We had a BIG day last week!

On Thursday, Miss Ashby graduated from Pre-K.

We are just so, so, so proud of her!  She thrived this year at school!  I was a little worried going into Pre-K that she wouldn’t be ready for kinder in the fall, but not any more.  She did FANTASTIC this school year!!

Our day started off extra special because before the graduation ceremony, it was Pastries with Parents in this little nugget’s class…

…she put on an apron (with her hand print!) and served us breakfast.

I love this kid so much too!!

She served me breakfast…and then ate it 😉 .

Then it was time for graduation!  Ashby was so sweet when she walked in and saw us.

Here she is receiving her diploma with her sweet teachers.

They did a slide presentation…I mean, friends!  Look how much my sweet baby has grown!!  The picture on the right was taken about 10 days after we brought her home from China 🙂 .

After graduation, we had cookies and punch in their classroom.  I love sweet Bowen so much too!

Britt’s smile is my favorite!

We are just so proud of this girl!!!

After their class party, Erika and I surprised the kids and took them out of school for the rest of the day so that they could have lunch and swim…

…they were so excited to swim without the big kids!  Ha!  We had the best afternoon by the pool!!!

It was the BEST little graduation day!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 22, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Congratulations to Ashby and the whole family! What an exciting occasion! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims May 22, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Great job, Ashby! That girl is going to take Kn by storm!

  • Elspeth Mizner May 22, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Congratulations Ashby! What a fun and special day to celebrate you!!!

  • Erika Slaughter May 22, 2018 at 5:48 am

    And by 3:00 on Thursday, she turned into a teenager?? I was waiting for that line because she looks so old in that last picture!! So proud of those graduates!

  • Nicole May 22, 2018 at 6:43 am

    She is just too darn cute!!!! God is so good!

    I just saw your America shirt where did you get it?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2018 at 6:52 am 🙂

  • Narci Dreffs May 22, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations, Sweet Ashby!!! You are going to rock Kindergarten!!

  • Laura @ Fantastically Four May 22, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Congrats to Ashby! Looks like a wonderful day! My son’s graduating from Pre-K tomorrow. Eek!

  • Chrystianne May 22, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Umm…can I have Madeley’s tan please? Girlfriend has a gorgeous color!!

  • Karen Ward May 22, 2018 at 8:01 am


  • Tabitha May 22, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations sweet Ashby! Great job!
    I don’t know about the rest of ya’ll, but referring to Madeley’s “tan” makes me uncomfortable. Maybe I’m just too sensitive, but God created her with a certain complexion that she can’t control and has to live with. She’s as cute as a button, but I don’t think we should identify her simply by her skin tone.

  • Angela Ellingson May 22, 2018 at 8:05 am

    So so sweet! One of mine starts kindergarten next year, too!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 22, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Congrats to that sweet girl!! She is going to ROCK Kindergarten!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Nicole W May 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

    oh my word! i cannot get over ashby and how much she has grown. congrats to the grad and may you guys have the best summer before the next school adventure begins!

  • Alexis deZayas May 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Congrats sweet girl!! What a special day!

  • Kerri May 22, 2018 at 9:11 am

    They are such the sweetest little sisters! And what a sweet family you have!

  • Ronnie Dean May 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Congratulations to sweet Ashby!! She is going to take Kindergarten by storm! I see big things in this girl’s future. She’s so beautiful. And Madeley…her little chubby feet are just the best!! Her smile makes me smile 🙂 Beautiful family!

  • Ariadna May 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Congrats sweet Ashby!! You and Bowen are going to rock Kindergarten!! It’s always nice to have your best friend by your side! 🙂

  • Ariadna May 22, 2018 at 9:45 am

    OH!! And I forgot to mention that Madeley looks adorable!! Does she get to go to Pre-K next? Such cute kiddos! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      She has another year of preschool 🙂 .

  • Mary Dollar May 22, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Absolutely the sweetest! Such a fun graduation day for Miss Ashby. And Miss Madeley in her apron, I could squeeze them both!!!

  • Tish Ferry May 22, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Congrats to Ashby! And Madeley in her apron is precious!
    Simply Tish

  • Marion ORGAER May 22, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Great Job, congratulations Ashby!

  • Jenna Vallorani May 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Congratulations to sweet Ashby! She is such a little LOVE!

  • Kim May 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Madeleys smile just makes me happy! What a gift you are to each other! And sweet Ashby too!

  • Amanda Peterson May 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Where’s your dress from?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm


  • Kelsey May 22, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Madeley & Ashby are both just absolute dolls! So happy to hear that Ashby thrived in Pre-K and is ready for Kindergarten!

  • Liz Thorson May 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations to sweet Ashby! I love the precious friendship between Ashby and Bowen!❤️

  • Amy May 22, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Where do you get beach towels? Love that towel Ashby is holding in the last picture!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2018 at 4:28 am

      Pottery Barn Kids!

  • Kathy May 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Love reading about he joys of your family. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations to Ashby and Bowen!

  • Nancy May 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Congratulations sweet Ashby! I love your graduation shirt too, the artwork is so cute!

  • Amy May 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    It’s crazy how much they grow up in a year! Also, do you happen to remember the name of your dress? I love it but I can’t find it 😢

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2018 at 4:27 am

      It’s on today’s post!!

      • Amy May 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm

        Thanks for responding! I see the one you wore to the hospital but what about the flowered one with the white background?

        • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2018 at 2:31 pm

          Also Loft 🙂 .

          • Amy May 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

            It must be gone already 😢

  • Amy D. May 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Congratulations, sweet Ashby! I know you will rock Kindergarten!

  • Kacy Mah May 27, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I teach pre-k and this made me so happy!