Sunday, March 1, 2009

one fabulous february

the last part of february was quite the whirlwind of events.
for starters... our book club had its first meeting at the taylor home. i don't know who we are kidding by having a book club in the middle of a semester. the goal was to be on page 300- which most of us missed by over half. jordan hasn't even started the book, but not wanting to miss out on any of the discussion/delicious crepes, he still came to the meeting.

the fun continued as cade, sam and eddie (the nice gents that they are) decided to plan an activity they called "women's appreciation day" (aka WAD). this of course meant that we went out for a steak dinner and then to a jazz game on the date. in retaliation, the girls are already planning the much anticipated "men's appreciation day" (aka MAD) which will be full of craft projects, vegetable trays and mad about you dvds. i'll be sure to keep you posted.

despite being fooled into thinking the boys had hearts, the night really was fun. it was nice payback, however, to see that cade was sitting on a chocolate bar the entire ride from logan to salt lake. i can only imagine the disgust of the people who walked in on cade in the trax bathroom scraping this creamy surprise from his pants with a library card.
the jazz game was fantastic and of course we hung around afterwards to hassle david james. i will never forget eddie yelling, "hey david- how 'bout a wave?" nor will i forget david james waving at eddie while explaining to that manning guy that he doesn't know eddie or any of those boys. we hung around so long, we even got our picture taken on center court like the kids and visiting asians do.

after the game, things really started to heat up. back in the parking garage, things were moving slow and we knew that we were going to be there a while. instead of waiting in the line of cars, the boys continued the 'appreciation' night by playing a ruthless game of double dog dare. the dares started out harmless enough. kylee tried to get into someone's car while they were driving, eddie pretended to hit someone else's car with a baton and i ended up asking some people who were leaving if we could follow them out of the gate because we forgot our money. don't worry- they agreed but we still didn't get in the cars. there were more dares to dish.

the final dare came when the boys saw some tucano's workers pushing an empty dumpster on wheels. it was sam's dare which meant it was his turn to climb inside the slimy bin full of meat juice and roll down the parking garage. it didn't go so well. it was at night and like all our movies- it is extremely dark... sorry... but i hope you can see the mishap.

this, of course, led to lots of finger-pointing.

and lots of anger...

but in the end, the boys made up.

thanks, guys, for a great WAD.

the final activity of the month was my birthday celebration. last minute, we decided to head to wendover on the fun bus (yes, again. seriously- we can't get enough of it). this time, however, we employed a pretty sweet theme.
who hasn't wanted a white trash themed birthday party? dorthea and i got all jazzed up with our 'mom jeans' and big hair while the boys sported lee jeans and trucker hats. cade's mustache really made the outfits legit. here he is with what he calls the 'all-american meal:' steak, mashed potatoes and a buttered roll. dorthea sure added some american flare to the picture as well....
i wish i had a picture of the whole group! but i guess we didn't take one. we decided beforehand that we would try to go for a more convincing white trash rather than the over-the-top tattoos and wifebeater look. it worked. everyone was a believer and one guy was sure we knew his cousins in toole.
cade asked a bunch of tables at the restaurant to sing to me. this table was especially into it.
although the night lasted until 5 in the morning, we had a blast. thanks for the fun!

i had a great birthday weekend. i got many presents including money for some new clothes, an arby's lunch, some great smelling lotion and hand soap and even a corndog (from the dear lady at the children's library). for his present, cade gave me a video he made of our entire europe experience. he surprised me by watching it on a projector while we ate fries and andalouse (just like belgium!). the movie is so well made and i looooved it! i am trying not to force it on people- but you should all see it. i am one lucky gal.

and the final announcement you have all been waiting for-

despite the loads of compliments- cade shaved!


Shafer and Lindsey said...

Okay, I'm laughing so hard at those WT pictures!! You guys really looked authentic! What a fun birthday! I personally would love to watch your Belgium movie, bring it to the next get together. And Cade, not the mustache!!!!

Kevin and Sarah Hillyard said...

I freaking love and miss you guys! Happy Birthday Ash! Hope you had a great one! You guys look so awesome! We really really want to see your Europe video - let us know if you guys are ever down here!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for you voicemail. We love you even though you are WT lovers. You both do the most creative and fun things all of the time. We love reading your blog. It always brings a smile and makes us laugh. We love you both so much. Take care and we`ll be in touch. Mommy and Pops

Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

I seriously can't believe your hair. It is so perfect and looks so natural, like that you do it everyday that way. You are a girl of many talents! We're all about the europe video too!

Megan and Greg said...

Haha. Sweet white trash "costumes"--no offense, but Cade kind of looked the same as usual... haha. j/k. The mom jeans really made the outfit though--classic! I am still in shock that you guys were out until 5! Megan can hardly make it to midnight these days.

Mackay Family said...

I love the white trash hair and outfits! I was laughing so hard! Love your new blog header too! Glad that you had such a fun birthday! Go Jazz!

Kate Gildea said...

Um...there are no words...

Justin, Jessica, and Miley J Madsen said...

Hey Cade and Ashley, This is Jessica From your ward. I found your blog through Jason and Heidi and thought I would pop in a comment or too every now and again. I am definitly impressed with the fun you guys have been stirring up from here to Wendover. Love the big bangs, and the mustache, of course. I am even more impressed that cade posts here and there too. Justin has not embraced our blog with enthusiasum like Cade. It's good to see you two are having a good time. You make me laugh:)