Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Flash Backs

The Jenkins had an eventful year in 2010.
Ashley was "patiently" waiting for Broc
to pop the question. She kept him busy buy threating him as you can see in the
photos below... and taking him to Bridal Conventions and
getting him up on stage.
After enough tourchor, Broc popped the question on Feb.5.2010
It was kind of eventful.
Broc turned 22..I think :) and he also came
out to KY to meet the family!
We were lucky enough to go to
General Conference for the weekend.
In the picture below of Broc laying in front of the Temple is one of
my favorites. He was really laying there to take a picture,
but it looks funny I think.
As you can also tell, we finished up some wedding details...
and ended up painting each others face.
(I went cross-eyed on purpose)
The best month of the year!
I went though the temple
I had a bridal shower! Which was very.. embarrrassing.
We were sealed together in the
St.George Temple!
Headed off to Cali for our honeymoon!
It was all about the lake! We spend most weekends
there with the family. As you can see them cliff jumping.
I am to scared.
More beach! We went back to Cali with the family
The wether was amazing!
We also stated working at the Hotel!
Also! We had a family reunion where I met
half of his mom's side of the family!
I skipped August and September because there wasn't a lot going on.
Looking back, it seems forever ago!
We headed back to KY for fall break!
Super exciting! But as you can tell
by the middle picture...the kitchen got burnt down
before I even got there... I was really looking forward to some good
Broc and I spent Thanksgiving with his family!
It was very fun! We played games and ate a lot of food!
The last month of the year!
Its almost crazy?
We spent our first Christmas together! It
was super great! Later that day, we took family pictures!
I'm really looking forward to 2011. I never thought that I would be married so soon. But I'm so glad I am! :) I hope you all have a great New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010


New backgrounds are hard to find! Where do you get yours at?

-cutest blogs on the block
-shabby blogs
...where else?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Bloggers!

Merry Christmas!
This year, we spent Christmas in St.George with Broc's family. It was a lot of fun. But as I was talking to my family on the phone while they were opening their presents...I realized how much I missed them and the crazy-ness. Here are some pictures from the Christmas Morning!

Broc had a very "Charger" Christmas! I was so excited to give him all this stuff...I could hardly wait! It almost slipped the other day, but I did it!
I was kind of embarrassed of putting this picture up because I look weird. I was just
super excited for Christmas! Broc got me a new camera and a medical book! I'm such a
There are a lot more pictures on Facebook of Christmas morning!
Later that afternoon we went and took family pictures.
Joclynn and I both took these pictures!
Grandpa and Grammy with Chloe
I love this picture
The Jenkins Family
This one is pretty neat I think
James and Chloe
Hesch Family

I love this picture, but really sad there is a shadow
She is so pretty!
Broc and Ashley
I had a great Christmas this year. I was so happy to spend it with Broc!
I am looking forward to your post about Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

No More...

No more teachers.
No more late night homework.
No more early morning homework.
No more books!
No more backpacks!
No more school supplies!
No more test!
No more SCHOOL! For 8 months! Yes, it seems like a long time...Actually it is! But, things must be done!
I am looking for a job, so please keep your fingers crossed!
I am glad that there won't be school until next fall, but I could get a lot done in that time!
Until I find a job...I don't know what to do with my time!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Moments like this...

I was driving home today and realized
I've never been more proud of my self. Looking back at the last year...and where I was. I've come along way.

Before coming out to Utah for school, my life was a mess. On the out side, I looked okay. But on the inside I was breaking, hurting, and looking for something else.
I knelt down to pray one night, asking that I would get in to BYU. I thought BYU was my only chance to change my life. I thought it was the one place that I could be around people that would have a good influence on me.

Later, I found out I didn't get accepted in to BYU, but that was okay. I knew I wouldn't get in.
Later, I found out I was accepted at Dixie State College in St.George, Utah.

