Monday, January 16, 2012


Looking back on the past year, I can honestly say I have learned so much about myself. Never did I think I could find someone who loved, cared, appreciated, adored or cherished me every single day and make it past 6 months. Past relationships are a JOKE compared to the relationship that I have with my boyfriend now. He is my soulmate; he is perfect for me in every way and I am so fortunate to have caught his eye a year ago yesterday :) He gets me. He is the person that I want to settle down with. He is the person that I want to be sitting next to 50 years from now. There is not one thing about Nick that I do not absolutely adore. Usually after the first 6 months I have pet peeves about someone, but there is not one flaw on this kid. All I see is beauty. In my eyes, he is flawless. I guess that's how you know you love someone. Not only do I tolerate, but I find HUMOR in all of his habits that would be categorized as gross. Whether it's burping, farting, pooping, or telling me disturbing stories, I think he's a gem. The best part is, he feels the same way about me. He is the BEST boyfriend I have ever seen. He continually supports me and always gives me the satisfaction of knowing he cares. This may just sound like mambo jambo to ya'll, but to me, these are the best days of my life. Since day one with him, I have truly been GRATEFUL. No matter what, I will always stand by him because he has ALWAYS been there for me. He is such a genuine person and I know God has big plans ahead for our life together. I can go on and on about this kid. He is the first person to consistently stay by my side for a year [on wednesday!] I am usually not one for commitment, but for this kid, I would do anything. I would go the extra mile for him. I am not lucky, I am BLESSED by having met him.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saying goodbye to my childhood

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to go through. Especially if it involves saying goodbye to the house you've lived in for 16 years. There has been so many good times in this house that it's hard not to shed tears. This house built me- it made me the person I am today. This is where I learned to ride a bike, swim, drive a car. This is where i had my first friend, first best friend, and have friendships end. This is where i had my first love, first heart break, first strength to move on. This is the place that was a fairytale to grow up in and a bad dream to move out of.

As I grow older, I shall never forget this house or the memories made in it. Although I live in the beautiful town of Redlands, it's beauty will never compare to the summer sunsets, frost filled grass, morning fog, or warm spring days that were spent for 16 years at this house.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The good life

All is good in the neighborhood lately.. Summer is finally coming to an end which means the excruciating heat is slowing it's roll! Nick and I moved in together in July and plan to get our own place beginning of November! (: School at Crafton Hills College started for me last month! And I plan on transferring to the Rodrigos in Corona very soon! Life is changing quicker than ever but I am excited to see what God has in store for my life!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

day 13;2011

It's just like there are supposedly 714 days left until the end of the world.


So I decided that I need to make a bucket list this year perhaps. And on that list I suppose some much needed quality time with a FABULOUS family would be something worth while in my 714 days left here. [According to the Mayans- or whoever who decided to forget making the freaking calendar end when my generation is just getting life started]

Would ya look at these cuties!!!! Yeah, be jealous. I got to spend a whole 24 hours with these lil munchkins :o] We had a BLAST playing lots of board games, baking chocolate chip cookies, eating pizza, and playing wiiiiiiiiii! Which, I might need to take up Archery... Cause I ROCKED! Okay maybe not but still, we had lots of fun! Unfortunately, I came at a bit of a sad time but having SO much LOVE under one household just made everything so pleasant and God was definitely looking down on that Sierra household!

A sneak peak of the photoshoot that occurred while being there. Little miss Lola was surely FASCINATED by the fact that I had a digital camera.

I have no idea how my sleep deprived self kept up with these energized children. It must be all the veggies they eat! But I must say, I would rather have these lovely dates much closer together considering my last visit to them was January 2010. Does this mean I STINK at being the oldest female cousin? Gaaah, so with these 714 days left I MUST MUST MUST make time for this precious family!

I hope to come by various opportunities such as this lovely trip in order to keep adding to my bucket list. I know I am probably doing this procedure backwards but whatever man! Cut a panda loving girl some slack. All this end-of-the-world talk is getting me stressed out.

Anywho, yearly [soon to be monthly] trip to the Sierra clan: Check!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sweet Wednesday Morning

Oh what does this morning have to bring to me so far? A nice cup of coffee and spending some GOOD quality time with my roommates.. Yes, I live at home. Therefore, "mom and dad" are now the friends I get to kick it with. God let this be a good year.

I say there's nothing better than sitting in pajamas, listening to country music, and looking outside to a beautiful day. Love love love it!

So last week, my dear sweet ALEESA came home to me. What a joy THAT was :)We pretty much jumped into each other's arms and didn't let go. A good friend like her is SO hard to come by.

And then on Friday morning I got to play bad guys with Cam Cam! As much as we are different we both are about 3 years old. This is why we are amigos.

I also have been spending time with old friends like my old friend Alyssa, Meleah, Kimmy, and Anne!! Being home is so bittersweet.. I miss the independence of living on my own and feeling so accountable for myself but there's nothing like having your parents to cuddle up to at night time when you're lonely. If I REALLY wanted to, I bet they'd still let me go in their bed if I was having a bad dream...... Hold the phones.. Did I really just say that!!?? I'M 19!!! Not 2.. Sweet Josephine, maybe it's time to go on Craig's list and search for some houses! So just pretend I didn't say that! Pfewww!

