Thursday, November 26, 2009


Ashley Brooke Davies
November 21, 1983
8lbs 20 inches

Thanksgiving Day 1983 I had so much to be thankful for. I had just given birth to my beautiful baby girl 3 days earlier and also had an adorable two year old boy at home. I couldn't have been happier! A boy and a girl, I thought... now my life is complete and whatever comes next is just gravy. Ironically three days later we were practically swimming in the stuff... Turkey Gravy that is.

I checked out of the hospital on Thanksgiving morning with my pink little bundle of joy and by that afternoon we were stuffing ourselves silly at the Atwood Family Thanksgiving Feast. From there we drove to Pat's Aunt Janet's house where we spent the evening eating a delicious Turkey Dinner with the Davies.

I was either too young or too stupid (probably both) but I didn't care. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the Season of Thanksgiving than to be gathered around a crackling fire with loved ones, passing around my precious baby girl, smelling her sweet neck and smothering her cute little face with kisses.

By the end of the night my body was exhausted but my spirit had never felt so alive, and like the flames that flickered in the fireplace on that cold Thanksgiving night, it is a scene that I fondly cherish, and will forever warm my heart.

Loving the swing at the farm : )

Taking over Justin's Care Bear desk!

Stealing Justin's Knight Rider Bike!

hogging Justin's Big Boy Bike!

Preschool Grad

Taking Treats to school for her 6th Birthday

I am so THANKFUL for you Ashley
Thanks for being the wonderful daughter that you are!
mom : )


Karli said...

Ashley was such a cutie! I love the picture of her on the bike. Happy Birthday and Thanksgiving! :)

robyn said...

Oh I love little Ashley! What a great thangsgiving gift!! She was such a cute baby but I especially love her outfit for her 6th birthday! :)

Linda :) said...

Ha ha I Love her birthday outfit too! Gotta love the 80's. I wish we could go back to the 80's though, I miss little Ashley! Love you Happy Birthday!

Lisa said...

When I posted this I knew someone would mention her awesome outfit :) It was pretty cute back in 1989 though! ha ha ha

Ashley said...

Thanks mom! Great pictures :)

Emily Call said...

Love these pictures!