This was it. The answer to my prayers. I remember Brooke Ahern (church friend) saying something in her graduation speech. "No matter where you go, you will always find good people." Thank you Brooke. That has stuck with me for over a year now.

I didn't know anyone when I came out to Utah. But I knew the lord sent me here for a reason.
I wanted to change my life, become happier.
On August, 16, 2009 I arrived in St. George, Utah. I remember
er being on the plane, and landing in St.George. You can see the Temple as you land.
I can't explain to you the feeling to relief that I had. I was here. I was where the lord needed me to be.
I was just happy to know I made it.
It was hard leaving home, but I knew that I needed to.

This was the best decision I ever made. And after years of bad ones, it was the start to a new life.

For the next 2-3 months I was really struggling. I was lucky enough to have a great room mate, April Nelson.

She helped me through so much. Thank you April!

I always knew the church was true, but after coming to Utah, being around LDS friends, dating LDS guys, and meeting with my bishop, I truly felt my saviors love.
For the first time in over a year, I went to the temple.
It was the best feeling in the world.

I don't think it was a "coincidence" that I met Broc at the time that I did.
I know my Heavenly Father, lead Broc to me.
I know my Savior lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
My favorite part of this song is

He lives to grant me rich supply
He lives to guide me with his eye
He lives to comfort me when faint
He lives to hear my souls complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart
He lives all blessings to impart.

I never would of thought that a year later, after going through a hard, time I would marry in the House of the Lord.
I never thought I was good enough.
No one is perfect. We just have to try our hardest in this life.
This past year has been amazing. If you are struggling, look toward the Savior.
He loves you.
He is there for you.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was a lot of fun. I got a new phone, with a great camera on it so I took pictures of everything this weekend. We had a great date night. We went to Panda Express, got hot chocolate, and went to see the Temple lights. I love the St. George Temple.

We were lucky and had night night Friday and Saturday. We went bowling. Well, I just threw a ball down the lane and it usually went in the gutter. Broc on the other hand hit the pins!
We went to see the temple lights last year( that was the night I met his parents)
Puppies, puppies, and MORE PUPPIES! They are getting so big and I love them. If you want one, let me know. But I want to keep them all. (cough cough Kiera ) :)
Sunday, we went to church. It was the first time in a few weeks that we stayed for all three hours. I'm so glad we did. I love going to church. I love my life. It makes everything better and when you are living it- life goes so much smoother/easier.
School finals are starting. 2 weeks finals. Wish me luck :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Thanksgiving was great this year. Even though it was my first year away from my family around the Holidays, it was wonderful! This year, Broc and I went to his Aunts house, and everyone came over. It was so much fun!
I also had the chance to go Black Friday shopping starting at midnight for the first time. I went with Broc's mom, sister, and aunt! I love them, we had so much fun! I got some great deals, and I am also so excited to show Broc, but he will have to wait until Christmas morning!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just Venting

I used to get mad when I would click on someones Facebook, and it was all private. Today, I put all my settings to private. It felt good. I also deleted around 10 more friends. My update wall was just getting annoying.
I kind of want to just DELETE my facebook, but I am kind of scared of what I would do with my time. I just deleted my myspace, and it felt great. I'm just sick of people posting vulgar and annoying post. Okay, I'm done blogging about Faceboooking and how it can be annoying. I don't want you deleting me from your blog! Ha!
Have a great day! Go though your friends, and UN friend the ones that you don't need.

National Unfriend Day on Facebook. (It was November 17) This is where you delete friends that you never talk to, aren't ever your friends, or is just posting a status update every five seconds. Just because you know them, doesn't exactly mean they're your friend and you should be there friend on Facebook.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend, missing church..and paying for it!

