Ashley & Todd

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Family selfie! We cannot deny we are just big kids too! We love snow! And it never snows here in Texas so we got outside & enjoyed it while it was snowing.
Family selfie! We cannot deny we are just big kids too! We love snow!...
Lillian and Ashley all bundled up for the snow in Texas! We have lots of winter gear from our St Louis days and we love to break them out here too.
Lillian and Ashley all bundled up for the snow in Texas! We have lots...
Capturing two cuties! Todd and Lillian with snow flurries all around them.
Capturing two cuties! Todd and Lillian with snow flurries all around t...
Lillian letting Nessie try the snow flurries on her hand. ha!
Lillian letting Nessie try the snow flurries on her hand. ha!
Nessie's first time seeing snow. Todd gets full credit for capturing this precious photo. The snow flurries are coming down and you can see her smiling!
Nessie's first time seeing snow. Todd gets full credit for capturing t...
Nessie love! Enjoying Nessie's first time in the snow together. Todd and Lillian giving her lots of love to encourage her. Ashley taking the pictures & video!
Nessie love! Enjoying Nessie's first time in the snow together. Todd a...
Who doesn't love the snow! Lillian and Ashley seen dancing in the snow flurries! We promise if you look close, you'll see the snow. ha!
Who doesn't love the snow! Lillian and Ashley seen dancing in the snow...
Nothing is better than a Snow hug!
Nothing is better than a Snow hug!
Everyone squeeze into this sleigh together! ha!
Everyone squeeze into this sleigh together! ha!
Yes, Santa still stops here! Ashley and Lillian taking in our city's downtown Christmas decorations.
Yes, Santa still stops here! Ashley and Lillian taking in our city's d...
Todd and Lillian posing in front of a Christmas scene in our downtown area. We live in a city that turns into a Hallmark magical movie over the holidays!
Todd and Lillian posing in front of a Christmas scene in our downtown...
Todd and Lillian hanging out on a sleigh. Our community went all out with Christmas decorations and we loved enjoying them as a family.
Todd and Lillian hanging out on a sleigh. Our community went all out w...
Always sneak in lots of pictures taking in new scenes. We feel it's important to have as many pictures as you can have.  Life is too short, so why not!
Always sneak in lots of pictures taking in new scenes. We feel it's im...
The love is strong with Us! We took a picture because we were actually celebrating the day Todd proposed to Ashley nearly 19 years ago.
The love is strong with Us! We took a picture because we were actually...
Family Selfie! We are loaded up in our car and this moment was from when we delivered meals to Seniors in our community with Meals on Wheels. Family volunteer day! We loved seeing all of their smiles from the sweet Seniors.
Family Selfie! We are loaded up in our car and this moment was from wh...
One of Todd's talents is that he can bake bread. It's fun to watch the process, but even better when you eat it!
One of Todd's talents is that he can bake bread. It's fun to watch the...
Todd's final product of his bread! The house smelled SO good while he was baking it.
Todd's final product of his bread! The house smelled SO good while he...
Todd's final product as well. He makes a yummy Pretzel. We are lucky because we LOVE pretzels!
Todd's final product as well. He makes a yummy Pretzel. We are lucky b...
Nessie is the best snuggler. She is the sweetest dog you'll meet.
Nessie is the best snuggler. She is the sweetest dog you'll meet.
One of Ashley's talents is making blankets out of chunky yarn. She gifted one to Lillian already and can't wait to make one for our next child.
One of Ashley's talents is making blankets out of chunky yarn. She gif...
Nessie is enjoying a little early Christmas treat in front of our Christmas tree. We are watching The Grinch movie.
Nessie is enjoying a little early Christmas treat in front of our Chri...
Christmas Throwback picture! Look at that pure Christmas Joy on Lillian's face. She maybe older now, but she still LOVEs Christmas! We all do!
Christmas Throwback picture! Look at that pure Christmas Joy on Lillia...
Love when we have a fire going in our fireplace. Our living room is so cozy. This holiday season we spent a lot of time here watching movies, reading and playing games.
Love when we have a fire going in our fireplace. Our living room is so...
Christmas Eve Service from our living room this year.
Christmas Eve Service from our living room this year.
Another Family holiday tradition is Christmas Eve Service. This year we streamed it live on tv. For Silent Night, Lillian used a cell phone for her
Another Family holiday tradition is Christmas Eve Service. This year w...
