Thursday, May 30, 2013

A to Z about Me.

Lots to tell y'all. 

Lots of posts in the works. 

But for today I'll do a simple A to Z about Me. Because I feel like it. 

Firstly, 2 facts that don't fit in the A to Z:

1. Back to blonde.


2. We are so pumped about summertime.



Feel free to steal this, btw. I stole it. And let me know if you do, I'd love to read yours. :)

Okay, here we go. 

A. Age :: 24.

B. Bed size :: Queen.

C. Chore you hate :: Doing the dishes.

D. Dogs :: None. Thinking about it. But none yet.

E. Essential start to your day :: The Word.

F. Favorite color :: Teal. Purple. Green. Too many.

G. Gold or silver :: Don't make me choose! Both. At the same time. 

H. Height :: 5'4''.

I. Instruments you play :: Piano. Kazoo. I can play Hot Cross Buns on a recorder.


J. Job title :: Scentsy Consultant. Wife.

K. Kids :: None yet. 

L. Live :: Cary, North Carolina. (Right outside of Raleigh.)

M. Maiden name :: Hamilton. (Yes, I'm related to Josh.)

N. Nicknames :: Ash. Hammie. Hambone. Hey Milton. 

O. Overnight hospital stays :: Never. Well, I guess when I was born.

P. Pet peeve :: Toothpaste in the sink. When people say, "Well played." Hearing people chew. (Which is ridiculous because I have a wacked up jaw that pops every time I chew.)

Q. Quote: "If only we were all wiener dogs, our problems would be solved." - Radio, The Brave Little Toaster.

R. Righty or lefty :: Righty. 

S. Siblings :: Little bro - Blake.

T.Time you wake up :: Between 6:45 and 7:15.

U. University attended :: North Carolina State University.


V. Vegetables you dislike :: Beans with the exception of the butterbean. Carrots.

W. What makes you run late :: My hair. (I have a LOT of hair.) Also finding whatever crucial item I have misplaced. (Happens daily.)

X. X-rays you’ve had :: Teeth. 

Y. Yummy food :: Moe's. Calzones. Hibachi. Sushi.

Z. Zoo animal favorite :: Otters. Polar bears. Elephants. Whatever Zabumafu was - was he a lemur? 


Ashley


Monday, May 20, 2013

What Is Wrong With Me??

Hey, y'all. It's been a while. I have lots to catch up on!

But the first thing I need to write about is that I'm completely different than I was a couple years ago.
Not like, different in a "I'm such a better person" way, different as in possibly crazy and a ridiculous crybaby way.

Let me explain.

Before I got married, I was not a very outwardly emotional person. I would cry sometimes when I got angry/frustrated/overwhelmed, but not usually due to sadness. I actually can't think of many times when I've cried in front of friends. I would usually have a good cry at the end of every basketball season because the girls I coached and loved would be moving on and I would go from seeing them almost every day to not at all. But that was about as emotional as it got. 

At that point in my life I had cried at 3 movies total:

1. The Passion of the Christ - for obvious reasons.

2. Friday Night Lights - We had just lost the state championship during my senior year of basketball and it struck a chord.

3. Toy Story 3 - My brother was leaving for college so that also hit home for me. Another factor was that I had slept with my Teddy for 22 years and was giving it up for a new cuddly buddy (Jordan) so that made it difficult too. (I did take him to college despite my parents' advice. I was not like Andy in the movie. Forgot to say spoiler alert....sorry.)

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I didn't even cry in The Land Before Time or Marley and Me, which I would bet are the most tear producing movies of all time.

But then that all changed after I got married in March 2011. I don't know what actually changed me, but I just started noticing extreme emotional reactions to things that would have never touched me before.

It started with the movie Gran Tarino starring Clint Eastwood. We watched this movie on TV randomly (It's rated R mainly for language so I don't suggest renting it!). I BAWLED. I mean cried really, really hard. Jordan was flabbergasted. 

Then I started noticing it with other things too. Jordan and I usually read a devotional together every night and sometimes it includes a little story. Any time the devotional starts to get the least bit sentimental Jordan will start eyeing me because he knows the tears will start flowing. 

Random videos and commercials will make me tear up. This video Jordan showed me about a baby elephant and its mother got me really crying. I don't know if it's the combo of the elephant running with Coldplay playing or what, but Jordan was cracking up at me losing it over such a thing.


Jordan recorded a cover of the song "Never Stop" by SafetySuit for me for our anniversary and oh boy. Waterworks.

Pretty much anytime he does something romantic the tears start coming. Poor guy. What am I gonna be like when we have kids?? Am I going to burst into tears every time they do something sweet/cute?

What I've cried over the most lately is our favorite TV show ending - The Office. I've watched that show since my senior year of high school and it feels like a part of me is ending. I know that sounds insane, but I am sooo attached to the characters. Jordan loves it too and that's always been our thing. As soon as we got married we started over with Season 1 and have watched every single episode together. 

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I already had a hard time back when Michael left, and no, it hasn't been the same without him. But Dwight and Jim are my favorite combo. And I think they ended the show SO well the last few episodes. Oh goodness...am I going to tear up just thinking about it? Probably. 

(Disclaimer: I can't endorse everything on that show because it can be inappropriate. Some crude humor here and there.)

So anyway I BAWLED MY EYES OUT during the finale. I started crying as soon as the opening music started. I know. Ridiculous.

Me wearing my Mose shirt right before the show finale:

So my question is: Is there a time in your life when you became more emotional? Besides during pregnancy. This has been going on for a while now so let's NOT ask if I'm pregnant, haha. That is not the case.

Maybe I'm just growing into womanhood? Becoming more sensitive now that I have a family of my own? I don't know. What is wrong with me??

Second question: What movies/videos have made you cry the most?

Ashley

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