Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Boy Turns 30 !!!

Thirty years ago, today, this handsome fella was born!
Lily and I are both extremely grateful he's in our life!

Friday, April 16, 2010

1 Year Ago

A year ago, we went to Utah. Brian's cousin, Jen, is a fabulous photographer! It's been fun to look back at our little 6 mos. old Lily. Check out her website , she's having a contest!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Honest Scrap

I've been handed the torch of telling you all 10 honest things about myself. I am then to pass it on to four others.
Here it goes...

1. I'm addicted to food! All kinds! Fruits, veggies with dip, SWEETS galore and so much more! I have my moments where I'm really good a watching what I eat, meaning portions, but then I LOVE to go overboard, primarily with the sweets! Who doesn't right? One of these days I'll get a handle of it and maybe I'll be able to control my weight and enjoy life to it's fullest without worrying about my appearance!

2. Since my hubby is out of town EVERY single week, it gets pretty quiet here at our house. I know i have an 18 mos. old but surprisingly, it can be very quiet here. I find myself keeping the TV on at ALL times. I don't sit and watch it much, but I keep it on for the noise. It's nice to hear voices and feel like it's not so quiet.

3. While in high school, I NEVER read a single book that was assigned. I read ALL cliff notes. I do not enjoying reading. It's too quiet and still for my liking. So I made it easier and 'cheated' with the reading assignments. I'm slowly learning to love to read. Little bits at a time.....

4. I LOVE the outdoors! My wish to become physically fit to be able to handle hiking, rock climbing, etc. My goal is to be able to reach the physical level of my hubby so I can stay up with him! Being able to hike without resting every 15 minutes or so.

5. I never took college seriously. I was out on my own enjoying 'freedom'. I now regret very much for not doing better. I'm hoping to go back soon and finish my degree. By the way, I was studying Special Education and Music.

6. My ultimate dream job, if it were ever possible for me, would be an Astronaut! I've always been fascinated with space and the thrill and excitement it brings.

7. I love cars! I can tell what kind of make, (mainly makes, not models) by its headlights or taillights. That's one way I impressed Brian while we were dating. :)

8. If I could afford it, I would have fresh bouquets of flowers in my house every other week! I love the way they smell, the way the brighten up a room, and they always put a smile on my face!

9. I have to phobias: GERMS and TICKS (the kind that suck your blood!) I constantly wash my hands to where they get so dry that they bleed. I cringe and have a bit of a panic attack whenever I think of or hear of or see a tick!

10. I love to spend money! I also love to save money! How does that work? I love being able to buy things for others and myself. But I love having a savings account knowing that things will be okay if something went wrong. Buy me a pair of shoes and a new purse and I'm a happy woman!

I now pass this torch to:
Kristen Gaufin
Katie Carling
Michelle Putnam
Emily Coltrin

Pretty Little Girl

Isn't she PRETTY?!!!
(Lily, NOT me!)

Her Easter dress

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Piano Recital

I have 11 piano students. I decided to throw a recital to show off their great work! All but two are in our ward. Here are some pics from that day:

The Workman brothers, Kobey (above) and Oakley (below)

The Creswell sisters, Kennidy and Mckinley
Shay Hamblin
The O'Barr siblings, Tanner and Emma
The Evans siblings, Madsen and Eden

Two of my students were unable to attend, Josie Hastings and Kirsche Stanton.

Spring Break 2010

I know it's been a couple of weeks since I blogged last. This post will be a combination of everything we've done the last couple of weeks.

We spent Spring Break at my parents' house in Auberry, CA

I thought she looked to adorable in this outfit, her shoes match an ice cream scoop on her shirt, and the clip in her hair. Although you can't see her clip or the ice cream scoop, she looked like a doll!

We couldn't get over how cute she was wearing grandma's reading glasses.
My sister brought her Wii to my parents' house and Lily got in on the action. She was actually able to play a couple games!
Too cute for words!
Annual Ashby Egg Hunt!!!

I gave Lily an apple and this is the end result!
They were so cute sitting at the piano together!
We've lived here for almost 2 years and we've never walked along the banks of the Carson River. It's about 2 minutes away from where we live!