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About ashley!

in love, obnoxiously happy, and up to a lot of awesome.

dear nixon: volume 12

The other day, I legitimately Googled “do I have mono or am I just really tired.” (1) as if Google knows (2) why am I Googling when I clearly should be asleep There’s an obvious solution here, and it rhymes … Continue reading

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dear nixon: vol. 11

dear favorite tiny human in the whole entire world: Welcome to being almost a year-and-a-half old, yo. At this time last year, you were basically just a precious ball of fat-fats and squishy bits; now here you are walking around, … Continue reading

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it was a year ago this month.

Two years ago this month, the stars quietly began to knit you together. It’d be weeks before I had any idea, but there you were– the very first twinkle of our Nixon, sleepily stretching into existence. One year ago this … Continue reading

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dear nixon: volume 9

At just over a year old, the longest stretch you’ve ever slept at one time, in your whole entire life, is four hours. This incredible event happened in the car on the way back from Nebraska, coming home from the … Continue reading

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dear nixon: you are one

Well, would you look at that, my sweet little light. You are a whole year old. 365 days’ worth of goodness & drool & fancy little man-pants. I look back at pictures of you from a year ago— the first … Continue reading

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dear nixon: the “first halloween” edition

dear Nixon— Earlier this week, we celebrated your very first Halloween! There’s such a weird sense of pressure when it comes to first anythings, man, particularly first holidays. Something about them takes on this impressive Sense of Meaning, because they … Continue reading

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dear nixon: volume 6

it’s been nine whole months since the very last time I felt you kick. Nine months since your daddy & I precariously balanced my phone on the frame inside the porch window, set the timer, and snapped what would be … Continue reading

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