Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Brent! I love you so much and even like you almost all of the time! I hope it's a great day!

I am a Crafter, Through and Through

I love to craft. I just don't always have the time to add it to my list of ever increasing things I need to do. But I do love to craft.

So, way back in January, I saw this on a crafty blog I frequent. I thought it looked pretty cool. So I found some cheap frames at the W store...and then I got busy doing other things. Valentine's Day came and went and I hadn't done my cute crafty project.

This week I realized that there would be another Valentine's Day next year - I know, duh - so why not make it anyway. I broke out my trust-dusty Cricut and voila...
It's not exactly the same for a couple of reasons...1) I am an "improver," not a copier. 2) I couldn't find the same fabric for the background. And 3) I'm not good at straight lines. Because it they aren't perfect, I get annoyed.

But I really like how they turned out. And they were SUPER easy. I already have an idea of for something for spring. I includes my favorite Cricut thing - vinyl. We'll see.

As you can see, I am Ashley, a crafter through and through.

Oh Yeah, I Remember

I was sitting there thinking, What HAVE I been doing these last couple of weeks? I just couldn't figure it out. But then I realized...I was blocking it out because it was very annoying! Let me explain.

About a week and a half ago, I was making my breakfast. It was one of those mornings that you just need chocolate milk, so I made some in one of my favorite cups. It's my favorite, not because it's a Disney cup - although that is pretty cool - but because it's really thick. I **thought** there was no way I could break it. But then I dropped a cereal bowl on it and found out which one would win in a fight. Yep, the bowl won. Which meant that chocolate milk and glass EXPLODED all over me and the kitchen. After the bowl fell, I stood there, frozen to the spot, watching the milk drip on the floor. Then I got to work. The milk went everywhere. I hope that I got it all cleaned up, but I'm a little bit afraid that it got down the side of the oven so I'm hoping when it gets hot we don't start smelling milk. That makes my nose wrinkle even thinking about it.

The glass went everywhere too. I found shards everywhere - one with my finger. And big old chucks all the way to the carpet. It was an awesome morning.

Then, last week when I was doing the laundry, I washed some gum. Not only did I wash it, I dried it too. Gum doesn't like to be dried. It was a MESS! I worked on it for what seemed like hours. By the time Brent got home, I was ready to go out and buy a new drier, so he finished up the clean up. I'm not even 100% sure where the gum came from. I mean, I chew gum, but I'm normally so good about cleaning out my pockets.

So, you now see why I couldn't think of what had been going on. I had blocked it out. You would too if all that happened to you in the same week! Or was it two weeks. Jeez - I don't remember. I must be blocking it out!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We Really Are Still Here

I hate that I just have nothing to blog about. I know that I've been doing stuff these past few weeks...I just don't know exactly what or why I can't remember what they are.

So, I'm just going to ramble on instead for a few minutes.

I've gotten my hands in the dirt already. I love living here. It was only planting primroses, but hands were in the dirt. Hooray!

We were told that we were suppose to get 2 - 10 inches of snow yesterday and today. That's quite the range. But then the funniest part is that we only got about 10 flakes. It's freezing out there but not snowy. Silly weather people.

Yesterday was Brad's birthday. The big 3-5! My favorite quote of the night was from Kyle. "You're not old, Dad. Now throw me in the air!" Hee hee!

Well, that's about it. I need to go switch the laundry and get ready for my meeting in which I pass along all my camp information, so I'm going to end with my all time favorite tv ad. Enjoy!