This weekend was pretty good. Friday, we spent it doing nothing. We spend most of the night trying to find something to do. We ended up going to Ruby Tuesdays and catching a movie. Saturday, we slept in a little (first Saturday in a while) then we finished Harry Potter 6, and went to watch Harry Potter PART 1. It was amazingly epic! I'm so excited for the next one...but I'm really sad that it is ending. Is that lame? Ha. Then we...just playing guitar hero, went birthday shopping for my parents, and came home! We had the night off so were were excited to get a full night sleep...but we got to much sleep and slept through our alarm! I was so mad because we missed church then found out President. Uchtdorf came to our ward! You can't believe how upset I was when I found that out! Next week, we are NOT sleeping through our alarm!
Well its almost Monday, which means another week to go! But this week will be super fast! only school Monday and Tuesday! Thursday is Thanksgiving! Friday is BLACK FRIDAY! I am excited!
But what should I get Broc?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One Year, Puppies, Couches, Facebook!

Broc and I started dating one year ago today. Its crazy how fast time flies. You know, I didn't want to date anyone serious, because I was still getting used to college, and wanted to date around and have fun. There was just something different about Broc. I did have a crush on him from the first time I saw him. I even cut his picture out of the ward directory....well not his alone. What can I say? My room mate and I were trying to find the cute boys in the ward. I'm not sure what it was about him, but before I even said one word to him I told my room mate "I'm going to marry that guy." And what do you know...
But then, to some surprise three months later, we were engaged. Well, not really a surprise...I knew it was coming. One Feb.5.2010 Broc popped the questions.
Three more months later we were sealed together on May.14.2010 in the St.George Temple.
He is so amazing. Thank you for providing for our family, and being a worth Priesthood holder. I love you !
Our COCO had puppies on Monday. And I must say, it was a very long process. She had the first one Monday morning, and didn't have the last one until that night. We were all helping her the whole way!
Here is a cute picture of them.

And couches! I was so excited to get rid of our "useless" couch. We got the couch from Broc's sister, and I was a great starter couch, but so uncomfortable. And just, not the best looking. For about 2 weeks I had posted it on Craigslist. No offers, so I dropped it down $10...still no offers. So I just said, take it for $20..and someone picked it up yesterday, and then we found some great couches on Craigslist for $200, but we talked them down to $180. I love them. It came with a couch and a love seat. The colors, are okay, but they are lazy boy, and just great! Thank you Broc!

One last thing, I was reading Vals, post about the Unfriend day. I had seen things about it on Facebook, but I didn't know what it was about. So I watched the video, and this morning, I had 407 friends, and now I have 323. I deleted over 80 people. I was a little scared to, because "what if they got mad" or something, but I realized I only deleted people I never talk to. I started to delete a lot of people I follow for gossip, and just realized I didn't need their feeds filling up my computer.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Family Time!

Well, it's been a while since I have wrote about the Jenkins Family! This weekend was so much fun! Brittany and Chole (Broc's sister and our niece) came down for the weekend, and we enjoyed it so much! Here are some pictures of what happened this weekend!

We watched the Denver Broncos game because James(Brittany's husband was there)
Skye is laying with the very pregnant dog
Kiera (Grandma) and Chloe
Gil( Joclynn's boyfriend) Joclynn and Chloe
Kiera and Chole napping!
The game on TV
Uncle Broc and Aunt Ashley!
This weekend was Great Grandpa's 95 Birthday!
Below is 5 generations.
Here are just some CUTE pictures of Chloe!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I bet you didn't know...

10 random things you didn't know about Ashley Jenkins

1. I have major OCD
2. I have this weird obsession of checking craigslist every day
3. I love watching the Ellen Show
4. I prefer wearing Tee-shirts and jeans
5. I don't like pizza
6. I like cooking
7. I am relearning Piano right now
8 .I chose Dixie State because I googled it - and it felt right
9. I still don't know what I want to get a degree in
10. I'm sure you know this, but I married the greatest guy in the world.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My teacher bullied me

I'm sure you all have heard of all the bullying stories that have been going on.
Bullying just makes me sick.
Why do people think they are better than people? And when they think that, why pick on someone? I just don't understand the world. I don't hate the world, but I'm not a big fan of how people act in it. I'm no where near perfect, but I just wish the world could be a better place. As Miss America would say, "World Peace"

Now, there are different forms of bullying.
This one is effecting me.