Our Family Tradition is baking Christmas Cookies together. Yummy!
Our Family Tradition is baking Christmas Cookies together. Yummy!
Baker Lillian! She LOVES to bake with us. She's always a ham!
Baker Lillian! She LOVES to bake with us. She's always a ham!
Todd and Ashley laughing about the baking cookie process!
Todd and Ashley laughing about the baking cookie process!
Bakers Todd and Lillian. Lillian is wearing her Great Aunt's apron that was given as a gift from her trip to France.
Bakers Todd and Lillian. Lillian is wearing her Great Aunt's apron tha...
Christmas Cookie designs...we love to break out our cookie cutters every year.
Christmas Cookie designs...we love to break out our cookie cutters eve...
The final product! We frosted and sprinkled these Christmas Cookies. We perfected the recipe this year!
The final product! We frosted and sprinkled these Christmas Cookies. W...
Lillian is playing softball right now. She had pictures taken to capture this moment. We support her interests. We will do this for our next child as well.
Lillian is playing softball right now. She had pictures taken to captu...
Todd is Lillian's Assistant Coach for softball. He's supportive and motivating at the same time. You won't find a better dad than Todd! Lillian adores her dad so much.
Todd is Lillian's Assistant Coach for softball. He's supportive and mo...
Lillian meeting cousin Avalyn for the first time! She loved holding her. She was our newest family addition in early 2020.
Lillian meeting cousin Avalyn for the first time! She loved holding he...
Family Adventures
Family bike ride together.
Family bike ride together.
We love to take a hike in nature!
We love to take a hike in nature!
Lillian and Ashley on our hike.
Lillian and Ashley on our hike.
Todd helping Lillian on our hike.
Todd helping Lillian on our hike.
Mother's Day 2020 bike ride with Ashley and Lillian in this picture.
Mother's Day 2020 bike ride with Ashley and Lillian in this picture.
Stopped to take a picture of Lillian to remember this bike ride.
Stopped to take a picture of Lillian to remember this bike ride.
Mother's Day bike ride with our family.
Mother's Day bike ride with our family.
Sunset on a family bike ride
Sunset on a family bike ride
Lillian had a virtual campout with friends via a Zoom call. During the social distancing requirements this spring, we got creative so she could still spend time with friends.
Lillian had a virtual campout with friends via a Zoom call. During the...
Backyard camping can be fun too!
Backyard camping can be fun too!
S'mores are so good! This spring we have made them over the fire pit and in our oven. Staying creative!
S'mores are so good! This spring we have made them over the fire pit a...
Lillian and Todd eating s'mores! Yum!
Lillian and Todd eating s'mores! Yum!
Todd and Lillian showing how high they can jump.
Todd and Lillian showing how high they can jump.
Todd and Ashley
Todd and Ashley
Lillian and Todd
Lillian and Todd
Our story- Todd & Ashley
Our wedding day! We just celebrated another amazing year together. 18 years together and still going strong!
Our wedding day! We just celebrated another amazing year together. 18...
Our wedding picture- Finally Mr and Mrs. as this picture was taken after we said,
Our wedding picture- Finally Mr and Mrs. as this picture was taken aft...
We met in High school when our friends set us up on a date. We were High school prom dates- twice. The song, Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton still brings back so many memories for us.
We met in High school when our friends set us up on a date. We were Hi...
Todd and Ashley from almost twenty years ago now.
Todd and Ashley from almost twenty years ago now.
We have always loved to hang out with each other. Whether it was to go out to dinner or see a movie or a sports game...we still enjoy the same activities.
We have always loved to hang out with each other. Whether it was to go...
It feels like it was just yesterday but at the same time, life has flown bye.
It feels like it was just yesterday but at the same time, life has flo...
Always smiling and having fun together.
Always smiling and having fun together.
One of many vacations, but this one was a fun one hiking in Colorado.
One of many vacations, but this one was a fun one hiking in Colorado.
We love traveling together! Another favorite vacation we took as a family to Europe.
We love traveling together! Another favorite vacation we took as a fam...
We love to travel together! We always dreamed about bringing our children along with us on new adventures.
We love to travel together! We always dreamed about bringing our child...
Fall is our favorite time of year. We like to visit different festivals.
Fall is our favorite time of year. We like to visit different festival...
Date night!
Date night!
We are always up for a new adventure. We took our first ski trip in this picture.
We are always up for a new adventure. We took our first ski trip in th...
