Friday, November 22, 2013

Enjoying the Little Things

Today marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assignation. I have always been fascinated with this day in history. The topic came up at work the other day and my boss went into detail about friends of his being there that day and the days after. I could listen to him speak about it for hours. After our conversation, I took to the computer and looked up more information. What a crazy day in history.

Since then, I cannot get the idea of how precious life is out of my mind. We are always loving life, but it makes me wonder why we waste our time on little tiffs or get angry about making the wrong turn. Life is a true blessing as are our loved ones. 

So this week we have been spending time enjoying the little things. We have been breaking out of our weekly routine to do some of the things we have been talking about doing.

First one: Watch Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship Of the Ring

And wine, of course

Second: Visit a bakery Michael has always wanted to take me to. Three years later we made it!

Delicious muffins, fresh bread and Snickerdoodle coffee!

Thrid: Christmas decoration shopping. I always tell myself I want to go all-out on decorations, but then time slips away and Christmas is over. While on my shopping spree, I ran into this little cutie. I have a serious thing for owls. Mike has been very kind in letting me put them randomly around the house, but anymore and he might start making them disappear. So I held off on buying this one...for now. 

Lovin' the eyebrows

Fourth: Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We are not night owls, ironically, but we could not pass up seeing this movie with our friends. Our showing tonight is at 10:50pm and we are in bed most nights at 9:30pm. I am going to need a coffee. 

Fifth: My office Christmas tree. Something so simple, but changes everything.

Christmas Elf




A new family motto: Live everyday to the fullest and enjoy the little things!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Listen & Learn

I love watching my husband while he is discovering and learning new things. Michael is very intelligent and doesn't give himself enough credit; a humble man. The latest happening came on a glass-bottom boat tour in San Marcos. There was a lot of information to take in and my joy came in watching him and seeing how fascinated he was. I was equally as interested, but he was and is just extremely cute when gaining knowledge.  These pictures do not do it justice. It was at least 30 feet deep in some parts and the water was crystal clear (spring water). The plant life was flourishing, which kind of gave me the heebie-jeebies. The thought of what lives in there freaks me out.



The ripples in the sand come from the spring water coming up from below


Listen & learn. That is Michael's motto. There is so much to learn from if you just stop and listen to the things and people around you. Lots of life and love to experience.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Save Our Boy Foundation

Last year for No-shave November, my Dad raised awareness and money for Duchenne Muscular Distrophy. One of our close family friends has a son with this disease and he happens to be one of the happiest kids we know. My Dad is doing round two again this year, but with possible beard dying and foo man choo!!! Please read below and see how great this is!

From my dad's facebook:

Alright FB Friends…I am extremely late with this post…it is half way through NovemBeard/MovemBeard and I haven’t posted my No Shave pictures.
Like last year I am taking this festive event and using it to raise awareness…and money…for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and more specifically SaveOurBoy Foundation.
Last year…with your help and most generous donations we were able to raise over $3,000 for the fight!! How Wicked Awesome is that!!!!
You saw the beard results posted last year…this year…I am going to shake it up a bit.
I am going to see how long I can get the Ol Goatee grown.
Here’s the kicker…the amount of your donations will determine the look I sport for the entire month of December (my wife is really excited about that).
$3,000 = Richard Rawlings (Fast and Loud)
$4,000 = Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives…oh yeah…blonde baby)
$5,000 = Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction days…afro not include in Dec. look…sorry)
Please go to www.SaveOurBoy.org and learn more about this fatal disease and watch the video of Grant’s story. This kid is an absolute winner…and is always…I mean always smiling!!!
Then, please go to www.SaveOurBoy.org/donate.html to make your donation and we will be able to track all monies received to this particular event…and at the end of the month we can determine my new appearance for December
Let’s DO THIS friends:

Guys…I can’t thank y’all enough for being a part of this event and helping to bring awareness to this horrible disease that is attacking Grant and so many others.
With your help, support and donation…we WILL End Duchenne!!!
Please pass this along to all your FB friends!!!
If each of my FB friends send this to all of their FB friends we could possibly reach World Domination!!!




We will keep you posted with my Dad's progress!

West Coast Travels

I spent the beginning of my week in California on a business trip. We had a layover in Las Vegas, where I lost $7 dollars on a slot machine. I have never gambled before, so I am still dwelling over my loss. Let's just say I don't think I will be doing that again any time soon. A very nice, hungover man told me that I should not dwell because it was like buying two coffees. Ok, sir. Whatever you say.

Needless to say, California is beautiful. There is such a different vibe there and I totally dig it. We ended up venturing up to La Jolla for a stroll on their coast line and a visit with their local sea lions.
Not a care in the world...

It was absolutely breath taking. I told Mike that we need to take a trip asap. 


If you are ever there, we stopped at a place called 57 Degrees. It was a huge wine warehouse, deli, restaurant, and also was the home to "The Beer Project". It used to be a pier one, so their space was huge and very industrial/modern. The Beer Project was a way to capture all of the beer made in San Diego County and serve that and only that to their customers. Very cool concept and it was delicious. 



Another find I came across on our trip was this vintage refrigerator. Obsessed. The shelves in it swiveled out for easy access and there was a tin butter tray built into the door. I cannot wait till we get a home for me to go crazy with!


All in all, California was great. Saw beautiful sights and beautiful people. I cannot wait to go back!



Take me back!!


Our travel bugs have awoken.. where to next??

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Wurst Weekend

This past weekend was just what we needed. Lately, our plans have consisted of coming home after work and going right to bed. We haven't been out with our friends in a long time, so being surrounded by the ones we  love was a breath of fresh air.

Friday night started it off with a bang. We went out to eat with our newly engaged friends to a place that has seriously delicious and dangerous margaritas. Dinner was a blast and we were so excited to hear about their engagement and talk wedding again. It made me realize how quickly being engaged comes and goes. If you are going through the process, cherish it while you can. We had some other friends staying the weekend with us, so we met up with them at our place after dinner. I love it when friendships pick up right where they left off.

I have to pause this post real quick and say that I just heard Mike from the other room, "Ah man, I lost my ab!" Meaning he feels like he has gained weight... meaning he only had ONE defined ab. Classic Michael.

Our plan Saturday night was WurstFest. A festival in New Braunfels devoted to the German heritage. Basically it is a festival to honor beer. This was my first time going and I had a good time. There was a brief claustrophobic moment, but I came out a better person.
The gang

Accidental twins
Us
Everyone had a blast and we ended up staying until the park shut down. This made my 5 am wake up call for my flight to California rough.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Aschbloggers

We are the Aschbachers (Osch-bah-kers). Newly married, family oriented, fitness craving, fun loving, travel seeking, and a couple of strong faith. There will be the occasional reference to us as the Aschbloggers. Michael thought this was very clever. Agreed.

SInce being married two months ago, we realized there are so many things in life that we want to experience. This blog will be the keyhole to our adventure. "This Little Drum" references the way we live. We march to the beat of our own drum and trust in the path that is laid out for us.