OH so bad and OH so good all rolled into one day

Alright my blogging peeps I truly apologize about the neglect but my computer is full of viruses and I can't turn it on until I get paid and buy a virus blocker for it. That my dears is not going to be until this Friday so you will have to be patient with the slacking until then. I can't post anything unless I come in the house and get on one of my family member's computers....sooooo that is why I am posting now. First things first...life has been way to hectic and it is only until something terrible happens that you stop and say...hold on life... i need a breather. Yesterday was an oh so bad kind of a day but one that I am now thankful for. My brother whom I dearly love was rushed to the emergency room because he felt as though his heart was popping out of his chest. He arrived and they realized that his heart was beating 201 beats per minute. Guys..that means bad news. They did tons of tests and they are still monitoring his heart and stuff like that so that they can figure out what is going on. He is home and just trying to relax and rest. My brother and I are super close and this little incident made me have to take a deep breath and realize that life is wayyyyyyyyyyyy too short to fot around doing useless things. This little incident is also completely ordained by God for a much bigger purpose that I really can't share with the entire blogging world. The things that are happening because of it are very personal but I just want to let you guys know that God deserves all the glory for what he is doing and how he is working. He doesn't always do it in the most comfortable...safe...on (our) time way but boy does he get his business done. I just want to let you know that I love my God and this whole thing is something that I am oh so thankful for.

IN OTHER NEWS...and this is the oh so good part, oh other than the God working thingie....MY LAYOUT IS ON THE SASSAFRAS BLOG!!!!!!!! yay! I was at the doctor's office getting a physical done today when the lady had a needle in my arm and my phone starting vibrating crazily. As soon as the nurse left...I pulled out my phone and checked my voicemail. It was Nicole Peterson and she was like..."Ash, your layout is on the sassafras blog..." I about peed my pants. I know that for some of you this is no big deal but for me IT IS. Okay so it's no design team or anything like that but Sassafras is the holy grail of scrapbooking. It is the BIG CHEESE and I couldn't be more honored. So, check it out! http://sassafras.typepad.com I will be trying to get on here to do 10 things I love Wednesday. I know that I owe you guys and there are so many things that I want to put on there. Well I hope that you are all having a good week. Thanks for listening.

P.S. Please keep my brother in your prayers. His name is Copeland. Thanks...

Praise the big guy as much as you can!

Peace Out Peeps! Ash*


  1. Hey - I am so super happy for you! I seen your layout on their website! As for you brother, I will lift him up to the Lord and keep praying for him!

    Are you going to Nicole's on Saturday? I may be by with the baby to you know - show him off!


  2. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did I tell you??? All ya gotta do is, DO IT! Congratulations you totally deserve to be there. Thanks for the comments on the tat. You are def. going next time! Too bad we could not go last weekend. I am thinking of you and your family and lifting up your brother. Talk to ya soon!


  3. Ash, You need to get on my blog and see how my Big Man spoke to me this morning, Hope your brother is just fine or they can find a way to fix the problem


    Congrats on the sassafrass layout site!

  4. Congrats on the Sassafras blog! Awesome job! Saying a prayer for your brother.