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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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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…

Watch the video!

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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Popsicles and Newspapers

Like see food?

Miles and I ate at our favorite garden market, Always Fresh. They have the best squash and brochlie soup.

Looked at hiking gear for our Costa Rica trip in July.

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Surprised the kids with Popsicles today at Kensington. They only have 3 days left until summer break. Please pray that God will grant me a creative idea for the summer backyard Bible club. I’m thinking about planting a garden and growing in God’s love.

None of the kids had homework. The girls and I sat on a blanket while Alexia practiced reading. Jocelyn did my hair and listened while the boys played football.

I’m listening to Lexi read and I hear Mrs. Opal blow her whistle. I had to jump up quick and break up a few fight between Nick and Malik. Instead of fighting I encouraged each of them to scream as loud as they could to get their anger out. Then we did push ups. This seemed to help ease tensions.

The girls had a great time painting their nails on the picnic table with Mrs. Opal. She taught them a magic trick with disappearing nail polish. Click here to watch the movie.

And as always she brought a healthy  snack for the hungry kids.

Worked on laying out the Orientation newspaper issue. Designing and writing is the fun part.

Love,

Ashley