Monday, December 29, 2008

Home at last!

Well we had a great Christmas this year. Busy as usual but it was still really nice. First we had Brett and Brenda's Christmas eve. We weren't in a hurry to get anywhere so we stayed up watching movies and eating a lot at their house. Then on Christmas morning we went back in OU PJ's for some breakfast! we went home and packed and got cleaned up for long drive to Tulsa. We got there around five that evening and spent some time with my Mom's family. Then on Friday it was up early for some shopping! We literally shopped all stinkin day! Then on Friday evening we had my Mom's Christmas we had a lot of fun and got some great stuff. Then on Saturday we had my Grandma's on my Dad's side. We have lots of fun and every year we play Cranium boys against girls and drum roll please.... the girls won for the second year in a row!!!! The prise a horses butt trophy! o yea and bragging rights for a whole year. We stayed there til one in the morning playing games it's so fun! Then on Sunday it was my Dad's Christmas we had a great time there hanging out and enjoying the last Christmas of the season! We got home around 10 last night, but it was well worth it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

thump, thump, thump....

Well yesterday was the big appt. The heartbeat appt. I have to admit I was really nervous about it. I guess it's the mother in me already I just wanted me baby to be OK. So the whole family went, Brett, Brenda, Tisha, Bree, Jarrett, Me and Shane. We all squeezed in a little room to hear this precious miracle in me. It was taking him a little bit to lock in on it. I was about ready to start my panic mode when he found it. Then my relief tears came out :) It is so amazing I have heard hearts beat before but not our baby's heartbeat! the heartbeat was 120 so the wives tale goes the lower the heart rate the more likely it is to be a boy so of course Shane was excited. We get to find out for sure what it is if they want to cooperate on Feb. 2. I still can't express how grateful I am that God is trusting us with one of his children. It is so amazing to serve such and awesome God. I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas season and have safe travels if they are out on the road this Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Family night out

Our church put on a dinner theater this year called the Christmas shoes and all of us went to enjoy the production. I only got Tisha and Shane to take a pic with me though. :) It was a great reminder of how Christmas really should be.

before the show killing time.

Me and Tish waiting for the show to start!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas trees and crazy weather!

Well yesterday my wonderful Mother-in-law knew me and Shane had both been feeling sick so she decided to come over and clean our entire house as a surprise! I know how lucky am I thanks again Brenda you don't know how much that means to us. So anyway I felt half way human last night so I decided to put up the tree why I was still feeling good.

OK and now for the crazy weather. for all of you who don't live in Woodward I thought this would interest you. Yesterday at 5:00 when I was driving home from work it was 72 degree's and then this morning I wake up to this winter wonderland. It looks like I got in the Christmas spirit just in time.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I love my dork!

**WARNING** picture over load. I was going through my Camera and stumbled on all these photo's I couldn't wait to share, Shane may want to kill me, but I couldn't spare giving all of my faithful :) blog readers a good laugh!

This is Shane board to death at tree trimming again not his favorite holiday tradition!

as for the rest of these pics I just can't explain them other than that's just Shane.

These next few pictures where for us to have a few good pics of the last Thanksgiving as a family of two.

this seriously was the best pic even though his eyes look like a crazy man.

why o why do you have to do this to me Shane Allen!
Hope you all enjoyed them as much as me.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

the famous Carner Tree Trimming

Well this is a tradition that I think you only love and cherish if you were born a Carner! Every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving we load up and head to Grandma and Grandpa's. They are pastors and they have almost all my life lived about an hour and half away in town called Braggs, America as we like to call it. N E way we all pile in there tiny house there is probably at least 35 of us and always a few friends who come with someone. This is how we trim the tree. We go in age order and hang our ornaments. Each family have a theme like ours was Raggedy Anne and Andy for example and you use this ornament til you are married then you and your husband get to hang your ornament together. I almost forgot to mention that as your hang your ornament the crowed is chanting your name for encouragement it's a real accomplishment to hang that thing up there :). Then after the tree is all done. We sing Christmas carols. The Christmas carol we sing every year no matter what is the 12 days of Christmas and we all have an assigned part. It is the funnest thing ever.

this is not a part of our tradition I was getting a little irritate that an hour of trimming was dedicated to this game. we had to trim fast at half time.

notice the tree limbs gone so people could see. Also notice how many people are crowed in. This is not even almost every one.

Grandma sorting out the ornaments she is forgetting who's is who a little in this day and age.

This is me and shane after we hung ours. It's customary for the married couples to share a smooch after we hang up our ornament. Shane usually hates this, but this year he just planted one right on me.(hints the face)

this is me and Madison awaiting our turn!

My grandparents are the last to go and they look forward to their PDA for the year. I look forward to me and Shane to be able to share this tradition with our kids and grand kids some day!!!


Well we had a busy Thanksgiving week as I'm sure you all did. Since Shane loves hunting so much we decided to take the whole week for him to be able to do that we had tons of fun! Since my parents are divorced we have about a billion thanksgivings to go to OK only three but it feels like it. First up is Nan's famous Thanksgiving feast we would definitely not miss this one. Then it's off to Beggs to celebrate with my Mom's side of the family for dinner. Then my Dad's side is always on Saturday this tradition gets a post all of it's very own.

