Friday, December 9, 2011


This is the lake that is across from our house. The lake that our family walks around almost everyday in the spring and fall; the lake that our children learned how to fish, the lake that dried up and Michael walked in it and got stuck. The lake that Drake would catch bumpers in; the lake that froze over and we discovered when you throw a golf ball on it the most amazing noise happens. The lake I would stare at while praying. This is the lake I saw bringing all of my babies home for the first time, this lake is home. The Lord has opened the most amazing door for us, we are leaving the only home our children have ever known. We are moving to Washington...State. We have no family or friends there, just a job that is wonderful for Michael and a calling that we know God has prepared. I have felt so many emotions over the last week, it's hard to put it all down. To say I'm excited is an understatement. To KNOW you are supposed to do something and then do it gives me an adrenaline rush every time I think about it. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us. Then to say I'm sad, doesn't even touch the surface. We are leaving our family and friends and it hurts. Our parents are breaking my heart. They are trying to be happy, strong and excited. But as much as they are trying I see in their eyes...."my grand babies". Thinking about the kids grandparents being 6 days away, well I can't think about it. This is something Michael and I have wanted for 2 years, we have prayed and searched and prayed and God answered. We are starting one of the craziest adventures for our family, and I feel peace, an overwhelming peace. I love LOVE my God, following him I have seen things I couldn't even imagine. I love thinking about physically moving across the country and where is my God? He is with me. I imagine Him up in heaven saying, "Ashley just wait, I'm just getting started"

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


  1. I love the picture, love this post and more importantly love you and your love for our God! You are an amazing friend whom I will miss dearly!! Ya'll are just what Walla Walla needs! May God continue to bless you & your sweet, sweet family as ya'll move out West :)

  2. This was a very touching post. I know it will be hard but it will be wonderful. :).