I also went and met up with Annie bo bannie yesterday afternoon.. Talk about 4 hours at Red Robin in love. She's SUCH a good person. I love how she just makes me want to be a better person.

Any who, these are just some perks of being home that I have realized. They make my heart sing melodies and are the reasoning that my happy feet are slowly coming back. Now I understand why the birds sing in the morning, they strip the bad out of Temecula and realize it's a new day for happiness!

Now to focus on getting back into the groove of school and all that jazz... Oh how I miss going to fill my brain with such lovely knowledge!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

End of Summer

If I told you that this summer was full of traveling and new experiences, countless shopping trips and spending money, or tanning and weekly adventures to the beach, i'd be lying. I suppose this summer was one of those "this is where you find out who really matters" type of lessons. Which in the end, was just what I wanted to experience.

I got a babysitting job for the summer, which helped me pay through some quite unfortunate payments due to not returning to Chico this fall. But nonetheless, I met a little cutie by the name of Cameron. He quickly became the highlight to everyone's day. He was just the cutest little boy yet could wear me out in the matter of minutes. I swear, I think I have played enough "shoot the bad guys" and made enough pb&j's to last me a lifetime. But who am I kidding, wait until motherhood. I have now lowered my future children amount from 8 to maybe 2 or 3. AND NOT FOR A WHILE. Sheeeesh! ANYWHO, so that was that.

Family: can't even remember the last time we were all together in the same place, hence a photo needed to be taken

And then of course the friend time:

Welp, that's all folks!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

pointless bo bointless

Blog: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log..

An online diary, hmmm. I find that fascinating because..

Diary: a daily record, usually private, esp. of the writer's own experiences, observations, feelings, attitudes, etc.

So why is it online if it's supposed to be private?

ANYWHO... I guess this is my diary for the day.

P.S. WARNING: this is full of rambling, pointless and half stated thoughts, pure nonsense, minimal to no humor, and insight into my procrastination methods.. either click to the next page ASAP or grab some popcorn and join my rambling.

Shmello diary bo biary, tis I, Ashley the procrastinator of room 631 in Whitney Hall. This comparative and contrasting essay can hold off for a few days, although it's due in approximately an hour and a half [i'm sneaky sneaky]. I am surprisingly not stressed for finals, I think the procrastination has made me realize that "crunch time" is so much easier to deal with. Ashley Dods stress= fluffier hair than usual, laundry bag full of pjs due to the lazyness to change into clothes, therefore, just changing from one pj set to another, runny nose and sniffing noises, you can find her passed out with sunglasses on so no one thinks she's sleeping but in turn she's just procrastinating, make up is nowhere in sight, possibly a messy room, stacks of papers, and lots of doodling of the word "lemonade, lauren, or september" don't ask why!

This weather up here is getting old.. Plain and simple. Raining one day, 70's the next, tornadoes of wind, what's next??

Thought list:
1. essay, ugh
2. cold feet, runny nose, SICK
3. good weekend with mama and daddy
4. moving out in a week, ritcheous
5. texting basis= shwinggg
6. hmm want/need money.. this could get interesting
7. i wanna go shopping, dangit
8. hair is fuzzy, BIG WHOOOP
9. need to put my camera to use soon

I want flowers for my room, is that too much to ask? I mean they would just possibly lighten up the awkward mood of finals creeping towards us.. Possibly add color to the nude walls that have been semi-stripped aside from the John Bellucci poster on our wall.

I would also enjoy if another "Bill" figure popped up into my life.. If only I wasn't so busy procrastinating I could probably get my butt off the dirty dorm room floor and go searching for someone in need of help but then i'd soon find myself being paranoid about my prior duties, aka needing to do work but not doing it. still annoying

Does my teacher really want to read about the comparison and contrasts of John D. Rockefeller and Donald Trump's unfortunate comb-over of a self.. I mean I don't see how that would be interesting to anyone with a life. Why can't I write about my really rad weekend or the reason I have fluffy hair up here every single day?.. Something that I actually could write a decent and detailed essay about. But then again, I'm sure my professor doesn't want to read about my frazzled hair and experience of seeing iron man 2... So I guess I can always fill my readers in with that kinda boring stuff.

Mothers day weekend:
1. Airport with Anne
2. Mom and Dad pick me up
3. See Linds!
4. Go to Bobby's
5. Lunch with mom and dad at Red Robin
6. See Iron Man 2
7. Go shopping with daddy and spend quality time
8. Watch mom make cinnamon rolls
9. Baby photos- oh no!
10. Say goodbye's :(

I'd say it was a good weekend to me! Aside from the fact it didn't last long enough.

Do you ever just wanna see how old friends are but it would be waaaay too awkward to talk to them? Yeah okay well that's what's happening in my life at the moment.. Probably better just to ignore it. Yep, it is!

God forbid I ever start on this paper....

I don't know what is and isn't appropriate on here, hmmm. If only I knew my limits!

[Hi Mom, how are you doing? Sorry I didn't call you today. Hope your having a lovely day! xoxo]

Well now that i've managed to bore all of you with my pointless thoughts I guess i've accomplished all that i've needed to. Good day sir.