Monday, May 25, 2009

I Did It!

This is a very exciting day and I just wanted to let everyone know that I made it through the month on my own and Shaye will be home TONIGHT!! I couldn't be more excited, I have had enough of the single life. I must say that I did better on my own than I thought I would. I must give thanks to American Idol for giving me something to look forward to each week. And the best part is that Kris Allen won and that is just the way it should be. I must say that I did my part in helping him. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I did vote but I didn't have anything else to do all by my lonesome, but I'm glad I did cause he won so my voting was not in vain:) I also must thank my wonderful family again I got to go down to my aunt Natalie's a couple times this weekend to see her new baby girl she had last week. She is a beautiful little girl and it was so fun to see her. On Sunday we had a good old Brown family dinner with Grandma and Grandpa as well as Lois and McKay and kids. It was great fun and I was glad I could spend time with them.

Also work as kept me busy while Shaye has been away and everyone I work with is so nice to me and that helped to make my life better. I am sad to be leaving my job I made some great friends and everyone truly was so wonderful to work with. On my last day they were so sweet they put together a surprise going away party for me after work. I had no idea, I was ready to leave work at six and didn't understand why everyone was moving so slow. Then others showed up from different offices and I started to get what was going on. We had some good pizza and a very yummy cake!
They even decorated my office with streamers, balloons and a sign that said "Good luck Ash. We'll miss you." They are all so sweet.
Here are a few of the people I worked with. I talked them into letting me take a picture before we left. I was glad I happened to have my camera in the car, that was a first:) 
So now it will be on to California for us so I will post again when we get all settled there.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm So Grateful for Family

So life has been interesting for me lately. Shaye is out in California selling alarms and I stayed here in Utah to pack up our apartment and work through the rest of this month. The lease on our apartment isn't up until the end of May so we decided it would be best for me to stay and work since we still have to pay rent this month and I could make a little more money. It has been kind of rough at times cause I get scared easily but I must say that I have done better than I thought I would. Thankfully I have such a wonderful family that are so kind to take care of me and let me hang out with them when I'm lonely. Last weekend I was able to hang out with my aunts Natalie and Kristi after Natalie's baby shower which was so fun and now this weekend I headed down to spend the weekend with my cousin Brittany. It felt just like old times when we were kids. Brittany and I have always been "best friend cousins" we used to spend a couple weeks together in the summer when we were kids. I would go up and stay at her house and she would come down to visit me in Kanab. She is the best and I am so so grateful that I could stay with her this weekend. We had so much fun laughing and chatting up a storm! She is a wonderful cook and was so nice to keep me fed for a few days. Of course we did some great shopping with my wonderful aunt Tye, (Brittany's Mom) as well as my other cousin Lacee. We had a fun girls night where we watched no other than "Twilight" and had some good brownies and ice cream. Also my "best missionary friend" Jenny Willis also joined us for our fun girls night and ended up staying at Brittany's with me since her roommate was out of town and she was home alone too. So we just had a good old sleep over! Brittany's poor husband was probably hating life but he was a good sport:) I'm so grateful for great family and friends, you guys are the best!
Here is Jenny, Brittany and I after church on Sunday. Thanks again Brittany, you are the best!

On Saturday I was also able to see some more of our family at the State Baseball game that Kanab was playing. Shaye's sister Jennica was so nice to call and invite me to come to watch Shaye's little brothers in the State baseball game with her, Larry and Kelly. It turned out to be the most exciting baseball game I've ever seen. One minute Kanab was down 12 to 2 and things were looking pretty ugly, then all the sudden they came back and scored 10 runs in one inning. It was so fun to watch and it was fun to be there to see Kanab win state. Shaye's brother even was apart of the winning play. It was tied 13 to 13 and Brendon was last up to bat. He hit the ball and the kid on third was able to slide home just before being tagged by the catcher and they won the game!
Also I got to see my little sis, Miss Emily after the game. Em's is a senior so that was a good way to end the year with an exciting win in the state game.
Here's Jennica and Brendon after the game. I was sad that Shaye couldn't be there cause he would have loved it. So I'm glad I went to represent for him:) Thanks for inviting me Jenn:)
Good job Kanab what an awesome game! Go Cowboys!