With all the chaos this month there was just no way for me to get out Christmas cards, so at the end of last week I asked Lisa to take our family photo. So here’s my virtual Christmas card to everyone…..even Diesel made it into the photo (and my super-hero jeggings):
Boo wasn’t too thrilled at first as you might remember from the outtake post but she eventually came around. I wanted a photo before my hair falls out…..it’s not permanent but it will take a while for this much hair to grow back:
I have no idea where yesterday went. I think I went to sleep at about 6pm last night and don’t remember anything until waking up this morning at 7am. I needed that. My mother flies in today for a few weeks. I’m so excited to have her help……but I know it’s exhausting for her as well.
I’ve got some last minute wrapping to finish today and tomorrow and the rest of the family has taken care of all the cooking and get-togethers for Christmas. I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful family. I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful Christmas.
I’ll be around but wanted to make sure if things got to hectic around here that I remembered to tell you all: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! CHOOSE JOY!
Absolutely adorable! I love it!
Beautiful photo! Merry Christmas to you all!
Mandee J says
Beautiful family pics! Love the giggle kisses the best! =)
Meg/Brassy Apple says
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-christmas.html
gorgeous! (& I still want a pair of those jeggings…)
Merry Christmas to you too! You look great – I hope the New Year brings lots of good things for you all. xo
lauren C says
What a beautiful family you. Merry Christmas.
Beautiful family……Merry Christmas and hoping your 2012 brings you health and happiness!
Stefanie & Josh Jacobson says
We’re thinking of you Ashley! Great photos. I agree that the desert is perfect in Dec! We’ll be down the week after Christmas to visit Josh’s family and friends. Much love to all of you!
Merry Christmas to you as well. You have a beautiful family 🙂
Beautiful! Merry Christmas and may you all have a blessed new year! XOXO
Katie 'Condit' Rogers says
MJ of Lucky 7 Design says
I wish you a wonderful, joyful holiday with your family!
P.S. Those super hero leggings rock!
Lucky 7 Design
Jennifer Goldberg says
Beautiful family Ash. Glad to hear your Mom is coming to help out, I am sure she needs you around as much as you need her around. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Tami D. in Ohio says
Beautiful!!!! We didn’t do Christmas cards this year either. I am thinking maybe we will send out Happy New Year or Valentines instead – lol! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Jennifer Dixon says
Dude, I would so rock those jeggings! Beautiful family!
Merry Christmas! And a Happy Wonderful Healthy New Year! you are blessed. You have a beautiful family.
Nicole Romeo says
You all look amazing! Beautiful family and you can just feel the love from the picture!!
Yes.. Our little desert is beautiful this time of the year! Happy holidays! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful picture!
what a beautiful picture! Have a Merry Xmas
Kara Hall says
Just Perfect. And a Very Merry Christmas to you & your lovely family. Enjoy & Happy Holidays. xxx
you have a gorgeous and wonderful family!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and much good health and joy for the New Year
Eleanor Cooper says
Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year!!!
great photo 🙂
God bless you and your sweet family! Stay strong and fight like a girl!!!!
Same to you. Hope this Christmas brings lots of good memories
Merry Christmas to you too!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and be able to rest and relax and take it easy surrounded by your family and friends!
lisa jack says
Merry Christmas to yall! Beautiful photo!
Great photo!!! And I think you will be the cutest bald girl out there 🙂
Jody V says
Great picture!! Love how Diesel is on your lap. Merry Christmas!!
I happened to pop in on your blog from one of your tutorials I saw on Tatertos I believe…I caught up reading all of your posts and all I can say is how remarkable you truly are and how blessed I feel for being able to read your blog and gain strength and inspiration from you. May you, your precious little one and your husband be blessed this holiday season with all of God’s love, grace and mercy. Thinking of you and sending you positive healing thoughts your way. Merry Christmas….a new friend from Tampa FL 🙂 BTW, your holiday photo is absolutely beautiful! you can feel the love!
Ashley J says
Merry Christmas! I think every woman should have a pair of super-hero jeggings 🙂
Kim K. says
Love your blog! Stay strong sister! I used to live in that area years, and I mean years ago. I lived in Cat City. Have you been to that little Mexican place…El Gallito, right off the main road that goes thru Cathedral City…the best Mexican food ever!
Love your family pic!
Beautiful picture!! I’ve been reading about your journey and love your optimism. (i used to just show up for the crafts.)
I used to be a drug rep for oncology (just sold appetite stimulants) but am impressed with how much you are doing despite all your chrmo drugs!! Glad you are getting rest. Enjoy your holiday:)
Ashley – I love the pictures! Thank you for posting. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Wishing you a blessed and healthy new year! (I know you’ll come up with some adorable hair styles once it starts to grow back in. You have a way about you.)
Southern Gal says
Beautiful family! Merry Christmas to you, too!
You are a simply beautiful family. Enjoy a Joy filled Christmas.
Just lovely! Merry Christmas Ashley!
Laura Ritter says
Merry Christmas to you all! God Bless!
