by Ashley Wingo | Oct 31, 2017 | Uncategorized
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
I was completely in love with the girls’ idea to be fairies this year, and decided that I’d be a gardener (just to keep the group costume idea going). The boys bailed on dressing up at all pretty early on, but then Cruz recanted. He doesn’t want to be as cool as Jude, he wants candy. I promised him a costume that would get all the candy and more ($5 to be specific) if he’d be a gnome, because every magical garden needs one. And he had zero costume ideas anyway. And I reallllyyyyy wanted someone to wear these eyebrows!!!
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about and that was the beginning of fairies. -J.M. Barrie
We’re off to trick-or-treat with friends! xxoo
by Ashley Wingo | Oct 29, 2017 | Uncategorized
When you have five minutes to throw together a creepy doll costume, do it. And take lots of pictures.
(Featuring Unreal Chocolates & Alice + Ames)
by Ashley Wingo | Oct 26, 2017 | Faith, Holidays, House & Home, My Family
Last year, my brother’s family moved to the far off lands of New Mexico. If you know me, you’ve heard me lament my nephews being abducted… by their parents…because they were moving, lol. Long and short of it – we miss them! In fact, we missed them so much, that we decided last minute to up and visit them. After looking at the calendar, and between both Joel and my schedules – we didn’t have four days in a row that were gonna work.
Unless we left that day.
Six hours later.
And drove all night.
And we tend to get carsick.
But we survived. (Barely.) And had 43 hours of fun together, before packing back in for another 15 hours home.
The boys took off to go fishing at the world-famous San Juan River (and nearly died of hypothermia) and us girls played in the yard of our Airbnb. Can you believe this view from the porch? Those cottonwood trees were magical! Ever spent hours playing fetch with the dogs, and sitting next to the cat, as you can imagine, this was as close to heaven as she could get!
This little guy is the most smily kid out there. I don’t know HOW they got two sweet babies in a row, but they did! They moved before he was born, so we have only seen him a couple times, but he’s so much fun to be around – and he’s got the hang of FaceTime now, so he finally “knows” who we are… I think, haha!
The boys would like to make another trip out to fish and do outdoorsy stuff. So long as I get more baby-holding time in at a fancy Airbnb, I can handle it, haha!
(Ever wearing Alice + Ames)
by Ashley Wingo | Oct 22, 2017 | Uncategorized
So glad to have been invited to photograph the 5th Friends of Bethany Retreat. It definitely goes down as a highlight of 2017. I love all my new friends, so much joy & inspiration in this group!
If you haven’t heard about the work Bethany is doing (alongside her amazing crew of friends) check out Friends of Bethany.