June 20, 2012
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June Quarterly Top 5 Link Up and Giveaway…Come JOIN US!!!
I hope all of you mothers, of furry friends and children alike, have searched through your second quarter photos and are ready to share them with Amber, Sarah and myself. If you’re not sure what I am talking about scroll down to the bottom of this post to read all of the details and see the prizes that will be randomly given away.

Personally, I can’t believe it’s June. In fact, by the time we post next quarter’s photos…I’ll be sharing pictures of our daughter OUTSIDE of the womb. Crazy! Anyways, it’s time for me (and YOU) to share your TOP 5 Favorite Photos from April to June.  I actually don’t have a ton of pictures of Kitty Paw or even our daughter, so I included a couple of belly shots. I hope you won’t mind. Here they are in no particular order:
Kitty Paw Looking Up RS
In April, I caught Kitty Paw in our guest room looking up into the window. She sometimes likes to appear as though she’s deep in thought. But I know better…she’s just trying to avoid the camera.
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I obviously did not take the above shot…but Sarah did! This is probably my favorite maternity photo from our session. I would have been right at 29 weeks. Looking back at this picture, I hardly look pregnant compared to how I feel right now.
3d4d Ultrasound Photos
I didn’t take these pictures either, but this is my baby’s first portrait session with the ultrasound tech (taken in May). I love that she’s already smiling. I’m convinced she’s going to look more like my husband. When we talk about who she’ll look like – I tell him that I’d love for her to have his blue eyes and blonde hair…he tells me he wants her to have my looks. We’ll see.
Ashley and Jeremy - Field Shot by Casey Martinez
Another photo I didn’t take…but my friend Casey Martinez did! I guess you would say this is our first “family portrait”…at least until she is born. I’m looking forward to getting the high resolution file for this image. I can’t decide if I’ll put it on canvas or just frame it. Either way, it makes me happy.
Lil Black and White Kitty RS
Finally, here’s another picture of Kitty Paw. She’s still in the guest room, but this time she is sleeping under the bed. This has become her new favorite place to hide out during the day.

Now show us your Top 5!!! Amber of Click Pray Love, Sarah Halstead, and I want to see them. Here’s how it works: 
  • Go through your April, May and June 2012 photo archives
  • Choose your favorite FIVE photos and post them to your blog or Flickr account through June 26th
  • PLEASE only use photos that include YOUR CHILDREN and/or PETS 
  • Accompany each photo with a short explanation (or caption) of why it was selected
  • Link up with Amber at Click.Pray.Love, Sarah the NapTime MomTog, or me at Ramblings and Photos
  • Be sure to include the Quarterly Top 5 banner or button in your post. If the banner or button is not there you will not be eligible to win.

Speaking of winning here are the gifts that will be randomly given away:  

Wow, Canela is a true inspiration. She is a mom of six who creates classy, elegant jewelry.  Please, take a moment and visit Cinnamon Sticks on Etsy.

($75 value)
I can’t say enough good things about Kim and her desire to generate more funds through her workshops, so she can capture photos and provide prints for foster children. Kim is not only a mom to 3 biological children, but she is a foster mom and photographer. She has combined her two loves and is bringing you an online workshop as a result.

If you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, but are still struggling to use it to it’s fullest potential take a moment to check out what Kim offers through her workshop

Three 24 X 32 inch canvas prints from Hello Canvas ($139 value per print)
Yes, you read that correctly. HelloCanvas has agreed to give away 3, 24X32 canvas prints (US residents only). While, I have not personally ordered from HelloCanvas, Sarah recently received a canvas print of the boys from there, so be sure to read her thoughts and to check out the options HelloCanvas provides.

Click.Pray.Love.
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 
Give away is open to adults 18 years or older.  
I was not compensated in any way in exchange for the above products being given away.
If gift is unclaimed after 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen using Random.org.
30 COMMENTS

    I love the one of you and your husband. It captures the anticipation beautifully. Back when my babies were born we really didn’t take the time to capture that amazement very well. I wish we had!

    Wow! Those are awesome prizes! I’ll be back with a post to link–THANK YOU!! :-) (P.S. I’m not seeing a deadline for linking up.)

    Kitty Paw is so cute! I wonder what she will think of the new little person in your house?? Beautiful maternity photos–you look amazing :)

    Miss Kitty Paw will be one cute furry big sissy, for sure! Girl these are all fantastic as always, but I adore your family shot. It’s just perfect, you two look SO in love, & little girly will LOVE to see that one framed & on a Canvas one of these days! LOVE this link up!! xo

    You look stunning! I wish I had looked half as good whilst preggers ^_^

    It is hard to believe that we will both have baby girls this time next quarter. Hopefully, we are able to post while in the newborn fog :)

    I do love the swim suit photo and think you look fantastic!!!!!!!!!

    Umm, could you look any cuter in a maternity bathing suit? Love the photo of you and your husband.
    I’m not the greatest photographer but really should do this, love looking back at our photos from the last few months.

    You are just a gorgeous preggo woman!

    Love your photos. :) He he. Can’t wait to meet your little one!

    Still think you’re the cutest preggo. :D Love the family one. We never did maternity photos.. and I wish we had.

    These are all so wonderful! You 4 make a great looking family. :)Such an exciting stage of life.

    Your photos all have a common theme this month: bliss

    I love that picture of you and your hubby!

    You know how much I love these Ashley! So beautiful! You are going to be so happy you have these years from now.

    Ashley, these pics are amazing! I love that family portrait and the 3d ultrasound pics; very cool! You look gorgeous in that one that Sarah took of you! I hope you are doing well and feeling well!

    You look amazing Ashley! Congratulations!

    Love your family photo. Beautifully capture the anticipation of the new baby

    Awww. . . so exciting to see your adorable family growing. Love these!!! And how great to have such talented friends. :)

    can’t wait until next qtr to see your lovely babe!

    Beautiful shots all around Ashley! I can’t wait to see next quarter ;)

    love your maternity photos! You look so cute. I know you are counting down the weeks as well.

    You look SO cute at the pool!! :)

    Ashley… I just love that preggo bathing suit pic…its adorable. Your babe will love it years from now.

    Ashley- this is serious. I am in DIRE need of you posting more pictures of you and your belly!! :) with only several weeks left! I need more!!! :)

    ok so it isn’t AS serious as I made it out to be, but I would love to see more of you and your beautiful bump!! :)

    love these photos Ashley!! you look absolutely amazing and adorable and I can’t wait to see pictures of your new little daughter!! love the shots of Kitty Paw too!! :)

    love these photos Ashley!! you look absolutely amazing and adorable and I can’t wait to see pictures of your new little daughter!! love the shots of Kitty Paw too!! :)

    I love the shot of you in your adorable pink striped swim suit! I wish I looked that fabulous when I was pregnant ( I was sporting more of a pale, sweaty, head-in-toilet- kind of look haha)
    It’s always lovely to see Miss Kitty Paw, she looks so cosy curled up under the bed :)
    I just read it’s your birthday, so happy birthday to you! Welcome to 30 :D

    These are all so beautiful! Love the one Sarah took of you in your swim suit! And the photo with your husband! Gorgeous!

    I love that big yawn baby is doing in your belly! And the photo of you and your husband is just wonderful!

    Slipping in right under the wire. Kitty paw looks like our old cat Summer so I always enjoy the furry pics of KP. :)

    Thank you for your sweet comment you left me :). It’s been awhile since I’ve been to your page and I didn’t realize you were expecting. Congratulations! I love you family portrait. Definitely frame or canvas worthy. I’m sure you will love capturing all the previous moments with your little one.


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