Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Got TRIPLE-Tagged!

Wow, three tags! Pretty amazing! So here goes. . . this first one came from my fun new friend Kaci!

Past Loves: So I totally have more than just one. One that comes to mind is Brick Oven restaurant in Provo, Utah. I miss that place! I was actually a waitress there for a year while I was a college student. I miss their awesome homemade root beer, the pasta bar, and the yummy desserts. Anybody who has been to Provo and eaten there knows what I mean!

Another one is The Pie in Salt Lake City. It's a little hole in the wall place and has the BEST PIZZA I've had in my life! I'd die for a slice right now!
Chili's also has to go on my list, since the Chili's around Seattle CLOSED and now I don't live close to a Chili's at all! I love that place! I want it back! I would seriously trade a LOT for a molten lava chocolate cake right now! (Can anyone tell I'm having some serious cravings?)
And I always miss the Mexican food from the Old Town Mexican Cafe in San Diego. The best Mexican food I've ever had! Thank goodness I'll be eating there this Saturday! :)
Favorite Color: Blue!!!
My First Name: Ashley. I couldn't find any pictures of the letters in my name, just pictures of Ashley Judd, Ashley Tisdale, and Ashley Olsen. It's a common name, I'm glad my spelling of it is normal, and when I was in 4'th grade I was one of four Ashleys in my class and always had to be known as Ashley H.

My Middle Name: Kathleen. It's my mom's first name and my middle name!

What I'm Doing Right Now: Besides the obvious, I'm getting ready to go to Stephen's work picnic this afternoon. I'm also doing laundry and starting to pack to leave for San Diego tomorrow!
My Age: 26! I'm actually excited to be 27 because that's my favorite number. After that though, none of it sounds very good anymore.
My Favorite Treats: ICE CREAM! Especially amazing, luscious Italian Gelato ice cream like the kind in this picture and the kind I ate every single day when I was in Italy.
Also Chocolate, every girl's favorite. I keep the little Dove milk chocolate squares in my pantry for chocolate craving emergencies (meaning I eat at least two of them a day).
Place I Want To Travel: Everyone who reads this blog knows I want to go literally EVERYWHERE! So I could just put a picture of the globe here. But, to choose just one place randomly, I'd really like to go to Rio De Janeiro someday!
My Home Town: Beautiful San Diego! If you want to get technical, I lived most of my life in San Marcos, California, about 30 miles north of San Diego. My parents still live there!
My Favorite Animal: That's a tough choice, because I am a huge animal-lover. But the animal I see and love the most often are definitely Kitties! SO easy to love!

Okay, time for Tag #2. This one comes from my sweet friend Rebecca.

I am: Adventurous.
I think: we should get as much enjoyment out of life as we can!
I know: that Heavenly Father loves me more than I can even imagine.
I want: to TRAVEL, have more kids, buy a house with a yard, and own a couple of dogs as well as cats!
I have: a wonderful husband and adorable daughter!
I dislike: Contention and rudeness
i miss: LOTS of my friends and family members
i fear: Spiders, losing people I love, clowns, and scary movies
i feel: Excited about going home to San Diego tomorrow!
i hear: Blessed SILENCE because Kirsten is taking a nap!
i smell: my Coconut Lime Verbena lotion
i crave: a big, yummy cheeseburger from Fuddrucker's
i cry: when someone really hurts my feelings
i usually: feel happy and optimistic
i search: for fun things to do with Kirsten to keep us both from getting bored
i wonder: what my life will be like in 10 years!
i regret: not having a sister, even though I couldn't have done anything to change it. Everyone I know has sisters and is best friends with them now!
i love: SO many things! Stephen, Kirsten, ALL my family and friends, animals, Christmas, the ocean, Disneyland! My list could go on and on!
i care: about all animals and MOST people
i always: carry chapstick around with me and apply it tons of times a day. I'm addicted!
i worry: about Kirsten running away from me and getting lost or hurt.
i am not: mad or angry. It's really hard to make me angry and very few people have ever done it!
i remember: All the amazing places I have been and people I have met
i believe: that when we're in heaven we'll be able to re-live the most wonderful days from our lives anytime we want to! I also believe we'll be able to travel anywhere we want and have all the experiences we didn't get to in life. Stephen thinks I'm crazy, but I really believe those things!
i sing: along with songs in the car. I used to sing in the BYU choirs, and I miss that so badly!
i don't always: eat a healthy, balanced breakfast.
i argue: rarely. I do NOT like arguing or contention
i write: Mostly just on my blog and emails
i win: games frequently! Not all games, but some!
i lose: games that involve actual running around and kicking or hitting balls
i wish: I could travel to ALL the places I want to go and take my friends and family all with me! I wish to experience something new and exciting at least once a year EVERY year!
i listen: to music, people talking and laughing, the sounds of rain falling, and birds singing. I try to listen and notice most of the sounds around me.
i can usually be found: at home, with Kirsten. Although I try to take her places every day!
i am scared: didn't I already answer this? I'm also scared of clowns, jumping off high platform diving boards, and driving a stick shift.
i need: people to treat me kindly and show me how much they love me
i forget: directions. I have a pretty awful sense of direction!
i am happy: DAILY! I try to be happy all the time!
And finally tag #3 came from TWO people, my friends from San Marcos Erin and Arica! Isn't this just the longest post in the world I'm doing?!!!

