states we've visited
Hey! I’m Ashley - introvert, feeler, wife to my highschool sweetheart, and mama to our 2 kids (plus, let’s get real, though I’m not a dog person, we have a puppy I’ve warmed up to, so now I’m a Zeke person).
My husband is my best friend and I choose him every single day - he makes us homemade pizza on Friday nights and pancakes on weekends. Mark and I were married in 2010 and since then my love for weddings, more importantly marriages, has only grown.
I started out wanting to be a teacher, then worked as a Residence Hall Director at my alma mater, and eventually chose to be a stay-at-home mom to our kids which has proven to be the most important and meaningful job I’ve ever had. A few years ago, after being an agnostic my entire life, I found God and have been developing an amazing, awesome relationship with Him and love to see how faith adds to my day-to-day.
I'm super frugal, love talking money, want to know about your life, love the Earth and try to live lightly on it. In my free time you can find me on a walk around my town, having a dance party in my living room, or trying to have a meaningful conversation with someone. So, let’s get to chatting!
weddings we've shot
miles I ran
years we've been together
On weekend nights you will most likely find our family having fun snacks instead of meals. Our favorite is taste testing popcorn flavors. Our favorite is peanut butter but we also love honey butter, Italian, pepperoni pizza, and dark chocolate sea salt!
It might be cliche, but hands down my favorite thing to do is to go for walks at sunset. It makes for the best conversation and it's the time I feel most inspired and encouraged.
My husband and I started road tripping for our 1st wedding anniversary where we drove through 13 states within 10 days. Since doubling the size of our family, we eat peanut butter sandwiches and travel the country with our little ones in the back. We've been to 34 states so far and plan on getting to all 50 before we turn 50!
During my off season you can find my curled up with a stack of books by my side. I crave reading every winter and there's nothing better than cuddling all day in my cozy socks, oversized sweaters, and some good books. I also LOVE reading to my kids!
After years of hating running, I found my stride in 2018 and eventually ended my year running a half-marathon. I've found that with the right playlist and my kids cheering for me on our front steps as I finish a run, it's so motivating and inspiring to me!
I genuinely love being married. I love to read about marriage, talk about marriage, study marriage. I love the person I'm married to and I honestly think it's one of the greatest gifts God's given us.
I started the "Dave Ramsey" plan in June 2016 and have been a gazelle about my finances ever since! I LOVE our debt free journey. We became consumer debt free in July 2018 and are currently tackling our mortgage!
Never head of it? It's frozen bananas blended up to taste like ice cream. I of course add chocolate and peanut butter and homemade whipped cream to mine but it's my absolute favorite thing.
I've got bucket lists for everything. Places I want to see, restaurants I want to try, movies I want to watch with my kids. There's just something about a list....
Being a mom is the BEST job I have. They are my why, my reason, my inspiration, my motivation, my heart. They are incredible human beings and they are everything to me.