Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm scared. Josie is due in less than a month and the thought of delivery makes me nervous. Jordan flies out to Boston for a few days for a job interview. We don't know where we'll be two months from now. To sum up my feelings, I'm scared...but I've never been so excited in my whole life for what lies ahead. I'm scared. I'm excited.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


My little brother Cameron gets home from his mission to Argentina today! I'm stuck in Wyoming so I don't get to see him until the 13th, but I would love to run and jump on him (big pregnant belly and all). Don't worry Cameron, even this stomach won't get in the way of me giving you a philbert.
Cameron is one of the funniest, sweetest kids you'll ever meet. Sorry, did I say kid? I meant big strong man. Way to go Cambone.

(Two years ago.)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

What bedside manner?

Dear Dr. Who-will-remain-unnamed,

Thanks for calling me into your office to let me know my baby may have a heart defect and only giving me a kleenex after snot was dripping down my face and I asked for one. Also, even after we did a second ultrasound and everything appeared fine, thanks for saying "But just because everything looks good on the ultrasound doesn't mean you're going to have a perfectly healthy baby." You're an asshole.

Yours truly,

Your disgruntled patient

Lexi - 1

Jordan and I had an awesome visit from my favorite little sister a few weeks ago. She decided to make the beautiful trek along I-80 to visit us (For those of you who have never traveled I-80, count yourselves lucky. You're likely to develop a meth addiction if you stop for too long at any of the truck stops.)
We had so much fun with Lexi that week. One of the days Jordan led us on an amazing hike.
(See, Laramie can be beautiful.)
(I think I may be trying to pick Lexi's nose in this one. I felt that it needed to be documented on this blog.)

Thanks for making such a long drive and being such a cool house guest, with the last week of your summer vacation. 
Points for visiting me in Laramie:
Lexi - 1 
Rest of the family - 0

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lake Powell

Jordan and I got to spend an amazing week at Lake Powell with some of my favorite people. The Crandalls were gracious enough to put up with a pregnant lady and a pale guy who is allergic to the sun while on their sunny vacation. 

(Wait, pregnant women aren't supposed to water ski? I didn't read that in What To Expect When You're Expecting.)
(The sun may have gotten to Jordan one day and he went a little feral.)

Highlights from the trip:
1. Laughing so hard my sides hurt.
2. Eating fancier food while on a houseboat than we eat regularly at home (Thank you Lou! Can anyone say breaded tilapia with an orange glaze? Or spinach and artichoke dip? Or a full pasta bar...)
3. Playing apples to apples (oh, so it's pronounced woe-baggin? My bad, I always thought it was woebegone)
4. Getting to spend time with Jessie and Seth.
5. Writing hit tv shows such as "Papa and Sam: Beach Patrol" and hearing Sam say repeatedly "I hate you guys."
6. But I certainly did not enjoy responsibility island. No fun was had there.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fancy Pants

It's official. I look like a pregnant woman.
(5 1/2 months)

I now have to wear those weird pregnancy pants with the built in elastic waist.
It's ok though, because she's kicking like crazy and it makes me smile every time.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Takes me back to the summer of '07, eh Tippy?

Question: What's better than tubing the Oneida Narrows with some of the coolest people in Utah? It was actually a trick question. There is nothing better than that.

(I don't know how practically every picture of Lexi ended up being a profile shot)

(I miss her...a whole lot)

Dear Lexi, Jessie, Seth, Cassie, Chris, and Tippy:
Thanks for indulging a pregnant lady on an overcast day and 
treating her to a incredible float. You guys are the best.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deep in the heart of Texas...

Recently Jordan and I made a trek to the land of my birth. Where you say? San Antonio of course. And yes, everything IS bigger in Texas. 
Jordan had to present his project at an engineering conference and I got to tag along. As a HUGE bonus I got to meet my mother-in-laws side of the family, which turned out to be my favorite part of the trip. I felt like I had stepped right into a book as we sat sipping cold drinks on the front porch in 95 degree weather. So thank you to:
+  Aunt Nannie for letting us stay with you.
+  James, Richard, Linda, Lana, Lisa, and John for the hours of blackmail stories about Loretta (my mother-in-law). Now when she and Spike tell me not to drive too fast I just have to wink at Loretta and say "Remember Lisa's wedding?  Would that Loretta have followed the speed limit?"
+   Wes for driving so many hours to pick us up and take us back.
+  And the whole Eager family for making it a fun trip. We can't wait to come back and see you guys.
(We considered storming the Alamo, until we decided it was too hot and to get snow cones instead. Maybe next time.)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Late Evening Downpour

Torrential Rain + Ashley jumping in more puddles than Jordan = Ashley splashing Jordan > Than Jordan Splashing Ashley.   With the overall conclusion being that Ashley is the superior puddle jumper.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

If you need to spew...

