Sunday, May 31, 2009

I've had ENOUGH.

I have never ever had a problem with my weight. (I know. shoot me.) But I cant handle it anymore. I'm tired of feeling my jeans get tighter. I'm tired of running out of breath because I'm no longer in shape. It has been 6 months since I put on my running shoes. I'm done. I need to be in shape for my daughter. For my husband and most important for myself. My family has a long line of heart disease, and I wont let it happen to me.
Today will be the day I change.. excersise, more water. Less sweets. Be healthy in my choices.
I want: more energy, flat tummy, & to live.
Why: ♥ disease, diabetes. the odds are against me.. really. Olivia. Mike. Baby O #2

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Can anyone tell me what THIS face is..
ps. we all JUST got up.
dont mind that fact that we look like we've been smoking reefer.
hugs. not drugs.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Olivia and I were feeling silly today :)
Hope you have a silly day today too! :)

10 things that make me happy

01.) This boy, my gorgeous hubby.
(this is also my all time favorite picture. circa summer 2007)

02.) Olivia. always.
and her laugh brightens my whole day.

03.) yard sales!
I love junk.
new stuff.

04.) Saturday's Farmers Market.
05.) Olivia hugs

06.)My best friend in the universe.
07.) Oh.. I dont know how this got here..
mmm look at those arms..
oh wow..

moving on..

08.) Sundresses
(dont mind the snotty face)
09.) Season 3, episode 20.
The Office.

10.) THIS purse. in white. so cute.

**Thanks Kat! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

We remember

Olivia wanted to thank all the brave men and women that have fought for our freedom!

And the ones that are still fighting to protect our nation!

We love you! ♥

Happy Memorial Day :)

Olivia wanted to wish you a happy memorial day weekend!
And to thank all the great men and women out there that fought for our freedom!

A special thanks to Uncle John and Cousin Shawn!
We love you!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I ♥ scrapbooking :)

I got the bug. yup, the scrapbooking bug! :) I really wanted to get Mike and I's scrapbook finished. I want to get Olivia's babybook done too. So I've been trying to get a page in everyday. It's almost, working. I have about 7 pages of Olivia's newborn life done ;) And Mike and I's book is almost done! Here are some highlights:

[the loop is a letter i wrote to mike]

I'm gonna work on taking better pictures of my layouts,
but I think that you can click and make them bigger? That's all for now :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

If I could wear anything today..


summmer by ashleeolivia

I think this is it! Thanks Kat for allowing me to waste half of an hour to make cute outfits! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I think..

5:46 am.
The pefect time, the morning sun creeps its way
through the blings.. and I sit here
with my hot coffee and pray.
Thank you Lord,
for this day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

let's have a look..

Let's talk about this suitcase, I call a purse, or is it suppose to be called a "handbag"? I'm not so posh. Anyways, my Daddy kinda always pushed the purse thing. I dont really know why. I remember being like 7 and carrying around teal Mickey Mouse pouch. It's not like I had much to carry except some strawberry lipsmackers and my "to-go" journal. Anyways, I carry this much crap with me on a day to day basis. I'm only missing a diaper, liv's sunscreen, some snacks (for me & liv)

Let's see..
  • My summer purse. It's white. huge. && from Target. NICE!
  • I ♥ that wallet. I buy a million wallets. This is my FAVORITE. for now.
  • princess baby wipes, deoderant, smelly lotion, tissues
  • GUM! mint for me. melon for Mike :)
  • that cute green clutch, (I wish there was a better pic) full of bandaids, tweezers, tide to go, that kind of stuff..
  • My little notebook. Usually full of lists.
  • 4 lipsticks/glosses. all dark red.
  • cell phone
  • & 5 pens and a couple window markers so I can tag your car! My favorite!
  • umm...where are my keys???

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I miss you today :(
I cant wait to stay up late (ie: 10 o'clock)
with you
drinking booze again,
eating meatless quesadillas,
recreating the sea with you,
and just plain laughing.
ps. i love this picture more then you believe.
we are twins.

Monday, May 18, 2009

she is beautiful.

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like father, like daughter..

I cant help but laugh at this picture every time I look at it.
They are both so cute and I love them soo much :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

you're the closest to heaven..

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I think that we meet people and people come into our lives for the better. Right now, I'm feeling nostalgic. I was thinking about the first time Mike and I first met, I remember him coming to the store for groceries and him stopping by the bakery to talk to Sue. I thought he was the hottest boy I've ever seen. He was tall and skinny with some muscles and he had big ears. He was the complete opposite of every other boy I've had a crush on. When I actually talked to him for the first time, I thought he was a complete arrogant asshole No joke. He was rude and said stupid little snide comments and I didn't like him from there on. That was until, he got his baker job back.. and I would waltz in the back to see what was being made for the day and to talk to Mama Carolyn. I would prance around like I owned the place and Mike was just there to work. It wasn't HIS bakery anymore. I called the shots. I whined to get out of machine cookies and muffins, and I was good at what I did. We fought A LOT. It was all in fun. Never anything serious because I always had Mama on my side and she would tell Mike to stop being an asshole. But slowly that month, the looks at each other got longer and the wanting to be near each other grew deeper. I would get giddy when I went to work in the morning. I would make sure to put on just a little bit more mascara. Just to make sure I looked good.

Now, I think that I should say.. I had a boyfriend. A fishing, hunting, backwoods boyfriend. We had been fighting for months before this. He asked me to marry him and I said I couldn't and I ran like the wind. I made every excuse to not be home.

