Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The stuff you've been waiting for...

So here it is-
The story.
The proposal.
(Oh, and P.S. If you didn't already know, I'm engaged!!)
It all starts with the fact that I work at Dukes Jewelers...
And the fact that I have a tendency to be a snoop at times.
haha.
Jason and my boss, Richard had to be pretty sneaky, so props to them both,
because I had no idea that it was coming so soon!

So this last saturday, Jason talked me into
going in to get my hair done, which took 5 hours!
Kinda frustrating ... but he had Plenty of time for him to go grab the ring without me suspecting! He also changed my oil, and filled up my gas tank to keep me off his scent ;) bah! I love him!

Anyway, so by the time that I was done with my appointment, it was about time to get ready for my ward's christmas party. It was up near Sundance Resort, and it was a dress up event- and anybody that know Jason and I know that we love to get dressed up!

Food was great, company was better, and Jason
realized that I had no idea that it was coming, and that tonight was the night! Problem was he had hidden the ring in a sock in the bottom of his backpack in the back of my car! haha. How was he going to get it out without me seeing him? He's a genius, because he just casually said "Hey, let me go grab the car and bring it up to the building so you don't have to walk as far." (He's always doing things like this, so I still didn't suspect)

We were planning on going up to logan to visit his family after the party, but Jason decided that we had plenty of time to stop by temple square on our way.

We walked around and looked at the pretty lights, and found this pretty little area where we were surrounded by lights and had an amazing view of the temple when...
All the lights turned off!

We decided that it was a good time to head to the car.

As we were walking to the car, Jason said "let's go to our street!"

** Flash Back** Back when we had first started dating, we found this street in salt lake that we just love! It's really cool because it has this hill that as you drive up, the spires of the temple appear, and as you keep driving, the entire temple appears, it's pretty neat!**

So we are in the car, coming up to the street, when we decide to walk up our street instead of drive.

This is the good part.

Jason, being the smart guy that he is, knew that I worked at a jewelry store, and would be looking for a small little box, so he put the ring box into a shoe-box sized trophy box that he had.

As we were getting out of the car, he sneakily grabbed the big box, (without me seeing it) and we proceeded to walk up the street.

Now, this street is surrounded by apartments... not the scene Jason was really thinking of to propose, and to make matters worse, there were these two lil old drunk ladies on the side of the sidewalk that counted our steps as we went by "2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Hooray!!" hahaha!

So, Jason at this point was getting pretty bummed... and right as he was beginning to think of options out of it... he spotted the cutest little white bench right off the sidewalk, with vines, and shrubbery all around it, a regular secret garden.

After walking a little bit farther, we turned around, and Jason bee-lined over to the bench and awkwardly sat me down, still trying to hide the box from me. As he sat down, however, the box kind of clunked, and in defeat, he tossed the box into my lap saying "I got you a present"

I still didn't have any idea that he had been carrying this thing the whole time, and to me it looked like he had pulled some random box out of the bushes... and for all I knew, there could have been something dead inside.

He told me to open the box, but I wouldn't... for obvious reasons... so he did it for me! The inside of the box was lined with black velvet, and it was dark out side, so I didn't see the ring box. I asked if it was a tiara box, and felt around inside.

Instantly, I thought of OC tanners, the jewelry store down the street, and was certain that this box had been stolen, and shoved in the bush, and began to consider calling the police to report it.

Jason on the other hand, was dying of anticipation, and grabbed the ring box out, and got down on one knee.

A little exasperated, he said Ashley, I love you! I want to marry you! Will you marry me?"

As he opened the box, I finally got the memo, started to cry, and said yes :)


I am so happy!! The most dominate feeling inside of me is just gratitude. I feel so honored to be the future wife of such an amazing son of god, and that we will be able to be sealed for time and all eternity.



This is a picture of Our Engagement Bench!:



View from our Bench:



Until Next time!

The future Mrs. Jensen,


hehe! Just practicing ;)

P.S. Today I'm thankful for temples.

Friday, December 3, 2010

N.E.W.S.

This is huge.
Get ready for it.
For the first time in my life,
(and hopefully the last) haha
I am dating somone with one of these:
Whoa.
But, secret is...


