Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's a ..........

BOY! Kenzie is gonna have a little brother ;) she wants a puppy or a she is a little disappointed but I am still not convinced that she knows the difference between brother and sister. But she does know the difference between brother and puppy. Haha she cracks me up! Derek and I are excited to have one of each.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Yup I do

Yes I let my daughter run around BUTT naked...she is currently right now climbing on the couch in her birthday suit...she is so comfortable in it and runs really fast with out the wind resistance of clothes :) HAHAHA but when she is naked she doesn't pee on the floor she remembers to go in the toilet.

Can I let her run around all day nakie...nope...but i do when she is so happy and i think any one would feel

oops jinxed it...I just stepped in pee... got to go

oh well diaper and clothes coming on

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Heart Rate of 155

That is what our baby has a heart rate. Nope not Kenzie, the baby in my tummy (well you know where). I am a little over 14 weeks prego! We are excited and not sure how two babies is going to be...but sure we will love it most of the time.

I feel like I have been dishonest with everyone we just didn't want to tell anyone for a while then i just got used to not telling anyone :) So here you all go. Hope you enjoy the news

PS~Derek didn't want me to write anything until we found out what we were having and I said no, so aren't you glad I didn't listen to Derek :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010



I wasn't lazy with the putting pictures on the computer from the camera I would have something to actually post about.

I wasn't tired and wasn't as caught up in reading everybody's posts I would post something of significance.

I wasn't to busy I would do both of those things listed about.

My kitchen wasn't so stinking small I would want to cook (hopefully because I do like to cook, its just I only have ONE small piece of counter top)

My laundry room wasn't in my kitchen I would want be able to do more laundry

My house could stay clean for a whole 24 hours I would be ecstatic

I was I was a SUPER MOM~ I would be able to do all of the above, alas I am just Ashley and imperfect, and always going to be imperfect, I will try and I will try my hardest and when my hardest isn't enough I don't want to be judged because that is the only thing that we are asked to do, DO OUR BEST.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I thought I should write something...

I have been really busy lately. Mostly crazy things that are happening to Derek's Car. It runs one day and won't start the next. Then we got it fixed and the next day Derek was in an accident (don't worry no one was hurt). A few days before that Logan came to visit us(or that is what we would like to think)! He is here for a couple weeks then goes back to school. I have had a car off and on for a few is annoying but we are saving money cause I can't go to the store...but we also don't have very much food. OH WELL YOU LIVE AND LEARN...but no worries we do have a third car and my sister uses it for the summer which is over in like a week or so, so it will be great to have a more dependable car again....

I am tired :) Life is exhausting sometimes

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Concert at the Park

I am all for finding free things to do and we used to go to concerts at the park once a summer with my Young Womens was awesome :)

Don't know the band that was playing but it was fun when we went...hopefully we can go again soon!!

Cheese :)

Mommy and Kenzie

Kenzie LOVED the music!!

Playing with DADDY :)

Friday, July 30, 2010


Derek's parent's dropped Kenzie off at our Friends Matt and Lindsey's :) It was awesome seeing them and wish that we could see them all of the time. Pretty much Lincoln and Kenzie LOVE eachother :)

Lincoln has some lady skills, he put his arm around Kenzie WITHOUT any was AWESOME

Look over there Kenzie :)

Playing :)

Lake Powell

We went to Lake Powell the First Week of was pretty awesome. Logan (Derek's brother) came with us and we had a fun time. Grandma and Grandpa Cook watched Kenzie for us (which we won't go into to many details but I only had a break down a few times...I have never left Kenzie EVER) Any ways here are a few highlights:

On our way to Lake Powell...the boys got to sleep (lucky) and yes they chose to sit by eachother in the back seat

The View about from where our house boat was

Good Morning Derek

Silly Kids
My Sister Emily and my cousins

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Birthday "23"

Well this is going to be a post that I will want to have so I figured I would write it.
Last week was my birthday. It was fine...pretty insignificant pretty crappy...but that is made my day when my friend wrote a post about me...Thanks Rebecca, it really meant a lot, especially since you are the only one who called can read it here.
Basically I didn't do anything but here is a few my cake was HUGE!!!!

Family Picture



Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Well its been a while, we have been busy! But because I want to blog everything it will come one at a time :)

So when my Brother had his homecoming, welcome home speech my Aunt Charlise and Uncle Greg came out for a few weeks and stayed with my parents. It was so awesome to see them, they live in North Carolina and we don't see them very often. While they were here we went to the Rockies Game. It was Kenzie's first game complete with outfit (of course) :)

It was a ton of fun, we sat on the opposite side of the stadium as them BUT GOT A GREAT PICTURE...go camera! Kenzie was pretty good considering this was her first game and she doesn't like sitting on people's laps HAHA

Walking to the Stadium

Derek Kenzie and Matt walking to the game....
Kenzie, Alyssa, and Matt
Dinger (or something like that)
Family at the rockies

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What I love...

