Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Lord works in mysterious ways...

It all started in 2003 when I was working at Wal Mart as a cashier. I always minded my own business and didn't know a lot of peoples names, just faces. I quit Wal Mart in February 2005. I have had a few jobs since then (yes, I said FEW), not being able to find what fit me right. I finally found a job that is, well alright for when I start school (if I ever start school, geesh) in March of this year... Thanks to a nurse my mom works with, who's son works at BlueHost and gave them my resume or I honestly would not have gotten the job.

I started at BlueHost on March 20, 2009. A couple days into training, a guy comes in to ask the training coordinator a question, he looks familiar to me... I realized, I worked with him at Wal Mart. So I asked him, "Did you work at Wal Mart?". We had our little Wal Mart reunion, and I found out his name Jake. I didn't think anymore of it, just that, wow what a small world.

A few times here and there I would see him going to lunch with Jamie Borget (the nurses son who got me the job) and I would say "Hi" to them as I was walking into the building. I got to work one day, getting to my desk seeing that the person before me had not logged off the phone and the only person who can log someone off the phone is a Technical Support Manager or (duh) the person who is logged in. I looked all over our Instant Message internal chat system for a Manager and found out that Jake was a Manager and could help me. We talked about our days at Wal Mart for a bit and then got back to work, and did not think anything of it.

The months go by and it is now about the 2nd week in July. I get to work finding out that the person before me had not logged out of the phone again. Remembering that Jake can log them out, I Instant Message him. After doing this favor for me, our conversation goes something like this:

Jake: Have you ever been to The Bombay House?

Ashlee: Isn't that the Indian restaurant? I prefer to sit on a chair and eat with utinsils. :)

Jake: lol You do you eat with utinsils and sit on chairs. Would you like to go with me sometime?

Ashlee: I don't know if my boyfriend would like that...

Jake: Well you should have him take you sometime! It's way good!

Well, you get the jist of our conversation.. I felt so bad I couldn't go and I had to say no, as I was in a stupid relationship with a stupid boy.

That next week, my stupid relationship ended with that stupid boy... It didn't take me long to get over that stupid boy because well, he was stupid! A couple days later I added Jake to facebook. He posted a comment on my wall saying that he thought of me the other night while he was at The Bombay House. From there, we started talking back and forth. At work, we were Instant Messaging all day stats were going down LOL I told him I needed to take him up on his offer at The Bombay House. He had a trip planned to Disneyland and said he wanted to take me out when he got back. We had been talking at work for about a week and a half and were starting to really like each other and felt like we could talk to each other about anything. So when he got back, he had made plans for Thursday and Friday night. Everyone around us was like... "You have made plans for two dates already and you haven't even gone out on one?" But we knew we liked each other.

The first date was awesome. I felt like I had already known him and conversation came so easy. And yes, we did go to The Bombay House, which is excellent... he has a personal relationship with the owners he has gone there so many times!! LOL If you ever go there, make sure to get the Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan. D.lish.

I had to make sure he wanted to go out with me on a second date, so I acted nonchalant and waited until he asked if 6:00 worked for Friday, and said "Oh, so tomorrow too?" and he said, "Well, yeah, didn't you want to?" so I had to come back and say "Yeah! I just didn't know if you had forgotten." LOL

After our dates everything felt so right and he asked me to be "his girl" that Saturday. People think it was really quick, but we felt like we knew each other already so well!

Things have been going so great. Jake means the world to me. He takes me for who I am and loves me for me. He is the best and is so special and I love him with every fiber of my being. He has a wonderful family. I love his sisters and his mom so much! They are so inviting and welcoming when I come to his house. All of my family loves Jake and he fits right in so well. He makes me so extremely happy and I love spending my time with this boy.

I have to say, the Lord works in mysterious ways. It was not meant to be at the time when we worked at Wal Mart, but I was truly bless to receive this job at BlueHost and meet my Jakey boy!

I love you Jake.