I still think he's cute.


P.S. Today I'm grateful for work.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday Night Adventures

So Jason, a few years back, went to Brazil on an LDS mission.
Click here if you want to know more about our church, it is what brings light into my life.
Anyway, we went to SLC for a reunion with all of his old mission buddies!
It was so fun!


Afterwards, after we had already driven back home, we decided we were in the mood for an adventure.
And since Coney's was giving away custard for free, we decided to drive for another 15 min. to get some delicious goodness...
We had so much fun
And even got to meet the owner, Jay!


Next stop was the Target next door, we had a blast playing around with funny hats, looking at cute bikes, and.... Loving the christmas isle!!

We ended the night off watching a movie that J had never seen... Pink Panther.
Overall, a good night.

Well, this half of the random couple is out!
xoxo

P.S. Today I'm thankful for cute beanies.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Once upon a time

During a warmer time...
in a magical land...
I went on a dream date


With a really cute guy


...Canoe riding,
sunsets on the water,
mud fights,
delicious food afterwords,
just being out with the Great Jason J...


How am I so lucky?
Missing the summertime today :)

P.S. Today I'm thankful for maple donuts.

Friday, November 12, 2010

My mornings....

Lately I've been sleeping through my alarm,
Luckily, I have a sweet little back up alarm clock named Jason.
Thank goodness he texts me good morning every day...


Or the rest of my day would consist of this:


Followed by this:


Lucky me!
Mmmbye

P.S. Today I'm grateful for Sarah.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mmmm...


Today is blustery.
You know what's on my mind?
This:

And these:

Add someone to share them with, and it
sounds like heaven!

P.S. Today I'm thankful for Electricity.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jason's Post

Okay, So this isn't Jason, it's still Ashley.
But I've got to give him a little credit for this post...
Maybe one day I'll get J to be a guest writer on here??? :)
Anyway, I got the sweetest string of picture messages of our adventures from the two days previous from him the other night,
with the cutest captions:


Our Candle light dinner
(We had a cute little candle light dinner after a choir concert! Loved Dressing up!)


Gaming Experience
(I played a war game against Jason..... First time either of us have been gamers! ;))


Looking Fly, babe ;)
(I didn't know he was taking this!! haha)

Love of my life! Sleep well
(Simply Jason. He's the best.)


Peace out!

P.S. Today, I'm grateful for Healing Hugs!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Smiles


Aren't you so glad the world is full of smiles?
I noticed it all day at work today.
Even this cute little old lady who came in 3 days after surgery smiled at me
I'm noticing it more these days.
Look at the cute smile I get to see everyday:

Mmm, cute!
Okay, enough cheese
I'm out! :)


P.S. Today I'm grateful for chinese food.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Best Friend


Since the last post...
Jase and I have been on so many adventures
And there's no one I'd rather be going on adventures with!

1st, we went to a BYU football game... where they won!
J is the best football buddy to have,
he kept pokin fun at my game watching habits... :)
I loved it.



2nd, Jason took me to the zoo!!!
dreamed of this my whole life...



... guess that means he makes my dreams come true! ;)


3rd... we've been to Hyrum (Where J's from) and back, I think twice now!
I Adore his family!

Oh, life is sweet!
Love him.
Love us.


P.S. Today, I'm grateful for sunshine!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playin' Hooky

I barely have time to make this post
because I played hooky yesterday
with my partner in crime.



It was so worth it, tho!
Happy times!!


Now it's time to make up for the time lost...
chow


P.S. Today, I'm grateful for Family.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Painful Joys


Yesterday, Jason and I hiked squaw peak
It was interesting fun
The views were breathtaking
At the top felt and looked like
heaven on earth.
You can learn a lot from nature...


P.S. Today I'm grateful for hugs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yesss...

Dear... Well, you know who you are...

Maybe just a little excited?

Maybe a little.

Mostly just adore being with you.

Haha.

Cheesy.

xoXoOxx

P.S. Today, I'm grateful for eyelashes. (Thank you Candace)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain, Rain....

