January 22, 2012
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
You might have noticed a slight change in my blogging schedule the past couple of weeks. Last year, I was blogging daily…I was also shooting daily. I hate to admit it, but my camera hasn’t been used nearly as much the past few weeks (aside from a few portrait sessions) – you’ll understand why soon enough. I am hoping to pick things up again soon, but I just feel like if I don’t have anything to blog about – I shouldn’t just post any old archived photo…that seems lame. Right?

On another note, I’ve been keeping a secret. I have been planning the big reveal for a couple of weeks. I didn’t originally plan on sharing it during the Scavenger Hunt, but I’m convinced that my original plan may have been a bit confusing. Either way, I won’t say another word…you’ll have to scroll down.

With that said, if you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Saun and Terrie.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Sunset
Sunset 2 RS
I must have missed the sun setting this week…although in order for the sun to set, it has to also come out and it barely did that. So, I’m pulling from my archives on this one. Maybe I’ll catch a great sunset this weekend while I’m spending time with my in-laws. On second thought, it’s supposed to rain again this weekend.

2. Black and White
12 Week Ultrasounds - Sisk RS
That’s right…I’m pregnant! In fact, I’m exactly 12 weeks and 4 days along. These ultrasound photos were taken on Thursday morning and Baby Sisk is right on schedule to arrive in early August.

3. Day in My Life
Big Sister Paw RS
In case you didn’t catch it the first time, Kitty Paw wants you to know she’s going to be a Big Sister. I considered getting her a Big Sister t-shirt, but let’s be honest…cats hate wearing clothes. As you can tell, she is a “daddy’s girl.” The past couple of nights, she’s been laying with my husband at night while we watch television.

4. Four
Bumps 5-12 RS
I’ve been working on this montage for a few months now. I don’t really plan to post a lot of bump photos on this blog…well not like these (more in the form of artsy self portraits), but I thought it was great set to represent “four.” I’ve only gained 4 lbs the past three months and hardly have anything to show for it. However, by 8 weeks, I had some major bloat going on. Being pregnant during Christmas didn’t help anything. I haven’t been sick (and for those of you that get morning sickness…please don’t throw anything at me), but I have been hungry. Throwing this pregnant woman into the middle of a bunch of Christmas goodies was like sending a kid into a candy shop. Yum!

5. Colorful
13 Weeks - Peach RS
This shot was inspired by a girl I follow on Facebook (Lauren McDonald). She just had a little girl a week or so ago. When I saw her maternity pictures using fruits the size of the baby, I made a note to give it a whirl myself. Technically, this shot is taken between 12-13 weeks, so I chose a peach that was just a bit larger than a plum (which is what I would have chosen to represent 12 weeks)…if that makes any sense.

With all that said…and I really hope you caught my big secret (I tried to be obvious), what were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures on your blog (or your Flickr photostream) and link up at the bottom of this post. Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until Tuesday night at midnight (EST). If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items (these can also be found at the bottom of my blog each week):
  1. Smile (Saun’s suggestion)
  2. Stand Alone (Saun’s suggestion)
  3. Rusty or Something Old (Saun’s suggestion)
  4. Artificial (Terrie’s suggestion)
  5. Repeating Pattern (Terrie’s suggestion)
Again, thank you to Saun and Terrie for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way). Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Happy Shooting!

PS:  Love Letters to Kitty Paw is coming soon. I am looking for a few additional sponsors to donate prizes. If you’re interested in being featured, please let me know!

266 COMMENTS

    OMG OMG OMG!!! CONGRATS!!!x1000

    WOW!!! Congrats!!! Being a mommy is the greatest!!!

    WOW, congratulations, how very lovely for you!!

    Awww congratulations! We just found out Grandbaby #3 is coming also in August! Sounds like you will be due about the same time. I am so happy for you. Cannot wait to see the photos you will take of your little one. Oh yeah, great choices for all the prompts too!

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! So excited for you!

    Oh YEAH FOR ASHLEY and hubbie!! Many congrats to you and your husband! Having a baby is so awesome! Can’t wait to follow your bump along for the next 6 months!

    Wow…congratulations!! That is so exciting!!!! I’m very happy for you and your husband. It will be the best thing that ever happens to you. Your photos are awesome…by the way.

    Congrats! What exciting news!
    Love the last picture with the color contrast.

    Congrats Ashley! That is awesome news.

    Congratulations! It will be great!

    YAY!! So happy I don’t have to keep this secret anymore. That was hard. Ha ha. Love these photos. Gorgeous shots.

