The End


They have had an incredibly busy day.  They love each other.  They love me.


I love them.



Last night I had the incredible privilege to see Dave perform in public as a bonafide rockstar. It was so much fun!  The concert was at an outdoor amphitheater on post and was part of the newly established Commander’s Concert Series.  There were folks there with picnics and folding chairs and elderly veterans and babies.  Everyone was happy and laughing.  They seemed to enjoy being there.  I know I had an absolute blast.  At one point in the concert, the band leader invited some kids who were dancing in the front area to come up on stage.  It was so precious.  They were dancing and singing along.  They were even strumming air guitars.

I took Gunny to the concert with me to get him some more socialization experience. Before the concert started Dave came up to chat with me…and to pet Gunny of course.  I got the best picture of him!

Gunny did so well!  He is still nervous around new people, but he is so excited to see them.  He wags his butt like crazy and backs away from the people he wants to pet him.  It was so cute!  One other thing he did was introduce me to the most wonderful people.  It was super fun.

As the sun was setting, the light on stage became really beautiful.  I wish mom would have been there because she would have gotten some really awesome pictures.  I did my best.

Dave didn’t know I was taking pictures.  He was having an authentically great time.  Wanna see how I know?

That is my absolute favorite smile on the whole planet.  I love him so much.

Cheat Day!!

We are on the best diet in the whole world.  I love what we eat.  Everything we eat is clean and delicious and we get to eat six times a day.  My favorite part though, is cheat day.  Our cheat day is Saturday and since we are still early in the diet, so cheat day means anything goes.  Tomorrow we will consume simple carbs and it will be a happy day!

This week we kinda started cheat day a little early with an impromptu date.  I’m just gonna say, impromptu dates to drink wheat grass are not so terribly fun.  Not that there is anywhere to get a nice shot of wheat grass around here.  Our non-wheat grass drinking date was delicious!



I like him….


And we went to a little town called West Point to enjoy their adorable little riverwalk park.

Lovely evening.

Natural Narrative

I’m writing a book.

Are you laughing?  No?

The funny thing about my tendency to announce that I’m taking on a new project is the reaction I get.  No surprise.  I like having mountains to climb. I love having things to do.  I love trying new things.  Most new things.  This month, that thing is a novel.  My momma will tell you that I grew up focused on the product at the end of a process.  She worked so hard to encourage me to invest in the process.  I am so grateful for her work.  I truly love the process now.  Well, I love most processes.

This process, I am loving!  I have actually started my book.  But one of the things I want to get out of this book writing is a better understanding of storytelling and narrative.  So today I studied narrative.  Some people have school books for things like narrative.  Me, I have Wikipedia.  I learned so much about voices and tenses and limitation versus omniscience.  I have determined that I am writing my novel with a Third-person omniscient narrative mode.  Do you know what that means?  I do.  Hehehe!

Research is also making great use of our library.  Dave and I have a ton of books.  There are a couple of shelves of truly good literature and it is such a great resource for someone who is writing a book.  I am able to instantly get examples.  I’m such a home schooler.

Here’s to life long learning!

Toxins and Toys

We are doing a cleanse.  You know, those kind with 18 different fiber pills each day?  Cleanses have these lofty promises in their descriptions.  Things like how healthy your skin will be, how strong you will be, how good your liver will feel.  I’ve never really felt my liver, but I’ll let you know if it feels good.  Who thinks about how their liver feels?  Well, another fun part about doing a cleanse is toxin releases.  Toxins, those tiny little particles of ugliness that clog up my body, are happy lurking in their warm little corners of my body.  When something, like a cleanse, causes them to release their hold on my innards they do not go quietly.  This is starting to sound gross, but bear with me, I’m familiar with toxin releases.  They can be caused by many things – drinking delicious carrot and apple juice, practicing hot yoga, deep tissue massage.  Today toxins are making me feel awful.  I’m lethargic and sore, but in a hilariously good mood, so the next part is really funny.  I sound like Chewbacca when I speak!  Can’t tell you how many times we’ve laughed at my voice today!

In other news, my house looks like we have toddlers.  We do not.  We do not have kids at all.  We have dogs.  Danger is three and a half and has been with us since he was six weeks old.  Gunny is three months and has been with us for one whole week!  Left to his own devices, Danger will chill out all day long.  Gunny livens up the joint pretty significantly.  Gunny loves toys, so we have pulled out all the old dog toys from when we were first time pet owners – all those toys that Danger was never even one bit interested in.  All the toys fit into a Steve Madden shopping bag, thus there is a new game in the Scott household.  Ashley picks up all the dog toys and puts them in the yellow Steve Madden bag.  Ashley pushes Danger off the pull toys, crawls under couches, and gathers dog toys like a squirrel before the first frost – and puts them in the yellow Steve Madden bag.  Then the bag gets set in the middle of the living room.  Then Ashley gets to put her feet up and relax for a few minutes as both dogs dive headlong into the yellow bag.  I treasure those moments.  I know exactly where both dogs are.  I know exactly what both dogs are doing.  The dogs are ecstatically pulling all of the toys out of the bag and scattering them about the house.

happy puppy

Happiness all around.