Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley!


Today Ashley is thirteen—a teenager! Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday she was a little squirt in pigtails.

We have some fun things planned for this evening, but because her best friend, Megan, is on vacation in San Antonio . . . we’ll do a belated birthday bash sleepover when she gets home.

Please indulge me as I travel down memory lane. This is a little pictorial of the thirteen years. We love you, Ashley! May your thirteenth year be filled with much joy.

11 comments:

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! Wow, she is really beautiful in those pictures! I still remember that little girl I spent a month in Hong Kong with, in that little apartment...she would yell, "Jiiilllllll" whenever she was being disciplined by her parents...ha! Surely, she can't be 13!!?

Marlita said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! A teenager.. hard to believe. I know that you have no clue who I am, but I took care of you in Hong Kong in 1995. You were still in diapers. I have sweet memories of you and seeing your pictures brought those back. You are blessed, and remember that even though you don't see eye to eye on things with your parents, they know best and love you. You have an amazing Mom & Dad.

Jennifer said...

Happy 13th Birthday Ashley!!! It's hard for me to picture her being a teenager. She was 5 when I first arrived at Teen Mania. I'm sure Dave has some fun stories now. ;)

Just Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Ashley.

She gets more beautiful with each birthday.

Lacy said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! I wish I could come and celebrate with her! She's growing up so fast!

Lisa H said...

Happy Birthday, Ashley!

What great pictures. I loved following your trip down memory lane! :)

Leah M said...

Wow! I cannot believe it. I'm getting all teary eyed imagining Abigail turning 13. I still think of Ashley as that little toddler who used to come knock on our door when you lived in the quads, and our house was across from you.

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Welcome to teenage parenting Dave & Beth. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beauty! She look so much like you. I can only say that our teenage years were the BEST! I hope and pray that you will find the same for your relationship with Ashley as the years roll by.

Blessings and joy for a lifetime of happiness.

Heidi Jo said...

wow! happy birthday to a beauty.

i was going to try and remember a few pictures that i just loved (they were great), but there were so many. one in the big floral dress with hat, too cute. then holding the kitty in the kitty box, adorable!

you must be very, very proud of her. this made me teary eyed and makes me want to go hold my little 4 and 6 year old daughters.

michelle said...

Absoulutely precious! Happy B-day Ashley!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! How can she be thirteen. The first several pictures is how I remember Ashley. WOW - time flies! - Jill