Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ashton Moments

So last night Garrett got me thinking about all the really really smart things I have done in my life... and by really really smart I mean unbelievably "blonde."  Let me tell you about a conversation we had last night when I discovered it was snowing.

Me: "I really wish we had some hot chocolate to make right now!"

Garrett:  "Didn't you buy chocolate milk today babe?"

Me:  "Well yeah, but I want hot chocolate, not chocolate milk."

Garrett:  "What do you think chocolate milk heated up is?"

hmmmm yeah never thought about that.  Now this is no where near my worst... but it got me thinking about some of the funny things I have done because of my ditziness.  So for your entertainment, I have thought of my top two "Ashton Moments."

2.  It was my first semester of college, and I was heading home for Thanksgiving.  Jamie, Josh, Zoie, and I were packed and ready to go!  We head to the ticket counter and I wait patiently for the Adcox's to get checked in.  Then it was my turn.  I enter my last name, and no flights show up.  I enter my confirmation number, and still no flights show up.  I think to myself "hmmm their system must not be working."  I then ask the lady behind the desk for some help.  Looks like this smarty pants booked her flight for the wrong day!  The wrong week even.  But don't worry, I managed to book the right time at least.  And this would happen over the busiest travel holiday!  Jamie laughed and called my mom while I tried to work something out with the Southwest assistant.  My poor mom didn't think her baby was going to make it home!  But I was given a standby ticket, and walked to the gate.  Everyone boarded, and still no call for "Ashton Adair."  But lo and behold, just as the plane was about to take off I heard "Ashton Adair, please come to Gate ..."  And I made it on the plane!  But not before having a serious blonde moment.

1.  And for number one.... this is a no brainer.  I hope I never do anything this bad ever again.  It happened just over a year ago.  I walked down to the parking garage to head to work, only to discover that my car wasn't where I left it...  I started to panic.  "Who was playing a joke on me?"  "This really isn't funny, I have to get to work."  Well after searching for a little while, I called my roommate to take me to work.  I started texting all my friends, asking if they had seen my car.  One of my other rommates (Katelin, you know who you are) claimed to have seen it the night before, right where I thought I had left it.  It was at this point where I thought it might be gone.  No one was admitting to playing a joke.  After a little while, I decided I had to call the cops.  I filed a claim for a stolen vehicle.  After work, one of my friends dropped me off at home so I could meet the cops.  The officer informed me that Honda Accords are the most commonly stolen cars in America, so of course they chose my car!  But who knew such a thing could happen in Provo Utah!  Of course I was crying a stressing by this point.  My dad reassured me that everything would be fine, and we would figure out the car situation when they came to visit the next weekend.  Poor Garrett had to drive me around for a couple days, and the cops still hadn't found anything out.  But one day on our drive to work, Garrett said "We know it can't be at school because you always walk to school with me."  DING DING DING.  I did walk to school with him that day, but I had a night class.....that I drove to.... and had a roommate pick me up for FHE.... Oh wow.  You would have thought I would have discovered this a little sooner!  Garrett dropped me off and headed to the Faculty Parking lot, where my car was peacefully sitting.  3 days in a faculty spot, and only 1 $10 dollar ticket.  Looks like Provo isn't that scary of a place after all!

Okay sorry for the novel... I miss writing.  But if you can think of another one of my "Ashton Moments"  feel free to share!  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


For some reason I have been thinking about families more than usual lately.  Well it all started on Sunday in relief society.  I sat next to this adorable girl who also moved in to our ward this summer.  She told me that she has been married for 3 years and has 1 little girl.  After I told her I just got married, she proceeded to ask me if I get along with my inlaws.  After I told her yes, she went into detail about how she cannot stand hers.  She then told me her husband hates her family.  She expressed her desire to move far far away from both families so they don't have to see them. 

This conversation got me thinking.  First of all, who goes and tells a random girl that they just met that she hates her inlaws?  My next thought was how grateful I am for the family I have, and the family I married in to.  Both set of parents would do anything for us.  Then we have our siblings who really are our best friends.  Because we are apart of such great families, in comes the pressure!  Lately I have been feeling guilty that I'm not being a good enough daughter, sister, aunt, etc. At the same time, I feel like I'm sometimes holding my husband back from doing things he would like to do with his family.  When both sides are as close as ours, its a little bit of a struggle to keep everyone happy!  But after talking to my new chatty friend in relief society, I decided I wouldn't have it any other way!  I will take the pressure that comes along with having such great families anyday.  Families are the greatest blessing, and I'm so grateful that I get to be with these people for all eternity.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Brother in law #6

And I almost forgot one of the most exciting things that happened this summer... my little sister-in-law got engaged!  We couldn't be happier for them.  Both Garrett and I love Jimmer and are excited to add another brother-in-law to our list.  Especially one who makes Whit so happy! 

