the little guy who is going to complete our family. We are going to be a family of 3!
I’m not expecting it to be easy… juggling my job and being a mom(that sounds weird)!! But bring it on right? and I’ve got the best support system ever. Thank you to all our friends and family for all of your support and love! Thank you to all my clients who have been so understanding with me having to cancel on them. We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people.
So HOLY SERIOUS BLOG RIGHT? HAPPY 2014!!! I am so excited for this year it’s not even funny!!