Last night I ate four pieces of pizza at a friend's house. While driving home Jordan made me laugh so hard that I had to come to a complete stop, throw open my door, and puke on the road. He's my soul mate.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Good Work Mr. Sefcovic

On May 2 J-Pants completed his first triathlon.  It was in Denver (two hours from us) and when we got there we realized Jordan had forgotten almost everything: his running shoes, a towel, and his helmet. The guy who laid out his stuff next to Jordan looked like he had brought the entire wal-mart triathlon isle with him and made us feel very ill-prepared. Jordan did so well though and I was quite proud of him. He said his goal time was an hour and six minutes and he finished in 1:06:00.  I was amazed. Jordan and I trained for this triathlon together and I was so excited for it. But several weeks before the triathlon, I received a beautiful surprise and found out I am going to have one of these:
(Look! It even has Jordan's eyebrows!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Those are some scary "ladies"

On Saturday J-Pants and I went to watch the Naughty Pines Derby Dames battle it out with the Wreckin' Roller Rebels.  I've never seen a roller derby match, but when I saw them advertising around town I mostly just wanted to see some ladies get knocked down really hard. Maybe even a bloody nose if I was lucky.  It was fun, but it mostly just made me really miss this:
Anyone in Laramie up for a pick-up game of rugby?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

If you're going to San Francisco...

To start with, other than J-Pants getting attacked by a stray colt, we had a great time in San Francisco.
We didn't get to do any swimming thanks to the freezing water...
..but at least J-Pants got to chase some seagulls, so it wasn't a complete loss.
Alcatraz was pretty cool. I thought it was funny that they claim no one ever successfully escaped, even though several men were never found after a breakout.  
This homeless guy was my favorite. He would sit behind these branches and then scare unsuspecting people as they walked past. J-Pants and I watched people scream for a good half hour.
One of the days we got to bike over to and across the Golden Gate Bridge, and then into Sausalito for lunch. 
The guy behind J-pants kept trying to get out of the picture so I waited until he was looking and then took the picture ha ha.
Between Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, small theater plays, sushi, and the de Young museum we had a great time. I didn't leave my heart in San Francisco, but I did leave a well fed homeless person. 

P.S. For some strange reason I found the plants in San Francisco so huggable.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Open your Golden Gates

Jordan and I are headed to San Francisco on Tuesday and neither of us have ever been. Other than eating too much and trying not to get crushed by trolleys, does anyone have any suggestions for what we should do?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sorry Nascar, I just don't see us being friends

Every year J-Pants and his parents go to the Nascar race in Vegas. And while I love J-pants and love spending time with him, I also love not having to watch Nascar. So even though I've been learning about the fine competition of automotive racing, I knew that J-Pants would have so much more fun without me scowling and asking when the race would be over. 
After cordially backing out, I was able to use that time as an excuse to get my girls together and head to St. George.  It was nice to have a whole weekend of warm weather, windless days (after living in Laramie I forgot what those sounded like), Cafe Rio (even though the lady behind the counter called me sir), and trying the entire time not to pee my pants because of my hilarious friends. I give this weekend a perfect 10.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

He's a big boy now!

Happy Birthday My Love!

24 today and doesn't look a day over 30.
But seriously, he's more than I ever could have asked for and I'm so lucky to be married to him. (Baker, this is the part where you get to puke.)

I've gotten to spend 3 of his birthdays with him, and here's to at least another 5 or so.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Put on your big girl panties and deal with it

I'm sitting at work, wishing I was at home in bed with my husband. I've been working overnights since I started in August, despite the fact that they told me when I interviewed that I wouldn't have to. So I've decided to make a list of things that make this job not so bad:
* I get to wear sweatpants to work.
* I was able to watch 4 seasons of The L Word, 1 season of Californication, 1 season of 30 Rock, 2 seasons of Weeds, 1/2 a season of heroes, and a whole list of new releases.
* I actually have a well paying job in this scary economy.
* I get to spend hours reading other peoples blogs and spending time on facebook, and not feel too guilty about wasting time like that because at least I'm getting paid.
* I like the girls I'm supposed to watch (most the time).
* I get to read the celebrity mags I would never ever buy, because the girls leave them laying around. (Did you know that Hayden Panasomething and her boyfriend have broken up? Aren't you so glad you know that now? Thank you Ok! Weekly)
* Nobody is awake to see me when I do embarrassing things i.e. : I was decorating the house with streamers for one of the girl's birthdays, and I ended up falling off the chair and only slightly hurting myself.
* Thanks to the Kindle that my wonderful mother-in-law got me, I get to read and read and read.
* J-Pants got me some art supplies for my birthday, and so at work while everyone is sleeping, no one gets to see my embarrassing and less than artistic attempts.

I'm feeling a little bit better about my job...

P.S. My little brother is serving a mission in Argentina and he says that the people down there will often wear shirts with English on them, but not know what they mean. He met one old lady with a great slogan on her shirt: Put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My insides feel all jiggly

J-Pants and I have decided to do a triathlon this May. I'm fine on swimming and biking, but I hate running so that makes me a little nervous. 
In 9th grade my friend Jessie and I joined the swimming team. At our very first meet I dove in the water and my goggles fell off. I ended up finishing several minutes behind even the last person. My family was there to cheer me on but it felt humiliating. That was the last time I ever competitively swam. I love swimming but this showed me that maybe I should just stick to wave pools and lazy rivers. Either way, this time I can just go at my own pace and I should be fine, right? Right?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Are you there Ashley? It's me, Creeper.

