Monday, September 26, 2011


YES! We are still alive and kickin! It has been a crazy busy fun summer for the Pierce's this year. Since I have been terrible (terrible meaning taking NO pictures at all) at taking pictures this summer I am having a hard time remembering all of the things we have done over the summer. Here are a few of the things that stick out to me.

*The Fireman's Breakfast-a tradition with the Pulley family since my Dad was on the Department for so many years.

*Boulder Mountain-Bret and his Dad go with a bunch of friends and family every year. It is a fun fishing trip they have done for several years now. We love the stories we hear from this trip.

*Owlz baseball games-Bret's Uncle Blake is their pitching coach. We love a good baseball game!

*Rodeo's-what would summer be with out going to a few rodeo's? We love watching Ryley (Shaylee's husband) steer wrestle! It makes the rodeo much more exciting having someone you know in them.

*Scout Camp Out-Bret was called into Young Men's at the beginning of the summer and went on a fun camp out with the boys! They didn't get much sleep-I don't know who stayed up later, the boys or the leaders?

*Drive In Movies-We love a good drive in movie! We're sad we didn't make it to more this summer.

*Stadium of Fire-This was only the second time I have been. It was super hot but we were in great company and the concert and fireworks were awesome! We love Brad Paisley!

*Camping-we only went once with the Pierce family this year-We did get to try out our new tent we got for Christmas though and we love it! (Thank You Mom and Dad Pierce) Hopefully next year we will make it camping a few more times!

*Cherry Hill-a Parker Family tradition that has gone on for as long as I can remember! We always have a great time with the Parker crew!

*Birthdays and BBQ's-they seem to go together during the summer months. The Pulley side has a few summer birthdays and the Pierce side has several summer birthdays, which makes for a lot of fun birthday BBQ's! One of those birthdays was my sweet husbands! Bret turned 25 in July! Yes he is old! I am not looking forward to turning 25 in a few short months, I don't know why but it seems so old to me.

*The Hunt and St. George-Bret and his Dad spent over a week up at Strawberry hunting! They usually do a little golfing while they are there too. It sounds to me like its more of a vacation then a hunt but they have a great time so that's all that matters! While they boys were hunting the girls in the Pierce family (minus Michelle-she was in Florida visiting family, we MISSED her!)headed to St. George for the weekend to see The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn! We loved the show! It was a much needed vacation! We laughed, shopped and relaxed all weekend and loved every minute of it!

*Released-I got released from my calling a month ago, it is a little bitter sweet. I LOVE the women I served with and miss meeting with them every Tuesday night, although, it is nice having a little free time. I am happy being a Visiting Teacher and flying under the radar without a calling for the moment.

*SOLD-the Tacoma! I know it's so sad but Bret got a new truck that he LOVES (sorry I don't have a picture of it yet) I was kind of sad about selling the taco but Bret is so happy with his new truck. I just need to learn how to drive a bigger truck and all will be well. The taco was just my size.

We are kind of nerdy and had someone take our picture in front of it. We had to have pictures of the first truck Bret bought! We loved that little truck and I miss it already.

I don't know that I should share this, especially on here but for some reason I feel like I need to. In June we found out we would be expecting our first baby.......Six long weeks later we learned that we were miscarrying. I was 1o weeks along at the time we found out. We were both heartbroken. It has been very difficult for us to go through but we understand that the Lord has a plan for each of us and we know He gives us trials to make us stronger. I am so grateful for the Gospel and the understanding we have of it. We have been so blessed with amazing family and friends to help us through this difficult time and we can't thank you enough for all you've done for us. We are both doing much better and are looking forward to the future and what the Lord has in store for us.

All in all it has been a good summer for us! I am sad to see it end but I am loving the fall weather coming our way. Which means the holidays will be here before we know it! Sorry for such a long post-I am proud if you made it all the way through it! I will try to be better at taking pictures and keeping the blog up to date on the little adventures we have.


  1. Sounds like a fun summer. Very sorry to read about the miscarriage. You are very strong. I admire that! Hope your doing well now.

  2. Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. So sad, but things will always work out in the end the way they are suppose to.

  3. well I'm glad someone had a fun summer..jk, we just didn't do much this year, but that's ok. I'm amazed with your strength through everything, you've coped with it much better than I did. I'm excited for your guys' future, I know you'll be truly blessed!

  4. aww.. ashlee.. i am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage :( i can't even imagine how hard that would be. we love you guys so much. can we please hang out more? p.s. pretty sure that if Bret got a new truck..Sean is going to want one... what kind did you guys get? let's play soon okay!

  5. It was so good to hang out the other night! I love our talks! Ash you are amazing! You have so much strength and faith! I really admire you! Remember I am always here for you! Love you guys!

  6. I am so sorry Ash!!! I wish u would have said something. You guys will make wonderful parents someday.

  7. You guys have had a busy summer.

    Ash I am so sorry you miscarried. You are such a amazing person. I miss you. It feels like it has been forever. Let's go to lunch or something soon.
    Tell Burt Hi.
    Love you guys.

  8. Hey! Cute blog... I'll have to add it to my friends list!

    I wish I'd known you miscarried. So sorry. :( I have had 2. The very first time I got pregnant I miscarried and then it took us 15 months to get pregnant again with Brenika. Hopefully it will happen super fast for you. It always sucks when you want to be pregnant it seems like everyone else around you is and you're not. Trent always says we only have 2 kids and I'm always like... nope, we have 2 more that we get to raise in the next life! Some spirits are just too awesome to have to stay here on the earth!!

  9. Ashlee-I am so sorry to hear that you had a miscarriage. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and it was a sad, sad time. So many people dismiss miscarriages, but for those of us who have experienced them, the experience will be engraven in our hearts forever. Best wishes as you move forward, and prayers and love that you'll become pregnant when you wish.
    Love, Tiffany
    PS-I can't believe you are going to be 25! Weren't you just a Laurel? ;)

  10. Ash, I'm glad you guys are doing good! Sounds like you had a fun summer! I'm so sorry for your miscarriage! I can only imagine how hard that would be. Hang in there though you never know the amazing things that will come along and the blessings you will receive! I miss you we need to play soon!

  11. Ashlee, I've got a letter for you but don't have your current address or phone would you mind e-mailing it to me ? I miss you, I'm sorry to hear of the miscarriage. You're an amazing person!

  12. HEY! Cute blog! You've officially been added to my list.

    Sorry to hear about the miscarriage, but you have such a fabulous attitude about it. It sucks, but everything happens for a reason.

    Let's play? Ya?