    Congratulations! Such a very exciting time! I am really happy for you!

    Love your take on the prompts, too. So cute and I love your ultrasound!

    (By the way, I have big news too, but it is much more subtle as a link to my home blog.)

    Congratulations!! Looking forward to see all these great belly shots and pics of that little one. So happy for your growing little family. (I’m sure Kitty Paw is going to be the best big sister ever.) :)

    oh and here is another idea for your baby bump photo shots – wear the same thing each time to see the “bump” grow

    Oh my gosh! How exciting! Congratulations!!!!!!!

    Love your set this week! I almost dove into the archives for sunset also, but decided to go ahead and post my not-so-colorful one that we did manage to get in between snowflakes. :)

    Wow! Congrats! Love the last shot, such a neat idea! So happy for you!

    Congratulations to you and your husband. What wonderful news. I look forward to seeing your photos documenting your pregnancy. These were fun takes on the prompts.

    Congrats to you and your hubby. What wonderful news! Thank you for using my prompts for next weeks SHS.

    Saun

    Congrats and how exciting! Can’t wait to follow “baby Sisk” through your blog!

    Kathy

    Congrats. Big change coming in August. Great to see your pictures also. Thanks.

    Congratulations! That is so exciting.

    I think kids make life (and blogging) more interesting. :o)

    I knew it, I knew it, I somehow just knew it! YIPPEE! How exciting for you Ashely (and hubby). And I LOVE how you worked those prompts in there.

    YaY! Congratulations!

    Oh my goodness! This is so exciting. You are too cute…can’t wait to see that bump grow!!! Congrats! xo

    Your set is by far the most exciting one! Congratulations! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see more bump photos!

    As soon as I read your intro, I had this feeling I was going to see “baby” photos below. How awesome! Big congratulations! :)

    OH YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!! CONGRATS! Welcome to the mommy blog world now! Whoot whoot!

    BRING ON THE COMMENTS!!! CONGRATS!!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

    yaaaaaaay finally outed on the blog! Love all the creativeness on the announcement – you already know how excited I am for yall! = )

    I’m so excited and happy for you Ashley! Congratulations!!! You are going to be an amazing mom. Now I have two friends who might have babies on my birthday. How exciting! :)

    Congratulations, you must be so excited.
    Kids change your life for the better.

    I had a sneaky feeling :) SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!!!! CONGRATS. Oh and to Kitty Paw too !

    I knew it!! :D

    Huge congrats to you and hubby. So exciting!! :D

    Congratulations!!!!!
    What a wonderful surprise. My best to Mommy, Daddy and Baby Sisk, and of course to Big Sister Kitty Paw as well.

    So exciting!!! Huge congrats to you and your little family!!!

    Wonderful news – congratulations. All your photos are just lovely.

    Oh what fabulous news, Ashley. Congrats to you and hubby and Kitty-Paw. Love your last shot . . . I am a sucker for anything green.

    Congratulations!! So exciting. I hope Kitty Paw won’t get too jealous. :)

    Super excited for you… Can I just say I totally knew it, though? ; )

    Oh Ashley!! I’m so happy for you and your family!!! What a beautiful surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Wonderful news. Am looking forward to seeing your watermelon stage depicted:-)

    YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY! OMGosh. Congrats mama! I am so happy for you & the hubs, & Miss Kitty Paws (Of course)!

    The fruit pics are such a lovely idea! Your little bean is adorable already! Xo

    Congratulations Kitty Paw…and mommy and daddy! What a great way to share.

    CONGRATS!!!!! How exciting!!! You have the cutest bump!! I am so happy for you and hubby! Wonderful photos for black/white and four!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are going to make such a great Mom.. I am so excited for you!

    Hugs, Linda

    So exciting! Congrats! :D

    WOW, Congratulations Ashley!! How exciting, love all the maternity inspired photos, especially B&W and colourful, so creative!

    CONGRATULATIONS, ASHELY!!!!!

    I’m so excited for you and your family! LOVE the idea of the fruit maternity shots! I’m 22weeks with our 3rd baby, and I wish I would have known about that before. I go with the plain old b&w belly shots. :) YAY!!!!

    haha!! Congrats!!!

    Woohoo…I was waiting to hear that great news. :) I’m so excited for all of you! XO!

    Congrats. That is so exciting!

    Ashleeeyyy!!! Wow, that’s wonderful news! I’m so happy for you guys! Congratulations! Very exciting, indeed…and, Kitty Paw is sure to be a doting big sister ;)

    Exciting – congrats on the baby! :-)

    Aww that’s fantastic news, and I’ve been waiting for ages to hear this and half expecting it too.

