{fill in the blank} & i can do hard things.

1. If I didn't have to work anymore I would move to Ireland and live in a cottage.

2. My favorite thing about a vacation is getting away from everything and just doing whatever you want.

3. When packing for a trip bring lots of clothes with me because you never know what you are going to want to wear.

4. If I could go on a road trip with anyone (dead OR alive) I would choose Steve Carell. then we could say "that's what she said" jokes all day long.

5. My top 3 absolute travel essentials are snacks, ipod, clothes

6. Vacations are freaking stellar. i wish i could be on vacation everyday.

7. On vacation you must always do something that is adventurous! But then relax the rest of the time.

Thanks Lauren for the awesome Fill in the Blank!

i have now been through my official first week of school at a university. it is very different from collegetown, but i would say im adjusting. my schedule for the week is beyond crazy, and i have a feeling only going to get worse. Just with in my first week of school i have had 2 papers, and 3 quizzes due! And they are not the "get to know you" kind of papers. but all my professors are so great, and make the classes alot of fun and full of discussion. Like how yesterday my professor busted out singing "i wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad." stellar huh? i feel like i have really been blessed with my education, and the professors i have had over the past couple years. it truly makes a difference when they actually care about how well you do in school. and pretty sure i walk 2 miles to get to my first class. straight up. i think i have lost 2 pounds with how much walking i do a day(but that's ok right?!). but i'm so excited for this year! I'm just so happy to be around lots of people!

on monday i realized that i had not received a blessing from my dad yet (we always get blessings before the school year starts). how thankful i am for a loving Heavenly Father in heaven. i know that he is aware of me. I think hard things are going to come my way this year, but i know "i can do hard things" with the help of the lord. He is always there for us. pretty sure i'll be reading this talk alot this year.

have a happy weekend and fun labor day!
on monday i will be doing a special post with some news of what good has happened over the past 12 weeks.


  1. Ash! That is SO awesome. I love that you still get blessings from your dad. My dad does that as well, and I absolutely love it!

    You are just wonderful! :)

  2. My dad does too! :)
    And I am STOKED for Monday! I love your blog and your pictures! :) Can't wait.

  3. Love it! Mind if I steal it? You should do this a lot. It'd be a fun 'weekly' game. I'm rather a fan of those... Ever heard of Glamazon? You should check out her blog--she's my fav! (There's link on my page if you can't find it.)

    And I have to say, Ireland is the greatest place to live! I'd highly suggest it! Two thumbs up on that one from me... (Hint: if you ever do go there, stay at Cork. You get the cottage feel, have the city center nearby--which has my FAVORITE cathedral--and Dublin is only a few hours away by bus, and closer any other way! ;) Greatest night life EVER! :)

  4. I love that you included clothes as an essential for vacationing, I think that was the first time I had read it and yes indeed it should be an essential! I love your blog especially the headline pictures, you're so pretty. I'm your newest follower, please follow me back @ www.romanianprincess.com

    Thanks, Nicole Mariana

  5. @em. they are so great! thats so awesome your dad does it as well. i think it helps a ton within the school year to refect on the words of the blessing. you are awesome! xoxo
    @chan thank you thank you! love ya girl!
    @ashlan if you look at the bottom after every fill in the blank friday there is a link from lauren. she is the one who does this every friday and they are so fun! i'll have to go check glamazon out! thank you! :) ps loved your photography pictures. im a big fan of the harley davidson shots!
    @nicole clothes are an essitial for sure :) im glad you liked it. and thank you so much that really is so sweet of you! im am a new follower of you now and you have such an adorable baby!


  6. @nicole *essential. my fingers were typing to fast to catch that mistake. haha