This artist is Rachelle Miller, I LOVE HER ART...I think it is quite possibly the most perfect nursery art ever (at least for my style) I LOVE IT, Here is just one of her amazing pictures.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome Home Elder Morgan

Elder Morgan came home two weeks ago! It was so awesome to see him. He met Kenzie for the first time! I know that he had such a great mission. He had his homecoming speech on Father's Day. It was amazing, for those of you who went and heard him speak it was completely awesome. I almost cried the whole time because I couldn't believe how much he matured and has been blessed by the Lord. He has such a strong testimony. I have been to many missionary homecomings. Matt RIVALS all of those, it was one of the best thought out and prepared talks, (of course I am a little bias he is my brother!) 

It is such a blessing to have Matt in our family. He has learned so much and I look forward to listening and learning from him! Welcome Home Elder Morgan!

The Lord helps these boys change into men. A simple call from the Lord changed this boy forever!

With love and finding simplicity in everything,

Friday, May 28, 2010

First Trip to the Lake

It has been REALLY nice...HOT in Colorado (today it is 22 degree's above was close to 95!!!!). We went up to the Lake on Wednesday! Here are a few pics!

MY NEW FAVORITE PICTURE!!! Kenzie and my Dad (grandpa morgan)

Getting their feet wet!


Kenzie's Seat :)

Monday, May 24, 2010


Today I won finally Jeopardy. That is the second time in one week! I rule :)

I must say that was a great ending to a great day!

Friday, May 21, 2010

really??? REALLY????....Seriously!

Today was the first day of cloth diapering is only 4:30 and WOW have I had a day. Before I continue I just want to make it clear that I think that these are all coincidences, nothing particularly to do with cloth diapers...hopefully things go a little smoother.

9:30 am: KENZIE JUST WOKE UP!!! WOW what a start to a great day!
10:45 am: Finish eating eggs, toast and jam for breakfast, put the first cloth diaper on, get dressed, leave to go run errands (we had to take some of the cloth diapers back from the store downtown.)
11:15 am: Look in the rear view mirror on the car and see EGG CHUNKS FLYING OUT OF KENZIE'S MOUTH as she is barfing everywhere, find a place to pull over and assess the damage.
11:16am: WOW it is worse than I thought and smells horrific-I almost barf.
11:16:30seconds am: Start using wipes to clean up the best I can. Questioning WHY DID SHE BARF????
11:17 am: While cleaning up I realized that ALL of the chunks of eggs were not chewed, when she at them, they slide right down.
11:18 am: Came to a few conclusions: 1st: Kenzie ate more eggs than I thought she did (HAHA) 2nd: Kenzie does NOT like chunks in her she gagged herself (this isn't the first time) until she barfed.
11:20 am: Stripped her clothes, of course DID NOT have an extra set, wiped the seat of best I could, and went to the diaper store.
12:00 (noon): Arrived at walmart to by a new outfit, I wouldn't usually do this, but I had A TON of errands to run and I could not go home.
12:00-12:15pm: Mom's, dad's, grandma's, kids, EVERYONE looking at me, some would say...WOW that is the perfect outfit, some would say ADORABLE, some would say, SO CUTE. Kenzie was in her cloth diaper, shoes, and a hair tie with a bow. Now, I am sure that these people thought that I would PURPOSELY dress my little girl in NOTHING to go shopping. I felt like super white trash. Yes I know it looked like that on purpose (especially) with the bow, but it wasn't.
12:45 pm: Finally got to my mom's house, gave Kenzie a bath, she pooped in her cloth diaper for the first time...interesting...and went to the mall.
3:00pm: Pooped again in her cloth diaper...even more interesting....but I SURVIVED!!!!!

Now I am home, thinking about the day. Don't get me wrong. I got A TON DONE that I needed too. Now to survive the rest of the night...and if I do...I will say that cloth diapers were successful for the first day.

Monday, May 17, 2010


It is offical! I ordered my first cloth diapers....AHHHH I am scared. They have already been sent. I finally decided the cute diapers, GroBaby, which is changing its name to GroVia. I went to a GREAT cloth diapering class at a local AWESOME baby store The Giggling Green Bean. After discussing with my friend Lindsey (who also does cloth diapers) and been thinking about it pretty much since Kenzie has been born, I AM TRYING IT! I am actually thinking that I am going to like it...I know that it more work but I do think it is better for a lot of reasons. I found GroBaby covers and inserts for 30% off and I would love to support the local business more but I got free shipping, not tax and the diapers were this time I am not buying from them (I am actually taking the things back that I did get because I did decide on GroBaby.) I will keep you posted if you would like...I still have to try it but I am hoping that I really like it.
We shall see....
You have to admit...they are SO STINKIN CUTE!!!!!
picture thanks to....The Natural Baby Company

Friday, April 9, 2010