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Eid at Azalea

Successful day at school. in Feature Writing we discussed the articles we’d printed out. Mine was about the U.S. helping Mexico crack down on crime by allowing Mexican agents to cross the border.

In Statistics it was almost TOO easy. All we did was histograms, Mean, Medium and Mode.

At lunch at Donnie’s and ran into Lee, Ashley’s boyfriend. He bought my lunch. Thanks Ashley and Lee! :)

I helped Luz, Micky, Fabiola and Angel today with geography homework.

 

Tonight is Eid, the Muslims holiday after Ramadan is ended. We had a lot of fun dressing up with the Bengali ladies and eating the food. Wow! They spice it up the right way. Yumbo!

Watch the video here of the ladies dressing up Amy.

The ladies loved dressing Amy up like their doll.

This baby is SO cute!

Niche dressed me up with her ulna or scarf.

Oh! The curry, coconut rice, beef and lemon zested sauces.

Even Miles and Jesse got into Punjabs.

Studied for my Human Communication Quiz tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

Love,

Ashley

 

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The Netbook Comes In!

Today in Human Communications¬† I learned that “twelve” is a slang word for police.

Interesting discussion on Native American culture and their narratives in American Lit.

Home for lunch and then to the mission. Today was Rosybell’s birthday! (She’s the one in the middle.)

Eid, a Muslim holiday similar to Christmas, is tomorrow. They kids are excited to be finished with the fasting and eager to celebrate. Look forward to those pictures tomorrow!

Got home and UPS had delivered the mini netbook I ordered for Milo’s birthday. I was so excited I couldn’t wait a whole month so I gave it to him on the spot. He loves it!

Read a lot for Features Writing tomorrow.

 

Love,

Ashley

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Flip Flops and Dancing on Main Street

Lynsie and I had fun this weekend. On Friday night we went to Flip Flops downtown. I liked the beachy vibe, live music and dance floor.

Then on Saturday we had a Pilates and Dance demo on Main Street in Old Town Lilburn.

After the demo, Lynsie took me to Center Stage to get some ballet shoes, tap shoes and a leotard. I’m official now!

That night we watched Just Go With It. Hilarious! Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are really funny together.

 

Dad got me some new weights and mat to work out with. Thanks!

Home now to work on American Lit homework.

 

Love,

Ashley

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Newsletters and Donuts

Ran 2.25 miles with Shuggie this morning. She helps me get up the hills.

We finished the labels and got the Azalea kids to help us put on the stamps and put the CD in.

Watch the Tim and Ashley Movie here…

We always treat them to donuts afterwards.

Jefry he’s so cute!

Came home and worked on Stat homework.

Looking forward to going to Flip Flops with Lynsie in a minute here.

 

 

Love,

Ashley

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Statistics and International Babies

Features Writing with Westfall went well. I’m looking forward to building my portfolio and writing some travel pieces.

I had an hour before Statistics so I went over to see Mo and the international babies at the ESL program where she works.

Then Mo and I ate lunch and I headed back to class. Stat seems like it will be a pretty good class. I like how the teacher teaches with her hands.

Home to work on some homework before heading out to Azalea to see the kids.

Wrote my Newsletter…

Ashley’s Dispatch SEPTEMBER 2011

Love,

Ashley

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Jack Fruit

Communication class this morning. We watched Foghorn Leghorn. I can only take so much of that accent and antidotes.

American Lit was canceled. Dang! After all that reading. It was nice to get out early though.

Tutoring with the kids. Today we worked on numbers raised to different powers.

Little Momo and I went to Mohosana’s house to try Jack Fruit. Interesting. A LOT better than Durian, also known as Poo Poo fruit. Can you guess why? It smells like sewer but some people swear by it.

Pilates with Lynsie Pfannkuch. Whew! Our teacher, Dottie, whipped us tonight.

Home to do some Features Writing homework from the AP Stylebook.

Love,

Ash

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School Day Numero Dos

Today I had Features writing at 10. Parking was horrible. I had to walk all the way from the soccer field. At least I got some exercise.

Got to my second class of the day and realized I’d already passed the class. Mah bad. I came home and immediately dropped the class and registered to Statistics.

Jesse, Dad and I went to eat burgers then Barnes and Noble’s so I could get a planner for school.

Worked with the kids at the mission. I felt like I teacher. I had five fourth graders with the same grammar homework. I would go around the circle asking them each to read the sentence and tell me what punctuation it needed.

Home now to do my own homework, 60 pages of reading about Native American literature. At least it sounds interesting.