Dr. Olweus defined teacher bullying in this research as: "teachers using degrading negative comments openly about a student or students."

After screening responses, his research (done in the mid- 1990s) found that 11-12% of students reported bullying by peers, while 1.5-2% reported bullying by teachers, with the numbers reporting teacher bullying increasing as students got older.

Here is my story.

English Teacher

Ashley Jenkins

I'm taking an English class and at the beginning of the year I really loved it. The people were a lot of fun, and the teacher was pretty cool. He likes to state his opinion, which is okay, but he does it in the way where he is right, and your opinion isn't even an option...Just keep your mouth shut. Now as the year has progress at this time, I have not missed one class. I was a great student. I turned in everything, answered questions in class, when he asked me about my personal life in class I told him things.


I missed class one day because I was just tired, but I brought in my homework the next day. I have missed a total of about 3 classes this year. Not to bad, when everyone else misses...5...6...7...but thats their problem.

One day I was sitting there, wearing a hoodie. In the front pocket was my cell phone and keys. I was texting Broc, and my teacher said,

"Put your cell phone away."

So I did, because he asked me too. I didn't text anymore. I put it in my hoodie pocket, along with my hands.

He was lecturing...and lecturing. I was getting bored, so I was twirling my phone in my pocket. I happen to be looking down...(and I guess it looked like I was texting)

"I said put it away"

"Im not doing anything." and I lifted my hands up.

By this time I had taken the back off my phone just to mess with it..because (ADD...I can't sit still..ask anyone)

He looks at me a little later (and I am paying attention, taking notes and everything)

"Get out"


"Your still texting"

I lifted my hands and showed him the back of my phone

"Well stop its distracting me."

I just keep my mouth shut and find something else to do with my hands.

It was not even distracting, because no one else knew what was going on.

Well about a week goes by.

Yesterday I miss class because I had a DR. appointment.

I get in today- and everyone is looking at me.

(I know the teacher had said something about me when I missed.) (How do I know? Because when other people are gone, he does the same thing)

He tells us to turn in all late work, and I said

"Do you want the homework due today? "

"I said all late work"

"I know, but the homework due today"

"Oh, yea"

I am taking notes, answering questions, and just trying to act like nothing happened last week. I look at the clock to see what time it is, because no way I am pulling my cell phone out.

He looks at me and ask what do you have written down.

I tell him I only have one. Because I'm still thinking (Were supposed to have three) And I read it to him, he said

"Well stop looking at the clock, and start writing"

"I will, but I'm thinking"

Class is almost up by now.

"You need to stop worrying about the clock, and what time it is pay attention"

The whole class, I am the only one he has used the tone with.

I start to ask him a question about what we just went over and....I get ignored because

By this time, they are all talking about Jersey Shore...(appropriate for class?)

I raise my hand.

And ask him if what we just went over is due next class

He responds to me like I'm stupid, loud, and embarrassing.


I leave class after because it is time to go, and just wanting to cry. Why me? Why pick on me? I'm a good student, but how did I get on your bad side?

I know this isn't huge, but it hurts. If he keeps going, I will say something to him in Private. It's just not right. There are more cases going on that are more important, and more hurtful, but it starts small.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Husband Survey! Kinda fun : )

This is from some of the girls in my ward who also blog. They did some tag thing which basically means I do the survey and pass it on type of business. Never did one before so I thought, "Why not...." So, here goes nothing.....