We welcomed baby Lillian in 2009! We look forward with pure joy and patience to be able to be a parent to another child.
We welcomed baby Lillian in 2009! We look forward with pure joy and pa...
Europe Trip Memories
Helsinki, Finland! Summer family vacation.
Helsinki, Finland! Summer family vacation.
Lillian and Ashley taking selfies near the water.
Lillian and Ashley taking selfies near the water.
Ashley and Todd. Overlooking the water in Helsinki, Finland.
Ashley and Todd. Overlooking the water in Helsinki, Finland.
Lillian taking in the musical group that setup in the courtyard to play classical music for the crowd.
Lillian taking in the musical group that setup in the courtyard to pla...
Lillian having fun with it all! She's a ham all the way.
Lillian having fun with it all! She's a ham all the way.
Family posing during our hike in a park near Helsinki, Finland.
Family posing during our hike in a park near Helsinki, Finland.
These two are always cracking me up!
These two are always cracking me up!
Family photo including Lillian's aunt and uncle (Ashley's brother)
Family photo including Lillian's aunt and uncle (Ashley's brother)
Stopped to hug a tree! And Lillian is posing too. ;)
Stopped to hug a tree! And Lillian is posing too. ;)
Lillian and her uncle outside of the Barbie museum in Helsinki. Always laughing!
Lillian and her uncle outside of the Barbie museum in Helsinki. Always...
Lillian posing in the Barbie exhibit. If you ask her what her favorite part of the trip was, she often refers to this traveling exhibit.
Lillian posing in the Barbie exhibit. If you ask her what her favorite...
More Barbie fun! We like to incorporate kid friendly activities on our trips. It makes it more fun!
More Barbie fun! We like to incorporate kid friendly activities on our...
Finland berries! These were our favorite food to try. They are perfection in every bite.
Finland berries! These were our favorite food to try. They are perfect...
Ashley and Lillian in Stockholm, Sweden;. Of course holding hands together.
Ashley and Lillian in Stockholm, Sweden;. Of course holding hands toge...
Lillian LOVES nutella! So we had to find a place that made nutella crepes to try. Do you see how many nutella containers there are?
Lillian LOVES nutella! So we had to find a place that made nutella cre...
Need to capture the photo of the nutella crepe...about to be devoured in minutes.
Need to capture the photo of the nutella crepe...about to be devoured...
The Cinnamon Buns are AMAZING!
The Cinnamon Buns are AMAZING!
Look at these two! ha! In Sweden, and they spot a TEXAS Longhorn sign.
Look at these two! ha! In Sweden, and they spot a TEXAS Longhorn sign....
Lillian posing with the ABBA cardboard cut-out....Dancing Queen!
Lillian posing with the ABBA cardboard cut-out....Dancing Queen!
Sweet photo of Todd and Lillian in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sweet photo of Todd and Lillian in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lillian at the VASA museum in Stockholm, Sweden. This was one of our favorite places to visit.
Lillian at the VASA museum in Stockholm, Sweden. This was one of our f...
Todd and Lillian in front of the VASA ship. Lillian asked LOTS of questions during the tour . She has even written a few stories about it at school.
Todd and Lillian in front of the VASA ship. Lillian asked LOTS of ques...
You can't go to Sweden without your favorite candy...Swedish fish!
You can't go to Sweden without your favorite candy...Swedish fish!
We visited a zoo in Stockholm. We saw reindeer! This picture of Lillian was taken in their children's area in the zoo.
We visited a zoo in Stockholm. We saw reindeer! This picture of Lillia...
Life in our Home
We are perfecting our slime recipe
We are perfecting our slime recipe
Finding some playground time
Finding some playground time
Shoe shopping together, always fun to try on sassy shoes.
Shoe shopping together, always fun to try on sassy shoes.
We are foodies and love to find yummy desserts around town.
We are foodies and love to find yummy desserts around town.
Lunch outing! Todd and Ashley
Lunch outing! Todd and Ashley
Our tradition every year is to make a gingerbread house together. It often becomes our table centerpiece.
Our tradition every year is to make a gingerbread house together. It o...
We always mark the First and Last Day of school with a front porch photo.
We always mark the First and Last Day of school with a front porch pho...
Todd and Lillian on the playground. He really is a kid at heart!
Todd and Lillian on the playground. He really is a kid at heart!
Lillian loves to play dress up!
Lillian loves to play dress up!
