…and the winner is….

prizewinner

DJ Williams was the 39th commentor and won the Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway.

Congrats DJ…send me an email – and enjoy your prize! It was so fun for me to read your comments. The answers were great, but I really enjoyed seeing a glimpse a who reads this crazy blog. Some of you really should leave comments more often!

No post is complete without pictures…she is seriously so cute…and snuggly…and fun…and easy. If she weren’t my fourth I might be fooled to think all babies are this easy…and I would have lots of babies….and probably have a TLC reality show.

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  • Kari - Precious little baby!

  • lesley - Congrats DJ! I love my niece.

  • meg duerksen - oh i missed the contest completely!
    oh well.
    your baby just looks like a little sweet heart.
    those hats are too cute.

    i have a question for you….where do you develop your pictures?
    i am asking my fav photographers in blogland who they use.
    thanks.

    hope you have a great day.
    i still want to make a wheatgrass jungle! i am going to show sean right now.

  • Jeannette Swan - Praise God for a sweet, easy baby!! She is beautiful!!

  • meredith - Beautiful! Just beautiful….enjoy every single second of these days!

  • Lisa - I collect vintage tablecloths, and I collect baby girls =) (I have five) These pictures make me wish I could go back in time with my girls. Breese is so beautiful. Soak up all that newbornness. The years go by so fast. I love your blog!

  • lesley - hey! i just noticed, is the the baby bowl i see!?

  • Stephanie - Congrats DJ! Beautiful baby girl!

  • Kenna S - I love the idea of using antique tablecloths. She’s adorable! I think that she looks like Hudson and Rett. Precious!

  • Heather - Love the antique table cloth – reminds me of my grandma! What a beautiful baby girl – she fits right in with your beautiful boys!

  • rachel - Adorable…truly precious!!!

  • Jessica Payne - She’s gorgeous. You are so talented. I’ve really enjoyed looking at your blog.

  • ashlee - these pictures are so beautiful…as is your subject!!

  • amy stamm - SHUCKS!!! Love your blog–and LOVE those pics…I could snuggle her too!!! ENJOY every minute

  • amanda torres - She is a cutie. God must have known that she needed 3 older brothers to help fight off all the potential boyfriends! Good thing C is so skilled in karate.

Indiana Jones and the Wheatgrass Jungle of Doom

***The Lisa Leonard Designs giveaway ends at 10pm tonight. So if you didn’t leave a comment yesterday, scroll down to the next post and add your comment today.

Remember this post on planting a wheatgrass lego jungle…well a week later the jungle is in full force.

Here it is on the day of planting:

And here it is 5 days later….after lots of adventures and plane crashes


After the picture above I let the boys cut down part of the jungle…it keeps growing.

This would be fun to plant in little pots that look like heads – you could give them lots of haircuts.

And one more just because.

Wasn’t it just last week I said facial wounds were common around here? Actually it was in the same post as the original lego jungle post – just a different brother.

Big Brother and another little boy had a bit of an accidental run in on concrete while coloring with sidewalk chalk.

Just fyi – he was playing great with Biggest brother until I got close with the camera and then he did the sad, pouty face.

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  • Jeannette Swan - I love the jungle – your kids have all the fun!! You have to get used to scratches and bumps with the boys…last week Jordan gashed the side of his head open trying to do some trick in the craft room. Thank God for His protection over them!

  • Carissa - Defniitely going to have to copy the wheatgrass jungle idea. Easton is obsessed with Legos and he would love this!

  • Lori Danelle - I love how little kids hurt themselves and are fine until you ask them if they’re OK, and then they fall apart and the tears won’t stop. Well, that’s how it is at my house anyway. :)

  • Trinity - Isn’t it funny how a wound doesn’t hurt until someone is giving out extra attention?

  • Brooke - This is too neat, I may have to try to wheatgrass jungle too! My little guy may like it!

  • lesley - Poor Hud, that pic made me think of the one of Corbett when he was little with the bear. So sad, but love the wheatgrass jungle.

  • amanda torres - He sure knows how to work the camera…male model???

  • Ben Mann - The pout is killer.

  • sheridan - I had no idea that wheatgrass grew that fast! I’ve got to get my boys some of that…they will LOVE it! I was so good to see you and that sweet baby yesterday! I’m loving the pictures and I’ve already placed an order to get others off the DVD. Thank you again!

  • Jenny Collier - These photos are too cute! You seem to be such a fun mother, Ashley.

  • Momofthe4 - I just love all your snapshots they always look perfect! Your children are so lucky to have Mom recording their memories so beautifully!

  • christina larsen - My son came in while I was looking at the pics and he said, “cool”. I think I might need to do some grass.

  • Croq Zine – The Blog » Blog Archive » Sprouting Wheatgrass - [...] Indiana Jones and the Wheatgrass of Doom at Ashley Ann Photography [...]

Want to win a cute prize? {A Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway}

First of all…how cute is her logo?! You know I like it. So for the first time ever, I am doing a little blog giveaway. Lisa has some incredible custom designs. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Wondertime, Parenting Magazine, Pregnancy Magazine, etc. and TONS of incredible blogs.  I highlighted a few of her pieces below, but you really need to check out her website for all that she offers. While you are at it, check out her blog too – some great photography over there. So you are asking “What is the prize?” I am going to do random drawing from the comment section on this post. The winning commentor gets a $50.00 gift certificate to Lisa’s store. Even if you don’t wear jewelry, she has other cute items…not too mention any of this would be a great gift. So all you daily blog readers that never comment, here is your chance.