Mike was always there. I could always run to his house a few streets over. I ran there one night, he came down the road and greeted me with the best hugs. We hung out for hours. I got to learn about his life in Japan and growing up. We listened to all our favorite songs, "Iris" "Romeo and Juliet" and I put my head on his shoulder and he held me and I knew right then, I never wanted to leave that spot. I never wanted to leave him.

I broke up with my boyfriend, and lived with my friend Lara. It all seems kinda blurry. I went to work and came home and drank at the river with her, every night Mike would come over and sleep on the hide-a-bed with me. I don't think I've ever not slept so much in my life. But I love every passionate night with him, and falling asleep in his arms. Nothing else in the world mattered but that smile, his face and those ears.

It seems crazy to think that all this happened just 2 years ago. I feel like I've known him forever. He is my best friend. He knows every little thing about me. He knows when I'm lying and when I'm sad. He can tell what I'm thinking by just looking at me. We can talk to each other from across the room with just a stare. He truly is my other half. On tuesday, we will be married for a year and half! And baby, we are going strong.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

busy bee's

we are here! :) Just been busy. Here are some recent pics! xoxoxo

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day to me! :)

When Mike asked me what I wanted to do for Mothers day, at first I didnt know and when I pulled the blinds up for the morning, I knew that I wanted to be outside in the sunshine! I made lunches for all of us and got the backpack ready and we headed up to Swauk Creek . It was still closed for the season still so we had to hike in..

Mike found me a heart in the stones. It was really cute.

Dont worry, we are professional rock climbers.. ya know?

the best part was the dino sandwiches I made.
They were so cool and very tasty
on a long hike.

We all had a blast! Look at that face. She is stoked! :)
and I got to hug a tree ;)
There is no point to this.. just some sexy forearms.. mmmm.
Now I have to get ready for work. *groooan*

I love my Mommy

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living..
My Mommy you'll be!

I love you Mom!!!!!

Thanks for teaching me to be creative, and constantly rewarding my efforts with a "agh! shutup! that looks good Ashlee" Thanks for calling me Hunny when I call you on the phone and for all the 2 hour chats. I wish we could talk for 2 hours at the dining room table with coffee instead. Thanks for being my best friend, I know I can tell you anything. You are such a wonderful Grandma, not only to Olivia but to Little Rob and Degan too. They are going to go to school one day and say "I have the BEST grandma ever!" Thanks for always being there. Through scraped knees, periods, boys, pregnancies and what to do when our husbands are driving us crazy!! I love you so much, you really are the best Mom! :)

ps. we dont have any cute pictures to put here.. can we change that soon? please?

Saturday, May 9, 2009


"Put your head on my shoulder
Hold me in your arms, baby
Squeeze me oh so tight
Show me that you love me too"
-Michael Buble

But, dont I look cute?

How do I convince my hubby to give me 50 dollars? Do I just buy it and say "Oh Hunny, I found this at goodwill/yardsale!" or.. "Oh, this old thing Baby?" or do I beg and plead because it would look SO cute on me and he loves the look of my legs in a dress and heels?! I think all of the above.
Wish me luck! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

He's my Pete Mitchell :)

Mike asked me out on a date Wednesday. We had campus and a walk along the river planned but it was rainy and windy in Ellensburg. He suprised me, told me to cover my eyes which I did for 5 seconds and we went to Yakima to have Olive Garden. We had a great time! We had a fun waiter and a great time talking, and being a couple again..

This is what happens when your husband makes fun of your photography skills. He says, I never include him and it's always half his head.. pshhh

We were in the DANGER ZONE!

We stopped at the lookout of Ellensburg on the way home. It was beautiful. There were clouds all around us except in our little valley.. mostly we just wanted makeout ;)

It was a great night except when we realized we left our super yummy eggplant parm. on the table at the resturant.. *sigh*

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thanks Megs :)

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. mothers day
2. my grandparents visiting
3. may swap :)
4. warm weather
5. saturdays farmers market
6. wearing my wedding ring again
7. fayleea's graduation
8. a clean house
8 things that I did yesterday:
1. drank coffee
2. price checks
3. grocery shopping ♥
4. bought cardstock
5. fought.
6. ate cookies
7. went on a date to olive garden
8. snuggled with my baby
8 things I wish I could do:
1. still play the violin
2. rock climb
3. be on a design team
4. keep my house clean
5. own a scrapbook store with megs
6. talk back
7. put my toes in the sand
8. buy a new car
8 shows I enjoy:
1. the office
2. house
3. gilmore girls
4. what not to wear
5. the daily buzz
6. roseanne
7. gossip girls
8. big bang theory

right now:

Dont these look like robin's eggs?! Well they are M&M's and I love them. They are chocolate covered almonds. There isn't a better combo around. I swear. Forget carrots when chocolate looks this good :)

Journal, I love you. Even though you are gigantic. And very heavy in my big purse. There is something very satisfying about writing in my journal. Just that feeling of insecurity lifts away and I'm left with raw and pure emotions. I've been keeping a journal since I was in the 2nd grade. Thanks Amelia's Notebook! :) I remember writing in class when I should of been listening to something about how to combine elements? or something? I hated Chem. And I remember people looking at me and wondering what I was doing. Good thing I was one of those girls that "didnt care what people thought" My journals, have every single major event in them. Please dont read them, I would be too embarassed..

If you saw me right now, this is me. I didn't realize how creepy I looked. Good thing i'm not showered or have any makeup on. I'm HOT!

Monday, May 4, 2009

a material world

Can I just tell everyone, how much I love Polyvore? Okay, I love it A LOT. How cute would I be at the farmers market? Oh, i just need a pound of zucchini.. thanks :)