recently from my phone

Some recent iPhone pics. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen all of these.

Oh this guy…he’ll be 5 soon. He has my heart.

I have one daughter who is notorious for sneaking food. I have another daughter who has just gathered the courage to barely touch food. Grateful for both.

This week he told me, “My favorite living creatures are killer whales, sabertooth tigers, peregrine falcons…and monarch butterflies.” He has my heart too.

Did I mention here I joined a food co-op? I don’t remember if I told you that. I don’t remember a lot of things these days. What was I going to say about the food co-op? Now I don’t remember. Homemade Orange Julius. I do remember those.

Late afternoon bird watching. Everyday. One watches. One reads about the birds. Wonderfully created so differently.

I passed the Leia wig down to FireCracker. She passed it down to Little One.

We have chickens now….and trees. We joined a co-op, got chickens and the cow arrives tomorrow. Well, maybe not. But our friends were out of town and did let us raid their coop for eggs while they were gone. I also taught my oldest son to make scrambled eggs on his own (that is true). Life is good on our fake farm.

Happy Friday!

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  • Aubrey M. - Just precious! I love the photo of Little One with the stuffed dolls… she blends right in because she, too, is a DOLL!

  • Kayla Megan - Such sweet photos.

  • Tonya - Even pictures from your phone are gorgeous. Must be the subject matter that makes them so good!

  • Jess - You SHOULD get chickens! :)

  • Amanda Joy - You should TOTALLY get chickens! They are so fun (and easy) and your kids would LOVE collecting the eggs everyday. Seriously > you should.

  • seriously sassy mama - My parents are co-oping a garden with their neighbor. He has chickens. My mom planted 100 onion plants last week. She has been growing the seedlings in their living room.

    I love watching your little smile with her new smile. It is like she is trying to figure it out each time. Too precious.

  • jenny - love seeing your lovely photos. :)

  • danielle - My husband and I talked about joining a food coop years ago and never did. Do you use everything? I think it would help me think outside of my box. Beautiful pics. My little man just turned 5, it seems so different to say I have a 5 and 6yr old.

  • Sundee - I’ve been reading your blog just over a year now and you don’t realize how Firecracker has grown until you see her next to Little One :)

    I love the pictures of your boys too. I have three nephews and getting pictures of them is challenging, but they are precious becuase of their spartan numbers.

    I’m glad you’re back!!

  • Jenna - It warms my heart to see how happy Little One is in her new family :)

  • Susan - Has #2 seen a peregrine flying? We had one near our home last year and it was just fascinating to see it fly. I would love to learn the art of falconry.
    Your beautiful family continues to make me smile daily.
    God bless you every one,
    Susan

  • Natalie, the Chickenblogger - Such lovely moments, so lovingly captured.
    I uploaded a pack of phone pics this week, too…
    and now, seeing yours, I am inspired to improve
    my skills.

  • Catherine - This is my favourite joyful cyber spot of the day. I am trying to bring more ‘happy’ in to my home because of you. I crave colour but somehow restrict myself when I decorate so I don’t overdo it or get it wrong somehow (trying to follow whose rules I wonder?). But I need more I realise because that is why I am so drawn to your pictures (that and a gaggle of ADORABLE children). I agree that you should get chickens. I love chickens and then we could all look at photos of cute chickens! Because that is a totally valid reason to have them of course….

  • Rebecca Alexis - YES! Life is good on your fake farm! Love it! So Sweet and Wonderful! xoxo

  • Jeni - Your blog is such a delight to read everyday. I follow a lot and yours is my favorite. Thank you. Writing from Vancouver Canada.

  • Flossie - The wig picture is awesome. And I have to say….if those cookies were sitting in my kitchen, I’d sneak 1 or 2 or 6 myself.

  • Cindy From New York - Reading your blog is what I look forward everyday :)
    Your family is beautiful, PTL :)

  • Lex - Confession: I love your house. Your children are precious, but I also feel like I secretly scan the edges of your pictures for your adorable decor. :)

  • sarah k - These are precious. Your comments about the fake farm had me laughing. I have a fake farm, too–in my mind. Not sure we’ll ever have a real one. I like the thought but the reality would be much, much harder than my imaginings…

  • Stoich91 - Firecracker looks so grown up in the pic. with her leisurely reading! :( ;D You have to stop her from growing up!? Or maybe not…she is going to do something awesome when she grows up, methinks! :D

  • giozi - Thanks for sharing your iphone pic here. I don’t have an intelligent mobile :D

    The first and the 5th are my favorites.

  • donna - Little one has no idea how lucky she is that the Campbell family found her. Someday she will know the wait was worth it.

  • Monica - Donna I agree with you , but also I think the Campbell family feels SO LUCKY to found her because Little One is a treasure! :). I love your pictures Ashley. I like the nail polish that Firecracke has. My little girls also love to paint her nails but she does mine too. :)

  • Monica - Hi Ashley! I was wonder when you will have your family pictures 2013 taken . I remember that you have ones I think in 2011 waiting for Little One so that chair was empty. I can wait to see now the family complete. Well I think I will have to wait to see them. For now I love to see your family growing in too much love. Have a nice weekend!

  • Stacey Ball - Has your son seen the video of the killer what that had a baby yesterday? I think it was at Seaworld. So incredible!

  • Erin - Peregrine falcons! Have you read My Side of the Mountain with him? It was a favorite read-aloud in our family growing up. The falcons are key.

  • Lisa - Oh! You would love having chickens! We got some last year and the kids take care of them so sweetly. Some new babies (chicks!) arrived this week. They are so soft and fun to watch. Very entertaining! I posted some pics on my blog not long ago with the chickens.

  • Jacci - I love your IG feed. It’s so filled with love. I can’t tell you what a huge kick I got out of that one of LO snuggled with the dollies. I think that’s one of my favorites from your feed… ever! But so many of these are just so good… and like I said before, so filled with love :)

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Wonderfully created so differently – I love that!

  • Jill - My youngest has those owl jammies :) Cuteness!

  • Rachel - I love this post!!!!! I want to jump on the Co-op train!!! Also where is LO’s precious doll from. I LOVE. Did you make that?!

  • Emily - Did you do Bountiful Baskets?!? Just got my basket today and I LOVE it!

  • kiley - Your fake farm comments made me giggle! Always love your “recently from my phone” posts…

  • Gerty - I can’t remember how I came across your blog but I’m glad I did. Truly an inspiration. I love the “telling of the stories” through photos. I’ve lost myself in getting that “shot” for my 365 that often I forget WHY I take my camera out sometimes. Wish I could join the course! But I have to be a good steward of my resources. For now, what I want will have to wait so my family’s needs can be met. Greetings from Australia!

  • Paige - My girls would love comparing animals with your son! It’s never just a whale, it’s a HUMP back whale. Not an alligator; a cayman. Or manaray or a pigmy marmaset! Crazy words from a 2 and 3 yr old! Love seeing the updates!

  • ashlee - which coop did you join??

  • Charla Lane - I would also love to know which food co-op you joined!

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