Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SO April wasn't very fun...

Good thing it's almost May!!

April's highlight however, was my trip to TX. The only way it could have been better is if it had been longer. Good thing I go back in 3 weeks :)

This song has really reflected my life these days... you've probably heard it out there on Christian radio somewhere...


If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm Yours

I'm not my own
I've been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Refusing to dry my hair...

SO instead I sit here and write to you my precious girls!! :)

It has been some time since I've updated you sweet ladies on my life, so I thought I would use this little down time to do it.

Currently I'm packing for Dallas... I leave in 6 hours!!! I wish all of you would be on the other end of that plane... but alas I shall survive!!

This past week i've just been working and anticipating the trip. I got to go shopping for some cute summery stuff, just to find out there are isolated thunder storms the entire weekend i'm there... what are the odds?

I went hiking on monday on Mt. Si. It is part of the cascades and a great trail. It is eight miles (4 up 4 down) and the top is awesome. On one side you have a great view of Mt. Rainier and the other you can see Bellevue and Seattle in the distance. Totally worth the 4 up (after the fact). The first 3 miles were dry and warm and then we hit snow and ice the last mile up... it was still hot though. Who would've thought i would be in shorts and a t-shirt in the snow in april.

Life here is great :) i am loving it and making friends... i hope my time away from here doesn't change that.

miss you
<3 ash

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

i'm being stalked...

by the Bachelor...

seriously Jason Mesnick has now come into the coffee shop twice (yesterday was the 2nd time for a Grande drip with room for him) and then tonight low and behold he walks into Boom Noodle... haha

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Girl Power, Local Celebs, and other stuff...

So I was at the gym yesterday and Beyonce's "Single Ladies" came on the tv... you know what? that video just emphasizes the confidence that is in that song. It oozes girl power from every pore... you should watch it when you are down... :)

In other news, i guess my coffee shop is the official location to interview our most recent bachelor from the ABC show... i've now served him his grande drip coffee with room...

I'm going to TX in 8 days... so excited :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

this is getting out of hand...

ok so does anyone else think that the confirmation to send a comment or payment or whatever over the internet is getting a little out of hand. Not only do they use 9 letters that don't spell a word but then they distort them to look like they are in one of those crazy circus mirrors. sometimes i even mistype them because i can't actually decipher which letter it really is!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

just for you Talleen!

So the weather here has been outstanding the past few days (better than Texas from what i've heard!) We have had 3 solid days of sun, almost 70 degree weather, no rain, clear skies. So, to say the least everyone has been outside, except for me that is...

I got to be outside some on sunday, but was sick all day monday and today. I did happen to have some of that time off, and got most of the rest of it covered...

I am anxious to go to dallas in the next few weeks!! Can't wait to see some of those wonderful people there and then of course to go to the camp retreat!! Ya'll know how much i love camp!!

I have made a few friends up here through work, but alas we do not get to hang out a ton b/c one of us is always working!! I was supposed to go hiking on monday with one of the guys that is from ft. worth, but the sickness took over! oh well, there will be more days to hike!

The coffee shop and I just don't seem to be meshing well, i don't feel like it is my 'cup of tea'... no pun intended :)

However, I love the restaurant, it is definitely more my speed!!

I do have a lot going on up until summer hits, i think this is my longest waiting period right now (probably why i'm so anxious!) but after dallas i come back and watch my nephews for a couple days (which means i have to have some nights off of work), then a couple weeks after that my friend holly and her sister ashley are coming to visit from el paso!!! i think i'll have an easier time showing them around since i already got to practice with all the girls who came in march!

i hope all is well in your neck of the woods (wherever you may be!) and i hope to get to see some of ya'll very soon!

<3 ash

Oh and apparently i have no "love line"... christen and i heard this once before from our friend Nicole (Nai Wei from Taiwan)... so I live in Seattle, the hostess at my restaurant was saying how she read palms (no i don't believe this but i have this really strange line that goes all the way across my hand, so i wanted to get her reaction)... her eyes get really big and then she says "where is your love line?? here is your life, and this line that is all the way across is success, but no love line... you will be very successful. it makes sense really, because those who are super successful don't have time for love." thanks valerie, there goes your tip-out... haha