Friday, February 29, 2008

one and only to one in 1,496... and i can't wait!

yes, i am loving the fact that i can write anything i want on this thing. this morning i had a 7am shift which means that i have way too much time on my hands, so i did some research. i did a search online today and found that i was the only ashley bullough in all of america. only me... when i searched ashley taylor i found that i was one in 1,496. yikes. i joke with cade all the time about hyphenating our last name when we get married. i have also suggested that we just combine the two and use the name 'taybull.' i think i find all of this more much more amusing than cade does, but in all seriousness, taybull is the worst name i have ever heard or created and i am pleased as punch to become a taylor. oh and for the record- cade is the one and only cade taylor in the country and i love him more than ever!
this website was pretty fun...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

busy little bees

i've never been a blogger before, but that doesn't mean that i haven't secretly wanted to with all my young-girl heart for some time now. so here i am, fresh from the shower at 9:22 in the morning blogging. i think of all days in the year, a person's birthday gives them the best excuse to fall asleep in their clothes, not set the alarm and wake up when class is starting the next morning. i hope dr. crumbley feels this same way as i am blogging instead of studying latino literature this morning...
life is great right now, seriously couldn't be better. besides getting ready for the wedding, lately cade and i have been busy bees getting our trip to the dominican republic all set. we are headed down on march 7th to tackle a humanitarian aid project with eight other friends from school. we will be building homes and working with an elementary school to set up an international pen pal program with a school from logan. this last week we went in and taught at the school in logan for a day, helped students write letters, and gained an appreciation for sixth grade teachers.

aside from the service preparations, we have been scrounging for the last of our funds that make this trip possible. we have been fundraising since december and have raised over 7000 bucks but we still need about 2000 more for the expedition. cade, ever so clever, decided that our group could be successful going door to door for money, and last week alone we raised over a thousand dollars 'ridding college students of their spare change.' the door to door approach was so successful, cade remarked that it may prove to be necessary if we ever fall on hard times in the future and need to feed our children. don't worry, he reassured me that i could stay home with the kids, and he would take care of it himself. i am now sleeping soundly again...

it has been fun and we hope a couple other corporate sponsers pull through for us this week.

we have been keeping busy! wedding plans are coming along quite smoothly. my mother is a genius and this is proving to be beneficial to me. i'll keep you all posted...why? because i am now an official blogger.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


On this day, some twenty-four years ago, a child was born. Out of her mother's whomb and with a world to conquer, Ashley Ann Bullough emerged to live a wonderful childhood, adolescence, and young-adult life that would mold her into the beautiful woman she is today - both inside and out.

If you see her today, salute, and wish her well on this very special day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We're Engaged, and here's how it happened:

Not that I don't love telling how I proposed over and over again, but here is our engagement story in further detail (told in third person).

The sun rose early on Sunday morning and Cade had an epiphany. It was actually the day before that he had this 'epiphany' but the conditions weren't right, so proposal plans were moved to Sunday - extra spiritual indeed. He told his bride-to-be of said epiphany, and the plans were in motion - though the 'epiphany' told to Ashley, was in reality a decoy and cover-up epiphany to the slightly larger epiphany Cade had had the previous day.

During the latter end of Sacrament meeting these words were spoken: "Ashley, I've had an epiphany. The epiphany involves me playing you a song I wrote, but we have to go to a special place for the song to be played, and yes, you need to wear your snow boots."

This was the first time getting engaged for Cade (and the last) and all he knew was that a proposal needed to include a few essential ingredients: A blindfold, a guitar, the 'surprise element', and another random unforeseen variable such as knee deep snow. So off they went.

First they got in the car, then the blindfold masked Ashley's eyes, and then additional U-turns and circles were made in a local church parking lot. Then, they arrived at the special spot - a Nature Walk Park of sentimental value. The two of them had ventured there on a bike ride some months before and it was in this spot Cade first knew he loved Ashley.

The song was played, and then it was time to go - for you see, this was all part of Cade's much larger epiphany. "To me, the surprise element is the most important ingredient from the list of essentials, and I had to incorporate it just right." Cade commented in a follow-up questionnaire.

You see, wedding plans had actually been in motion for quite some time and an official engagement would make the process all the more easier. But Ashley had no idea that Cade already had the ring so the surprise went like this: Cade -"Hey, before we go I wanted to apologize for dropping the ball and taking so long to get a ring. I promise I am going to do my best to start looking, and just so you know it is on my mind as something I need to start to consider..." Ashley - Vocally "No, that is fine, you take your time, there is no rush, I understand." Mentally (What the!? All this and no engagement? Just a sappy song and an apology for dropping the ball!?!? He definitely doesn't have a ring...) - - The let down of no proposal was a surprise in and of itself, a 'primer' surprise so to speak, a precursor to the counter-surprise which would immediately follow. "But before we go, I actually need to tell you that I've been lying" Cade said as he pulled the ring from his coat pocket and got on one knee.

"Will you marry me?"

She said yes.

Yada yada yada.

They're getting married May 9th.