Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I got kicked by a goat....

You heard me. A real life goat, a kid if you will. Whoa, whoa, wait a minute, not 1 but 2, yes that's right, 2 kids kicked me this morning. Is this normal?

It all started yesterday. I was working in the basement/office/music room/whatever room where my closet is, and heard this big thud. Bella started freaking out. I had no idea what was going on until I looked out the window. Ah hah! The fence in the backyard was blown over by the lovely wind. Thank you wind!!! Now, not only can I see the neighbors backyard, I can see their 2 goats wandering around. Fun you might think. But low and behold, as I'm working this morning at 8:00, I see something out of the corner of my eye in OUR backyard. Oh, no worries, it's just the neighbors dog. But wait! Two seconds later, here comes a goat. I started freaking out and ran upstairs to tell Carolyn (my mother-in-law for those of you who don't know her) to call the neighbors and tell them their goats were running away. I told her I would try to be animal control until she could get ahold of the neighbors.

This is where I come in. Ashley Animal Rescuer. I run outside in my PJs and slippers to try and catch the one little goat that has escaped. Thankfully it came right to me, wagging it's tail. Weird right? So I pick it up and off I go to take it back to the other side of the fallen fence. On the way back it started kicking me, all the while I'm freaking out trying to protect my face. Legs flailing and kicking, I push it through the PVC fence (a temporary fence to keeps goats IN) and tell it to go home. Bad idea. Now it knows exactly how to get in and out of the stupid PVC fence. Just when I think I'm safe I turn around and what did I find? BOTH GOATS HAD ESCAPED! Now not only am I getting kicked by one goat when I pick it up, I have two wanting to kick me. Thanks to my gigantic muscles I was able to lift our fallen fence and keep the goats trapped in their own yard. Ah..... Now I'm stuck with the goats in their backyard. What a fun morning. Thankfully I found a way out of the backyard and back to my basement/office/music room/whatever room where my closet is and back to my job. Whew.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What a Weekend!

This weekend has been so much fun and it's only Saturday evening with more to come! Last night I went to dinner with my friends from high school. Oh how I love these ladies. They are all such amazing women and it's so much fun to get together with them and laugh. (Molly, Me, Leslie and Taya, Sara (Presli), Dari and Lola). We got to go to the new Iggy's in Orem and chow down on some ultra yummy food.

This morning I got up and called Tina and bribed her to leave the comforts of Elk Ridge with a trip to Cabellas. The kids had never been there and I thought it would be so much fun to go see all the animals. Chloe was very terrified of the fish. Man they have some big ones. Josh loved the entire experience.

And of course we had to take a time out for Frosties. Mmmm.... chocolately goodness. It's been a very busy and a very fun weekend. Now a date with my man is all I need to make this a perfect weekend.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Off to Long Beach

As most of you know, Ryan is leaving for Ecuador in May. I came to the conclusion that there was no way I was going to stay home for an entire month without him. Therefore I'm off to Long Beach on May 12! We're going to go to Catalina Island, maybe some of the theme parks in the area, who knows, we may just take over the city! Thanks to Leslie for being awesome and coming along with me.
If any of you have been there, what's the best thing to do and/or see? I've only been in Long Beach briefly in the past, so any suggestions are great. If you want to come with us, buy a plane ticket! We'd love more company. The more the merrier right?
Yay for vacation in 2 more months!