We all took a Sibling Class together at a local Hospital. It walked through basic baby needs. It was a great experience for all of us.
We all took a Sibling Class together at a local Hospital. It walked th...
You might find us shopping for a Softball helmet! If our child is playing a sport or in an activity, we make sure they have what they need to succeed.
You might find us shopping for a Softball helmet! If our child is play...
Or maybe we are taking a break and ice skating together.
Or maybe we are taking a break and ice skating together.
Lillian loves dogs so much!
Lillian loves dogs so much!
We choose to volunteer and give back our time with Meals on Wheels. Lillian and Ashley on the food line prepping meals for local Seniors.
We choose to volunteer and give back our time with Meals on Wheels. Li...
We celebrate Birthdays BIG here! Which means homemade decorations, favorite meal, Birthday cake and presents. Lillian and Nessie posing here.
We celebrate Birthdays BIG here! Which means homemade decorations, fav...
Attending one of Lillian's school choir events. We love cheering her on! We look forward to sharing our love with another child.
Attending one of Lillian's school choir events. We love cheering her o...
We enjoy putting together puzzles!  This one is a favorite because you also learn about different countries and their flags.
We enjoy putting together puzzles! This one is a favorite because you...
Sometimes we take Nessie on a car ride. There are always lots of laughs!
Sometimes we take Nessie on a car ride. There are always lots of laugh...
It's so important to be a part of our child's school. Here is a picture from Lillian's Open House this spring. We love seeing her classroom and hard work on the walls.
It's so important to be a part of our child's school. Here is a pictur...
We also enjoy a little car ride on a Sunday to a new place. On this ride, we found Bluebonnets. We were so excited as this is our state's flower. We took lots of pictures!
We also enjoy a little car ride on a Sunday to a new place. On this ri...
A little donut treat is a favorite in our family!
A little donut treat is a favorite in our family!
Lillian loves these little squishies!
Lillian loves these little squishies!
We take voting seriously and make sure Lillian attends with us. We feel it's important she learns early on how easy it is and how it's a big deal. We always vote together, rain or shine.
We take voting seriously and make sure Lillian attends with us. We fee...
Todd and Lillian shopping at IKEA. On this day, we were shopping for a new desk for Lillian. It was a fun project to do together. Scroll right to see the final product!
Todd and Lillian shopping at IKEA. On this day, we were shopping for a...
Here it is! Lillian's desk and she decorated it with all of her favorite things. It's important that our children have a chance to display their loves and interests. It came in handy this spring!
Here it is! Lillian's desk and she decorated it with all of her favori...
This spring, Lillian has really enjoyed rollerblading around our neighborhood. Our morning routine is Ashley walks while Lillian is on her rollerblades. Then we take a family walk after dinner.
This spring, Lillian has really enjoyed rollerblading around our neigh...
We took this picture awhile back, but it's Lillian getting ready to head out for school. We live close to our school and its a quick drive to drop her off.
We took this picture awhile back, but it's Lillian getting ready to he...
Just like rollerblading, we always feel like to grow you should be exposed to all kinds of activities. Lillian trying out golf at a nearby golf driving range.
Just like rollerblading, we always feel like to grow you should be exp...
Lillian and Nessie hanging out in our living room.
Lillian and Nessie hanging out in our living room.
Making Christmas cookies is one of our favorite holiday traditions.
Making Christmas cookies is one of our favorite holiday traditions.
You will often find us reading on our couch. It's important to us to keep reading and we try to carve out some time during our day to take a break and read.
You will often find us reading on our couch. It's important to us to k...
We love finding new recipes! We found a recipe to make Brookie cookies. So yummy! Scroll right to see what we baked.
We love finding new recipes! We found a recipe to make Brookie cookies...
Here is the Brookie cookie! It's a new favorite in our house.
Here is the Brookie cookie! It's a new favorite in our house.
Lillian and Ashley participated in our school's Teacher Car Parade this spring. We were able to say THANK YOU to all of the teachers. It meant a lot to us.
Lillian and Ashley participated in our school's Teacher Car Parade thi...
Lillian took time to make Pom Poms for her friends. We then went around and porch dropped them. She even made a little sweet note to Stay Safe.
Lillian took time to make Pom Poms for her friends. We then went aroun...
Todd and Lillian at school. He volunteers there during the school year as a Watch Dog dad. It's a program setup to have them volunteer for a day around the school.
Todd and Lillian at school. He volunteers there during the school year...