The other night at work my phone rang. It was 3 a.m. so I thought this was kind of weird. The caller ID said "Restricted" but I picked it up anyway. I said hello and the only response was heavy breathing. It scared the pants off of me and I had to go sit in one of the girls rooms, even though she was asleep. I tried to avoid walking past windows all night.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

So Random

That's right. I jumped on the bandwagon and did the 25 random facts about me.
1. Since I know several other Ashley Wrights and about 50 other Ashley's, I always promised myself I would give my kids cool, unique names. But now that my last name is Sefcovic I don't think I could do that. If I gave my kids the names I wanted than they would sound like terrorists and would be stopped at security any time they flew anywhere. "Mr. Ari Sefcovic, please bend over."
2. I hate snakes but watch every documentary I can DVR on them. I usually curl into a little ball while I watch but I can't look away. They fascinate me.
3. It used to make me feel really tough when I would tell people I played rugby. It was something I was really proud of and would try to slip it into conversations.
4. It embarrasses me when I tell people this, but I love Rock of Love. I've watched every episode of every season and even though I find Brett Michaels disgusting and fake, I can't stop watching. 
5. One time in college, a neighbor told me that my kids were going to be diabetic just like me. I slapped him and left the room. One of my biggest fears is that he is right.
6. I could people watch for hours. 
7. When I used to date in high school and college, I always felt like the guy in relationships. I hated it when they would cry, or talk about emotions, or call me too much. I once told a boyfriend that he could come over to my house, only if we didn't talk about our emotions at all the whole day.
8. In college my roommate threw a party. My friend Cassie was sitting on the couch so I farted and tried to waive it in her direction. My intention was for only her to smell it, but it was especially potent and ended up clearing out every single person in the room. My roommate was not happy with me.
9. I spend an inordinate amount of time playing solitaire on my ipod. 
10. I work with delinquent youth, and while we are supposed to help them be more mature and act like adults, usually the reverse happens and I end up feeling immature and just wanting to goof around with them.
11. My husband often tells me that I remind him of a 12-year-old boy because I love farting and bugs and dirty jokes. Not too long ago I found a salamander in a window well. I didn't want to touch it but I built a wall up around it and prodded it with a stick.
12. I hate blue tooth headsets. They make you look like a douche.
13. Dear Mariah Carey, you're just annoying and not sexy. Your voice hurts my ears.Give it up.
14. I've never been as happy as I have been with Jordan. 
15. In high school I loved raiding the costume closet with my friends. I would think up any excuse I could to wear one. I used to call the trunk of my car "The Trunk of Wonders" because it was always stuffed with the most random junk and costumes.
16. One night when we were supposed to sleep at Cassie's house we got locked out. We chose a random persons porch and slept on it. In the morning when the guy who owned the house came out, Cassie demanded breakfast from him. 
17. On a road trip with my family, my brother told me I could have the rest of his apple juice. After my first swig, I realized it was his pee.
18. I was having some weird health problems so I went into the doctor only to find out that I have a third testicle.
19. I wish I was friends with Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. We'd have dinner parties together and someday dress our children in the same outfits.
20. Cassie and I gave the class history speech at our high school graduation, which may have gotten a little silly at some points but never inappropriate. This had been a school tradition to deliver for years. I found out that they did away with it because of me and Cassie.
21. I joined the swim team with my friend Jessie in 9th grade. My first swim meet was a disaster and after my goggles fell off I ended up finishing several minutes after the last person who came in. I never competitively swam again.
22. I decided to take my future into my own hands one March night in 2008 and proposed to my now husband. 
23. I lived in Vernal Utah as a kid and my mom says she knew it was time to move when we started asking to wear camouflage to school like the other kids. 
24. I'm trying as hard as I can to talk my husband into moving out of the country with me.
25. A few months ago the guy who lives above us threw a party at 3am on a Wednesday. I stomped up there in my pajamas, banged on his door, and demanded to know if he was having some sort of ball dropping olympics. I had been woken up in the middle of the night and am still unsure what I meant by it.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

There was another Fat Buster sighting last night. I overheard him talking about D&D.
Is it weird that I'm slightly obsessed with these about town sightings?

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Call it nostalgia, but I couldn't stop laughing at this:
Danny Boy  (It's a link, click on it)

The Year of the Mustache

Jordan finally got fed up with looking 20 years older than he really is and opted to shave The Beard.  There were several stops we had to make along the way to clean shaven though.

I give you, the Plantation Master:

The Honky-Tonk:

And lastly, Mr. McGilllicuty, Seller of Women's Tonic:
We actually really liked the handle bar, so this is what is warming Jordan's upper lip now.