It's always fun with Ashlee comes,
When Ashlee comes to play
She always does the prettiest things
And in the prettiest way.
She has a twinkly, lipstick smile
She's happy all the day.
It's always fun for everyone,
When Ashlee comes!
Those are our cousins, the House Sisters. We were super lucky to have Ashlee and Melissa (middle and right) come see us here in Austin. I don't know Melissa as well, but Ashlee lived near us in Utah for a few years and since she was a starving college student, we would have her over for dinner quite often. We were the ones that got the better end of the deal as her smile, energy and young-hip-friends, filled our home with excitment. My kids love her more than sugar cereal!!!
Ashlee is like the Mary Poppins of all things creative and beautiful. When she shows up, you know something magical is about to happen.
Who else might bring their guitar to sing the songs she's written herself and teach you how to strum a chord?
Who else works as a professional make-up artist and travels with a make up arsenal that rivals any scrappers wheeled tote?
Who else thinks to drop by the indian market for princess jewels?
Who else can almost beat Abby and Kate's mom at Just Dance? I can tell you it isn't Melissa... she did beat me!
Kalle was only a few hours away from leaving to the airport when she got her "day-princess-look" done.
Kate was headed to the airport with Kalle, but possessing some of the same genes as Ashlee, opted for full-on princess anyway. (I think she looks like a water sprite.)
I feel so grateful to the House sisters for giving us these moments and memories. Of everything we do this summer, I'll bet that a couple sets of jeweled stickers will out shine vacation destinations and amusement park passes. These will be the scrapbook photos that get looked at most!