    Congratulations! I expect your blogging schedule with change even more once the baby arrives!

    Hi Ashley! Congrats on your wonderful exciting news. How amazing!
    I am excited about this weeks scavenger hunt. I have entered under the prompt, ‘colour’.
    Cathy

    YAY! congratulations :) xxo

    Congratulations to you both – and of course to the big sis in waiting!

    Blissful times!! Blessings! love love learning about new life growing!! ;) Congrats! creative and talented pics too.. as always! I would be more inspired… if only I had a cool camera! ha ha…

    oh… and for the record… (sticking my tongue out at you =)!) I felt like I had the FLU for 9 months … twice… so that is 18 months of flu like feelings… blick ack yuck… never ever want to do that again… but OH how I loved feeling the baby move!! ;)

    LOL! I didn’t catch on until the 3rd hint and I was oh, she’s getting another cat! LOL! Congratulations, that is wonderful news!

    First of all – Congratulations on this wonderful news. I hope you are feeling awesome.

    Secondly I absolutely love the last pic with the peach. The colours in it match perfectly. This is also a great idea for documenting your pregnancy instead of the standard bumpdate shot. I might have to steal this.

    I did pick up the hints but didn’t want to email you just incase I was wrong and I just had to scroll to the bottom immediately and yeah I am soooooooo happy for you Ashley. CONGRATULATIONS to you both (((hugs))) Rosie

    CONGRTULATIONS !
    All the time wonderful photos. Have a nice Sunday. Kind regards, Synnöve

    Congratulations!!! Beautiful – the photos, you, your baby!!!

    This is such a great news! I’m so happy for you guys, congrats :D
    xoxo
    G

    Congratulations!!! That is very exciting news. I’m so happy for you.

    How wonderful!Congrats!! And do not hesitate to send some baby belly pics…The are lovely!

    Congratulations for the baby! I’m so happy for the four of you!
    Best wishes.

    Congratulations!!!!!! I stumbled upon your blog last week and have jumped right in to Scavenger Hunt Sunday. I love it. By the way, I’m quite certain I was already fat and in maternity pants at 12 weeks, I’m jealous, you look awesome. ;P
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    Congratulations Ashley! You are due like 3 weeks after me . I wish you the best and a happy and healthy 6 more months! BTW, love the fruit idea. Wish I had more time to browse for cool things like that :)

    yeah!! congrats!! what a blessing!!

    I had a feeling…this is wonderful news! Congratulations!!! I love your fruit representation. Blessings, blessings, blessings to you both …and Kitty Paw!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you and your hubby. :-) I know many are commenting how they had a feeling you might be pregnant, but I kinda felt something was going on too. You look so amazing. I didn’t have any morning sickness with my daughter, but definitely did not look so good at 12 weeks. I stopped counting the lbs gained when I reached 50 lbs (lots of chocolate were to blame). My dr. said he wasn’t going to say a word about the huge weight gain since I am so tall. I really am so happy you’re going to experience what it’s like to be a mother. It truly has been one of the best things to happen to me in my life.

    Grace

    CONGRATS! As we say in Hebrew, b’sha’ah tova (all in good time!) You look wonderful and I am sure Kitty Paw will make a wonderful big sibling!

    OMG!!! YA!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’ll be honest when you said you hadn’t been blogging much and that you had a reveal soon-that was the first thing that popped into my mind! It always is when people say they have something to announce-weird, I know!Love your whole set :D

    Ashley!!!!! Congratulations. So happy for you both. What wonderful news!!!!

    Congratulations to you!!! <3 Great news! I'm so happy for you two!!

    ..in fact, I’ve been secretly thinking that you would be great parents! ;)

    PS. What’s that “love letters to Kitty Paw”??

    Soooo excited for you!! Loved your creative reveal shots! How awesome is this hunt?!?!

    Such a wonderful Blessing for your family this year, enjoy!

    Congratulations!! That is so exciting!

    So excited the secret its out. You look great! Love the food idea, too! Congrats again! Xo

    YAY!!!! A big congratulations to you!! I am so excited for you….and what a fun way to share the news.

    Wishing you nothing but the best….you look FABULOUS~

    xoxoxo,

    Lisa

    How exciting! Congratulations!!

    How exciting! Congratulations!!

    Delighted to hear your good news, congratulations to you and your husband. Looking forward to the variety of fruits you are going to use ;)
    Take care. xxx

    Yay!!! Yay!!! I am so beyond happy for you!! You are going to be an amazing Mommy! Congrats to you and your hubby!

