Sunday, March 27, 2011


Kinda like SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance.)

Except this time, it's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

Please tell me you've seen it?! Funniest kid movie ever. If you haven't seen it....RENT IT! Netflix lets you watch it instantly. It's a crazy hilarious movie.

Funniest part? When he does an anagram for his invention. He calls it his:









Or the FLDSMDFR. I laugh out loud every time.

I also LOVE Megamind. Such a great movie. And I cannot tell you how excited I am that Will Ferrell is the new boss on the Office. My life is now complete.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Sometimes I like to pretend like I know how to sew. Which is hilarious because I know I thread by bobbin wrong but my machine doesn't seem to mind. I sure wish I was better at it. Or more patient.

But I want to make this

I know I could make some really fun things but there are 2 problems:

A: space. I hate getting crap out and having to put it away. I need a perminent spot for it.

2: I am not a patient person. I know I would have mess ups and un-stitching and just the thought of that makes me want to punch my sewing machine in the face.

I have a bunch of lace to make that skirt. And is it so selfish that I want to make one for me and not for my girls? They have enough crap. I need a cute flirty skirt out of mustard yellow stretch lace. Yummy!


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Sometimes late at night, I like to play Tetris on my original 1985 Nintendo. Let me tell you something very important....Ashley is a master Tetris player. If there were a national competition for Tetris, I would so enter and probably win. I am the Yoda of Tetris. (win you will!)

So last night, I was playing my nightly Tetris and I got to level 11. A level I have never passed. But honing all of my amazing skills and after eating a well balanced late night bowl of rice crispies drenched in sugar, I was all sorts of ready. I passed it. It. was. amazing.

I got the high score and then as I looked at the "computer chosen" high scores and names, I realized that I am not of middle-eastern descent and I had still beat them all. All of the names where similar to Shaheed or Roheim. Cool. I guess you don't have to be necessarily smart to get to level 12, just have awesome stacking skills and lots of time on your hands. Oh when that music gets faster and your heart beats like crazy. I love it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Is it just me....or does Scotty McCreery from American Idol look EXACTLY like my awesome nephew who is on a mission in Argentina??? Seriously?? Separated at birth!
Tucker Don Bush
Scotty McCreery
A little creepy.

High Float anyone?

I bought these balloons on March 4th for Noah's birthday.
They are still going strong 13 days later. I bought them at Pioneer Party. You should shop there for balloons. Good Grief!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Job

For the last 9+ years of our marriage, Noah and I have been lucky to get to spend a lot of time together. Self employment has its perks. You can work as much (or as little) as you want. If you need to make more money, you work harder to find jobs. Plus Noah could take any time off he needed. (There are definitely crappy parts to self employment too.)

So we were very blessed last year with a lot of work. Noah was busy all last year with 2 homes and a lot of remodels. He is EXTREMELY talented. For the past 2 months we haven't had any work come our way. Lots of bids and work for my parents but nothing substantial. Until his brother Abe called him last week. He told him that they are hiring where he has been working. Noah thought about it a little bit and asked me what my take is on it. I immediately told him that there are people out there looking for work, and we have it handed to us. So he thought more about it, prayed about it, and worried about it. We are so used to the idea of him being able to do what he wants that this is a big change for us. He's never had a boss, a set schedule, or a real pay check.

We weighed the negatives with the positives and he (with some answers from above) decided to take the job. He is now an employee for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is extremely excited. The church is building a full size replica of Jerusalem. Essentially, it is a huge movie set that Noah will be building. You can read about it on the church website. I'll post a link at the end. The best thing about it is that he is with good people with his same goals and lifestyle. He'll even have interaction with the First Presidency and General Authorities (Pres. Uchtdorf is set to come check it out next week.) He had to have a current temple recommend for the job and they are even paying him more than other workers because of his experience. He LOVES it so far and I am so happy for that! It is a drive to get down there but another perk is that he gets to carpool with his brother, and build that relationship.

The job will only go until July but we have hopes that it will turn into other jobs for the church. That is his dream. Building temples would be the ultimate and we never know where this might take us. So that's my good news for the day. No negativity. I am happy as can be even though we miss him being around. I am so blessed in my life. I love the gospel.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bra-less wonder

Today I left my house fully clothed to head to Costco to buy all of the food for the Scout Blue and Gold Banquet tomorrow night. I finally realized about 5 minutes later that I forgot my bra. Nice. So I headed back home. If you've ever wondered if I've ever considered a breast enhancement, that should answer your question. When you leave your house, run down stairs, and don't even notice a lack of support...that is defiitely on your mind.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yard Sales and stupid people

Why do I have to be so negative you ask? I'll tell you why...because people are stupid. I do have good things to say about my recent "spur of the moment" yard sale. We made some sweet $$ to spend on.......let's see......nothing. Savings I guess.

