Thursday, December 15, 2011

Freedom!

Another semester has come and gone here at  BYU-Idaho. I turned my final paper in yesterday and took my final test today. Husband still has ONE MORE test left. He has one more studious night ahead of him before he gets a break. This semester was a good one, but really one of my most stressful. I have been working everyday and taking 14 credits, it has really been overwhelming some days. I had my last day of work until next semester today. Drew came and picked me up like normal, but when we got home I saw something on my door:
"Congrats! You ROCK"





I opened the door, the table was set, chicken alfredo was made and smelling D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S, the laptop was set up with the NCIS I missed on Tuesday night because I had a study session for a final, and on the cabinet was this:
You "R" All done!
 I followed the arrow on the paper and yes, another sign:
" Eat, Drink and Be Merry For Tomorrow..."
"You..."
. 
"Sleep in!! :) :)"
What a cute, perfect husband I have! Life is SO great! We are looking forward to the Christmas Break from school and the Christmas holiday. We so love the Christmas Season and the Opportunity we have to reflect more on the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What a wonderful time of the year. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

So my brother Cameron is in a photography class at school. He needed a picture of two people interacting with one another. Solution was to come over to our house and take pictures of Drew and I. Conveniently we were setting up our Christmas tree that same night. So we got pictures taken of us setting up our tree (which wouldn't have existed otherwise) SCORE! For your enjoyment...


 
 





So we are slowly getting everything ready for Christmas. Only 5 more days of school, then it is Christmas BREAK! WOO! This year we are spending Christmas with Drew's family. It will be so fun! We are really excited! Merry early Christmas to All, and to All a good night! (not yet, still have homework. It isn't Christmas break yet)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Big Baby News!

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Drew and I are no longer just {Ashley and Drew}.... We are now officially... Uncle Drew and Aunt Ashley! 
Ryker David Wright was born on November 2nd 2011! He is the most adorable little baby I have ever seen! ( I may be a little bias). We were able to go down last weekend and welcome the little guy into the family. He really is such a good baby. I think the only time he really cries is when he is getting his diaper changed {and boy does he cry} but come on! Could you blame him? And even then... his little scream is so cute I have a hard time taking him seriously. :) It was so fun to hang out with Justin and Heather for the weekend! They are already such great parents! Ryker is one lucky dude!

Now after a week away from the little guy, I am READY  DYING To go back! I wish we lived in Utah so I could see him EVERYDAY! As everyone can see, I have a new obsession. I love being an Aunt! 


Monday, October 17, 2011

Opportunities to do good.

We LOVE Mormon Messages. They are so inspiring and eye opening. What can I improve on to become a better disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ?



"There are chances for work all around just now,
Opportunities right in our way.
Do not let them pass by, saying, “Sometime I’ll try,”
But go and do something today.
’Tis noble of man to work and to give;
Love’s labor has merit alone.
Only he who does something helps others to live.
To God each good work will be known.

Then wake up and do something more
Than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,
A blessing of duty and love.
 "

This makes me think, have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? What acts of service have I done? Challenge to myself: Serve someone! Make someone's day a little bit better! By serving others {and forgetting about yourself} you will also become happier. Who can you serve today?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Update.

Ok, Ok, I know I am terrible at this whole Blogging thing. I actually thought I was going to keep up with it. Then, school started, flu season came, and there has been ZERO time to blog. I've been having a hard time with taking pictures as well and I feel like a {Good} blog post needs pictures. Whats been going on with us? Well if you really want to know...
School started: Yes, this is no rumor. It is unfortunately true. Drew and I are both going to school this semester. I am taking a full load of credits and we are both working on campus. Drew works in Admissions and I am still working as an Academic Counselor on campus. BUT, we are lucky to have just about the same schedule. We go on campus at 7:30AM and get home at 5PM. Since Drew and I both have campus jobs, we dress nice professional everyday . Jeans or no longer in our wardrobe (except for weekends I guess).
 

He's a keeper!
 School is fine. Pretty much taking over our lives, but fine. I graduate in July and Drew will graduate the April after that. Graduation couldn't come soon enough {278 days}. WOO! 
Cameron's Birthday (and curtis): Happy 22nd Birthday to Cameron and Curtis (September 29th) {Yeah, I am that behind}. Because Cameron lives up here, I wanted to throw him a surprise birthday party. The problem with that is, their birthday was the Thursday before General Conference . People had already started to head out of town for the weekend. So it ended up being just a few people. We had TACOS for dinner and Lindsay made an Ice Cream cake. {delicious!}. It ended up being pretty fun! 