    Congrats! Love the reveal!! I’ve been taking fruit belly pics too :)

    Congrats! Wonderful news! I was wondering when I saw your recent newborn “pins”. Very excited for you and your family. We have a little surprise of our own coming this summer too :) Enjoy your pregnancy!

    Ashley I am so happy for you! I should have guessed- my blogging almost came to a halt when I got pregnant!! And I know you’ve been hinting at wanting one :) Can’t wait to see all the cute maternity poses you come up with and even better- all the cute baby pictures. Congrats! Your life is forever changed <3

    Oh Ashley, congrats! This is wonderful news! I can’t wait to see the baby bump as it grows :) Are you going to Burn’s wedding? I hope to see a little showing then, maybe you will know what you are having by then! YAY! How exciting for you and Jeremy!

    There was a loud exclamation of “NO WAY!” here from the computer…congratulations. In the lovely way you edit children’s photos, your obvious love of the little ones around you in friends and family, and your mention of the children you will have one day….I know this must be super exciting for you. Congratulations. You will be an awesome mom-no doubt.
    Kitty Paw probably already knows what’s up in the way that are pets seems to figure things out.
    A beautiful series of photos to share your good news. I’m glad you remembered to try that last one…it is beautiful-pregnant or representational or not.
    Happy day Mama.

    Oh, Ashley, congratulations!!!!!! I am so excited for you! You are going to be a wonderful momma, and Kitty Paw will be a great big sister!!

    That is such a wonderful news! Congratulations to all three of you; you, daddy and the big sis! Enjoy your time!

    Awe…Congratulations! I wish you both the best,this is so exciting!

    Wow – what great news, Ashley! Congratulations!!

    Congratulations that is so awesome…this is my first time to join in on the scavenger hunt….Best wishes for a healthy happy baby….

    As soon as you said that you had a secret, I knew you were going to be a MOMMY!! Congrats, A! (gender guessing? a boy! of course, I am biased, being blessed with 3. Whatever the gender, may you both be blessed with good health!)

    be blessed!

    t

    Congratulations! I love the way you shared your secret! The fruit is an awesome idea!

    As soon as I read your cryptic intro, I knew exactly what you were going to say! Can’t wait to see some artsy bump pics. I wish I’d known how to use a camera during my pregnancies.

    CONGRATS !!!!! Your photos are so colorful and they tell that you are happy !
    Remember to rest too and save strenght for the big day !

    AWWW Ashley! Congratulations :) What an exciting new chapter you will be starting. Thank you for sharing.

    Well YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! So excited for you!!!!!!!!! (In my experience- I felt that way with my first- my son. No sickness at all. It hit with the girls) So stinkin’ excited for you!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!!!!

    I also really like your header with KittyPaw.

    you already know how excited I am for you but, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Because I really can’t think of too many things in life more wonderful than having a child. So excited for you and your hubby!! I’ll see you again soon hopefully:).

    Congratulations, Ashley!!! —So excited for you! :)

    Congratulations!!!! You must be so excited. Love your photos especially the one with Kitty Paws. :)

    Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family. Such a blessing.

    I am so happy for you!! My Taylor was an August baby. I’m so anxious to see updates along the way!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    YES!!!!!!!!! :D Congratulations, Mama!!!! I was really hoping that was your surprise! I am so glad you haven’t had morning sickness…I didn’t either and am so thankful for that! I’ll be praying that this summer is kind to you…and that cankles will not attack your legs as they did mine. :)

    Congratulations!! So excited for you!

    Congratulations wonderful lady! Oh, that should read MOM now.

    Blessings on you and your family!

    Congrats! Glad to see kitty paws is excited too ;)

    Congrats!!! Wonderful news! :)

    So happy for you!!! You will love it!

    YEAH!!!! I have been waiting for this reveal!!!!! SOO great! Can’t WAIT to know what you are having!!! Love the fruit idea and you don’t look like you ate ANY Christmas goodies….dang. You look awesome and may God bless this baby doll and give him/her a heart of compassion. That’s what I’ll pray for the baby. WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Congrats!

    I so knew that this was coming! CONGRATS! Pregnancy is an amazing experience. Enjoy every minute of it. Take so many pictures to document it! I’ve never seen the fruit pictures and LOVE that idea! Yeah Ashley!!!!!

    SO excited for you!! Happy pregnancy to you Ashley.

