Ashley&David + Eight

I'm Ashley and this is my Beauty from Ashes life. I've had heartache, I've been a single mom, and I've learned to love again. I'm a blended mom, a mom of 8 and I thank God every day for this life He gave me!

David is my husband and he is the perfect teammate for this chaotic life! He is a classic car enthusiast, he can build anything, he is passionate about politics, and he adds the comedy to our household!

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Grace (left), "The Brave Spirit", has never met a stranger. She is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Kids at school call her "Mom" because she cares so much.

Hope (right), "The Diva", would rather be glammed up than comfortable any day! Her talent is accessorizing and her life plan is to marry a prince and live in a castle.

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Madalyn (left), "The Helper", is my little shadow. She is always saying, "Can I help?" and wants to learn to do all the grown up things.

Meredith (right), "The Planner", is always executing some plan. She has never met a problem she couldn't fix or a piece of recycling she couldn't turn into something else.

Yes, they are identical twins!

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Josiah, "The Sour Patch Kid", is sour, then he's sweet. He can drive you crazy one minute and then completely melt your heart the next. Video games are his jam and pants are optional.

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Charlotte (left), "Little Miss Sassypants", is almost always smiling. She says things that make you wonder if she is actually 6 or 26 and cuddling is her favorite.

Faith (right), "Little Miss Fiesty", is the queen of stank-face. She is independent, strong-willed, and will someday be the boss of a lot of people I'm sure!

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David, "The Family Favorite"...just kidding, but I mean, kid gets a lot of attention from everyone in the house! He is our little blended piece; everyone in the house is directly related to him so he ties us all together. He is the sweetest, most chill baby in the world and we are all so thankful he completed our big, blended family!