Right now, Lillian is playing Softball. I love cheering for her in the stands.
Right now, Lillian is playing Softball. I love cheering for her in the...
Todd and Lillian after one of her Softball games. He helps on the field as an Assistant Coach.
Todd and Lillian after one of her Softball games. He helps on the fiel...
Our family
Our family of 3: We are tall! So you will notice in pictures that our daughter is also tall.  We stick out in a crowd, but that's just how we roll. ha!
Our family of 3: We are tall! So you will notice in pictures that our...
Family workouts! Staying healthy and active is important to us. We've learned to get creative on how we workout this year!
Family workouts! Staying healthy and active is important to us. We've...
Meet Ashley:  Mom of our family! She is a fan of Starbucks coffee, reading, organizing everything, cooking  yummy dinners, and spending time with Lillian & Todd. She also volunteers with Meals on Wheels as a driver.
Meet Ashley: Mom of our family! She is a fan of Starbucks coffee, rea...
Meet Todd: Dad of our family!  He loves to motivate his family to exercise, reading, baking bread, playing ping pong and watching Lillian play sports.
Meet Todd: Dad of our family! He loves to motivate his family to exer...
Meet Lillian: Our sweet and smart daughter. A future awesome big sister! Loves making little kids laugh, legos, reading, video games and playing sports. She loves school!
Meet Lillian: Our sweet and smart daughter. A future awesome big siste...
Meet Nessie: Our lovable dog! She loves little kids, dogs, and her favorite humans. She doesn't like trash trucks or vacuum cleaners. :)
Meet Nessie: Our lovable dog! She loves little kids, dogs, and her fav...
Todd getting a Nessie hug! She is really the sweetest dog.
Todd getting a Nessie hug! She is really the sweetest dog.
Summer Vacay Pics- Todd & Ashley
Sunset at Rosemary Beach, FL!
Sunset at Rosemary Beach, FL!
Beach Living at its best
Beach Living at its best
Ashley and Lillian enjoying Florida time
Ashley and Lillian enjoying Florida time
Lillian with her bike. We loved bike riding everywhere we could on this trip.
Lillian with her bike. We loved bike riding everywhere we could on thi...
We are a pretty active family! Lots of fun riding bikes. We saw families with baby seats on the back of their bikes. So cool!
We are a pretty active family! Lots of fun riding bikes. We saw famili...
Hands down our favorite dessert--We found the best Key Lime Pie!!
Hands down our favorite dessert--We found the best Key Lime Pie!!
Cheers! Can't help but smile looking back on this vacay memory.
Cheers! Can't help but smile looking back on this vacay memory.
Lillian enjoying some kayaking! This was her first time and said it wasn't her last. She loved it!
Lillian enjoying some kayaking! This was her first time and said it wa...
We wrote a little note in the sand.... 
 T & A
We wrote a little note in the sand.... T & A
Lillian's favorite part of the trip--winning BIG at the Claw Machine! We had to stop at an Arcade. We love doing ALL the kid activities.
Lillian's favorite part of the trip--winning BIG at the Claw Machine!...
Go Karts! Always fun no matter how old you are! :)
Go Karts! Always fun no matter how old you are! :)
Go Karts are sure way to bring the smiles! Love this family activity
Go Karts are sure way to bring the smiles! Love this family activity
Lillian and Todd
Lillian and Todd
Todd and Lillian loving kayaking!
Todd and Lillian loving kayaking!
Always sneaking in some volleyball practice. Or what Lillian says is pure fun. She's always asking to play.
Always sneaking in some volleyball practice. Or what Lillian says is p...
Love our family. We can't wait to complete us, by adding another child to our family.
Love our family. We can't wait to complete us, by adding another child...
Taking in a beautiful sunset- Ashley and Lillian
Taking in a beautiful sunset- Ashley and Lillian
We made a lot of memories in this beautiful Beach House this summer. We can't wait to go back and do it all over again next summer. Rosemary Beach, FL
We made a lot of memories in this beautiful Beach House this summer. W...
A little Putt Putt activity is always a fun time!!
A little Putt Putt activity is always a fun time!!
Todd and Lillian! Lillian's enjoying the best Frostbites Rainbow sno cone. In Seacrest, Florida
Todd and Lillian! Lillian's enjoying the best Frostbites Rainbow sno c...
Always having fun! We love to take in the beach and throw a frisbee!
Always having fun! We love to take in the beach and throw a frisbee!
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