Life Lately

by Ashley on February 17, 2012

Hi friends! I hope things are going well your way! Things here are good. Finally back into the swing of things and kicking along…only 12 more weeks until my last ever undergraduate degree graduation (or at least lets hope! No! Totally kidding! Definitely my last.). I have been super busy with school, traveling home, and yoga. I spent the past two weekends at home, visiting Dustin and family, since he has been in the Atlanta area on the job hunt. I also got to spend some quality time with my grandfather who has been in the hospital but is now at home recovering, so prayers with him!

I think it’s safe to say that Gunner loves Atlanta traffic much more than the rest of us 😉

The first weekend home, after sitting in a little traffic, I drove right into town and was able to meet my mom, sister, aunt and uncle for an unplanned lovely happy hour and sushi on Canton Street in old Roswell. It was lovely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love unexpected nights like those!

The following day, I celebrated one of my dear friend’s, Courtney’s, upcoming wedding at a girls shower. The shower first started at Dry Bar, a blowout salon.

While my hair didn’t hold up, the fun times certainly did! Hours later, we left the salon and headed to three of my girlfriend’s place to start the shower! I have to brag on the hosts: they did an excellent job, especially when it came to the food. The comment “this is the healthiest shower that I’ve ever been to!” was tossed around quite frequently! Right up my alley, as you could imagine.

An amazing “build-your-own” salad bar: meat lover, vegetarian, and vegan friendly. Honestly one of the best ideas I’ve seen to please such a wide-spread crowd!

More veggies, hummus (notice the octopus in the hummus! my brother’s girlfriend, Jodi, was the brains behind this ;-)), Almond Thins and pita chips. I was lucky to even get a picture; this was all gone in a matter of minutes! Who said healthy food doesn’t taste good?

After the shower, we hit the town, for a fun night of celebrating, laughter, and friendship.

We spent the following day, Super Bowl Sunday, with my family, munching on an amazing spread prepared by my mom.

I then returned to Statesboro the following Monday for another quick week of school and then a trip back home, this time a little further north to spend time with Dustin’s family.

As many of you remember, last friday was February 10, the fourth anniversary of the death of our dear friends, Jessica, Jamie, and Melissa. Last week on campus, I was so happy to still be able to see what the current KD’s are doing to keep their names alive. I was walking through campus and found this sticker and couldn’t help but to be proud of the lives these girls lived.

On my way in from Statesboro, I stopped first by the scene of the accident, where feelings that I thought had forever escaped me were brought back so quickly. As I walked through those woods, thoughts rushed through my mind that I had hoped to forget.  I pushed those thoughts aside and marched on until I reached the crosses.

As I stood there, it was as if I didn’t know what to think, I didn’t know how to feel, and I didn’t know what to say. I quickly remembered where they were and regardless of what happened I knew they were happy, which immediately brought peace to my soul.

After leaving the scene of the accident, I continued north-west until I reached my friends: we got together to celebrate the lives of our friends, sharing stories and laughing at old times.

So great to be together again!

That’s whats been going on in my life, busy but fun! This week has been full of yoga (Dustin was out-of-town for Valentine’s day so I treated myself to 2 hours of yoga on Valentine’s day night (teaching for one and taking for the second)), school, and more yoga (teaching two classes tomorrow). Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful night! Be sure to check back in tomorrow as I have an amazing new “snack” recipe to share with you!

Good health!

Ashley

Heather February 18, 2012 at 4:22 am

Great post! My sister is so lucky to have such a smart, beautiful, and caring friend like yourself 🙂

Ashley Harper Evans February 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Thank you, Heather!

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