8 Things:

8 Things I'm Passionate About...
1. Kirsten
2. Stephen
3. ALL other family
4. Travel!!!
5. Music
6. Creating fun family traditions
7. Decorating for holidays
8. Animals

8 Words Or Phrases I Say Often...
1. Sure
2. Wow!
3. Oh my gosh
4. Kirsten
5. Yay! (with lots of clapping)
6. I love you
7. Awesome!
8. Cool!

8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die...
1. TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL everywhere!!!
2. Have more kids
3. Move in to my dream house
4. Be financially secure
5. Someday write and publish a book
6. Learn how to quilt and make a gorgeous quilt
7. Get ALL my photos scrapbooked (that one really would take a lifetime!)
8. Feel really good about my life and everything I've accomplished

8 Things I Pray For...
1. For Kirsten to grow up happy and healthy
2. For a good night's sleep for all of us and to wake up refreshed
3. That we'll all have a happy day tomorrow
4. My family
5. Grateful for ALL my blessings
6. For Stephen to have a good day at work and continue to do well at his job
7. That Stephen and I will be good parents and be able to give Kirsten everything she needs
8. Happiness!

I can't tag anyone with ALL of these, but if you want to do some of them they are really fun!


  1. I love gelato. I had the best flavor while I was in UT this summer. Grapefruit.... yummmmmm!

  2. I love the Pie place in SLC! YUMMY!

  3. I've heard from more than one person that the Pie Place is THE place to eat a pizza in SLC. And Brick gotta love it.

    I really like the "I am" tag - one of my favorite. And I like learning so much about you!!

  4. Yea you played!! I still need to do your tag...I will soon I promise! XOXO

  5. WHAT!?!?! You have Dove chocolate in your house and you have the will power to eat only 2 per day!? Dang!!! I would be enormous and 5 tons if I had Dove in my house always. I can't have treats in my house, I eat them ALL! Immediately! You're stronger than I!

  6. Ashley... there's a Chili's in Bellevue at the Crossroads Mall. If you have an Entertainment Book, you've got 2 for 1 coupons, too. :)

    Fun post!

  7. Twinmommy: There USED to be a Chili's in Bellevue, but we tried to go a few months ago and found out they shut it down! They also closed the one in Issaquah! Bummer! So now the only one in the Seattle area at all is inside the airport.

  8. So, gelato = heaven.

    If I manage to get myself to Italy next year, you'll have to give me tips and pointers about where/what to do!

  9. You're so Awesome Ashley!!! I love learning more about you...:)

  10. Hi Ashley,
    Robin here from The Robin's Nest...Just wanted to drop by and let you know I am at this moment trying to set you up with a stocking swap partner...Give me a few days...
    Have Fun in Cali!(My hometown too)

  11. I traveled to do art history research in Rio de Janeiro last summer. You'd love it! It's definitely a fun place for tourists.


  12. WOW! That was a blast learning so much about you too-you sang with the BYU choirs? Cool! I attended Ricks-that will tell you how long ago I went to college :) I remember also being a young mother with one little baby and a happy husband that went off to work. Those were the days! Now, I have five babies and a happy husband that goes off to work:) One of these days-I'll be back at work too...

  13. Oh wow! That WAS the longest post ever. :) :) :) It made me feel like we were just up 'til way too late talking about everything. So fun!

  14. I stumbled on your blog today and LOVE IT! Cannot wait to read more posts! :)

  15. Hey, I never told you thanks for doing the tag. :) I read it - but I see that I never commented.

    Also, I'm WORRIED about you! You said you were going to be in Disneyland 2 days and now it's almost been a month !

    lol, sounds like I'm your mother. ;) I just REALLY miss you writing on your blog. COME BACK SOON!

  16. Why does Stephen think "I believe" is so weird? I'm 100% in agreement with you on it. In fact, they have scientifically proven that ALL of our memories are inside our brains somewhere, we just can't always bring them to the surface since we only use about 6% of our brains' capabilities. From a few experiments they've done, they've helped people remember things they'd long forgotten, and when they were remembering them, they said the memories were so vivid it felt like they were reliving them. LDS scholars have taken these experiments of evidence of how "our thoughts will condemn us" in the afterlife. We'll remember exactly what we did, and have full knowledge of the consequences. On the plus side, though, our thoughts will also give us tons of pleasure from reliving our most joyous moments. Heaven wouldn't be heaven if we couldn't relive our happiest moments from earth.


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