September 29, 2009

Big Favor!

My wonderful and talented cousin Alicia, over at Corners of My Mind has made a request. For those of you who are Twilight fans and live in the Tri-Cities area, she's got a proposition for you. She can get you in to see New Moon a day early. November 19th at either 7 pm or 9 pm at Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco. But, she needs at least 100 people to be at the showing. So, including herself, 99 others. If you are interested, head over to her blog, leave a comment, let her know you want in! I would totally be there except I am still gonna be in Rexburg. With thousands upon thousands of single 18-25 year old girls fantasizing about Edward. And I hated the first one Twilight movie. So, I have this internal dilemma as to whether or not I really wanna see the second one. But who knows, maybe I will cave and my traditional movie after Thanksgiving will be New Moon. Guess we'll see. :)

September 15, 2009

Workin' Woman

Printer Paper- $2.83

Ink Cartridges- $21.46

Gas used on handing out 40+ resumes- $40.00

Finally getting a job after 2 weeks of job hunting- Priceless.

Circle of Love Formal Wear
, here I come!!

September 14, 2009

Great News!

Two items of great news that I just have to share with you. One, I have Dallin's first day of school picture. Aren't you all so excited?! :) I know I am. So without further delay, here he is, my handsome hubby all dressed and ready for his first day of school. (Insert awws and sighs here).

So, funny thing about this photo. I think I first promised a picture of him on Wednesday, cause that's when I thought school started. But it actually started Thursday. So then I found that out and he didn't have any classes on Tuesday/Thursday, so I promised a picture of him Friday. Well, then he added a few classes to Tuesday/Thursday, so I actually took this picture Thursday. Yup, only those of you who are detail oriented (like myself and my sister Tara) would have noticed that. Everyone else probably thinks, wow Ash, you might be OCD er somethin'. . . And I reply, shaking my head in shame, I know, I know.

Onto item of business number 2! There is this great blog that I LOVE called Or So She Says. You may have seen their button on my sidebar. Anywho, they're awesome, I love them a lot, and they are having a fantabulous giveaway and you should totally visit them here and enter yourself in, 'cause the prizes are 100% AWESOME. So, hop your little buns over to that site and have fun!

Oh, P.S. another great blog, if you're looking for some great laughs and just all around awesomeness is this great blog. Holy smokes, everyday is an adventure with Ree and Marlboro Man. You will enjoy it. I promise. And she has awesome giveaways too. Like KitchenAids, and Lucchese Boots and $500 giftcards to and lots of other really expensive fun things. :) So, go and enjoy her story!

September 9, 2009

Big Thanks

I just want to thank everyone for their sweet words and support over the last few days. I feel so loved and I am incredibly grateful that I have so many people out there who are very supportive and kind. I am truly blessed.

I also want to let everyone know that we are doing great. Every once in a while I do get a little twinge of sadness when I see a sweet little baby or a pair of really cute tiny shoes or something like that. :) But overall, I am fine. The day we found out was the hardest. And the Dr. we had just kinda laid it all out on the table; no softening of blows or anything. Which was probably the best way for it to be put out there for me. After he told me they hadn't found a heartbeat, he said, "I think this is just God and Nature's way of telling you that this baby wasn't developing right and it could place on you a burden you might not be able to handle." As those words sunk in, I thought, "yeah, that makes sense." And it felt right.

I was proud of myself too. I didn't cry when he told me. I didn't cry when he told me my options for losing the baby, whether I wanted a D&C or just to lose it naturally. I didn't cry when he told me that we needed to wait at least 3 to 4 months before we should try again. But then, the ultrasound tech asked me if I wanted the picture of the baby. And then the floodgates opened. And it hit me. Hard. And I cried. And it hurt. But then, I regained my composure, took the picture of our little peanut, and we went and scheduled for the D&C. And then I called my mom and once again the tears were a-flowin. But with each person that I talked to throughout the day, the tears dried up and didn't come as easily. I came to terms with everything. And I felt good. Except for the cramps that magically started. And got excessively worse over the course of the next couple of days until by thursday morning about 1:00 am I was in full blown labor (well, it felt like it at least :)) I no longer called them cramps, but contractions. They were horrible. And I wanted to die. And my D&C wasn't until 7:00 am, so 6 hours from then. But I made it there, they gave me sweet pain meds to relieve me, and before I knew it, I was asleep and awake in the blink of an eye. And feeling OH SO MUCH BETTER! I felt like everything was done. I was done with everything. It felt great.

So now, here I am, a little over a week after I found out, and I feel good. It still kinda stinks when people tell me congratulations and I have to tell them, "oh, I actually just had a miscarriage." And then they feel bad (which they totally shouldn't, they didn't know!) But, it still kinda stings. So, we're going on with life, we'll try to start our family again when the timing feels right and when we feel the Lord thinks its a good time and for the time being, we'll focus on school and work. By the way, did I mention the best news ever? Dallin is done after this semester! Hallelujah! That light at the end of the tunnel is getting so much brighter. It's right there. We're so excited! For those of you who are curious, he is graduating in Agricultural Business and he wants to continue on to get his MBA. Hopefully at University of Oregon, Oregon State or Willamette University. All three are within like an hour of each other down in Oregon. So, it'd be pretty awesome if we could go down there. Plus, Marcus and Ashley are down in Willamette going to Law School and Jen and Cory are thinking of going to U of O for Cory to get his MBA. So who knows, we could get the whole fam damily down there! :) It'd be a blast, whatever happens.

Anyhow, sorry about all this information, this is kind of my journal of life events, so all you cyber-readers get to know me way better than you ever wanted to. :) Dallin starts school Friday, so I'll post his cute back to school photo on here and you all can stare at my "eye candy" husband. :) What can I say, I have a super hot husband! Enjoy your evenings, thank you once again for your love and support and God Bless every single one of you!

September 7, 2009


This post is going to be one of the harder posts I have had to write, so I think I'll just come right out and say it. I lost the baby. I went in to my first appointment, everything was fine, and then they wanted an ultrasound to see how far along I was. I went to get the ultrasound the next day and the doctor found no heartbeat. I cried. It was hard. But it's not so bad now. We're feeling a lot better about everything. And, like our amazing doctor said, at least we know we can get pregnant. And I also have decided there is absolutely no way I am ever giving natural birth. Holy smokes, bring on the epidural. Please. :)

Anyhow, on a much happier note. We did get to see Wicked in Seattle. Any of you who live close to the Seattle area, please do yourself a favor and go see it. Elpheba is amazing. Like insanely good. I was almost brought to tears when I saw the scene where she sings Defying Gravity. It was just that amazing. So, you all should go see it. Like right now. :) It plays til October 4th. So hurry!! More updates to come. Maybe I'll post a cute first day of school picture of Dallin on Wednesday. Wouldn't that be a treat? :)