I went for a walk in the rain the other day
So fun
If you haven't, I suggest you try it
By yourself.
Simply the best way to wash off mascara.

Loves!


P.S. Today, I'm thankful for inspiration.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just like the old days

The other night
We built an
Amazing,
beautifully constructed,
masterpiece
of indoor architecture.
Also known as a fort.
It was awesome!

Feelin like a kid again...

...And I love it!

P.S. Today I'm thankful for Rain.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i. love. us.


Jason Clint Jensen



My crush.
My best friend.
Taken. ;)
P.S. Today I'm thankful for Jason. (Obviously) ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Catch up

Lately...


I've been going to stadium of fire...




Making 4 dozen cookies...


Meeting Celebs....


Adopting kittens...


Playing with fire.

Love ya!

P.S. Today, I'm thankful for fabulous Sacrament Talks!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fine. Fresh. Fierce.... Fabulous


Those are the four F words that describe my life right now!
You know when you're watching the most amazing movie in the world
and the music in the background starts to swell...
and your heart does this giant flop, cuz you're so dang it happy
for those tiny people on the screen??
And you squeal into the pillow you're squeezing the life out of?
Because maybe they finally got their life together, or found a long lost friend, got a new puppy, just saved the universe, or the classic- discovered the love of their life...
You know that feeling?
You just feel like rocking life.
That's how I feel right now... and have been, non-stop all week.
Watch out life. I'm about to rock you.


I love you.
Rock on.

P.S. Today, I'm thankful for my Logan friends.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I'm obsessed


...with sunglasses.
love them.
They are my chocolate!
Every girl needs a big blingy pair of sunglasses for downer days...
they make happiness.



P.S. Today I am grateful for friendly folks.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

True Love

So I took a bike ride all over my cute hometown Salem today!
Gorgeous weather + Ingrid Michealson
+ Cruiser Bikes = Heaven.
Decided to do the grand finale of my ride at the cemetery,
You know, It's beautiful with flowers everywhere!
This gravestone caught my eye, though:


Got closer, noticed it was just the wife that was gone,
Her sweet husband did all the decorating, I'm sure.
Darling.
But here's the kicker-
Look at the little keychain that he had hanging on this little hook!



... I might have teared up a little.

P.S. Today I'm grateful for fresh air.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blogging soothes the soul

You know what I mean?
I get to write only happy things on this page
So... Here it goes
Things that make me happy:
1. The color Yellow.
2. The smell of rain.
3. Getting sunburned
4. Dancing
5. Making new friends
6. Suprises.

... Just a few.
Thank you blog, for forcing me to think positive!

P.S. Today, I'm grateful for chick flicks.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Easy Peasy

Soo, Friday and Saturday
I went canyoneering for the first time!
It was Terrifying,
Beautiful,
Legit,
Exhilerating,
and Fun.


I'll tell you, though...
While it's gonna be fun to maybe keep this up...
I just love my bed way too much to be gone too much.
It was a good trip to get away and clear the head,
You know?
Thanks for inviting me, linds!!
P.S. Today I'm grateful for Back Massages...
or I will be once I get one...
come back from vernal, spence!! haha

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Couldn't stop watching

This is the coolest music video ever.
Don't blink.

P.S. Today, I'm grateful for the Res.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lucky Lucky

So some unfortunate events at oakridge
has caused that I have been avoiding it
i have the best friends
They have been letting me crash on their couches
for a few days now.
Thanks to Ellen, Cherish, and Sam.
YOU ARE THE BEST!
loves.
P.S. Today I'm also grateful for grapefruits
and their rich antioxidants.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I love my sister

She means the world
love love love



P.S. Today I'm grateful for Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why it's been so long

I know, I know.
It's been two days!
Woops!
Let me show you why:
Vaca.
This is the view from the pool at our hotel!


Beautiful.
Miss all my peeps in utah!
Loves.


P.S. Today I'm grateful for family.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Owl City

I met owl city!!
We went to Denny's the night before the concert...
I had no idea Adam was the lead singer
Found out later
...after I asked if he knew how to cook rice...
and told him he reminded me of a master card commercial
haha
Life is so random
Drink it up


P.S. Today I'm grateful for Spence.