Long overdue

Well it's official, I am a terrible blogger!  I once thought that I would be good at updating this thing once I got married, but I was wrong.  Let's see if I can change my ways.  So since I haven't written since June, I will use this post as a little mini update of the past 3 months!

-A trip to California with my family!  I don't think I started really appreciating our Adair family California trips until I moved away.  Nothing is better than a week on the beach with my favorite people.  I just discovered that I don't have a single picture from the trip:  looks like I was having too much fun to whip out  the camera.

- A visit from my mom, dad, and Mike.  I wish that the business aspect of the trip went a little better for the boys so more of these visits were in store!

- A day trip to Vail to meet Jimmy's girlfriend Jordan before the rest of the Wonnacott's traveled to Alaska.

-Hike to hanging lake.  It was BEAUTIFUL and reminded me of Havasupi.

- A quick trip to Utah to move Whitney

- My 1st 14er.  I'm trying to sound like I fit in with people here in Colorado with this phrase.  A 14er is any mountain over 14,000 feet.  It is not an easy task, but we loved it!  A couple from our ward invited us to camp the night before, and then hike Mount Democrat.  Don't let the summer date fool you: It was one of the coldest nigths of my life.  Even Garrett was cold...that's when you know!  But regardless it was a blast and this definitely won't be our last 14er.

In case you were wondering, that definitely is a band-aid on my forehead.  I was trying to start a new fashion statement.  I ran into the trunk of the car not once, but twice.  The second time did me in, hence the nasty band-aid.  I blame it on the fact that I lost a contact in our tent somewhere...

-The hottest August on record in Colorado.  I have a hard time saying this without laughing.  Everyday on the news, they talk about how hot it was.  But let me tell you, they don't know what hot is!  We didn't hit 100 degrees all summer.  I could get used to Colorado summer weather!  But it is starting to disappear before my eyes...  At least I love fall and the boots and sweaters that come with it.  It's the coats and snow I'm worried about!

Well I think this is long enough for now!  Sorry for the novel.  And I promise this time, I am not gone for good!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Getting settled

Things have been pretty crazy around here!  I finally have the house put together and everything returned/exchanged.  The employees at target and bed bath and beyond should know me by name now.  And I am finally finding my way around the city.  I have my routes down to work, target, church, and the mall.  Where else would I ever need to go anyways?  So finally, here are some pictures of our little apartment.

 Our dining room

 My favorite thing in our kitchen

 This was left in our dishwasher...we aren't in Provo anymore!

 Don't mind the picture frames with nothing in them... 

Good thing we have a big closet!
And sorry there are no pictures of our room.  I forgot to upload them, but I will post them later.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Goodbye BYE

I decided that graduation would be the best place for me to start.  Garrett and I decided we wanted as many major life chances to happen all at once as possible!  So, we both graduated April 22nd, then got married, then moved to a new state! Because of this, graduation kind of got swept under the rug for me.  I was ready to be done with student teaching, done with Provo, and ready for the wedding festivities!  But when graduation arrived, things started to fall into perspective.  I discovered that this really was a huge accomplishment and something I will always be grateful for.  

Thanks to these two, this whole graduation was possible.  They gave me this opportunity that I will always cherish.  Thank you mom and dad!  

Day one: Spent with all BYU graduates.  Elder Scott and President Samuelson gave incredible speeches, encouraging us to take the lessons and values we have learned and apply it to all aspects of life.
 And I got to graduate with this cute boy!  

 The wind was going nuts!

Day 2:  Notice the change in hair... This is the day we actually walked.  It was a pretty amazing experience.  As I walked onto the stage, I was thinking about some of the things I have learned from professors and friends through college, and what lessons I will be taking with me.  Say what you want about BYU, but the spiritual growth I experienced while getting my education would not have been possible elsewhere.  Garrett walked at 8 AM, and I didn't walk until 5PM so we had quite the day of LONG LONG ceremonies.  We had too of the biggest schools...that means more names to be read...get the picture?  But it was worth it!
 Thank you BYU for introducing me to this guy!

I did it!  Who would have thought?  I'm so grateful for my education and the amazing past 4 years!  I will never forget the fun times spent with friends, the hard times discovering who I really was, and the knowledge I have gained.  Its been a great ride BYU!  And believe it or not, I kind of miss Provo already....good thing I married a Wonnacott cause you know I will be back as soon as football season comes along!