    Hi Ashley,
    Congrats on the new arrival coming!! What an awesome surprise! Loved looking at all your pictures. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought

    How wonderful! I though you might have been hiding something it seemed like you dropped some hints a few times and I almost said something but knowing how difficult it is if you were someone that was trying and not geting pregnant I didn’t want to bring it up. I know how painful that can be since I had a miscarriage with my first one. I’m so excited for you! YAY!!!!!!!!

    congratulations Ashley. this is exciting news and oh the changes that are ahead for your and yours. hoping your pregnancy is smooth and healthful, and that Kitty Paw is the best big sister ever. I love that photo. thanks for hosting SHS each week, and happy Sunday to you.

    Congratulations on your wonderful news!

    EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve been wondering if some of your comments lately have been little bread crumbs… but I know with me personally, I hate to get “that question” so I kept quiet!!! Yay!!!

    Love these and love that you’re capturing each step of your pregnancy and getting all sorts of cute shots!

    Enjoy this time!!!! :-D stink, especially since you ain’t getting sick!! :)

    xoxo
    Michelle

    Lots of talent here this week, WOW. Congrats on the pregnancy. Hope Kitty can adjust.Have a great Sunday Ashley!

    Your hunt me me smile WIDE! Even through my sleep deprived brain, I’m so happy for you! Enjoy this time, soak it up, and I know you will capture it. Do take bump shots, you won’t believe how much you change!

    Congrats, Mama!! I knew it would be only a matter of time before a baby Sisk was conceived. I’d like to think that posting about my beautiful kiddos had something to do with it. LOL!!! Just kidding. Good luck with the new one and I hope that Kitty Paw adjusts nicely to the change for you guys. Play date in our future? ;)

    Oh what beautiful news…what a thrill and a blessing. Congratulations!!! All of your photos this week radiate with the love you have for your upcoming event.

    Wow! What a cool way to share your fabulous news! Congrats and awesome pictures!

    Congratulations!

    Congratulations girly! What exciting news! Love all your interpretations. :)

    Congratulations! What a lovely Scavenger Hunt surprise. I did see the fruit idea somewhere and thought it was a great idea. How fun!

    Congratulations Ashley! I’ve a feeling about this for months but didn’t want to say anything! I am so excited for you and hubs and Kitty Paw!

    congratulations. Get ready for an amazing experience

    Ashley!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! How exciting. It must have been hard keeping that secret for so long. Kudos to you. Can’t wait to find out what you are having, and glad to hear you did not have morning sickness!!! That is the worst. Lucky girl.

    Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!! What exciting news and what an awesome way to tell us all! Keep those belly pics coming :)

    OMG! How exciting!! Can’t to follow you along this most amazing adventure! All the best!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you! Loved your photos this week!

    Congrats Ashley to you and Miss Kitty. You will make a great mom! Can’t wait to see all the photo that you will be posing and sharing in the near future.

    YAY!!!! Congratulations Ashley!!!!! Kitty Paw is going to make the best big sister ;)…and it goes without saying that you are going to be the best mommy ever!

    ((hugs to you and your fam!))

    Yay!! So exciting! Congrats! I can’t wait until it is born so we can see cute pictures of it on here :)

    Congratulations!

    Huge grins, Ashley!
    You are going to be such a wonderful mother. And of course, I can’t wait to see pics.
    xxx

    Oh, Ashley! I’m so happy for you! This is God’s most precious gift. Enjoy your pregnancy, and I’ll be looking forward to great ‘bump’ pictures.

    Your pictures are, as always, amazing!

    congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!! So happy for you guys, and this was a beautiful way to announce. I can’t wait to follow your journey. Your baby is blessed to born to such strong follower of the Lord. :)

    Congrats Ashley! I’ve been waiting to hear if you were pregnant. Every time I come to your site..I think….is she going to announce she’s pregnant? ha! Babies are such a blessing! Enjoy your pregnancy :)

    Yowza!! So excited for you guys!! Congratulations and lucky you on not getting sick!!

    So excited, forgot to comment on your shots! The colorful one is so great!!

    Congratulations! And I love your pictures!

    So, so excited for you! Hope it’s smooth sailing. And just think of the upcoming photo ops… ;)

    Congratulations Ashley! Super excited for you and your family. :) Cheers to a happy and healthy pregnancy.

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :) So happy for you! Babies are so fun! Being a mom has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. It taught me SO much about God’s love for me…mind blowing. Congrats to you!

    Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/envoutant/6728612281/in/set-72157624857744727/

    Congratulations and what a great way to share your happy news.

