Thursday, November 11, 2010

changing with the leaves



this afternoon was perfect. the morning drizzles were just clearing out and the air was crisp. i decided to scope out some places to take photos of the boys and i accidentally snapped one of myself. or i guess i should say, of most of myself.

that is me in texas folks.

true story. in the fifth grade, my friend cynda lilly took a vacation to texas. she came back with pictures and a smile. i vowed then and there that i would never visit texas. why you ask? i really don't know. honest to goodness truth. guess i was just a snot nosed kid or something.

here i am twelve years later, a bonified resident. my shiny new license should be here any day and when i write my address i still have to stop and think about it so i don't mess up.

life is funny.

and texas isn't so bad as i once thought. in fact it's pretty great. i'm still settling in and waiting for that homey feeling to set in. i still feel like home is hundreds of miles away. i still feel like my heart might break if i don't get to enjoy the snow and a cup of hot chocolate in the mountains. but i'm getting there.

besides, the best parts about home are right here with me. and that's something to smile about.

4 comments:

JDButler Family said...

I think my heart will break...

Kathie1213 said...

Helen Keller once wisely wrote: When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. I hope that comforts you Ashley.

JDButler Family said...

:) nice thoughts <3

Mandi said...

You are just cute and lovely. I love you. We had Jamison over for dinner tonight and it was so great! We definitely need to get you over for a visit. We also need to come and see you for sure! I hope you have a wonderful week. I will call you soon to see if we can get together. Love you!