Thursday, June 18, 2009

Share Your Testimony!

Share Your Testimony! Holy Cow the Church is TRUE! So this summer, I may not be doing all the things that I wanted to get done... But I have had so many opportunities to be with the Sister Missionaries! um.. they are amazing! The Sisters that I have been able to serve with the last couple of weeks are Sister Milburn and Sister Harwood

It was Sister Harwoods birthday last Thursday. I had all of Raie's kids so it was pretty crazy and fun, Dallin helped me make a cake.. Well It was almost nine and the sisters were passing by the house so I made them stop, so the microwave cake did not cook long enough, and so this is what she got! It was perfect! The 23 candles were going everywhere.

I have come to love these two Lady's and will be sad when transfers come! I have had so many opportunities to share the Gospel and to help in this very important work! On little miracle..

*******Ben and I were having some people over for dinner, I felt like I should ask the man that lives next door, we have never been over (embarrassing) so when Ben got home we went over to ask if he would like to come over for dinner. As we apologized for not coming over before, we could not even ask him if he would like to come over for dinner when he asked if he had seen the Sister Missionaries over at our house.. (I was thinking "oh crap he is going to tell us to get of the porch and never come back).. he then insisted on us getting him a Book of Mormon, he said that he had been ready the Bible and really needed a Book of Mormon! I ran one over latter that night with some extra dinner.*******

There is so many opportunities for us to spread the Gospel, what is keeping us from doing it, SATAN, it is him, he is telling us we can't! Everyone WE CAN.

Please pray and ask who you need to help! The Church is True!

Love you all, Stay Strong in the Faith, Faith in Christ. POTCIT Well I better hit the books..

Saturday, May 2, 2009

TEXAS: Today was our first full day in Dallas for our 1-Year Wedding Anniversary! It's been great to just take it easy and not worry about anything.

One of the first adventures we tackled was Luis Tussaud's Palace of Wax. It was fun, yet a bit eerie with all those celebrity look-alikes like David Letterman, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey and more. Ben soon found it entertaining to act as though he were one of the sculptures and scared other people, including me! He was insistent on finding out what the large metal dinosaurs in front were made of. Yes, they are all strictly made out of car bumpers! Pretty amazing!

Next, we visited Ripley's Believe It or Not! It was incredible and we saw many things you would never believe, like pictures on a rice grain and the world's smallest painting on a pinhead, as well as on potato chips.

There were other things like a mural made of pieces of toast and vests made of human hair --GROSS! SICK!!! We saw the "Tallest man who ever lived" who was 8' 11''. There were also fun little games and what-not like this. Try it out! What's your answer? It will always be the same!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Well shot. For those of you that we see once in a while, you know that our lives have been very hectic! For those of you that we do not see once in a while OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN HECTIC!!

Ben and I have just finished up our 2ND courses of school, through University Of Phoenix on-line. We both our still enjoying it, although we are going to be paying off student loans for quite some time.. Such is life.

Ben recently started back up at an old job (Skyline Electric) where he has been treated like a king. This job has been a huge blessing in our lives. It has opened up the opportunity for me to work less hours at Home Depot! This makes me very happy! Home Depot has been a blessing in my life, but it is time to move on. April 23rd will be my two year mark, meaning 2 week vacation pay! I hope to hold out this long!

In my free time I am hoping to:

  • Spend more time at my house.

  • Play my Piano in hopes to become good enough to teach lessons soon.

  • Spend more time on my studies.

  • Spend more time with my family.

  • Spend more time with the Sister Missionaries in our stake.

  • Improve my homemaking skills.


This is but a small list! Life is so short and there is so much to do. I remember after I received my lengthy patriarchal blessing, I thought to myself " how in the world am I going to accomplish all of these things"? I still wonder this at times, but I think of an old Institute teacher that I was talking to about this one time.. he told me "now Ashlie remember, you have eternity"!

I don't know how the plan all works, but I do know that eternity would be pretty boring if we were not continually learning and progressing. But I don't really know, all we can do is do our best everyday.

Anyways I hope with more time of to keep you all updated, I know I sure love reading and seeing how your families are, so long for now.