    Oh my god. That’s amazing news! Congratulation! I love your scavenger hunt this week

    Congratulations!! Babies are such fun, and a wonderful blessing from God. Someday I hope to have a houseful. :) I love that fruit idea.

    All I can say, Ashley, is that this is one lucky child!

    Blessings on your family,
    Dawn

    So excited for you Ashley. I hope that we see lots of baby bump pictures and that you will share the ups and downs of being pregnant as you go along. It has been a very long time since I was pregnant but I know I was very happy and wanted to share. V

    I had a feeling you were :)! Congrats :) Do you have a due date? Alexis was born Aug 2. I’m so happy and excited for you both.

    Jaw drop…gasp…squeal…scream! I was hoping that was your big news. I’m SOOOOOO excited for you. Oh what joyful news for you.

    I haven’t been picking up my camera much either except to take pictures of my baby girl which all go on my family blog. That’s the 1 thing I miss about the 365 is that I actually was engaging my creative side on a daily basis. I kind of feel like I have hit a wall now. Thankful for SHS though because it actually gives me a reason to take pictures. Thanks for hosting this every week.

    Congratulations! I gotta, for this being a secret, I think a lot of your readers had already guessed. ;) You and Jeremy are going to be great parents.

    Just came across your blog. First off, congrats. Secondly, such a cute blog and good idea. Cannot wait to become a new participator!

    I am your newest follower! I would appreciate it if you came over to my blog and followed me back. I am currently hosting a giveaway which includes free digital scrap booking software! Come check it out at:
    http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-memories-software-giveaway.html

    How exciting! A big Congratulations to you and your hubby and Kitty Paws too! Life will never be the same.
    Loved the B/W Ultra Sound and the 4 and Colorful shots. Oh who am I kidding I love all your shots.

    That’s awesome news!!! Congrats to both of you! Your photos are beautiful!

    This is wonderful news!!!!! You will be a marvelous Mommy.

    Wow baby looks big in the ultra sound shots.

    Congratulations and Best Wishes.

    Congrats! I am due, with our first, in April! It sure is a new experience that I will never totally understand, but surely worth it all in the end!

    I suppose if Eve hadn’t messed up, we all have easy and wonderful experiences. But even though it’s not, there is still a joy & love that is so unexplainable and worth every struggle we face. :)

    Hope everything goes well in your pregnancy! We go this week for our 4-D ultra sound. We haven’t seen her since we were 20 wks along. Each month I have had a friend (also a photographer) take pictures of me so that my family in Ohio can see my progress. It’s pretty amazing the responsibility that God has given us. Gen. 20:20 “God has presented me with a precious gift.”

    Sorry, that should say Gen. 30:20. :) At any rate, enjoy your gift and treasure your baby always.

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I love this meme. I think I may try to participate next week.

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! :)

    Congrats Ashley!!! So exciting!

    Congrats a million times over Ashley! I’m so happy for you and Jeremy; a very happy and healthy nine months to you guys! Your mini-bump is absolutely adorable; so please be sure to post at least a few more during the next few months so we can keep up with you!

    congratulations onn your pregnancy!!! your photos are great…..

    Congratulations!

    I am SO EXCITED for you guys!! Seriously, words can’t describe how happy I am for you and your growing family. :) Love the last shot! What a fun representation!! Hope you are still feeling great.

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read about your experiences over the next months and then see beautiful pics of the new little one! Great way to reveal on the scavenger hunt too! :)

    Congratulations! Such exciting news!

    Congrats!!!!

    Oh my gosh I am over the moon excited for you!!! :) yay!

    Ashley,

    Congratulations, how wonderful. and as always a great set of pictures.

    Congratulations! And, great photography, as usual.

    Oh my gosh!! That is wonderful and exciting news! Congratulations to you and your family! And best wishes for an easy pregnancy ;)
    Love your gorgeous photos!

    1-Congratulations!
    2-I enjoyed my visit to your beautiful blog, I’m following now
    3-grabbed your button ( for my blog love page)
    4-Beautiful photos
    5-grabbed your linky button ( for my blog hop page)
    6-I hope to participate in the future
    7-Hugs and smooches and wishes for a beautiful week ahead!

    congrats again my friend. i love love that last shot :)

    A Great Big Huge Congratulations, Ashley! Take care of yourself & be careful!!! =)

    Congratulations, I’m sure that will be one of the most photographed babies ever !!!!

    I love how you told your wonderful new with this hunt. Congratulations! The peach is great, awesome photos!

    I’m having a hard time looking at your prompts! All I see and think is baby! My prayers are with you through your pregnancy! Congratulations!

