Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Congrats Crash!

Yesterday my dog-brother, Crash, graduated from puppy school. He won the "leave it" contest. What a good dog! (We leave for Chicago at 6am and Kelly is coming to visit in April!!!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Me Poster

This is a picture of my poster for the IOOB conference this weekend in Chicago. We are all driving there on Thursday and staying until Sunday. I plan on eating a deep dish Chicago-style pizza!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Patrick, Natalie, Steve, Mike, Josh, Craig, and I went to Bock Fest in New Ulm, Minnesota today at the Schell Brewery. Everyone was parking at the Target nearby and then walking to Bock Fest. While we were in the parking lot we realized that everyone was buying large containers to hold their beers in (you buy them four at a time). We had nothing of the sort so we all bought buckets. We got many a compliment on our buckets. Here is a picture of some guys bonging a beer out of a deer head. How many times in your life can you say THAT?

Friday, February 20, 2009


I have defended!! Now I am going to the Legion!!!Natalie proposed her thesis too!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finally Noe

I finally got my book for Training class yesterday. I ordered it the first day of school from and it took over a MONTH to get! Isn't that ridiculous? My thesis defense is tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Easy Life

This is going to be a long week. I can't wait until I graduate. Hector and Fluffy have such an easy life.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's electric!

It's electric! We ended Valentine's Day at the American Legion. We sang, we drank, we did the Electric Slide. Bill taught me how to do the Electric Slide a year ago in the back room of the Legion. It's so fun!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I made Patrick pancakes with peanut butter, strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and raspberries for V-Day. See?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cute Valentine

I knitted Kaylen a scarf and sent it to her along with a Valentine's Day card. My mom said she got it today when she came over to visit for the weekend. She supposedly said, "I really love Ashley now!" whenever she saw there was a valentine with the scarf. Here she is with her medium to bright pink scarf. Isn't she adorable?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tomato Basil Pasta

I made tomato basil pasta tonight for dinner. It was very tasty. I've been watching HGtv shows too much (like House Hunters, Property Virgins, etc.). Now I am obsessed with kitchens and masters bathrooms. And home gyms.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Defense date

I sent my completed thesis out to my committee members tonight and I also set an official date to defend! Ahhhhhhhhh - so exciting!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Today was a pretty good day. I worked in the office for a few hours and then went running with my coworker, Catherine, on the track. We ran into Beka while we were running, so we all ran four miles together. It was great! Then I came home and made a casserole from Shereen's casserole cookbook. Since then I've been at my desk (as you can see) working on a training project. It's midnight though so I'm done with work now! Patrick should be home soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Hector

Hector has got to be the most lovey cat ever created. He is always purring and happy. I honestly never see him acting bitchy or angry or anything. He is trying to date Fluffy, but she's hot and cold with him. I think it must frustrate him, but you would never know. This is a picture of Hector getting his love on with Patrick's ear.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Even Shorter

So I got a hair cut today. Look how adventurous I am now!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl 09: Black Sunday

Yesterday we had our annual Superbowl Party at Dan's house (my professor). We usually play a game of broom ball on frozen Lake Washington and ride around on snow mobiles. Yesterday was called Black Sunday though. Here is why.
1. This is Josh after he drove around the lake on a snow mobile.2. This is Josh after he hit the gas instead of the brake. This is Dan's Suburban after Josh hit the gas instead of the brake.
3. This is Ann being confused after Dan's Suburban got stuck in a ditch after trying to rescue Scott's SUV from a ditch. Both vehicles were towed by a neighbor. (This is after Darin was pulled out of a ditch).Not to mention, Marquita fell on her face during broom ball and went to the ER with a concussion.
These are the reasons yesterday was called Black Sunday.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Tammy!

Last night we all went to Tammy's (my coworker) 30th birthday party. We ate, we drank, we danced, we raced goldfish, and we scared a chicken into shitting. All of the ingredients of a good party! Now onward to the Superbowl Party.