Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Robert Gooooulet! 1933-2007....NATURE!!!

Robert Goulet, the legendary star of stage, screen, television and recordings, was pronounced dead at 10:17am yesterday. He had been suffering from a rapidly progressive pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that is most often fatal. Most treatments are ineffectual. The only successful treatment is lung transplantation. Mr. Goulet had been in intensive care at Cedars Sinai since October 14, 2007.

At the time of his death his wife of 25 years, Vera Goulet, who has been with him constantly since his hospitalization, was holding his hand until his last breath. Also present were his two sons Christopher and Michael along with his longtime friend and family physician Dr. David Kipper.

He is survived by his wife, his two sons, his daughter Nicolette, and his two grandchildren Jordan and Solange. The family is grateful for all of the support from his friends and fans but requests that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. So, Emily, this means we need to stop sending letters everyday like we use to... :)


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Craig, Bob and Me...2/28/07...El Centro, CA




Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Thoughts by Ashley Handy...I mean Oblad

I was talking to someone and they brought up a scripture...D&C 136:29.

This scripture is actually right after another scripture I hear a lot, being a dancer and all..."If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving." However, as cool as that scripture is, that is not the one I wanted to bring up. Verse 29 is the one the friend told me about and it reads, "If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful." How amazing is it that with the one little of action getting on our knees so much can be given in return. I think the one thing we forget when we pray is that we just ask and ask and ask and we forget that this is the moment we are 'one on one' with our Heavenly Father. He is there to listen. He is there to give (when we are ready). He is there to comfort but mostly He is there so our souls may be filled with joy as we pray. I must admit that there have been instances when I asked for certain things and I was frustrated with the situation STILL after I had prayed a myriad of times. We must not forget that our souls my be joyful in and out of prayer. No matter the situation, God wants us to be happy and this joy is given in return...

Anyway, sorry for the seriousness. It happens a lot on here, mainly because I just get these random moments in life that I'm sure some of you are either in or need to hear. I know that I've had that happen from some of your blog posts even when the whole thing was comedic. haha. I've just learned that I take things for granted sometimes and I learn so much from all of you...thanks!

I love you all!!!

~Ash

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dead or Alive...NO ME! Not the 80s Rock Band!

So, ladies, do you ever get cramps sooooo bad that it feels like you've been shot with a .45 and someone is trying to dig out the bullet with a machete (now that's if the bullet stayed in you)? Well, that's me today! I can't even move. I get lightheaded. Food isn't appetizing. Swallowing pills makes me want to gag unbearably for hours. Nauseated. Blurry-ish vision. Cold with the chills. Feels like creepy crawlies are under my skin. Lying under an Ikea comforter in the fetal position wanting to cry myself to sleep. Um, is it normal for them to be this bad everytime? Hey mom, at least it didn't happen on a Sunday where I'd miss church...now I just have to survive an hour long dance rehearsal at 9p.m. Lame Sauce I Know!!! (at least this explains all the emotional crap earlier this week).

THE CRAMP CAUSIN' DEVILS!!!

~Ash

Sunday, October 14, 2007

What now...?

Wow my life is boring! Things come and go....fun times in dancEnsemble. The Office. Slurpees. Boys. Then comes the part where I get sore from dancing. The Office isn't all that fun as an hour long special. Slurpee machines being broken. Boys? Don't even get me started. It's just hard when I'm either frustrated with THEM for many reasons or with no dates OR when they come over unexpectedly and freak me out. (Right Emily!!?)But life goes on and I'm trying to be happy. And when I say trying, I mean I don't know what to do.... It's soooo hard when Satan makes me feel inadequate and when wonderful new friends come into my life and then kinda forget about me I feel even worse.....Isn't scripture reading awesome? Oh and prayers? Totally amazing! I just keep telling myself that.

Well....anyone willing to give a free hug?

Love, Me

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Happiest Place on Earth....after the temples of course!

So, my roommate has a myriad of wedding magazines around our place and on our coffee table happens to be the Martha Stewart Wedding Edition. I have flipped through its 8,700 pages many times...and finally today I noticed one of the pages said something that made me gasp out loud LITERALLY! I have hated this specific page because the model has the worst posture ever invented but how did I miss the real beauty and importance of this page??!!!??

http://disneybridal.com/index.html


Yes, it is true! Kristie Kelly makes dresses for Fairy Tale Weddings! What the? I love so many of them, especially Belle's B2716....oh so beautiful! If I wasn't LDS and I had money coming out of my ears then I would have a fairy tale wedding with a fairy tale dress and fairy tale maidens and a fairy tale cake and all the good things in life! Year of a million dreams?.....how about Ms. Kelly makes me a modest fairy tale wedding dress for free!? I think that's a great deal!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Apologize by One Republic

Here is my new favorite song! I just love how there is piano, strings, guitar, an awesome beat, a soothing voice...and such! Great mix if you ask me! (Plus, Timbaland is even featured in a remix for it. hmmm). I hope you enjoy...
Peace ~Ash