anxious ashley's corner

remember when i first started my blog and i called it "ashley's corner" hahaha?
i'm still ashley
this is still my corner
and i'm sure you can tell by now- i'm REAL anxious

anxious as in: impatient, eager, longing, yearning, and excited
(clarification felt necessary because people keep asking me if i'm nervous. uh... definitely not!)

i've waited 366 days for this!
i've been counting down waaay too long haha.
what, you don't believe me?
check it

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and now, for the first time ever, i can say
i'm getting married this week!


happy anniversary!

guess WHAT!
remember the beautiful, perfect, sparkly thing i have on my left hand?
the three stone?
white gold?
perfect in every way?

well, today is mine & my sweet RING's anniversary!
that's right- we've been together a whole year as of today.

remember this magical day? i saw her in a little black box and fell in love.
and she's just as sparkly as the day we met.
(special thanks to casey at fred meyer jewelers in university mall)

scotty and i celebrated that special day in each other's arms, smiling and giddy for hours and hours and hours and hours and HOURS. (and in my case, MONTHS) (like 12 MONTHS)

so for the first anniversary of me and my ring, scotty and i celebrated the best we could.
and when i say "the best we could"... this is what i mean:

i know.
facetime just isn't cutting it these days.
i mean, it was a fabulous celebration. don't get me wrong.
but uhh... i miss him.
i love my fiancee. can you believe i've had a fiancee for a whole year?
i'll just let you know that a fiancee is my most favorite thing i've ever had
the sad thing is, i'm losing him.
in just 6 short days, i will no longer have a fiancee.

i know.

it hurt my heart a little too
until i remembered that in 6 short days this handsome, stunning, hilarious, sweet, generous, spiritual, tender, perfect-in-every-way man will be my
the font can't go big enough to express my excitement.


i love to see the temple

i went inside on saturday
it was one of the most beautiful days of my life.

i love the LDS church and every single thing that we do and stand for.
sometimes i just want to climb on top of a mountain and scream
so that they can all feel this way too.

i'm thankful for my mom and dad, and ron and kim, and what great examples they are to me and scotty. i'm so glad the six of us got to share this special day together.
we seriously have the best families. i love them. i love how scotty is a part of the barnes family and how i am a part of the marx family. we have twice the fun! seriously, this weekend was perfect. i love the temple and i can't wait to go back. i love the church. i don't talk about my feelings for the church enough. but it is the greatest thing of my life. the church is the reason why i am such a happy fool all the time. i'm grateful that it gives me the opportunity to live with my cute family for all eternity, and i'm grateful for the doctrines and principles that i use to shape my life. i'd be a crazy mess without them. i love that it answers my deepest questions, like where i came from and why i am here. i love the word of wisdom, i love my new temple garments, and i love the importance of the family. and i can't help but mention how much i adore President Thomas S. Monson. He truly is a man of God. I had the privilege of being in the same room as him today, and i felt as if my heart was on fire.
i have so much to be thankful for.
i am glad i belong to a church that allows me to be sealed to this cute thing for time and all eternity
10 days, people. 10 days.