Monday, February 23, 2009

Cupid Struck Again!

There was definitely love in the air this February 14th! As most of you know this year we did not only celebrate Valentines Day, but also celebrated Dave and my engagement. Dave and I had a wonderful time. The highlight of the night was the "heart ceremony". Each person there decorated a wooden heart and wrote their advice for a long, loving marriage. Dave and I could not believe how artistic the hearts turned out! And that is not all... we received some great advice!! Another great moment is when my 92 year old grandmother presented me with a crystal vase that belonged to her great grandmother. It is something that we will always treasure. This Valentine's Day Dave and I realized how lucky and fortunate we are to have such wonderful loving friends and family. Thank you to everyone who gave up a romantic evening to spend it with us!

Monday, February 9, 2009

What Is She Talking About?

For those of you born after the 1930s you are probably wondering what Ashley's Pig and Ashley's Buttermilk means. For some reason my ninety-two year old Grandmother's saying, "It's his pig and his buttermilk" came to mind when I was deciding what to name my blog. This is a phrase that my grandmother once used when talking to my brother. According to her it means "it's their business". For example: None of your beeswax, it's their pig and their buttermilk, butt out!! I guess this was a popular saying in mid Missouri years ago, but it was very humorous to our family. It has now become one of my family's favorite sayings and if you hang around my family long enough you are bound to hear it. So, this blog is my business, my beeswax, my pig and my buttermilk but I am inviting you to butt IN! My hope for this blog is to keep my family and friends up to date with what is going on in our lives and when I say "our" I mean Dave's life too. My intentions are to update the site monthly so feel free to periodically check in. Welcome to my blog.

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