FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

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A Time for Everything
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

There truly is a time for everything. We have all went through the different seasons of life. Whether it means graduating high school, graduating college, getting your first big job, getting married, having children, and maybe even going through having to move your children out of the house or getting a divorce. There are so many changes in life and they are all beautiful. Without change, life would be complacent and memories would not be as fond.

For me some of my fondest memories were made in the season of fall. In particular the fall of 2011, this was the fall before I graduated and I was going through what seemed like a time when I was very at peace with my life. You know those times where everything just feels right, things are really good, you feel comfortable, and you feel like you are heading in the right direction with the right people. That’s how I felt. I had just been accepted to ASU, my mother and I started to become good friends and reconnect after a long struggle of seeing eye to eye, my brother Jacob had just had a nasty leg surgery so we had been spending a lot of family time together, I was making great friends in different places, and my friends and I at home were closer than ever. Life was good, and life is good now. But these different seasons of life and what we experience in them are what make them our favorite seasons. It’s not about the temperature of that season or whether it’s sunny or snowing. It is about the memories you make in that time that makes you hold that season dear to your heart.

I am in my favorite season of life and I hope you are all at peace with yours. Since fall is my favorite season I will share a few things that make it particularly special to me.

Fall is a time where all of my family is together, which is too rare these days. (Thought you all might enjoy an old photo of my family — we were some cute kids with chubby cheeks, especially Daniel HA!)

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The smells of fall are my absolute favorite — specifically I am obsessed with the smell “Pumpkin Caramel Latte” from Bath and Body Works. I have the candle, germ-ex, and hand soap. Obsession may be an understatement, I love all the smells of fall and constantly have at least two candles burning in my house at all times.

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Wreaths. I am weak for wreaths, especially the ones I have been seeing on our neighboring doors. The colorful leaves, the acorns and pinecones, with the burlap! OH it’s just too much, I love them. Having your wreath monogrammed with your family’s last name definitely makes it that much cuter! I may or may not be making a stop at Hobby Lobby this afternoon…

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Fall, It’s really good to see you, I’m glad you’re here.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed!
Love Always – Ashley

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3 thoughts on “FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

  1. Ashley, you so smart. I love you & I’m so glad we’ve gotten as close as we are. Can’t wait to see you on your own turf 😉 Hahahahhahahaha I’m counting down the days, love you!

  2. I “fall” in love with your blog each day! You are a gifted writer, a gifted person, and I am blessed to have you in my life!
    Love mom

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