Family BBQ

I have mentioned that I love my Maxers?? When opportunities arise, Jared, Amanda and Max and I try to see each other as often as we can. It was our family dinner out in Lehi at Aly and Nick's and it had been awhile since my family had seen Jared, Amanda and Max so we decided it was time to get together! Max Loved his corn and his unique way of eating it! LOL
I couldn't believe how much this kid loved fruit! I would put the raspberries on his fingers, he thought that was pretty cool.

His dad has taught him well, he loves balls and he sure can throw one!! He carried a ball around all night long.

Max and Talan (he got a little soaked from the neighbors hose, hence the no shirt LOL)

Max's Grandma Virchow, she loves him so much!

You're not official if you don't try on Grandma Virchow's glasses on... which Max loved, they just wouldn't stay on, dang it! It was hilarious how he was letting us though, most kids hate it. LOL

He did not like the trampoline at first.. He would hold onto me for dear life and had this look of concern on his face.. I got snuggles in though!! heehee

Batter up! Max's first time batting, he thought it was pretty cool...moreso the bat than "eye on the ball"... I think Jared is on that though LOL

He warmed up to the trampoline and loved it after awhile!! He was all over it and loved being bounced :)

My little Peanut looks like a little Monkey heehee I love that kiddo.

Oh how I love Jared and Amanda so much!! They have given Max the life he deserves and I am so eternally greatful for them!! Thanks for coming down guys and letting me see the little guy!!

Max The Model

Max was chosen to model a tie for ragdollclothing...Amanda found out about the opportunity through a photography blog (Auburn Soul) The photographer was doing a casting call, and Amanda entered Max and he was chosen! Who wouldn't??

What a handsome boy my Peanut is!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

the lack thereof

I know, I have been lacking in the blogging area part of my life. It's funny though, I will go throughout my day and think "oh, that would be good/awesome to blog about"....and never blog about it. Ugh...I'm in front of a computer all day long at work, that is the last thing I want to come home and there is a wonderful boy in my life as of late.

Something I thought I would share is the different types of, well...animals? insects? we have at our house.I stole this one from Alyssa, she came home one night to this sitting by the garage door opener...YIKES!!

These aren't "unusual" around our house, but it's just fun when you do see them because they're HUGE...and ugly. My mom was watering her flowers one night and he was just hanging out by our swing.

Jake and I were walking up to the front door and I saw this little creature...the bat. *shiver*
He was just hangin out. We took pictures with flashes and watched him for awhile--it didn't even seem to phase him. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!

We get the rattle snakes, black widows, and those nasty huge wolf spiders, but I guess that is what you get for living so close to the mountain. You may remember my story about the snail on my I am use the noises they make and it happens a few times a WEEK. I still truly hate snails...actually, all bugs and insects.

2009 FSA Conference 8/1/09

This years conference (Families Supporting Adoption) was great! Interacting with adoption advocates is always fun, but the best thing is being with Jared, Amanda and Max! Max has grown up so much, it's insane! He is the smiliest, happiest boy and this kid doesn't walk... he RUNS. Making him giggle is the best...he has thee cutest giggle! I love it. I could just eat him up!! It was the best time ever.
I cannot wait to see my Peanut again! I'm sure he will have changed again in that short amount of time. I treasure each moment I get to spend with him and love him so dearly. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Max and see his cute smile and bright eyes in pictures or mind. Oh I love that boy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I am proud to be an American.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1 year old?

