Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

We did the same thing for Father's Day this year as we did last year...
Woke Anthon up to give him his card & gifts
He got a couple movies & matching ties for him & Roman
Gave lots of hugs & kisses!
Then breakfast in bed...even though I butchered the hash browns, his favorite :(
Next, we went to the cemetery to visit my dad's grave

& of course church (don't they look awesome?!). We had my mom, brother, his fiance, & her 2 little girls over for dinner- which is always a good time! I'm so grateful for the father's in my life- My dad, Gerald, & especially Anthon! They really are special, wonderful men & I'm glad I have a day set aside to celebrate them!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Keg

We broke tradition & went to The Keg for our anniversary dinner (we've always gone to Ruth's Chris)... We won't be doing that again :). The food was good (besides the Au jus, I was terribly disappointed with that!) but not nearly as good as what we're use to for our anniversary meal! At least we didn't break the tradition of getting créme brulée for dessert- Amazing stuff, I tell ya! But despite the disappointment of dinner, we had a lovely date together!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 years... How is that possible??

Time has FLOWN by! Sometimes Anthon & I will look at each other & say things like, "How is it that we're married & have a kid?? We JUST started dating in high school!" Well "just" is 9 years ago... CRAZY right?? As hard as it is to believe that we're as old as we are, I'm very happy with our life- sure, things aren't perfect: we're not doing jobs we love, we have tons of goals that still seem so far out of reach, & there are plenty of disappointments to go around. BUT the important thing is that we're perfectly happy with our imperfect life! There's no one else in the world I'd rather go through life with (Anthon's the best partner/ support system I could ask for)! Thanks for all your hard work, Bunny, & the unconditional love you show to me on a daily basis! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!


Peter & Kelly are getting married!!
Aren't they adorable together?!?! I couldn't be more thrilled for them... Congratulations!

Monday, June 14, 2010

One Year Older & Wiser Too...

Happy Birthday, to YOU!!
We celebrated Anthon's birthday Saturday night at Amazing Jake's
Ellie blew out one of his candles-it was hilarious!
All the cousins together By far, my favorite shot of the evening... Kissing cousins!

"Please, can I have some?"

Conductors, Brian & Ruston

Us in the train cars.

Cousins in the caboose!

Daddy's took their older kids on the coaster:
Lily & Brian

Dave & Taylor
Peter & Ellie

While the mommy's watched with the younger ones

Tea cups!!

Peter & Mom racing
Christian & Taylor

Thank you all who came & celebrated with us- it was a BLAST!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ashleigh's Random thoughts & Self discoveries

1- I'm a wuss. I watched "A Walk to Remember" tonight for the 1st time probably since high school. I lost count of the number of times I started to cry. Yeah, I'm a wuss.

2- I'm a clothes/shoes-aholic. Seriously. I counted the shirts hanging in my closet... 135 (& that's JUST t-shirts! Not including undershirts, sweaters, 3/4 sleeves, or cardigans) & anyone who's entered my house has seen my vast assortment of shoes. I am a true, thru & thru, bargain shopper (Saver's & Ebay are my happy place & I RARELY pay full price for anything at "regular" stores), & I'm what you might call a pack rat (I hang onto things because "You never know when I'll need it to complete an outfit" or "I'll fit into it again one day"). Despite those fun little facts, I've had somewhat of a self discovery & decided that I'm going to stop being excessive. I'm not going to buy any clothing for at least 6 months, because I obviously have WAY more than I need... the fact that I'm not working at Down East anymore will help with my goal :)- someone should come raid my closet & help me part with more than 1/2 of the crap in there!

3- Speaking of clothes, I HATE Chase uniforms... They're not flattering on anyone, way over priced, & are poorly made! At least I didn't have to buy any this time around! Oh, & I hate black work pants... I'm too short for them.

4- I'm not patient... this I've known for a long time. I really want to focus on trying to become more patient (with the people I love & the events in my life). I'm afraid to pray for help because I know I'll be given more situations to test the little bit of patience I have, & that intimidates me.

5- I like milk now. Weird right?? My whole life it's made me sick, but not anymore.

6- I don't know how to count & I don't know how old my baby is. This whole week I've been celebrating the fact that Roman will be 18 months on Sunday & will be able to go to nursery. WRONG! He'll be 17 months on Sunday... I'm retarded! Do you think they'd take him a month early?? I mean, he's ready (he screams, throws tantrums, hits, bites, the works)!

7- I'm not a very god house wife. I mean, I'm more productive when I have a deadline. For example, when I wasn't working & my house needed to be cleaned I always used the excuse "I can get to it later" & before I knew it, the day was over & the house was still a mess. I wasted a lot of time, I'll be honest. Now that I'm working again, I know I need to be finished with all my chores by 1:30pm so I can shower & be on time to work (because I hate showering & then have to do more cleaning). So far, it's worked... I feel much more productive!

8- I need to stop drinking soda again. Dr. Pepper is my favorite & pretty much the only one I drink. I stopped when I was pregnant with Roman so I know it's possible. I'll commit to it right now... no time like the present, huh??

9- What should I do for Anthon's birthday??? He made my birthday SO special & I really want to return the favor!! He's such an amazing, well rounded, honest person- he deserves an awesome fiesta! Any brilliant ideas?? Oh, & by the way, it's in like 10 days...

10- I'm a major procrastinator...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Santo Tomás, Mexico

We spent Memorial Day down in Mexico... it was PERFECT! The weather wasn't as hot as it usually is when we go in June, but the water was still warm (like bath water, people)! I only uploaded a few pictures on here because the loader is being super slow (& gay!), so you'll have to check out my facebook page to see the other 60+ pictures from our trip! If we're not friends yet on Facebook, shame on you! J/k, just add me ( Here's just a few things we did on our trip:
Stopped in Rocky Point for lunch at the Light House
Caught crabs
Played... A LOT!
Swam & Snuggled!
I wish I could post more pictures cause we got some really awesome pictures (of sea life & the rest of the family that went), but I guess I'll just have to be happy with these few favorites.
PS- today was my 1st day back at Chase... I'm happy (that's a big deal... & a total blessing in my eyes) :)