Brett wrestling with Trystan (I think Trystan won!)

Andy I'm sure harassing Brenda

Baby Carly in Jarrett's seat

hanging out before lunch

furiously cooking

Just One more time...

This is what Bree kept telling her uncle nane when he would try and get her off the 4 wheeler.

She looks scared but oh did she love it. She wanted to go real fast!

She was sayin quit taking pictures let get this thing going.

We took this picture just to make Brenda think we let her ride this one by herself!

I've been tagged--Six Random Facts about Me
Dawn tagged me, so play along will you?
1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).

3) Write 6 random things about yourself.

4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.

5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So--Six random things about me.

1. I very much over analyze everything. Like I lay in bed a night and replay almost every conversation I had that day. weird I know.

2. Shane says I'm the only person he knows that just randomly gags for no apparent reason.

3. I almost always have my hand in a fist. Some people would say this is b/c of stress I just think it was a habit I picked up some where along the way. who knows.

4. The only place I can't not stand clutter is my desk at work. Some times it gets down right obsessive my organizing and cleaning habits at work. If you went to my house you would never guess this about me.

5.That I'm actually a pretty shy person even though when you get to know me you might not guess this about me.

6. One thing a lot of people don't know about me is the fact that I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and I'm the favorite out of all of them :)

I tag, Kara, Brandy, Mandy, Becky, Sally and my cousin Sarah

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I'm so thankful for everything God has blessed me and Shane with this year! I hope all of you are having a great Thanksgiving day. Take a little time to remember what all your thankful for! I have pics maybe I'll get to post tomorrow!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


After almost two weeks of waiting and a week of calling and harassing I finally got my blood work results back. This usually wouldn't be that big of deal but I needed something to help my troubled mind. Everything came back great! every thing looked normal except that I'm RH negative a common thing treated with a shot!!!!! (needle phobia and I just got two extra ones) Well good. It's definitely worth it. I have actually been feeling good. Don't ask Tish or Shane about this they think I'm whiny :) To my defense I'm not whiny. It is a lot different then what I thought it would be I knew I would be tired, but I didn't think I would feel like I hadn't slept for three days every night around 7:00! I knew my back would hurt, but I didn't think I would get hung up just from standing up! Thank goodness I haven't been really sick this I'm very grateful for. Just an update on what's going on. Thanks for all the prayers they have been felt and it wouldn't hurt my feeling if you kept right on praying :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm offically certified in the state of Oklahoma !

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

First Appointment!

Everything went well he's not really sure why they had me come in so early but he said it was fine. He went a head and done all of my blood work and said that he would have me make as little trips as possible I go back on December 22, 2008 we should be able to hear the heart beat then. Please be in prayer for me I guess I'm having first time mom fears I just want everything to be ok! I'm sure many of you know how this is. So far so good. I'll know a little more once the blood work comes back. He said the due was July 5, 2008. So now the count down begins :) Hope all is well.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Why did I buy a dollar Test!!!!

Ok so I stayed home sick from work on Monday b/c I thought I had a little case of the flu! ne who the week progressed and I was still feeling sick. So I kept putting off buying a pregnancy test because I had bought so many before and they always said no so me of little faith thought it would yet again. God had a differnt plan.

Tish more or less was tired of hearing me whine and rationalize all the reason why or why not to buy one. You know about this girls. anyway Tish said watch the kids and I'll go get one. I informed her to just go to the dollar store so we would only "waste" a dollar instead of fifty! So she goes and comes back I do the test, and at first there was no line. Then to my suprise I went back over to the test and started seeing a faint pink line. So I started jumping and yelling Tish do you see a line or am I crazy and she says yea I see a line. Then we make Scott inspect and he also seen the line. So at this point I'm almost in hysterics. Never had I seen a line on a pregnancy test you can image me jumping and talking a hundred miles a minute. Then it hits me this test was only a dollar it could just be defected! So then we had to wait for Brett and Brenda to get here to get Jarrett so we can go. Me and Tish rush to walmart get one of those digtal test. Tish grabbed the stick from me and neither of us could look. Well of course one of us had too and guess what it said PREGNANT!!!!!!!

That's right folks Ashley Mae Allen is now with child. I can't believe it and everything that God has done in our lives is down right amazing. I'm so thankful to be a child of God who I can go through all the bad stuff with and be so thankful for the good. He is an awesome God who is still in the Miracle business.

Shane is so excited he has called me atleast 5 times today just tell me he heard I was pregnant called people he hadn't talked to for many years to spread the news. So i'm five weeks pregnant the estimated due date is July 5, 2009. I go in to see doc Evans in Stillwater, Ok on Monday. I am absoultly elated. I would like to ask for prayers just to have a great pregnancy and healthy baby boy or girl! Thanks for all the prayers during the process of this all happening I appericate everyone. Thank you Tish, Scott, Brett and Brenda, Bree and Jarrett for sharing in this most precious moment in our lives. We love you and can't wait for you all to start spoiling baby Allen!!!!! I'll post pics of shanes reaction tomorrow! Kass I wish you could have been here but you'll get to spoil your neice or nephew real soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One of my favorite holiday festivities!!!!

