Sunday, November 4, 2007

Og the frog blogged in the soggy fog

I've never blogged before, or at least not in this sense. Ash says I can write about anything I want, like my brain on paper, only less messy.

Right now, we're just sitting here killing time, ironic considering all the stuff we have to do. Like laundry for example (which I have to go change in like five minutes). My whole life I've stuck to having about two or three pairs of pants and half a dozen shirts to cover work, church, and casual dressing agenda's. Therefore, I never much thought of laundry as being a particularily grueling or time consuming task. I'd just toss them all in the laundry pour some soap in and: ta da* clean clothes. Who'd have guessed your supposed to do seperate loads for lights, darks, colors, bright colors, pastels, jeans, hankerchifs...maybe thats a little bit of an exageration but not much. It's one of those things I've already learned in the two and a half months we've been married. I've been trying to learn how to do husbandy things like cook, clean, and watch sports on TV. I even joined a fantasy basketball league with some guy at my work. Apparently you pick a list of real players and then watch all of there games and add up their stats and stuff. I haven't watched any games yet and I don't remember who is on my team but I have a good feeling about winning. HaHa. I've never been much for sports, except of course for BYU football, and hockey fights and X games. And occasionally golf. Ironic huh? All in all tho- I must be doing something right because I'm married to the cutest girl you've ever met. :) !!!! And speaking of that, I guess I'd better go jump on that laundry. (like seven baskets) But I'd like to leave you all with a great picture of my good friend Doxey who is in the Ukraine right now spreading the gospel and doing sick back flips off of tanks.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Our Apartment - the remix

Due to popular demand - more pictures of our apartment are now available. I will caption them here:

This is our blue bathroom. Karl wanted it to be blue and I couldn't pick what kind of blue I liked so we went with a bunch of different color blues:

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This is half of our living room. In the corner you will see the potted palm that Karl gave me for my birthday yesterday!! It is so great. I wanted a pet that was low maintenance and I have also always wanted a potted palm. I watered it today and it was fun. I am still thinking of a name for it - any suggestions??

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This is the other half of our living room with our bookshelf from target ($40) <-- bargain.

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This is our cute red kitchen!!! I love it so much. It is so nice to have your own kitchen.

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This is our table and chairs from IKEA that you can't see very well because my jacket is in the way.

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This is our bedroom with the cute quilt that I got at my bridal shower! You can see my laptop on the bed where I am sitting now typing this and uploading pictures.

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By the way - I had a great birthday. Karl bought me the cutest matching shirt and headband AND a potted palm. I got a great birthday package from my family (mommy) in the mail and it had a bunch of cute stuff from my un-finished registry at Crate and Barrel. Karl and I went out to Winger's and then went and saw "Dan in Real Life" at the movies - which I loved. Then we came home and went to bed EARLY! At 10:30!! So I got enough sleep that night, which was double nice. All in all it was a really great day. Tomorrow I am going out to eat with Teri and Andrea at Tucano's with my birthday coupon they sent me in the mail.

I LOVE being married!! It is so fun!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pell Grant Ahoy!

Since we just got married, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I can now legally claim that I live in almost-poverty. Even though I was basically living the same way I am now - in fact, I think I live better now than I did when I was single - my expected family contribution has gone down by about 20,000 dollars. What does this mean?

The government wants to give ME money to finish school. And who am I to pass up such an opportunity as this? Not I. I submitted a FAFSA (one of the smartest things I have ever done)and now the government is giving me a $1600 wedding present.

Well - I gladly accept.

PS. I got a 98% on my exam for my physics class.
PPS. It's my birthday in 40 minutes. This would be a lot more cool except for the fact that I am working tonight from 7 PM to 1 AM.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Sunday

Today is Sunday - what a beautiful day. The snow is all melted. It makes me want to go out and take some pictures. Yesterday Karl and I finally had the afternoon off on the same day (This never happens) and so we went to Winger's and then to the Haunted Forest in American Fork. It was so fun!!
Of course - we weren't sure if it was outside or not. So we assumed it was indoors and I just wore a sweatshirt and Karl wore his short sleeved shirt. Did I mention that yesterday it snowed? We got there and it was freezing. Karl usually keeps a jacket in his car but we did laundry yesterday and I made him wash all of his jackets!! The only this in his car was a little girly cardigan that belonged to me. Karl decided to "be a man" and wear it; he justified this by saying guys wear girl clothing all the time and he would just blend in with the Utah crowd. The maze wasn't very scary at first but then crazy guys with chain saws kept jumping out of the walls and chasing us because we were in the back of our group. Karl laughed and I screamed. We had a good time. The maze was about 45 minutes long and was decorated very cool - I think it was worth our 15 dollars. Note to Self: Next time bring a coat.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our Apartment

I just started a Karl and Ashley blog so that way our friends and family would have a way to keep up on us. We are doing great - so happy and having so much fun being married. Karl is working on getting some computer certifications for the moment and I am still working on my Technology and Engineering Education major. My mom helped me arrange our wedding pictures on the wall and so here is a picture of our living room. I guess you can see into our room as well. So - whenever you want to keep up on us - come to our blog!