Time flies. One year ago today this cute little guy was born. Max Milton. I love this boy more than anything in this world. I am so grateful he was able to come down to this mortal existence to bless not only my life, but Jared and Amanda's. I think about Max several times throughout my days as I see pictures or things that remind me of him and think what a wonderful life he is going to have, what a wonderful year it has been--yet a trialing year as well. Not a lot of babies go through what Max has, and he has been such a trooper throughout the NAM and his surgery.
I am so grateful for adoption. For the opportunities to see pictures of Max, to see him and interact with him, to give him loves, hugs and kisses! It is amazing how the Lord has helped me is so many ways. A lot of people have asked me if adoption has been hard. From the time I chose Jared and Amanda to be Max's parents, there was a connection I felt, they were to be his mom and dad. The Lord knew Max was suppose to be their child, my job was to find them. I don't feel sad when I have to leave after seeing Max, I feel so unbelievably happy that I was able to see him.
Throughout this past year, I have had several opportunities to interact with Max in person and a couple times via web cam! He is an amazingly smart boy and very active! I love Amanda's post of what he is up to lately.. definitely a good read about my baber babers :DWhen Max started smiling it was infectious. You couldn't look at him or his pictures and not smile. Amanda taught him well to be a poser for the camera :) I loved how you would put the camera up or even your phone and he would get the biggest grin, like "I'm ready, take my picture!"
He definitely warms my heart.
I never knew I could possibly love somebody as much as I love Max. Although I don't get to see him grow up every single day, he is in my heart every single day. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone, and how quickly he has grown up into the little boy he is. My mother and I had the opportunity to attend his 1st birthday party on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Amanda's parents house. I will tell you one thing, that boy is ALL BOY! He is one super crawler--going from here to there, back to here then to there. HAHA I love it.
(I will post those pictures in a separate post, I promise ;) )

My Peanut is 1 year old today.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAX!
I love you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy 8 Months

He's grown up so fast...

Happy 8 months to my Peanut!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


There's a lot that has happened in the life of Ashlee since...oh, December.
I was last telling you how I had read Twilight..
Which by the way,
I am now on Breaking Dawn.
I can tell you, they are very good books, and you can't just read the first one... but I do have to say, this last one, is a little on the weird side...
Sorry Stephanie Meyers.

Aside from Twilight, way back in December,
our family had our yearly family Christmas party!
Not only did we get a visit from Santa...
but Jared, Amanda and Max were able to come down!!
Best Christmas party EV-ER.Max was fascinated with Santa's beard and glasses...
So much that he just wanted to pull them right off!

He is a cheeser for the camera!! It was like a magnet...
He could be crying and you could hold the camera up and he'd smile for it :D
Such a cutie.

My nieces and nephews loved to hold Max...
The boys would throw a ball up in the air and Max thought
that was just the most hilarious thing he ever did see,
he was giggling so hard...too cute!

We couldn't get enough of the smiles on camera...
I think he has thee cutest smile EV-ER!

I don't think you can kiss him enough!!
And by the look on his face... I don't think he minds ;)

That had to be the best Christmas present ever.

Christmas came and went fairly quick!
I had a great Christmas...
It was very low key...
Just me and my mom, then the whole fam later that evening,
with the most snow I think I've ever seen on Christmas Day.
It truly was a White Christmas!
We are very grateful Aly and Nick made it home safely in the blizzard they hit in Lehi, in which they were blessed with a good samariten snow plower to guide them home.

The New Year.. New job.. New President..
I do not work at SISEL International anymore..
My last day was December 29 and I started a new job at Circle Pix on December 30!
I'm happy for this new year and what it has in store...
I have set goals this year that I plan to accomplish!

If you didn't notice...

There is a new president in office.
Hopefully he can bring some CHANGE to what is coming of this economy!

On another note...
January 10, 2009
My sweet, adorable, handsome little Max
was blessed and sealed for time and all eternity to the amazing Jared and Amanda.
This picture is priceless.
They are the cutest family EV-ER!!!
I had the opportunity of a life time to go to Max's blessing with my mom.
The Spirit was amazing.
Max looked like a little angel in all his white.
I was able to meet Jared's wonderful parents who
drove all the way from Ohio.

I was able to meet both Jared and Amanda's extended family,
who are all amazing!

I am so grateful for this opportunity and for having
Jared, Amanda and Max in my life.I love my Peanut.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

de Funk

n., funk

1. a. A state of cowardly fright; a panic.
b. A state of severe depression.
2. A cowardly, fearful person.

v., funked, funk·ing, funks.
  1. To shrink from in fright or dread.
  2. To be afraid of.

It will end.
It's just that every time I come to blog, I sit here...
b l a n k...
When in reality, I have a lot to blog about.
My head is so mumbo jumbo right now, I don't know

The funk will end soon.
I even use to stalk my regular blogs daily...
that's even in a funk.
I need to catch up on everyone's blogs!
You'd think my life was crazy.
I love you all.
DO stay tuned...