30 May 2010
ok so i don't actually thing you need to smash your cell phone... but seriously, you can turn it off (along with the t.v.) or just leave it alone for a few hours.
i've tried to be more proactive about that, especially when i'm spending time with someone. it goes on vibrate and stays in my purse unless i actually need it.
it's started to become a pet peeve of mine when people are checking their phone non-stop instead of paying attention to the real live person they're with. it's like this subtle insult to them. we would never actually say it, and it's become unfortunately socially acceptable but we communicate this message that says "sorry, this text or facebook notification or email are more important than than you. plus you're boring me a little and i don't feel like putting forth the effort to have an undistracted conversation with you."
turn it off for awhile. i promise you won't regret it. pay attention to the people and life that's happening in front of you right now.
Posted by Ashley at 2:25 PM
28 May 2010
23 May 2010
this weekend has been a happy one. lots of happy things that will go on the list eventually but this weekend included the following things which made my heart happy: Jill, beautiful weather, the farmers market, the Grieser family, jalapeño burgers, mowing, mulching, planting, Blake, Chipotle, a walk around campus, a cookie, sitting in the sun at a vineyard with some dear friends, and last but not least, the LOST series finale. i do believe i will extend my happy weekend into a happy week.
21 May 2010
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13 May 2010
i saw somewhere or another on a blog i was reading, the author was making a happy list. i liked that idea so i'm going to make a list of 100 things that make me happy. and maybe more. but we'll start with 100. hopefully everyday-ish i'll post something new, in no particular order, that makes me happy.
Posted by Ashley at 6:59 PM
07 May 2010
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04 May 2010
How amazing is this garden? I have to remind myself occasionally that I'm moving to Madrid for 5 years and not for life. I will only be 30 when our cycle is done. I have plenty of life to live and maybe someday I could have a garden like this. HOWEVER, it is often a daily battle to just BE where I am. I often imagine this ideal, simple life where I live in the same fantastically quaint home for 50 years where my children can run around outside, where I can make homemade things and slow down the pace of life, where I can sit on the front porch with my love and drink tea every night. I have to remind myself that what God has called me to NOW is the next 5 years in Madrid, and that's where I need to be. Although it looks nothing like this ideal in my mind, it will be an amazing adventure. And I know I will love it. Because at the end of the day, it comes down to a choice to be content and love where you are.
Posted by Ashley at 8:55 AM
03 May 2010
so... we had a bonfire at the clark family residence and it was delightful.
(sorry this post is soooooo long)
it was kind of windy... maybe a bit chilly too...
hellooooo blue kittykat eyes
ok and smoky... maybe it's just bobbi....
sooooooooo many things i love about this picture.
boyfriend + best friend + family = happy ashley
so. many. hotdog. jokes.
nick demonstrating how bake cooks his hotdogs.
bestest pally wallys
Posted by Ashley at 10:58 PM