The Beginning

I have been thinking about starting a blog for quite a while now and have finally pulled the trigger!  I love to write and just never seem to take the time to do it. So hopefully this will keep me at it. I am just in wonder of everything around me, so this blog will vary a lot in topics. A few things to look forward to here are photography, scrapbooking, literature, music, movies, adventures in sewing, and more!  This will be a great place to talk about anything and everything in life.

One of the things I am in wonder of – God’s amazing creation!!

Now, anytime that I write, I never know how to begin. I guess the best place to start for a blog about life is to tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Ashley and I am in my twenties, but probably going on thirty something at least. I graduated from college two years ago with a degree in Criminal Justice and one in International Relations with a minor in Russian studies, although I am using neither in my current job. I work at a coalition to end homelessness in my state, which just goes to show that you never know what God has in store for your life, so just go with it and enjoy every minute of it!  I honestly have no idea what I want to do when I grow up haha. Right now I am just trying to trust God in this, knowing that He has a plan for my life and it is so much better than one I could come up with myself.

 In 2009 I met my soulmate, Travis. He is more than I can ever have imagined in a man and I thank God everyday for bringing him into my life.  So how did we meet? We actually were set up on a blind date by my mother and her coworker who was a friend of Travis’ from high school.  We both did it as a favor and planned to just meet at a coffee shop, which would have given either of us an easy and quick way out if needed. Our “quick” first date turned into an eight hour date that I never wanted to end. It was one of the best evenings of my life so far.

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Okay, so now I have to spill the details, I just love remembering our first date!  We met up at a mall and grabbed some coffee. We walked the endless space as we talked and got to know each other. I was truly blown away with how well our conversation went. We were so alike and he was so easy to talk to, there were none of those awkward silences that usually creep up when meeting someone new.  After we finished our coffee neither of us were ready for the date to end. Travis came up with the idea to go to a local city’s downtown Christmas display and fair and then go to this amazing German restaurant. We walked around and enjoyed dinner for hours just getting to know one another. Another thing that I found was that he is a perfect gentleman, which is so hard to find these days!  He opened every door for me, got my chair when sitting down, and offered his arm while we walked. It was just perfect. I already knew that I was falling in love with him. After dinner, we decided to go to a movie. A perfect end to a perfect night. I remember thinking after he dropped me off and I was telling my mom about this amazing date, that this was the man I was going to marry. We have now been married for a bit over two years! They have been the best two years of my life.

I could go on and on about my husband and how wonderful he is, so I better stop myself now.  Hopefully this is good for a first post and I keep you coming back.  I look forward to meeting anyone who comes upon my blog.  Please leave your thoughts, advice, introduction, anything! I am brand new to this and look forward to growing in this endeavor.  It’s nice to meet you all!

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