Mike and Brittany's Wedding! I don't have any pictures... But on Oct. 7th we (Me, Drew and Cameron) went down to Utah to see my cousin Mike be sealed for time and all {ETERNITY} to Brittany! I had never been inside the Salt Lake Temple! It was such a beautiful ceremony and they are a GORGEOUS couple! I am so excited to welcome Brittany to the family. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better. Congratulations Mike and Brittany Davis!
Tie Tying: Cool huh? Husband taught me how to tie a tie. For some reason, his looked a lot better than mine! Mine ended up being really FAT. I'm not sure how to fix that. I guess practice makes perfect.


Other than that, nothing too big has been happening. I got sick last week and then today Drew threw up a couple times, but we think he just had food poisoning. He is feeling better. School, work and spending time together are keeping us busy. I will put forth more of an effort to blog more OFTEN! Happy Happy Sunday!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sanctify Yourselves.


This morning Ashley and I watched a video from the LDS Youth website. I saw a friend post it on Facebook and that was when I realized that I knew the story told in the video not because I had seen the video before, but because I remember this happening in my town growing up. As Cameron might ask, "Something happened in the little town of Inkom, and it's on lds.org? What?" Surprising as it might be, there might be a lesson for all of us to learn from the little town of Inkom Idaho. (P.S. Click to make it full screen. It's cut off a little by the Blog.)

As we watched this, a different spirit entered our hearts. We began to ask each other, "What was Elder Holland trying to teach me? What can I learn from Bryce and A.J.?" So now I pose that same question to you. What lesson does God want you to learn from a miracle that happened in little Inkom Idaho?

Jesus Christ lives. The Priesthood, or power of God, is on the earth today. Through that power, A.J. lives today as a example that miracles do happen. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Life.

Ok, So before I got married, people always told me how incredible married life is. Now that I am married, I agree ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! This last weekend I have come down with a cold. at first it was just my nose and throat. I thought it was allergies. I was wrong. I woke up Saturday morning feeling terrible. All I wanted was some french toast and NO work. However, I had to go to a mandatory work training meeting that lasted 3 hours. We didn't have anything to make french toast so cereal had to do. :( While I was at work, not feeling well and craving french toast my incredible husband hurried around being simply incredible. After three long hours at work, Drew came and picked me up and I came home to this:




I walked in to door totally rambling about something not important and stopped in mid sentence and smiled. :) Gerber Daisies on the table. The table was set for two! For Lunch we had Sausage, Hash browns and French Toast (With HOMEMADE syrup!) It was the best Lunch Ever! It's great to have someone who takes such good care of me! You don't have to worry Mom and Dad, I am in good hands!  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Honeymoon!

Ok, Ok, Ok, I know I am behind on Blogging. Slowly but surely, I will catch up!

Honeymoon!
Drew and I were able to go to the Oregon Coast (Lincoln City to be exact) on our honeymoon. It was SO relaxing and enjoyable!
TA DAH! Breath Taking right?



 We were able to have 3 nights and 4 days at the coast. Our humble abode while there was at the Pelican Shores Inn. Although it doesn't sound like much, It absolutely was! 

This is the view from our window!

King Suite (Including wine glasses, sparking cider and chocolate, "on the house")

Oh yeah! Beach front!





While we were there we went to the beach, did some shopping (GREAT outlet mall!), did some glass blowing, took a tour of the Tilamook Cheese Factory, Went to the beach some more, slept, ate, beach, and so on... Here are some pictures:
My husband's awesome photography skills... cool angle huh?

Finally here!

:)

This is us! Mr. and Mrs. Wright!

He realized the water was COLD!

Then thought, "what the heck.. why not?"
Our glass blowing was a pretty cool experience. It is kinda like blowing up a balloon, only the balloon is glass and it is a lot more complicated! We chose our colors and eventually blew up the glass. Check it out!
Drew. He was in charge of snipping the balloon off the pole.


Me! Blowing up our glass balloon

Our work of art!
 Well, now we are home. We have almost organized our home. Everyday it feels a little more homey :) School starts tomorrow. We are both nervous but excited for the new semester to start. It is always nice to have some routine in our lives. Drew and I both started working again. I am back at my old job as an academic advisor on campus and Drew started to work in the admissions office. He is a TOUR GUIDE! oh and he answers phone calls. :) I wish I were a prospective student so I could go on one of his tours. I bet he is the best tour guide EVER! Anyways... I will blog more later, lots more to blog about! Until then...

Keep the Faith,

The Wright Family!