Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Finalists are SICK!

Oh my gosh I know I have posted about this show before. However, I just finished watching this week's episode and my mouth is still hanging low in awe with how seriously incredible these dancers are. I was a little heart broken last week when the best technical dancer Will went home because I didn't think he deserved to go. But, the 6 dancers left are AMAZING!! I don't even know who I would chose. I know that all 6 shined tonight but I absolutely loved Katee and Josh's numbers. It will be sad to see two leave tomorrow. So friends who do you think will win it? I can't even chose!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Could your husband survive?

I know my man couldn't survive. Could yours?


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes.
There is no fast food.Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean , correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.

In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time--no e-mailing.Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment, and a haircut appointment.He must make one unscheduled and i nconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care.

He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside, and keeping it presentable at all times.The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done.The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties.

They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth, and comb their hair by 7:00 am.

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island based on performance.The last man wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.
If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right to be called Mother!

After you get done laughing, comment and tell me what you think! Could your guy survive???

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Crunch Time

For many of you fellow blogger friends, I know you feel the same way when it gets closer and closer for school to start. AHHH!! I cannot believe school is starting in two weeks!! Yikes! This summer has flown by and I am so happy with how it went. I would say I travelled much more this summer than I have any other summer while teaching. It is not typical to spend a few weeks in China!! However, I call myself a slacker this summer because I hardly went into school and did things over the break. Years prior I was in there almost every week. It feels good to take a good long break and enjoy my vacation.

After returning back from Utah this past week, I thought it might be good to go into school and see what needs to be done. Well come to find out I have been a HUGE slacker. All the classrooms down my hall and where I looked, look almost done!! Yikes that is when I knew it was time for me to kick my butt in gear.

I love going back to school! Like others of you I am sure you feel the same as teachers. You get to start over each year with a new set of everything. It is a great change. I am excited to start next year. I think I have a great group this year with only 22 kiddos. That won't last long! I am continuing my Ellsworth Campsite throughout my classroom which I just love. I have done some cute things with the theme. I will have to get some pictures up soon! Good luck to my other teacher friends both in Arizona and Utah. Your crunch time is getting closer!

Monday, July 21, 2008

One Word

ONE WORD TAG!! -- its kinda hard to only think of ONE word!

1. Where is your cell phone? near
2.Your significant other? amazing
3. Your hair? curly
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? greatest
6.Your favorite thing? Jon
7. Your dream last night? paradise
8. Your favorite drink? coke
9. Your dream/goal? family
10. The room you're in? study
11. What makes you happy? family
12. Your fear? snakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? mother
14. Favorite snack? cookies
15. What you're not? famous
16. Chocolate? sometimes
17. One of your wish list items? puppy
18. Where you grew up? Draper
19. The last thing you did? ate
20. What are you wearing? pj's
21. Your TV? lifesaver
22.Your pets? none
23. How many kids do you want? 3
24.Your life? wonderful
25. Your mood? excited
26. Missing someone? badly
27. Your car? civic
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite Store? Target
30. Your summer? travelling
31. Your favorite color? red
32. Your favorite word? believe.
33. When is the last time you laughed? lately
34. Last time you cried? yesterday
35. Who will/would re-post this? Melanie


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Remember The Memories?

"We do not remember days; we remember moments." ~Cesare Pavese

I saw this great memory sharing idea on my friend Natalie's BLOG and wanted to share it with all my friends and family. The directions are below. Enjoy!

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a wonderful memory about you. It is a great way to remember the great moments in our lives.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Footsteps In The Sand

If my dreams could come true, paradise would be on a boat somewhere in Lake Powell!

Having a Sand-sational Time!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Our Lake Cruiser

Skylen + Chance = Cutest Couple Ever

Bahama Mama

Beach Bum

I Love The Sand In My Toes, And In My Ears, And Up My Nose

Sink or Swim?

A Day At The Beach With Grandpa

Watch Out Lizard, Your Ours!!

Captain Zander!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My Last Summer Travels

To celebrate and enjoy my last few weeks of summer break I am heading to Utah for a few weeks. First off my sister's family and I are driving to Page, AZ where we are meeting my parents and another family we are friends with at Lake Powell. We will be boating, wake boarding, tubing, sun bathing, and enjoying time with family and friends from Thursday to Sunday night. Then I am catching a ride to Salt Lake with my parents and chilling there for a week and a half doing who knows what. All I know is I am getting out of 115 degree weather. Even if it is 80's and 90's in Utah. Anything will seem cooler than here! I will stay plenty busy up in Salt Lake shopping, seeing movies, eating at my favorite resturants, and of course seeing my good friends and family. I will post pictures I am sure later!! Ciao!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dance Obsession

Along with the Bachelorette, this summer I have been obsessed with the TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance." I try my hardest not to miss an episode. I love to see all the different styles of dance and what each dancer brings to the dance floor. This season is unbelievable. The talent this year is incredible!! I can't decide which is my favorite but I can't get enough to Twitch and Kherington, Courtney and Gev, and Katee and Josh. I hope I am not the only lame one out there obsessed!! Gotta love dance!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Red Hot 4th

Jon and I had a great holiday weekend! We started out celebrating Independence Day with doing a bit of manual labor (Jon likes to call it that). I call it brutal yard work. Imagine Ashlyn doing yard work. I know kinda crazy!! Especially in the Arizona heat at noon time. YIKES!! No, it wasn't THAT bad after I complained to Jon I was suffering from heat stroke. Jon kept telling me, "You're not dying... Keep going!!" Believe it or not we finished trimming my parents yard at about one in the afternoon. I guess I made it through knowing that it was my parents yard and it needed some TLC since they are in Utah for the summer. However, the one great thing about the yard work was that I got a pretty good tan!

After cooling off from our manual labor excitement we headed to do shopping for Jon. He needed some shoes for work. We lucked out and found many pairs of shoes for an unbeatable price. Gotta love the bargains!!

Now it came time to actually celebrate the 4th of July and we went over to my sister Tffany's place and had a yummy BBQ with hamburgers, 7 layer dip, fruit, baked beans, and all the other 4th of July BBQ essentials. We then cooled off with a dip in her new swimming pool. The kids had tons of fun with Uncle Jon and Aunt Ashlyn partying on the holiday weekend.

The rest of the weekend was way low key. I sat around Saturday and relaxed while Jon went to work. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Love ya!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Hey guys just so you know I am playing around with this new program and so it is taking me awhile to get things put together. Sorry if it is a mess! Oh well! Enjoy!