 

Love,

Ashley

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First Day of the Fourth Year of College

Yay! My years in college are almost over and I’m SO happy! Only 2 more semesters and I’ll be graduating in May. Can I get a woop woop?

Ate lunch with Mo at home when she got home from working at the ESL Mommy and Me program. Then went to Azalea to work with the kids. It was PACKED!

Fahim studying so hard he can’t keep his tongue in.

Marium brought her little brother,Asfar, in. Dad had fun bouncing him around.

 

Love,

Ashley

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Dance Night at Lynsie’s

Oh! It’s so fun when Lynsie, Ashley and I can all get together. We’ve been friends since High School so it’s always a good time.

Us way back in the day.

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Back to the Present…

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Tomorrow is the first day back to class. (What to wear? What to wear? Good thing I have sowelldressed.com to help me.)¬† I have mixed feelings. I’m ready to graduate but I’m not looking forward to early mornings and late study nights. Pray for me to be able to keep all the plates spinning.

Love,

Ashley

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Block Party with Foothills Community Church at Azalea

Hello!

What a great Saturday I had today. Foothills Community Church came out and grilled out at Azalea.

Watch the video here!

We had fun playing together…

….painting with face paint…

(We got a little out of control. But it was too fun to stop!)

…and making crafts.

Thank you to Foothills for coming out and serving at Azalea!

Click here to see ALL the photos.

Love,

Ashley

 

 

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TBM and Brett’s Birthday Party

Fun day at the mission.

Mo helped us carry in the grills we got from Perimeter.

Sweet ol Shuggie and Miles.

Lynsie and I went for our girls night to Three Blind Mice. She got the catfish which was delisious and I had the toasted Cuban. YUM!

Later we went to Dillon’s to celebrate Brett’s 26th birthday.

Looking forward to the Block Party at Azalea tomorrow!

 

Love,

Ashley

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Genghis Grill

Yum! Mongolian food for lunch.

Dad got a cool new jacket as a joke today. Doesn’t he look suave?

Worked with the kids at Azalea. Joe and Amy came for their first time. They were a BIG help.

Jesse helped me build my hammock for our camping trip this weekend to Vogel Park in North Georgia.

I could sleep like a baby in that thing. It’s so peaceful outside under the moon with the sound of the crickets as a lullaby.

Jessica came over tonight. We had fun like old time hanging out drinking tea and soda in the kitchen.

Love,

Ashley

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Tutoring Mohosana, Fabiola and Niche

Hello!

Jesse and I ate lunch together at Krystals before heading over to Fabric World. We both got some fabric to create out hammocks that we’ll use when we go camping this weekend. I love how hammocks make you feel like a baby rocking in a swing.

We also picked up the groceries. I’m looking forward to cooking (and eating) the pork chops.

Had a great time with the kids at Azalea today. Tutoring them refreshes my own brain.

I had one of these when I was little.

Good ol’ Pablo.

Cleaned my fish tank.See my little fish hinding behind the filter? He’s shy.

Love,

Ash

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Atlanta Community Ministries Block Party

Nothing like a good block party to make for a great Saturday. The Atlanta Community Ministy came out to host three block parties in Roswell.

Shuggie came as the mission dog. She was pooped afterwards.

Watch the video here.

Lynsie and I had fun at Three Blind Mice. Watch our video.

Love,

Ash

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Back in the Saddle Again


Yay! I’m healed and feeling like my ol’ tiger tank self again! Thank you for all your prayers, they really made a difference.

Nana, Katie and I took the teams over for a Global Mall tour. We spent a long time talking with the priests in the temple. Very interesting conversations. I think it’s always important to see the commonalities in the different religions.

We also went over to Halal Madina for some samosas. Those are triangular meat perfection.

Ate lunch with Babu and Jesse at Penang. Can’t beat that. Before heading over to take photos and videos of the teams.

 

Then Dad and I drove into downtown Atlanta to meet with Jon Stetson, a buddy of my Dad’s.

All in all a GREAT day! And I’m SO happy to be back in the saddle again.

Love,
Ash

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What Better Than a Tattoo For Mother’s Day?

Mo, J and Dad went to the Ren Fest while I stayed home to enjoy a run around the neighbor hood some Healthy Choice Chinese food…

…and study for my Business and Journalism finals tomorrow.

I treated Jessica to a Mother’s Day out. For her Mother’s day present she got “Kylie” inked on her right shoulder to balance the “Tyler” she got three years ago on his first birthday.

I did my toes while we waited.

Enjoyed sandwiches with Milo’s mo.