Friday, July 31, 2009


We have been packing and moving the for the last week. We had to be out of our town home
yesterday and with work and not getting home until 7:00 pm it has called for some pretty long nights! Thanks to everyone that helped us move I know it was not fun, but we could not have done it with out you.. Seriously! We owe you:)

Russ and our Dads almost have the porch railings done and they will be finished Saturday. The appraiser comes out Monday and then hopefully soon after we will start paperwork.

This past year has been a real struggle not only with the house but just life, We have had a lot of trials. Looking back I realize that everything happens for a reason. Even though at the time you might think that there is no way that you are going to make it. God will NEVER give you something that you can not handle. And I have learned that if think you can't handle it, You are not talking to him enough! Because He is the only one that can get you through it.

Russ and I are very blessed with wonderful families and great friends.. Life is beautiful!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Yesterday Grizz, Russ and I went to Silver Lake with Aub and Tinkerbell (My Grandmas Dog)
When We got up there and Grizz was just hanging out under the chair barking at all the big dogs. He played in the water a little, but mostly he just laid there and slept. When we got home I gave him a bath. After he dried off he just laid on the couch and fell asleep. I just thought he is a puppy and puppies sleep alot but usually he wants to play before bed so I got a little worried. He sleeps at the foot of our bed on his blanket and when I put him in there he didn't even open his eyes but he moaned a little and acted like he couldn't get comfortable. Around 11:50 I heard him throwing up thats when I knew it was parvo.. He ate a little food and drank some water I made him a bed on the bathroom floor by his food bowl and he didn't throw up the rest of the night.

Russ took him to the vet this morning and sure enough I was right. They said that we are very lucky that we caught it before it was too bad and that they wanted to keep him there for 3 to 5 days just to make sure he stays hydrated and to start antibiotics. I was a mess when Russ called me and told me I was just thinking about all of the bad things I have heard about parvo and I couldn't imagine him feeling that sick. I think everyone thought I was taking it a little too hard but he is like my little baby I fell so much in love with that little guy the minute I got him and Russ even cried when he found out.. Grizz is a fighter and I know he will make it. If he can survive the first week of his little life out in the sage brush with no food or water he can beat this!

I called the vet around 2:30 to check on him and she said he was doing good and that he was still hooked up to the I.V. I could hear him raising hell in the background(He thinks he is a big tuff dog) She said that he was the "Feistiest cutest puppy" that she has ever seen! That's my boy:) They called later on this evening and told Russ they gave him water and he has kept that down if he can keep food down tomorrow then he can come home Wednesday. I hope he gets better because I cant wait to see him!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Grizz!

Last Friday Russ, Aub and I drove down to see my Dad. When we got down there I was telling him we needed to hurry and get this house stuff done because I wanted to get a puppy. Just then he told me that he already had one and he kept him especially for me.... I thought he was kidding but he went into his house and brought out this tiny chunky baby puppy. I wanted an American bulldog and planned on getting one after we were settled and had our house but when my Dad told me about this little guy I couldn't help but take him home (Even though we are NOT allowed to have pets) My Dad had been working on the lower part of his property and he heard these little squeaking sounds so he walked over and found 2 brand new pups 1 boy and 1 girl. He said they either were dropped off there, or born there and the mom took off. He is already spoiled rotten and insists on being wrapped and held in a blankie! He spends his nights at home with us playing all night long and not letting me get ANY sleep.. And he spends his days at my Moms playing with Freddy Fu Fu while we are at work! I never wanted a "Mutt" dog and I feel bad for saying that because they need love too. But this little guy changed my mind and he is just so cute. And even if it means getting evicted he is a keeper! Look at his little chunky belly... He was so sleepy after a hard day full of swimming, popping birthday balloons and chasing the goose!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Today my baby sister turns 6..

The morning that my Mom was scheduled to have her C-Section we all woke up at 4am to go to the hospital. When my Mom walked outside to put her stuff in the car the mini van was gone and there was 2 big skid marks down the driveway. The night before I had borrowed the van (because I was 16!) but I parked it back in the driveway. My Mom came in laughing and asked me if I had parked it on the street. Now why would I pull into the drive way, do a burn out and then go park it on the street at 1:00 in the morning??? ( She thinks I am crazy like that) After I convinced her that it was not me she called and the police and reported it stolen.. So we loaded up in the truck and went to the hospital with NO car seat because it was in the "stolen van" Come to find out, the bank repossed the wrong persons van and when they repo ANYTHING they are suppose the report it to the police so that if this happens they can tell you why your car is gone. What makes it even better.. her van was paid off!