I started reading your blog a couple of months ago, and wanted to write comments, but never found the words. I opened this post and my husband walked behind me, asking “who is that”. I tried explaining, and my voice broke. You are an example of how we should all be when faced with adversity. I admire how you are battling your cancer with grace, courage, and lots of energy (this past week notwithstanding). I really enjoy reading. Merry Christmas to you and your family. This is a beautiful family portrait.
You are so beautiful – as is your family. And this is from a previous post of yours, but yes, you’re right. . . tell your husband he better not shave his beautiful hair!
He DOES have BC hair 😉 Gorgeous family. Love the one of you guys smooching Boo. Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Ashley ((HUGS))
Tammy O. says
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ashley! May God bless you all!
Dear Ashley, from Belgium to you and your family ,Merry Christmas and all the best in the next few days.
You are such a strong person ,an example for all of us.
Hope you can enjoy the Christmas days with your family.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you enjoy every minute.
Jennifer D. says
Beautiful picture of a beautiful family!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I hope Santa is good to you all.
Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your weekend!
Tracey Gianakas says
Beautiful Family! Beautiful Photo!! Have a very Merry Christmas!
And a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family as well xx
Wow! What a stunning family!!! Merry Christmas to you!
Beautiful family.. Ash you look amazing .. no one would ever know you are going through chemo. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas..
Nicole Dein says
Perfect!! I love the family picture! Merry Christmas and I hope you can enjoy time with your family!
A beautiful photo.Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading your blog in 2012.
Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family!
SO BEAUTIFUL!! All of you!!
Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2012 to all of you!!
I’ve been following along your blog for a little while now and I just wanted to take a moment to wish you, and your family, a VERY Merry Christmas. If anyone deserves it this year, it’s all of you!
You’re an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your days with us so we can be continually inspired. It means a lot to many.
Blessings from our family to yours,
Beautiful family pictures! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
What a beautiful family pic! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year!!! Hugs!!
Beautiful, love. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you! I hope that 2012 brings good health and happiness.
I certainly will find JOY and you will be the one who inspired it! Thank you et joyeux noël!
Meredith M. says
Merry Christmas sweet family!!! Christ is born!! And can I say not all only are all the humans in that photo ADORABLE but that dog is so so so so cute!! LOVE!
Linda L says
Great photos!! Such a beautiful family!! Merry Christmas to you all!!
Ashley, I just have to say, “you rock!” you embody positive energy, the best healer!
Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas. You are always in my thoughts and prayers!
Merry Christmas to you all as well. I love your picture.
Liliana Landauer says
You all look wonderful! I love your leggings. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Xoxo
Heather Hillier says
Your photos are oh so beautiful…have a wonderfully merry christmas!
Dara Lynn says
Merry Christmas Ashley … our prayers are with you !
CUTE!! Merry Christmas to you as well!!
Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Leigh Ann says
Merry,Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I would love to come visit Palm Desert too! Hope you and your mom and the rest of your family have a wonderful time together! I love your card. Looks like a lot of true love there! Merry Christmas Ashley!
Ashley- I recently started following your blog. I just wanted to say how touched I am by your grace and strength. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I pray that God will grace you with a healing miracle. You are teaching all of us so much. Merry Christmas and Blessings for 2012!
Evelene Sterling says
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ashley! I’m so thankful to read all of your postings. God Bless you.
Beautiful photo. Merry Christmas and God’s Blessings!
Merry Christmas, Ashley! You guys make a beautiful family. I am praying for the very best for you. Thanks so much for your inspiration and for sharing with us. It truly makes a difference. Much love.
Yes, Ashley those superhero jeggings are perfect for you! Every day you become my super hero just a little bit more. A very Merry Christmas to you, Mr LBB, Boo and little Diesel too <3
Beautiful! Merry, blessed Christmas to you all 🙂
You are gorgeous Ashley and have such a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!
You’re going to be a beautiful baldy!
The best Christmas card I have ever received. You and Boo are so beautiful and Mr. LBB isn’t bad either. Looks like Diesel was on his best behavior. A Merry and Blessed Christmas to you all!!
Gorgeous Pics…Beautiful Family. Thank you for sharing Life and reminding us to Choose Joy. Sending you much love and Merry Christmas 🙂
Wonderful photo.. what a sweet family.
Claire Daly says
Gorgeous Photo! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family all the way from Melbourne Australia. May your heart overflow with love and happiness and laughter on Christmas day (and in the background may those cancer conquering ninjas they are injecting into you be doing their thing). You are such an inspiration and my life has more perspoective for following your story. Thankyou,
colleen from alabama says
Merry Christmas Ashley! May JOY flood your soul, you body and your home as we hang on the cusp of the celebration of the day JOY really came to the world! And may the one who makes all things NEW replace those cancer cells with fresh clean ones that are healed and whole. I don’t know you, but that would bring me GREAT JOY! I’m praying for that today. Merry CHRISTmas!
Merry christmas ! Have a good time with your family. Your are a superhero !!!
Vicki Turner says
Merry Christmas Ashley and family….give my love to your mom. Praying for you everyday. Your picture is absolutely beautiful!!!
Love, Cousin Vicki
Merry Christmas from Us to You!
Beautiful pictures!Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!i pray it is a painfree and joyous day
Jozica @ Creatissimo says
Happy Holidays and blessings to you and your family!
gina toothe says
Merry Christmas beautiful lady and to your entire family !!