    These are SO cute. I love the last one. oh and CONGRATULATIONS! :)

    I KNEW IT! Congratulations, Ashley, I’m very happy for you! :-))

    YAY!! So happy for you! Congrats!! And I love the way you broke the news lol

    Congrats! I totally guessed that at the beginning. :D

    Congrats!! You are in for the ride of your life!

    You did a fantastic job breaking the news. I love using different pictures to do it in different ways. Congratulations!!!

    Congratulations! Your preggers pictures are adorable…esp that last one! Love it!

    Hooray!!! Congratulations, you’ll be great parents and I can’t wait for all those photos.

    Congrats Ashley! Of course, the B&W is my favourite… but I also really love the colorful fruity shot… very cute and perfect for the prompt.

    You already know how excited I am for you!!! Been waiting to see how you would announce it… Lol. Baby is already adorable ;)

    Whoa, Ashley, a dragon baby! I am so excited for you and hubby!

    Beautiful and creative shots! I think your sunset picture is gorgeous!

    Congrats on the pregnancy! I’ll be looking forward to the baby pictures when they are taken. So for the scavenger hunt can I pull archives for all because I’m stuck in bed after my surgery.

    Congrats, your ultrasound pics are absolutely adorable. And so glad you’re not sick, wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Take care.

    Congratulations, Ashley!!! That’s super duper exciting! I’ll be praying that all goes well! Can’t wait to see your little one once he/she is born!

    Congratulations!! So excited for you! And very glad to hear you aren’t sick. :)

    oh, I knew it, I just knew it.
    that long absence from blogging definitely made me suspicious as well. CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to see all your baby bump photos and then your baby ones!!! how exciting. keep well, eat lots and SLEEEEEEP!

    Congratulations to you and your husband :-)

    Congrats! Hope to meet you & the bump soon!

    congratulations! so excited for you both!

    Congratulations, Ashley! What a great way to reveal your news. I LOVE the photo idea with the fruit. I’ll have to keep that in mind. I always love how clean your photos look… and these are no exception.

    Happy news for your family…having visited here only a short few weeks, I nevertheless will anticipate the birth of your little one ;-)
    Very creative…in more ways than one!

    Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting!!!!!! OOOOO I can’t wait to follow along

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is such wonderful news!

    I had a feeling this was coming! So excited for you Ashley! I DO however want to throw something at you =) jk I wouldn’t wish that sickness on anyone – I couldn’t even read a blog much less write on one at 12 weeks.
    It’s all worth it though – every second of that loong 40 weeks! You look beautiful..I can’t want to see more self portraits!

    Congratulations! Great pics to accompany your news. So thrilled for you.

    AWE!!! Congratulations! :0) It’s such an exciting time, enjoy every moment of it!

    I also meant to say that the fruit thing is such a great idea. What a great tool to really visualize how big the baby is. I would’ve loved that when I was pregnant!

    Congratulations Ashley! Love your Four pictures. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. Enjoy!

    Congrats Ashley and family!

    How totally exciting! I can’t wait to see more baby bump pics along the way. Congrats to the both of you :)

    Awwwww Ashley!! Congratulations!!!! Such wonderful news!! So happy for you!!! ♥ ♥

    Congratulations, Sisk family! I’m SO happy for y’all! I can’t wait to see more artsy self portraits :)

    Congratulations! That is fantastically awesome and I hope you continue to have an easy pregnancy. August babies are lovely. I had my second son August 9th of last year :).

    how exciting, congratulations!!! what a cute way to share, you are going to have some wonderful photos documenting your pregnancy!

    Awww! Cute pics! Love the black and white. And your prego belly. Precious.

    Congrats!!!!! That is the best thing in the world, well next to actually holding your new baby in your arms. :)

    Wonderful news, Ashley! Very happy for you. Congratulations!!!

    Congrtulations. What a lovely way to share your news, the prompts work so well.

    awwwww – congratulations :) That’s wonderful! I’m SO happy for you!

    Ashley! Congratulations!
    How exciting!
    Wonderful selection of shots for the Scavenger Hunt ….. looking forward to following you through your pregnancy!
    :-D

    PREGGGNAAANNNT??!!! CONGRATS TIMES 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000! This will be the best experience you’ve ever experienced.

    First of all, I love that this has 229 comments!!!!!!!!!!

    I know I have said it before, but CONGRATULATIONS!! So glad the news is public.

    And only 4 lbs. That is great!

    That’s so exciting! Big congratulations to you guys. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your scavenger hunt pictures. These are so cute! Great job.

