Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rancho De Vielle

We went to the ranch....and then it was a little muddy....and then we got stuck....and then we got a flat tire....and then we tried to fix it....and then we had to call AAA....

No but seriously it was still a good day at Rancho De Vielle

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Little Piece of Movie Reviews

While on my trip to Seattle I had the occasion to watch quite a few movies during the 5 hour flights and 2 trips to the theater. Thus I am going to offer you folks, my expert opinion on these movies.

Marley and Me-

OK, this movie was playing on the plane....honestly I didn't watch it because I didn't want to watch a sad movie. I mean, seriously, a dying dog...no thank you!

Ashley Rating- ZERO STARS

Ocean's Eleven-

I rented this movie on iTunes; I had of course seen but it is still a really good movie. I couldn't help but drool over Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Plus I love Las Vegas so that was another benefit to watching the movie. I like that this movie offers subtle quick wit along with the decent plot line.

Ashley Rating- TWO 1/2 STARS

Twilight-

I know I mentioned a little about this already but I really really liked this movie. I was VERY resistant to the whole Twilight phenomenon, however I wanted to see what the hype was about so I thought for $2.99 I could watch the movie and deem the fanatics as crazy! I am not too proud to admit I am hooked. The movie was very well done and the acting was fantastic. The casting director for this movie should win an award. The actors were a PERFECT choice. So now I am firmly placed on the Twilight/Edward Cullen bandwagon! I even purchased the first book and will hopefully have the whole series read by the time the second movie comes out.

Ashley Rating- FOUR STARS

Hannah Montana: The Movie-

As far as cheesy teeny bopper movies go, this one was awesome! It all the elements that make up a good cheesy movie.
  • Family Drama-- CHECK!
  • Love Interest-- CHECK!
  • Learning Something New -- CHECK!
  • Life Lessons-- CHECK!
  • A Villain to be defeated-- CHECK!
  • The heroine wins in the end and gets the boy-- CHECK!

So I give Hannah Montana

FIVE STARS

17, Again-

Oh Zac Efron...I wish you were a few years older. ;-) But in all seriousness, this was another really good movie. I was very impressed with the acting. The beautiful Zac Efron is actually a really good actor ( And no, I didn't ever watch High School Musical). There were some elements of perviness because of teenager/adult/parent/child weirdnes but not so pervy that you wouldn't want to watch it. So go see this movie!

Ashley Rating- FOUR STARS

Deal-

I am not even going to bother with a review for this one. Don't watch it.

Ashley Rating- ZERO STARS

The Holiday-

I had seen this movie and really liked it, so I bought it on iTunes. This movie has Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black; while this is a random conglomerate of actors, they surprisingly worked well together. Such a good romantic comedy and definitely a good chick flick!

Ashley Rating- THREE STARS

See I told y'all I watched a lot of movies!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Seattle Photostory

If you go to Seattle you can:
Go to an Indian casino and come home with 22 cents

Take pretty pictures from a boat on a harbor cruise

Put your toes in the sand at Alki Beach

Take silly pictures with your best friend

Visit the very first ever Starbucks

Get lost in the crowds at Pike's Place Market

Support your BFF while she tries on wedding dresses

See Dory and Nemo at the Aquarium

Marvel at the views from the Space Needle

Drink a giant Icee while seeing 2 teeny bopper movies

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Key To Having An Empty Theater

If you desire to see a movie with a completely empty theater....

Go see Hannah Montana at 10:10

Oh yes, me and the Unit are seeing the Hannah Montana movie and there isn't another soul here!

Love me some Hannah Montana!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This....

I've never given much thought to how.........

Much I would love Twilight. I can't believe it, I tried to dent the lure of it but it finally happened. I rented Twilight on iTunes to watch on the plane to Seattle. And Lord help, I thought the movie was fantastic. I'm totally hooked. I'm going to buy all the books and see all the movies.

I fully admit I have gotten suckered into the craze!

Long live Edward and Bella! Hahahaha!!

Now I'm off to explore Seattle :-)
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why Do You Look For The Living Among The Dead?

Luke 24:5-6
Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Let This Life Within Me Cry

"That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He's alive and
There's an empty grave.

And I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know my Redeemer. "
Redeemer- Nicole Mullen



Luke 24:46-47


46He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oh The Glory Of It All


David Crowder Band- Glory Of It All

"Oh the Glory of it all is:

he came here

for the rescue of us all

that we may live for the glory of it all"

Monday, April 06, 2009

I Don't Even Know Where To Start!

Things have been busy lately and I am not even sure why. I guess its because I have been trying to get out and about more. I am such a homebody so I am really making attempts at pushing my boundaries. Between my Dad's birthday, road trips, engagements, baby showers, and regular life stuff my little bloggie here has been neglected but here is.......

A Little Life Overview:

I have hit the road to-
  • Huntsville/Navasota: to see the Texas Bluebonnets, reminisce with my Mom at her alma mater, get good country food, look at some cows, and have quality girl time with friends.
  • The Ranch: to check out the new gate; ventured into a small town hardware store on a Saturday and made a mental note not to do that again! (Yikes it was crowded)
  • Pearland: a friend from school's baby shower. While still in the Houston metro area, Pearland is still in an hour away so I count it as a road trip! HAHAHA! Houston is too big sometimes! :-)

Things I am looking forward to-

  • Buying my motorcycle: On the way back from the ranch my Dad and I stopped at a motorsports shop where I found a dirt bike that is perfect for me. I am so excited; I have been agonizing over which one to get, and this one is a great price and I can pick the color. I mean, seriously y'all, I can have a hot pink bike made for me! HOT PINK! LOVE IT!! I am going to order it this week, so maybe after Easter I can take it to the ranch!!!!
  • Going to Seattle: The weekend after Easter I am going to visit Best Friend Laura in Seattle. I am excited to go on a "real" trip and I have never been to Seattle well I have never been west of Las Vegas so this is a completely different part of the country for me to see! I haven't seen Best Friend Laura since my graduation in December so I am thrilled to just see her!

Praises for me and my loved ones-

  • Best Friend Laura got engaged this weekend! I helped a little with the planning and scheming so it was fun to know before she did! HAHA! I am so happy for her and Jeremy. I pray that God blesses their lives and marriage.
  • Daddy is another year older and we are blessed to have been able to celebrate his birthday. Love you Daddy!
  • I have been able to keep my house clean for 2 weeks. And while that doesn't sound like much but for me it is a total miracle! I am by no means a natural housekeeper and since I am single and live alone there is little motivation for me to keep things neat and tidy. :-) Character flaw, yes I know, but I am working on it. I am not going to catch me a husband with a messy house! ;-)

Prayer Request:

  • Jobs Jobs Jobs.... I am still looking for a job in my field. Tomorrow I go to a job fair so hopefully that could lead somewhere. I am so ready for a permanent job! (Not that I am not incredibly blessed and thankful for the job working for my Dad, but I want to use my education)

Whew....that was a lot of info.....anyone make it to the end?!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Yikes!

I have so many things I need to catch up on. Hopefully tomorrow, I will get some posts done!