Tuesday, June 29, 2010

66 days until we get married!
Engagement photos this weekend! :]

Thursday, June 24, 2010


The institute in Flagstaff does Wakeboard Wednesdays every week. Race and I had never gone to one of them until last night because of work, Race's face, and other things coming up. But, last night we went and it was so much fun! We headed over to Lake Mary around five so that we could spend some time enjoying the sun on the "beach" (it was just a ton of rocks--not too comfy). We laid out on some towels and talked and played DoodleJump (a fun game I have on my phone). Later we headed over to where people from the institute were meeting and we got on a boat with four other people and stayed out on the lake the whole time! (I don't think this normally happens but our boat driver was awesome :]) Anyway, Race went first and it was his third time every wakeboarding. He is so good!!! He made it look so easy and fun, of course. :] Then all of the other people on the boat went and finally I decided to try. I jumped in the lake with all the gear on and they told me what to do. I didn't get up the first time, or the second, or the third...well actually I don't know how many times it took me to get up. Haha. But a few times I did get up but then fell right away. Finally, on my last try I got up and stayed up for about twenty seconds! I know it doesn't sound like much but it was a lot of fun! It's quite the rush once you get up and get going for a while. So, Wakeboard Wednesday was a success for me and I can't wait to go again and work on getting up even better and staying going for a while. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of Race or me so I don't have any of those but here is a picture of beautiful Lake Mary where we went. It was also nice to just be in such beautiful surroundings for the evening.
Race and I will actually be taking some of our engagement photos in an area like this in a week from Saturday! We will be taking them at Lake Marshall, which really isn't a lake but it does have the beautiful trees and sky and long grasses. So it will be very pretty as well. Ten days 'til we take our engagement photos and 71 days 'til we get married!!! :]

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Race's Face Day 5

Here's day five of Race's face. It's not nearly as swollen but there is a nasty yellow bruise if you can see it.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Race's Face

First off I'd like to say welcome to the new blog! :) Race and I are excited to share our future with all of you! Now on to more interesting things. Race posted a little bit about his surgery earlier this week. I just wanted to put some pictures up so you could are how he's doing. :) I hope it's not too embarrassing for him!

Here is his face the day of the surgery:

Here is day two:

Here is day three (doesn't his hair look nice?):

And finally day four:

My poor lover. Haha. He's getting better slowly but surely! And I promise I'm taking VERY good care of him. :)
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Race's First Post!

Well since this is for both Emma AND I, I might as well do my first ever post. This week I had a tooth pulled and a bone graft. During the surgery, Emma sat in a corner of the room playing solitaire on her phone and watching. As soon as it was over, Emma started taking care of me. Let me just explain that I have the world's best fiancee ever. She has been taking such amazingly good care of me all week. It's funny, because she likes throwing in things like "you'll have to take as good care of me when I'm pregnant." Of course I will, Emma! Anyways, we're hoping that I'll be less puffy by the time we decide to take engagement photos in a few weeks!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

And the date is...
September 3rd, 2010!
Race W Ashby and Emma Frances Olmstead are going to be sealed for time and all eternity at 9 am in the Mesa Temple!
So basically what that means is I am going to be Mrs. Race Ashby! :]

P.S. The reception is going to be a couple weeks later...
we have not set a date yet but I will put that up soon as well. 
P.P.S. 84 days...I think. Haha.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I have officially decided that all you need for a fun date is a hammock, 
a couple of trees, some good food, and good weather. 
Race and I went on another date where we set up his hammock. 
This time we went out to Lake Mary and had a picnic right next 
to the water and enjoyed the good weather and talked. 
It was beautiful and super relaxing. 
And we got Quiznos subs and they were absolutely delicious! 
But, if you're on a budget and looking for some cheap dates 
I seriously recommend investing in a hammock because you can use it for sooo many dates.
Definitely worth your money! 
Here are some pictures of us on our second date in the hammock :]
P.S. High Ponytails are my favorite. And my hair is long enough to do them again! YAY! :]
P.P.S. I love this boy!
P.P.P.S. We're getting MARRIED...in case you didn't know. Haha. I'm excited and oh so lucky!