In the comment section below answer the question (serious, funny, whatever you want answers):

The world would be a sad place without ___________?

Contest Details:

Contest goes from Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 7:30am (central time) to Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 10:00pm central time

Winner announced Thursday, July 23rd. The winner will also receive an email.

Winner will be chosen by random drawing.

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  • amanda torres - the world would be a sad place without family.

  • Melissa - I asked my four year old what she thought and her answer was “the world would be a sad place without love” – I totally agree.

  • Tess - the world would be a sad place without coffee.
    i don’t know about you but a cup of coffee makes me a very happy mommy. and a happy mommy makes for happy children…. just sayin.
    *love your blog, love that sweet new little baby of yours. my little guy just took his first steps yesterday and seeing your sweet little bean has my baby fever at an all time high.

  • Heather King - the world would be a sad place without Friends… both the people in our lives and all ten seasons of the NBC comedy… gotta love ‘em :)

  • Valerie - The world would be a sad place without chocolate. (Not a very serious answer, but true!)

  • Heather - That is a loaded question, but at the moment I feel like my answer would be: “flowers.” Winter is an awful season for me, b/c it is always so dreary, cold, wet, just icky. So, when spring and summer roll around, all the green and colorful flowers that come out really lighten my mood. Can you imagine if we never had that? YUCK!

  • Kari - The world would be a sad place without God’s redeeming love!

  • Kristin Orth - I love her stuff! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Linda - The world would be a sad place without books.

  • Stacy B - The world would be a sad place without babies!

  • Maijja - The world would be a sad place without words.

  • Kristin Orth - Oops, I forgot to answer the question! The world would be a sad place without children! My kids can made me smile and laugh even when I’m in the worst mood!

  • Beth - The world would be a sad place without compassion.

  • keely steger - …iced coffee.

  • Kathy - the world would be a sad place without laughter. side-splitting, toe-tingling, eye-watering, gut-busting laughter. the kind where you kinda pee your pants (just a little).

  • Cassie Raney - ohhhhhh i am such a fan of her! the world would be such a sad place without Jesus! (the typical sunday school answer but so true)!

  • carrie - The world would be sad place without children’s laughter.

  • lesley - WooHoo!!! How exciting! The world would be a sad place without music. (But even sadder if you had to hear me sing :))

  • Jamie - The world would be a sad place without sweet tea.

  • Kate - The world would be a sad place without smiles. Cute stuff!!

  • Stephanie - I love her too! The world would be a sad place without forgiveness!

  • Emily Beaty - The world would be a sad place without God’s Word.
    p.s. I love her designs!!

  • angela davis - the world would be a sad place without creativity.

  • savannah garcia - friends and caramel frappuccinos :)

  • Faith Buss - ….without sunshine!

  • Jeannette Swan - I love the stuff. You find the best things!! The world would be a sad place without children. Oh, the joy they bring and lessons they teach. They also bring some challenges at times, but by God’s grace we get past those.

  • Nancy - This has finally brought me out of Lurking land! I’ve been reading your blog forever. I think the world would be a sad place without Jesus.

  • Sally Moffatt - The world would be a sad place without chocolate Lab puppies

  • Allison Yokum - The world would be a sad place without color!

  • Michele V. - The world would be a sad place without marriage. I love my honey so much. Life would be lonely without him. I think we learn a lot from each other just through our different personalities.

  • Leah R - The world would be a sad place without photography capturing today’s moments and tomorrow’s memories!

  • Christian T - The world would be a sad place without my son!

  • Naomi Coker - I had the same idea as Kristin Orth and carrie: the world would be a terribly sad place without children. {The movie “Children of Men” is a chilling example of what our world would be like without kids} It was haunting, and revealing as to how much of a beautiful blessing from God children really are.

  • Jessica Payne - Hmmmm…The world would be a sad place without afternoon naps.

  • Trinity - …coffee…….definitely sad without coffee!

  • Whitney Duvall - The world would be a sad {and sweaty} place without air conditioning!!!

  • Jo - The world would be a sad place without sunshine!

  • bopha - …chubby cheeked babies who eat, burp, and then smile at you gratefully (true story, happened this morning)

  • DJ Williams - The world would be a sad place without my mom. She’s always there when I need her…without judgement…always with love and support!

  • Ari - the world would be a sad place without grandparents. I know my mom is so thrilled to become a first time grandmother in October.

    Ari Morris

  • Stephanie @ A Fine House - The world would be a sad place without best girlfriends.

  • Kelly Wodehouse - The world would be a sad place without the daily chaos of my life. Chickens getting loose, children playing (or being too quiet ;) ), laughing friends, clothing that needs to be washed, toys at every inch of the house…

  • Rachel - the world would be a sad place without vacation days…

  • Marina - Gorgeous stuff! The world would be a sad place without friendship!!

  • christina larsen - the world would be a sad place without love, hugs and kisses from your kiddos & hubby, brown puppy-dog eyes that greet you, and morning coffee.

  • joanna - …without HUGS!

  • Beth - The world would be a sad place without family!

  • Mara - Love.

  • Shanalea - The world would be a sad place without Dr. Pepper (silly I know) and HOPE.

  • Lisa - The world would be a sad place without black-eyed susans. They have taken over my garden this year, and I love them! So cheery!