  1. Where did you meet your husband? I sat next to him in church one day, and then I started to stalk him on facebook, and got the courage to add him.. so facebook? ha then i invited him to go boxing, and then we went to dennys..fell in love..blah blah blah! ha
  2. How long did you date before you got married? 6 months
  3. How long have you been married? 6 months just about
  4. What does he do to surprise you? Call me up and say drop what you doing, pick out a movie. I got dinner.
  5. What is your favorite feature of his? I love hit butt its so cute.
  6. What is your favorite quality? He is I look fat? have just gained weight, but your not fat
  7. Does he have a nickname for you? babe lol and booger
  8. What is his favorite food? Mexican I would say!
  9. What is his favorite sport? He loves watching football, and basketball. and loves playing bball
  10. When and where did you first kiss? I kissed him, right out side my dorm room.
  11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? cuddle and go to the movies
  12. Do you have children? Not yet...... I want one, two, three...ten ha
  13. Does he have any hidden talents? He can speak spanish
  14. How old is he? 22
  15. Who said I love you first? He did.
  16. What is his favorite music? the good ole classic rock
  17. What do you admire most about him? He always puts our marriage first. and he is just so dang cute
  18. What is his favorite color? blue
  19. Will he read this? Probably not.....
  20. People I tag? Tag? idk.

Life is never what it seems

We are all trying to get through it each day. I went visiting teaching tonight. And to tell you the truth, I didn't want to go because I have a 2 papers, a speech, and I am just so tired. But I knew I needed to go visit my sisters.
1st- I am very lucky to have a companion that is so strong, and willing to go.
Chantel Whitehead you are great! I love you
2nd- I am very thankful that we are able to go see our girls.


Tonight just hit me, and I am so glad that I went. Lately it seems each message reflects on Temples. And just like Aolani said in church one week "We hear the same topics over and over again" And we obviously need to hear them, because they are not clicking.

I have not been to the Temple in a while. We live so close. It's not that I am not worthy, because I am. Time just slips away. As all of you may of had time like this when you just have so much to do!

I look up to my mother. She goes all the time. She works everyday just about. from 11pm-7am and then 8am-12pm.. and tries to catch some sleep, but sometimes there is just so much. But no matter what she always finds time to go to the Temple. I just look up to people like that. I love being able to see the St.George Temple everyday. It is so beautiful.

I'm sorry I am just rambling. I just feel over whelmed right now, but in a great way.
I just want to be there for my sisters.
I want to do better.
I love everyone.

I would up load a picture, but my internet is to slow.

You look at people and think their life is perfect, but once you get to know them you know that they are broken.

The other night my mom called me very upset. And I just broke down eventually. She thought I was so happy, all the time. But I'm not.

I love Broc, and I am so greatful for our eternal marriage. It keeps me going.
I am happy with Broc. I'm just not happy with other things.

I feel like I have no one to talk to. I talk to Broc about everything, but sometimes you need a girl friend to talk to. It seems that ever since I got married, I lost my friends.

Not lost them, but they are still single, looking for love, and having fun. And as a married women, I can't do that. I don't want to.

I just find my self sitting at home alot, not being able to go out. While Broc is out with his friends. I encourage him to go out once or twice a week, because it is good for us to be apart, and spend time with our friends.

My mom thought that I was happy all the time, and everything was great. But its not.
Someones life is never what it seems.
We need to stop judging.
Start loving.

How corny is that? ha, but its true.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Sunggie!

The Snuggie!
One of the best things ever invented! Broc surprised me wit
h a snuggie when I came back from a trip. I was so excited.
My room mate and I also needed some decor in our room, so I made a poster.
I really wish I could be in a snuggie commercial My room
mate said its like a blanket, only twice as retarded.
Which is wrong. I mean you can do so much with it!
1. Read a book
2. Change the channel
3. Hold a baby
4.Cheer at a game
5. Answer the phone
6.Ride a plane

7. Go to the movies

I have a long way to go before I acomplish all of my dreams of trying to attempt to do everything with a snuggie.

But did you know in 2009 the SNUGGIE was voted the most use less thing ever invtened. Why?
1.It is to long, so you are most likely to trip on it.
Which leads to....
2. It is very thin...and flamable!

So I'm not sure if I want to wear it to a campfire, but we will see!