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to “meet” your baby! I will definitely be praying for you!

    Ashley!! Congrats on the baby bump!! how exciting and fun that you are sharing your baby journey with us!!

    OMG congrats on the baby. Love the ultrasound photo. Soon your life will change forever in the most wonderful way.

    Congrats! I’ve been waiting for that news from you. Just had that feeling it was coming. :)

    Congratulations! I love the fruit and belly idea.

    Yaaaay!! I haven’t been around your blog in a little while and I was curious if I missed this announcement!!! I am so freakin’ happy for you! I love the idea of the fruit with the maternity shot… so beautiful!!

    Oh, what wonderful news! I’m so happy for you and look forward to watching your family grow on the blog. Prayers being sent for God to be with you during your pregnancy and for a safe delivery this fall! Yipee!

    Congrats Ashley! You are going to be the best mama, and I swear it’s the best job ever!

    Congratulations! So happy for you. Can’t wait to see what s/he looks like. :)

    I tried commenting on this before from my phone but I had some technical issues–anyway, CONGRATS! KP is going to be the best big sister ever! :D

    Woof!
    OMD!
    OhMaDog, are you having apples in your tumtum, A?

    Am I missing anything drooly exciting in the human world?

    Yay! Congrats! I can just tell that you are going to be one awesome mom. You are going to LOVE having a baby. They are so much fun (don’t let anyone try and scare you with all that talk about midnight feedings, diapers, blah, blah)…it’s so much fun!

    Can’t wait to follow your journey! Take care.

    Congratulations on the baby! Your shots of the 4 is a great idea….all through the pregnancy. I hated missing the scavenger hunt this week but my computer crashed Friday night and just got it up and going Sunday night. I will be back this week.

    Wonderful news!!! Congrats to you and your family… Kitty Paw will make a wonderful Big Sis! =)

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    How exciting!
    I didn’t have morning sickness really either.
    My doctor had me on the prenatals called NeevoDHA and apparently everyone who takes them has dramatically few ‘morning sickness’ type symptoms!

    God Bless you and the little one!
    I look forward to following your journey!

    Biz

    Oh, so exciting!! Love your news! I can see your camera being very busy for many years to come!! Congrats!!

    Congratulations, Ashley. How exciting!!!!

    Oh, Ashley! So happy for you . . . huge congratulations ~

    OMG Congratulations !!!

    baby sisk!? yay! congrats!

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you :)

    Holy million comments! I’m so happy for you… even though your birth is totally ruining our chances to meet in August (you should have timed it better). ;D

    Congratulations! I’ve been behind blogging but I saw you pinning tons of nursery pics on Pinterest and I just had to check to make sure my guess was correct :)

    I’m totally late on commenting but congratulations!! Love the way you subtly included the announcement in your scavenger hunt :)

    Congrats to you!!! I’m not far behind you…8 weeks today :)

    how did i miss this post!! oh Ashley!! congrats! you are going to be one cute mama!! loving all of your pictures as always!! and YAY!!! :)

    Congratulations Ashley!!! I total didn’t catch this until today because I missed last week. It’s true, when you are keeping a secret like that it is all that you can think about….but let me assure you. Once you have kids, you NEVER lack for blogging material!

    I’m so happy for you! I look forward to seeing lots of beautiful baby pics!

    congratulations and God bless!

    Since I’m not linking up regularly I missed this!! WOWOWOWOW!! Congratulations to your and your hubby! :) Children are the greatest gift of all! And what a well photographed bub he/she will be! :) Take care! x

    Congratulations!! You look awesome!! Looking forward to seeing the baby photos in a few months :)

    CONGRATULATIONS ASHLEY!!!
    I am so very happy for you!

    congratulations!! such a wonderful time… glad you are feeling well, too.

    and i love every image you posted here… the last, especially. keep documenting… these photos will be so important to you some day! when littles is, let’s say, driving perhaps?! ;)

    CONGRATS..!!

    I have a special place in my heart for August babies, since I just had one a little over 5 months ago. LOVE the ultrasound pictures. Definitely one of my favorite parts of pregnancy. I have an unhealthy obession with pregnancy. I wish I could be about 8 months pregnant all the time. It’s when I’m my happiest :) LOL SO glad you aren’t getting sick. I didn’t get sick with my first either, but my last 2 had me barfing for about 18 weeks. I’m so incredibly happy for you all!! Congrats!!

    P.S. I’m totally copying your fruit idea that you were inspired from on FB when I’m pregnant again. It’s awesome :)


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