Sunday, April 14, 2013


weirdest show on earth. we couldn't even make it through the first episode. why? it's officially official. we are moving to portland! 

and did i mention we will be moving at the end of this month? yes, crazy i know, but rob and i have been praying about this decision for a long time and we both feel very good and are very excited about this next big step in our lives. we didn't want to announce it until we were 110% sure that this is what we were going to do. robbie has accepted a job offer from a company called precoa. they are a company that partners with funeral homes and handles the pre-need insurance side of a funeral homes' business. in english, they basically meet with people and help them plan and pay for their funeral before they pass away so that their family is not having to figure all of that stuff out while they are also mourning the death of their loved one. funeral homes usually do not have the time, skills, or resources needed to grow this side of their business, so that is where precoa takes over. find out more about the company here. he will be working at the corporate office in the business strategy and development department and he is very excited!

robbie graduates this april from the marriott business school with a degree in business management with an entrepreneurship emphasis. i graduate this december in elementary education with a minor in teaching english language learners, but will be walking in april with robbie. because we are moving before i will officially graduate, i will complete my student teaching in portland this fall and i am very excited to graduate and become a teacher!

we are so grateful for our time that we have had in provo and will miss all of our friends and family dearly! we have been so blessed in our lives and marriage and we know that it has come from our faith and obedience in our Savior Jesus Christ and His church. we can't wait to see what portland has in store for us!

xoxo ashbie

p.s. want to know what's the absolute BEST part about moving to portland? almost every single housing complex is PET FRIENDLY!!!!! yup, that's right! meet alfred; alfie for short. we will soon be announcing our newest four legged member of our family and i know y'all can't wait to see the real picture of him (this is from pinterest, but he will look something like this. bow tie and all.) even the cat haters out there can't look at this photo and not think it's even a tiny bit cute. don't worry, i'm not asking you to admit it in public. but i know it's true. 


  1. Congratulations! I've heard great things about Portland! Good luck with the move :)

  2. Wow, how exciting! Congratulations, and we're excited to hear about all your awesome adventures in Portland!

  3. That cat picture is so stinkin' cute! How cute is that......

    I am very excited for you both in your adventure ahead. It will be a great experience for you both!

    Congratulations on graduating!!!

    Love you guys,

    Melissa :o)