After a very eventful morning this beautiful girl was born! I love her so much and I do not know what I would do without her.. Love you so much Livie and I hope you have the best birthday ever!

**I have some way cute pics that I will post when I get home!**

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


My ABC's

A = Age: 22

B = Bed size: King

C = Chores you hate: Dishes and Dusting

D = Dessert you love: Better than sex cake

E = Essential start your day item: Coffee and a shower

F = Favorite actor(s): Will Ferrell and Seth Rogan

G = Gold or Silver: White Gold

H = Height: 5`4

I = Instruments you play: Clarinet

J = Job title: Outpatient Rep.

K = Kitchen color(s): Red and Rust. Rust is a color I guess!

L = Living arrangements: Twinhome

M = My name is: Ashley Springer

N= Nicknames: Smash

O = Overnight hospital stay(s): None for myself, it was my 2nd home for a while

P = Pets: Lots!

Q = Favorite quote: WTF???

R = Right or left handed: Right

S = Siblings: 1 brother 2 sisters

T = Time you woke up today: 6:15 a.m.

U= Unique about you: I can put my leg behind my head( Dont get any ideas!)

V = Vegetable you love: Okra

W = Worst habit: Swearing

X = X-Rays you've had: Ankles, Knees, Wrists, Stomach, Tailbone

Y = Yummy food you make: Tin foil dinners My fav!

Z = Zodiac Sign: Leo

I tag Madalyn, Lacy, Mary and Holly

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

49 Things Tag!

FILL IT OUT! Learn 49 things about your friends, and let them learn 49 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Negative..

2. Your Favorite Shoes? Flip flops.

3. Do you own a gun? Yes, an SKS and 2 shot guns.

4. Your favorite song? It changes everday, Today its Waking up in Vegas by Katy Perry.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Depends on what they are for!

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Luv em'

7. Favorite Christmas song? The Nick and Jessica Simpson one that they played at Sportsmans Warehouse.. Good Times:)

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? COFFEE..

9. Can you do push ups? Um, No.

10. Are you afraid of flying? No.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding ring

12. Favorite hobby? Camping, Riding and Fishing!

13. Animals: love them or hate them? I love them I can't wait to get a dog.. I think that is the only reason I want a house.

14. Do you have ADD? Maybe a little..

15. What do you hate about yourself? I am a little chubby and I do not tan at all!

16. What is your middle name? I do not have one.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: I wanna be home cleaning, I do not want to go to dinner tonight, I am going to kill My Dad..

18. What's your favorite number? 7

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, Tea w/o sugar, Pepsi

20. Current worry right now? House stuff and My Aunt.

21. Current hate right now? Cancer..

22. Favorite place to be? American Fork Canyon (Silver Lake)

23. How did you bring in the New Year? At a party in Payson

24. Where would you like to go? Vegas

25. Name three people who will complete this? Whoever I tag hint.. hint!

26. Do you own slippers? Pink fuzzy ones.

27. What shirt are you wearing? a white and grey FOX one.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, I love cotton sheets.

29. Can you whistle? Ya but not the kind where you use your fingers.

30. Favorite color? Red

31. Would you be a pirate? I would rather be a cowboy or an indian.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? Kid Rocks American Bad A**.. Just ask Russ

33. Favorite girl's name? Madison, Gracie, Swayzee

34. Favorite boy's name? Cash, Hagen

35. What's in your pocket right now? Lipstick, duh!

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Myself, I am not in a real fantastic mood today..

37 . Best bed sheets as a child? 101 dalmations baby! And My hamster got loose and ate them:(

38. Worst injury you've ever had? I have had a couple but nothing too bad.

39. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

40. Who is your loudest friend? Jill.. By far

41. How many dogs do you have? Freddy Fu Fu..

42. Does someone have a crush on you? I dont even think about that anymore!

43. Favorite Book? Bible

44. Partying hard or Laying low? Party Hardy

45. What is your favorite candy? Twerps

46. Favorite Sports team? FMX and Monster Trucks I do not like sports.

47.What were you doing 12 AM last night? Just getting home from Cali(Thanks Mary and Terry)

48. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Lord help Me!

49. If you are married, where did you meet your WIFE/HUSBAND? School, it was a Love/Hate relationship.. ha ha

I tag Lacy, Heather, Megan, Courtney
2 BiG wHoLe YeArS!

Time goes by so fast I can not believe that it has already been 2 years since We said I do..
I think I am pretty lucky girl.. and I know he is a lucky boy jk!

I love this boy with all my heart!

Happy Anniversary Baby