Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review.

Well hello.
365 days later & I bet you are just so sick of me.
It feels good to have completed my goal of blogging every single day in the year of 2010.
(with exception to when I was on vacation.)
Starting tomorrow this blog will have a different look, title, & name.
Posting every single day is excessive & I think I am ready for a change. 
I bet the only people that will miss my daily posts will probably be my Mom & Grandparents in California. :)
Before we ring out the old & ring in the new, feel free to look (or not) at some of my favorite posts from the past 3-6-5.
January 2010
April was a time for bunny huts, I had dinner with the president, I went to masquerades & roller blading, it was Kelsey's birthday, everyday was a battlefield, & I finished up my 2nd semest at Snow College.
May 2010
May brought with it happy farewell(s), played in Moab, went with Rachel to the Bean, had a blast at ULA, became frightened relented to working at DNC, & began to enjoy the summertime.
June 2010
June was loads of fun, with scootering, my family went on a trip of a lifetime, & we continued with tradition.
July 2010
July kicked my butt, ran for freedom, retreated at Snow College, Levi & I met Willy Wonk, I introduced you to this eye charmer, & for the first time I did baptisms here.
August 2010
August surprised me with unexpected visitors, I complained, faced the unexpected, experienced a summertime miraclemoved into the Shadiest of Shanks, had my golden birthday, & got burned.
September 2010
September started off with club rush, falling in love with the creepy Mystic Hot Springs, confessed hatred, felt self conscious, began Tuesday Times, became sad, & enjoyed Karaoke night.
October 2010
October was the busiest because of this, I hugged Tarzan, carved Pumpkins, got dates for class, tried my hand at wallyball, & went to Yuma, Arizona.
November 2010
November was full of dedication, my window was shattered & I ate pizza in the sewer, met Elder Perry, became unhealthy, saw HP7my mom hijacked my blog, & gave thanks.
December 2010
I started December off right by going to this, I fell in love, co-hosted a party, the SBO's had a party, made finger snowmen, CHRISTMAS came, & we played the game of life.

As I look back on this year, I am able to see how much my Heavenly Father has blessed me through experience, the good & bad times, people, & opportunity.
Can't wait to see what 2011 will hold.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reacquainting & Reminiscing with Old Acquaintances

You know those people you have been friends with since before exiting the womb?
That is Nikelle Bezzant, Julia Williams & I.
The 3 of us grew up in the GC 6th Ward wherein we enjoyed more often than not terrorizing the various congregation members.
This leaves us with lots of room & space to talk about the good times & laugh about the bad ones.
Julia planned our whole reunion at what just happens to be my favorite place--Cafe Rio.
I don't think I have smiled, laughed or cried so much in a long time.
I think we could reminisce for a solid 36 hours if we wanted, but we limited ourselves to a mere couple of hours.
Nothing a mega zoom in won't fix.
 Thanks for the fun times & laughs girls!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Game of Life.

Yesterday was quite the escapade.
But let me back up.
Tucker Smith does this thing he likes to call "The Game of Life"
No, not just the board game.
Here's what it is.
A group of students plans an activity for a certain day and time. You tell as many people as you want about it until a certain date. After the said date you are no longer allowed to talk about the activity. It is practically forbidden. And then you see how many people remember and show up to the activity.

This time the activity was bring your Grandparent to Chuckarama on December 28th at 5pm in Salt Lake.
It was so fun.
Klayton & I grabbed our grandparents, drove the FIT, & met up with everyone else for hours of dining & fun conversation.
Klayton & Grandpa Tom.
My Grandpa Mack Palmer & I waiting for the rest of the
crew to show up.
Here we all are enjoying the fine dining Chuckarama has to offer.
Sarah, Grandpa Ted, & Aubrie
Just about everyone smiling for our waitress.
The Snow College attendees.
 who doesn't love candid chatting shots?
High fives & funny faces all around.
What a fun evening. I feel like I can't say enough good things about it. What a fun time to get to meet & mingle with everyone's grandparents & enjoy time all together.
This Game of Life=wild success.
I say we get all these kids together more often.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Two Who Raised Me: ShEldon

Meet my parentals.
They are characters these two are.
This one is Shelley:
& the other is Eldon.
Together, their celebrity nickname is Sheldon.
1. Favorite color?
Dad: Blue
2. Favorite restaurant?
Mom: Hmm (gives me a look while she laughs to herself) I guess I will go with, I forget what it is called. They do Soups and Sandwiches. (lightbulb turns on) Ah! Zupas!
3. Favorite calculus equation or rule?
Dad: (gives me a sort of creepy glare.) Mom interjects with "He likes Vectors, the only reason I know that is from Despicable Me." (Mom & Dad share a candid laugh) Intermediate Value Therom.
Amidst the interview
4. Favorite book?
Mom: Hunger Games Book 1.
5. Favorite food?
Dad: Chicken Enchilada.
6. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Mom: Christmas
7. What all were you involved in during High school?
Dad: A Capella Choir, Cross Country, & Baseball.
8. Two everyday things you wouldn't want to live without?
Mom: Indoor plumbing & Electricity
9. What is one thing you wish you would have known during your College days?
Dad: Spring & Summer term is a good time to get classes done.
10. Event from History you would most like to witness?
Mom: Jesus visiting the Nephites.
11. Biggest accomplishment?
Dad: (gets wide eyed while chomping on his carrot) Graduating from College.
12. Who is one person you would like to invite to dinner?
Mom: Thomas S. Monson
13. Who is your biggest hero?
Dad: Dad.
4th of July 2008
14. What is your biggest fear?
Mom: (lowering of the eyebrows as though to signify she is confused) Snakes & Rodents.
15. Desired super power?
Dad: mmm, Fly.
16. What makes you happy?
Mom: Being with my family.
July family pictures, 2008
17. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Dad: Moose. They are such a beautiful animal.
18. Biggest pet peeve?
Mom: When people leave things in the garbage disposal & then not running it. It bugs me.
19. New Year's resolution?
Dad: Continue exercising.
20. Favorite season?
Mom: Fall
21. Favorite recess activity?
Dad: Kickball.
Fall family pictures-2008
22. Favorite scripture?
Mom: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheth me."--Philippians I don't know where.
23. Nicest thing someone has done for you?
Dad: Gave birth to me.
24. Least favorite chore?
Mom: I think dusting. (Rachel says matter of factly "Mom I would love to dust for you!"
25. For Both, One eyebrow or no eyelashes?
Dad: no eyelashes
Mom: no eyelashes
26. Advice for me?
Dad: Keep smiling.
Mom: Keep the commandments & be kind.
Final Words?
High School Graduation-May 2009
Dad: (smiles) Summer. North Dakota. Running.
Mom: It was a pleasure Ashley.
Spring Break 09 @ Disney Land
I love my parents so much. They are my hero's & I am forever indebted to them for the way they raised me to be a kind & caring individual through their examples. I am always so happy to come home & hang out with them. They are my best friends & I am grateful that they teach & allow me to dream big.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cafe & Futuristic Dancing

Tonight, Jace, Kay & I hit up Cafe Rio (!!!)
 And then we headed back to Jacee's house to play
Have you played Dance Central?
It is honestly so cool & the way you select the games with your arm feels so futuristic.
 We had a fun girls night
& even let some of the male species attend.