But one aspect of our recent yard sale experience got me thinking. Why would one lowball someone when they have more than enough money? I had a lady offer $8 for a gigantic stack of items. Now don't get me wrong, I wanted that SHAT out of my life and garage so I'm happy she wanted to buy it. The approximate value of the items was around $20 but she said "will you take $8 for it all." I of course said "sure" since I just want the SHAT out of my life and garage. So I kinda thought to myself "well, she probably only has $8." But then she pulled out a huge wad of bills. $20's and $10's. But she offered $8. Not that I need her to pay the actual amount but if you have a $10, just say $10...why $8?? Noah and I were both boggled and laughed after she left. If she had children without clothing and food, I would have just given it to her. But her wad of cash and her Cadillac Escalade suggested otherwise.

Then I had another lady offer $8 for a huge box of scrapbook paper. Old nasty scrapbook paper that I had marked at $10 for the whole box. After I had said "sure" she said "what about $7?" Really? $1 less. Wow.

Yard sale folk never cease to amaze me. I LOVE me a good yard sale but I usually pay what it is marked at. I wasn't aware that people would come and bid me down on items. If I'd have known that, I would have marked them up more so we would agree on the price I originally wanted. This isn't Storage Wars or Auction Kings or the flea market in Honolulu for heaven's sake! It's my white trash yard.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mom Jeans

To answer Miss Natalie's question (or Aunt Natalie if my kids are referring to her,) here are Mom Jeans.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Adventures in Walmart

So today I was at Walmart and the Crazy Cat Lady was in line ahead of me. She had a cart full of cat supplies. Huge bags of cat food, a giant box of kitty litter, and 100 cans of kitty food. An entire cart dedicated to cats. She also had another cart with bananas, apples, and tortilla chips in it. Then when she tried to pay with her debit card, it was denied. Might want to get rid of a few cats lady. I got allergies just looking at her.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stupid Moms

That is not a knock on my own mother! Just to be sure (my mom is amazing and I want to be her when I grow up!)

I can't stand stupid moms. There are 2 different kinds that I can't stand.

Mom example #1-

-Mom jeans.
-She lets the child dress themselves (the girl is in a princess dress, sweats, and hair not done. The boy is in basketball shorts, a cape, and slippers.)
-refuses to spend ANY money and wants everything on sale or at a discount. (HATE this mom at Swiss Days!)
-Says she'll just make it herself.
-Thinks their child is perfect and would never EVER believe that their child would hit or bite.
-Goes to her child's class to read and likes to make other moms feel guilty because they don't.

Mom example #2-

-Drives a crazy expensive SUV and thinks she owns the road
-Talks on her cell phone where ever she is and it's really annoying to hear about her local gossip in the line at the store.
-Wears designer skin-tight jeans, an obnoxious hat, and blinged out shirts to the school dance festival. Really? You think those pants are appropriate?!
-Puts on make up to go to the gym. Seriously?
-Talks with her friends and doesn't watch her kids.
-Dresses her children to the max and creates crazy hairstyles that are completely age inappropriate.

Ok, so I know that you're thinking. You just completely contradicted yourself. But my point is...isn't there a happy medium?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Treadmill Man

So, I did a whole huge post about this guy that goes to my gym. It was not so much a nice post. Turns out he has been ridiculed for his not-so-traditional workout style. So much that it ended up on the news and a youtube video was the reason. So after I hit the "publish post" button, I had second thoughts and did some research. Turns out he was very hurt and embarrased by the harassment and it made me feel bad. So I deleted it. I'm bummed though because I so want to share the hilariousness that is "Treadmill Man." What do you think? Do you think he would somehow magically find out about my blog post and read it? I'm totally anonymous in it but he would have to know it's him. He's the only one in the gym doing backbends on the lat pulldown machine in full Rocky gear.

He is from Lehi afterall and I know I have like 500,000 followers so there is a chance.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I know right? Really? I haven't posted in how long? Well, I could do a big HUGE update post but we'll save that for another time. For now I'm just glad to be back in the blogging world. A lot has happened, good and bad, but there a good times ahead!

First off, I would just like to say that from now on, I'm going to post from the heart. No bells, no whistles. Just truth. Take it or leave it. You are being warned though right now that they may include an obsentity every so often. I try and contain myself but sometimes you just have to say "OH MY HELL!" I know, I know. That's no way for a PP to be speaking.

Secondly, this is a healing time for me. I have been burned by people. Some I considered really good friends, and some I could care-less about, but I need to heal and forgive. When you truly believe in the power of forgiveness, and you are asked to do so, do you still believe in it? And are you willing to? That's where I am now.

Sometimes I'll be spiritual (but not sappy, cross my heart.) And sometimes I'll be funny (or at least try.) And sometimes I won't follow grammar rules (don't judge me.) Because it's my blog.

Random in the past sucks. Let's all move forward. MmmKay?