Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blog Parade



1. What's your favorite time of the day, and why?
This is a hard question considering I live the night shift life. Luckily so does Chris so our schedules are similar. Waking up is hard because I have to remember the reality of what our new life is. So I will have to go with my favorite part is ANY part that I am smiling. If I am smiling, laughing or having a good time I have to consider it golden. Those feelings don't come as easily as they used to. Sometimes that time of the day is 2am during our lunch at work and laughing with co-workers, sometimes it's anytime during prime time when Chris and I are hanging out, or in the afternoon when I get to spend time with my best friend. Any time of the day I am smiling, is my favorite time of the day.


2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of?
Funfetti cupcakes. I LOVE these! I would have had them for my wedding cake if Chris would have let me! No joke!


3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?

I would wish to have Nolan. Call me selfish but I wanted to enjoy Nolan for a lifetime. I wanted to learn his likes and dislikes. I looked forward to learning how I was as a Mom. I was excited to have a family. All I would wish is to have Nolan here in our arms.

I miss him in every way. I wish I didn't have to visit a memorial to visit him. I wish I could just walk in his room, his nautical nursery and pick him up out of his crib and sooth him. I wish i was writing a blog just to share our family and friends and we grew. I wish things weren't they 
way they are. I wish I never felt this pain of losing a child.


Actually I wish NO ONE ever had to feel this pain.


 4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot?
The fact that my cameras and cell phones commit suicide because I use them too much. I have gone through at least 5-6 cameras in the past 2 years. Oh and don't even get me started on my iphone. I am on the 3rd iphone in 9 months. It gets expensive replacing those suckers. The last one died to wine death. It was in my back pocket and my wine glass spilled into my lap and killed my poor phone. 



5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?

Hands down, Wizard of Oz. Gimme those Ruby Slippers, gingham blue dress and yellow brick road and day!


I even HAVE ruby slippers. Chris got them for me as a wedding gift and I wore them under my dress. Along with my Wizard of Oz garter. Make fun of me, I don't care but my bridesmaids even walked down the aisle to the piano version of somewhere over the rainbow.


I just always felt like Wizard of Oz was always a small part of me. I remember watching it over and over again when I was a little girl and I would pretend I was Dorthy. I just LOVE that movie!

6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?
Photography. Some people may say I have this talent. But I KNOW its a HUGE work in progress. The editing alone is a talent and one I have been working hard to learn and master on my own. One day I hope I can have a small business capturing moments for others. Actually it's a dream of mine.


7.If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
World Cruise. I have always said the reason I love cruising is because you get to see so many places and experience so many cultures in one trip but sleep in the same bed every night. So my dream would to travel the world in that fashion. I would have to go on the 100 day World Cruise, it's pretty pricey but when I win the lotto, I AM going.

8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
Pop or maybe even some angry chick music.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?
IKEA!



10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?
June 8th-June 11th 2009
I want to go back and live those days that Nolan was alive. A lot of the memories are blurred due to the fact that I was on many pain meds. I want to go back and spend every waking moment in the NICU and never leave his side.

11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?
Red

12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?
(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey)
Dopey.
As mentioned before, I AM a space cadet.  I am known A LOT for my randomness, mostly due in fact because of my ADHD. My friends call me a space cadet , it's something I tend to embrace and take pride in. At least I can make people laugh at my stupidness.
 
13. What's the last album you listened to?
 Micheal Buble
14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you?
I am terrified of all those Alien shows. I am convinced those UFO's are real and they are coming to get us one day! LOL! No seriously, I HATE anything to do with Aliens.
 

24 comments:

Linda said...

I think you are adorable! I am so sorry about Nolan...and I know it is so very hard. I am praying for you.

Thanks for visiting my blog.I love visitors and followers...it is more fun to write when people are reading! (:>)

Have a Blessed Monday!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Lauren said...

FUN post! :)

Lauren said...

I love the wizard of oz too!! :) I didn't think about Ikea - now i want to change my answer!! :) I enjoyed "meeting" you today! :)

Jenilee said...

ooh! I didn't think of IKEA! I agree. $10000 there would be awesome!