Tonight for my Cubbie group at church I'm doing this really neat thing with them called the pumpkin Gospel. It a hands on way to teach kids that God cleans our yucky sins out. and transforms us into new creations in Christ. It was also a good excuse to get to carve up some Jack O Lanterns!!!!

Tisha Cutting the top off and Bree intently watching!! P.S. the knife that Bree has is especially for kids. Tish has tried and tried to see if it will cut her and it won't didn't want y'all faithful blog readers to think we would let her play with a knife. Nonny would kill us :)

Bree cutting the top off her size pumpkin she did a really good job!

This is no doubt Bree telling me what to do because we all know she already knows everything!

I had to carve two so I got Nane in on the action!

He takes his carving so seriously! He did have his tongue out before I took this pic :)

p.s I forgot to take finished product pics, I was playing with Tisha new wii fit so I was distracted. ne way I thought I would let everyone know the pictures your enjoying are from my wonderful new IPHONE!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


OK so for about a month I have been wanting an iPhone really bad! I was off work on Monday and I talked Tish into wanting one too. We have been on family plan for over a year and it really works best for us and is alot cheaper. ne way now we just had to talk Shane and Scott into it.... a success! so now I have a really awesome phone literally we have not stop playing with them and finding new stuff about them for the last two days. I doubt we'll ever get to do everything it's capable of. So yea I'm excited about phone so what... It's the most exciting in a good way thing that's happened to me all week;) I leave you with a picture of the beauty!!!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I've been so blessed tonight with the love of people from our church! Most of you know the circumstances. I can't even really find words to say what God is dealing with in my heart. I just want to say thanks for all who have been praying, and those of you who found the time to come out to show your support and give encouragement! O I don't want to forget to mention all the wonderful food! so Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart.

2 Corinthians 2:5-11
5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent- not to put it too severely. 6 the punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficent for him. 7 now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 the reason I wrote you was to see if you stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven- if there was anything to forgive - I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order thatt Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Romans 4:7&8
7 "Blessed are they whose transgresions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the lord will never count against him"

Remember that Gods Grace is sufficent and it's not for us to judge. I hope that this week God will begin to stir some thanksgiving in our hearts to know that we have a church that is on Gods side and won't let Satan still our joy.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So Glad For the Weekend

I've been super busy. Between taking the cubbies director spot at church, and doing my job and starting the children's librarian job. We have been two people down at work and it's been really chaotic. I'm so glad that tomorrow is Friday. Oh, and guess what I have Monday off too. Thank you Columbus for finding America and letting us get a day off in honor of you finding it. Let's all say a quick hip hip hooray for Christopher Columbus! :) I'm headed to Tulsa this weekend for two birthday party's. I'm excited to get to see my family and I'm making my sister take me to the pumpkin patch! Well I hope everyone has a good weekend and I'll try to post pics on Monday... maybe of Shanes Monster Buck!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

3rd year!

Wow I can't believe it's been three years already! Three years ago today I married Gregory Shane Allen and love him more and more everyday. Wow marriage has sure been different then what I had picture in my mind, but I have a wonderful helpmate and husband. God knew what he was doing when he put us together, but we already knew that. This last year we been going through some tough stuff but Shane has let me cry and laugh. I love him with all my heart and don't know what I would do without him. So I love you Shane and can't wait to spend the next million years with the love of my life!
Shane hates kissing so this is a rare pic :)!
Typical Shane! being a retard
no danity Cake serving for us! It was up our noses and are ears! but it was fun.

What is he doing?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Homecoming Parade

Last Friday the city had it's annual company picinic and all the employees get the afternoon off. So me and Tish and the kids went down to enjoy the homecoming parade. It was fun but really really hot. Hopefully next year it will be cooler.

Bree waiting for it to start!
Teaching Bree to wave at the parade.
Jarrett just laying around I dont think he cared much :)

The little shriners car I dont know how they fit in there?

Tracy Lawrence

Last weekend after the workshop me and Shane loaded up and headed to Springfield to see my mom! We had gotten tickets to go to the Tracy Laurence concert the weather was perfect and it was a lot of fun. We got to meet Micheal Scott while we were waiting in line he's new to country music but he sings bubba ray's juke joint they play it on the radio some. It is always great getting to see my mom. I wish she would just move to Woodward a lot of the time!

Me and Shane Waiting on Tracy Lawrence to come on stage!

Here he is we were three rows back we had great seats! my sisters camera took better pics that she was suppose to email me...but still no pics from her!

Me and my mom she looks surprised lol !

This is Candy Coburen She got right in the middle of the crowd she was a good entertainer too!

Kass, Mom and me waiting in line to get in. The weather was a little chilly but it's better than being hot!

This is Micheal Scott doing his thing!

I have to tell you about this women! there are always those who come out in public and you think to yourself do they own a mirror! well she had skin tight clothing and was parading her self around like she was sexy momma so I thought you would like to share in my people watching skills!