Saturday, October 30, 2010

Extreme Home Makeover!

Don't forget to watch Extreme Home Makeover tomorrow night.

Halloween Edition! 

It's the episode that was filmed in my hometown and I'm hoping that we'll be in it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Love this song :)

I really like the song If I die Young by The Band Perry.

It's kinda a sad song but its still great. 


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My mommy had a birthday yesterday!

I didn't get to see her though because we live in different states :(

She is coming in two weeks to celebrate my sisters birthday, or both of their birthdays :)

Yesterday Ashley and I called her and sang her Happy Birthday.

I also sent her a homemade card.

I miss you mommy! Only 11 more days till we're all together again!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Making the news....

My dad made the news again! But this time its nothing bad (referring to a couple months ago when his lumber yard was on fire).

The Statesman Journal interviewed my dad, the article is actually quite long but I thought it was all very interesting! Go check it out at....

Action Wood Products carves out niche

(picture from the statesman journal online article)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Black & White Wednesday

While we were in San Francisco last weekend I happened to look up while we were in Union Square and saw this cool looking skyscraper.

I'm not sure which one I like yet....

Which one do you like?

To see more black & white photos go to Lisa's blog, The Long Road to China. Lisa is currently in China right now and just met her adorable daughter Reagan, so exciting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


My sister walks into my room Saturday morning wearing shorts and a tank top. Amanda and I look at her and just start laughing. We then explained to her that San Francisco is not really a warm place. In fact I've never been to San Francisco when its warm. So she quick ran back upstairs to her room and put on a more San Francisco adequate outfit :)

Dressed in our scarves, sweaters and boots we headed towards the city. On our way there we drove over the golden gate bridge for my sisters sake. You see, this was pretty much her first trip to San Francisco so we wanted it to be a good experience for her :)

Our first stop was....
 (Ashley's nickname is Ashberry)

Full of hippies and bums, we stopped here to mark something off my bucket list...
I got 2 new piercings in my ear, aka second holes. Amanda also got another piercing, the ring in her cartilage. I don't really like the hoops they put in my ears but they didn't have any studs. So I will be stuck with the little hoops for the next 6 weeks until I can change them.

Our next stop was China Town, also an item on my bucket list. When we arrived in China town, we looked around and didn't really see anything to do or look at so we pretty much just drove through China town and part of Italy town (not sure how you say it lol). I was greatly disappointed with China Town. I've decided that I'll move this item of my bucket list to a long term bucket list and change it as Visit China! Because I'd much rather see the real thing :)

After our quick drive-by of China town we headed to Union square where we ate at the Cheesecake factory and shopped around a little. I always love eating at the cheesecake factory because while your waiting to be seated you can go outside and look at the city. The cheesecake factory is located on the top floor of Macy's and the view is pretty cool.

Hope you had a good weekend too!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fact Friday

I got a new application on my phone called "Weird Facts". I thought I'd share some of my favorites :) 
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world. 
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet. 
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. 
  • The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued six driver's licenses to six different people named Jesus Christ. 
  • The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.
  • Porcupines float in water. 
  • Smelling bananas or green apples can help you lose weight. 
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. 
  • An average American will spend an average of 6 months during his lifetime waiting at red light

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ducks Unlimited 2010

Every year in October I go to Eastern Oregon to hunt ducks, quail, and have a good time!

-warning: if you don't like to see dead animals don't look at the pictures at the bottom of the post-

On our way there we found this cute cowboy in a parking lot and thought we'd take him along for the ride :)

This year the weather was great! It is usually very cold, but this year it was all sun and just a little bit of rain.

We got to act all red neck.

Shootin' Guns and getting trucks stuck...

We got to go exploring and found an old homestead. 

We got to kill a few things....

The best part about the weekend was being able to see my parents again!

The worst part.... the long drive back to school :( 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ashley Sayin' Sunday

"New way of studying: scrabble cheese its."
-Ashley L.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ladies Night

Today I had my first finance test and a psychology quiz.

The girls decided it was time for a Ladies Night!

We started out the night by going to an Italian restaurant in Calistoga. Yum!

Then we headed back to Allie's house for some toe & finger nail painting and some TV shows!

 Allie and Kaitlin have an amazing nail polish collection

 Guess how many different colors there were to choose from???


The finished results!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bodega Bay

Last weekend the business club had a camp-out at Bodega Bay. There were probably 40-50 people there. It was fun but also stressful. Being an officer I had to help get all the food, set up tents, prepare food, and a lot of other responsibilities all weekend. The weather was ok... the sun came out for a little while Saturday afternoon. It was Northern California beach weather :)

Here are some of the highlights of the camping trip in bullet form :)
  • Roasted Marshmellows
  • Tree Climbing
  • Ashley got chased by a skunk
  • Made new friends
  • Got to go camping! 
And now for lots and lots of pictures!