Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ashley Sayin' Sunday

"The world would be a better place if everyone wore sunglasses that make everything sunny. Your so much happier when you wear them because everything looks joyous and friendly, take them off, bye bye happiness."

-Ashley L. 

Friday, May 28, 2010


The fire is out, but there is a lot of damage done to one of the buildings and all of the equipment in it.
Here is the news video that my mom was interviewed in.

Lumber mill torched by 3-alarm fire | - Breaking News, Sports, Traffic and Weather - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional

Urgent Pray Request

Please Please start praying.

At 3am this morning the fire department called my dad because his lumber yard in Turner Oregon is on fire. I don't know much information yet. I know they lost most of the warehouse, a huge piece of equipment called green chain and have also lost lumber. The fire is still currently going so please pray.

I'll update when I know more about the situation.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Black & White Wednesday

This little girl melts my heart with her smile and laughter.

She makes me feel like a little kid again :)  

To see more black & white photos check out... 
 the long road

Monday, May 24, 2010


So I have a nerdy hobby.


I usually do them before I go to bed or when I'm on vacation. 

I got this book sometime around spring break...

 Yep... I finished the last one today. I feel so accomplished! haha just joking.

I'm also almost done with school!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ashley Sayin' Sunday

"We live in a world full of shapes. Live out side the triangle. Step outside the circle. Think outside the box." 
-Ashley L. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ramblings from me :)

I'm gonna warn you... this is going to be a pretty random blog post. A much needed random blog post because I'm a little bit hyper and have tons on my mind. :)

I forgot to do Black & White Wednesday.... it might help if I actually had something to take pictures of. I'm getting bored of editing old photos.

I'm also a little angry at the weather. It is the middle of May and still raining. This is California for goodness sakes!

Last Sunday I had the honor of taking pictures of a friend's bridal shower! It was my first photography job, and I was little nervous, but after I got over the job of stalking people around, it wasn't too bad and the pictures turned out good too!

Today my little sista left with her senior class to go on a mission trip to Costa Rica to finish building a church. I told her to never go anywhere by herself. I think I'm turning into a mom. haha. I can't till next year when I won't have to miss her anymore! She will be here with me!

While talking to my little sista on the phone today she came up with a brilliant idea! Ashley Sayin' Sunday. Why? Because instead of Kids saying the darnest things my sister says the darnest things. She says its wisdom. I just want to share it with the world. Or with you guys :)  

(insert cricket sounds here)

I probably lost ya'll with "pretty random blog post".

Let's see... what else can I ramble on about???

Oh yes... I've started making a senior year bucket list. If you guys have any ideas, lemme know!

I'm really excited for this summer. Technically, this is my last real summer break because next year, I graduate, I think I'm suppose to become an adult then...

I don't know if you guys have noticed, but there is a countdown timer thingy on the right side of this blog.
22 days until Ashley, Taylor, and I get on a plane to go to Europe! I've never been there before so I'm super excited.

Spring quarter always goes by so fast. I love it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade."  -Dale Carnegie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Makeup Free Monday

Today I was looking around on the internet and I randomly came upon an article called Makeup Free Monday.

I am wearing makeup today... but I thought it would be fun to try it out next Monday.

Here is a quote from the article, "In the vein of Casual Friday, she's spearheading Makeup Free Monday, a social campaign that challenges women to rethink their natural inner beauty and to stop apologizing for not wearing enough or perfectly-applied makeup."

Check out the article here.

Pass it on :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lake Day

On Saturday, the business club at my school had a Lake Day event.

Food, friends, sun, and water. I'm in. :)

I got to wake board and inner tube. I'm going to be sore tomorrow. The inner tubing ended with a painful crash. My leg already hurts.

Got a nice tan :)

Pictures to follow... 


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Take me out to the ball game

Wednesday night I went to the Giants game in San Francisco with my friends!

It's been a while since I've been to a baseball game, but I had a lot of fun, ate yummy food, and enjoyed the game!

The view from the stadium was really cool because its right along the water and on the other side you have an awesome view of the city lights. 
Ade... The Padres fan snuggled up in the Giants Snuggie!

The Giants lost :(

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend in San Francisco

I had a busy awesomely fun weekend!

Friday night we all went out for Mik's birthday and ate some really yummy Mexican food.

 After the birthday dinner my boyfriend showed up and took me to the movies! We saw Iron Man 2 and we both really liked it. Lots of action and good music too. Saturday morning we went to church and then headed off for our grand adventure in San Francisco!

You know what the worst part of going to San Francisco for the weekend is??? Parking! And Paying or Parking. And just driving around that city. Ahhh. Anyways...

For dinner we went to Blondie's pizza and hung out in the hotel for a while. It was fun just hanging out with friends. Took lots o pictures too as I'm sure you'll realize after this long photo full post!

Later in the evening we all got dress up and went out to a club for some dancing!
Paco, Mik, and Pat all sporting their club attire :)

 Amanda and I

 Trevor and I :)

 Paco and I excited about dancing! lol


Ade and Amanda

Hong, Mik, and Pat

Thanks everyone for an awesome weekend of great food, dancing, and friends!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To my Mommy:

Wish I could spend Mother's day with you! I miss you lots and love you even more!

Thank you for being the best mommy ever.

Thank you for sending me care packages and cute cards with your kisses in them.

Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for talking to me on the phone when I'm bored :)

Thank you for teaching me to be a good person.

Thank you for everything!

I love you!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Mik!

Today my friend turns 21!

I call him Side Kick Mik.

We pretty much have all the same classes together.

We fight a lot. Like brothers and sisters.

I guess you could say we're pretty good friends :)

We are going to have a fun weekend! I'll post pictures later!

Happy Birthday Mik! Hope it's a great one!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Climb

One of the things on my bucket list, was to climb Mt. St. Helena.

Today Allie and I conquered that mountain!

It's actually maybe more like a hill.

It was pretty hard core though :)

We were dodging poison oak, bugs, and girl scouts.

It took us a couple hours but it was worth it. The view from the top was quite amazing.

Our lunch was also quite amazing after that long hike. 
To reward ourselves for climbing a mountain, we got some delicious ice cream :)

It was such a nice Saturday and great weather! I'm a little sun burnt but it should just turn into a tan :)

p.s. I really like climbing :)