Pam Ponder said...

I loved your answers, too cute. I hear you on those alien shows :-)

3 Blessings said...

Loved your answers. It was so neat to learn more about you. Your ruby red shoes were FABULOUS!

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son.
Blessings,
Amy

Jus and Kat said...

Ashley,

Your answers to #3 and #10 hit so close to home. I feel ya, girl, I feel ya!

Kat @ In Dylan's Memory

Abigail Kraft said...

lol! Oh my word! I've always had the same thing with aliens! When "Signs" came out, I watched it with my family, and it scared me so ridiculously bad that I had nightmares for 3 full months (like...wake up in the middle of the night screaming nightmares). Even after I was over that, I was scared to death to watch "Close Encounters" or "ET".

I can deal with it now though...lol.

Your Nolan is absolutely precious. I'm so sorry you had to go through that loss.

God Bless, and thanks for joining in! :)
--Abigail

Andrea said...

Ashley,

You are just full of "cuteness"

The ruby slippers are fitting, as they are just as sparkly as your adorable personality.

I feel so blessed to be a small part of your BIG world...on that you are finding the "good" in, despite the heart ache. And, that takes courage. High five for your will power, as it doesn't come easy.

Have a wonderful week :)
Andrea

"Lolli" said...

Precious blog! I love it! Praying for you and your family. Please visit me when you get a chance.

Blessings,

lolli (aka Lisa)

http://lollipopandpearls.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-blog-party-cmon.html

D and A said...

I would like to change my wish to having Nolan back for you. I am so sorry.

I enjoyed readung your post-gotta love the Ruby slippers. We read the book this past year and I have to say I really liked it better then the movie.

Blessings.

Carrie said...

Visiting from the blog parade ... my one wish was very similar to yours. My Noah was born at 24 weeks and lived just two short days. He would have been nine last week ... your blog is going to bless so many! ;)

Hannah said...

Love your answers! Your ruby shoes look so adorable! Fun answers. :)

Hannah @ Aspire

Maggie said...

You are so cute! I can't imagine eating lunch at 2 a.m., but I'm sure lots of people do it! :)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Your wish so tugged at my heart...praying for you as you miss your sweet Nolan.

Love your ruby slippers! =)

Joyful said...

You have some awesome pictures on here. I am so sorry about Nolan. I recently lost my Dad, but for sure it must be harder to lose a child.
Praying for you

Jacki said...

The Ikea is really neat, I could do so much wit hthat kind of shopping spree there! I am with you on the whole not liking aliens thing too:) Hope you have a great week!

Jacki~Java With Jacki

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

Your answers were awesome! I'm sorry to hear about Nolan. I wish you the best of luck in the future. It was sooo nice getting to know you. I too joined the blog parade, I hope you will stop by and visit my blog.

http://brittanyciara.blogspot.com/2010/03/jump-onboard-its-time-for-blog-parade.html

Jen Chandler said...

You're the only other person I've ever "met" who is as freaked out by aliens as I am. Give me a good ghost story, haunted houses, headless horsemen, but NO ALIENS!!!

Enjoyed your answers :)
Jen

Sandra said...

Getting to know you via Blog Party. You and yours are tucked into prayer; life is hard but, sometimes, we have fun things to dwell upon... like this Blog Party.

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

You're ruby slippers are really cute. I love funfetti too! :)

Tara said...

I LOVE funfetti cake and those ruby slippers!!

underthegypsytree(at)gmail.com said...

I know what you mean about the alien things. I get that way sometimes too , have to avoid it to keep from getting jumpy. :P

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September said...

Ashley - I am happy to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog and linking up! I am enjoying reading through your posts too, and am so sorry for your loss of your Nolan. What a difficult time to go through as a young married couple, let alone, at all. I am sure your blog will be a great help to many moms going trough trials.
I liked your answers to the Blog parade!
Your Ruby slippers made me chuckle- so funny you are!
There's no place like home!
Keep writing- I am enjoying your blog!