Monday, March 22, 2010

9 ¡Cumpleaños felices a Ashley!

Here are some things about Miss Ashley Eckel Rasmussen, that you might not know:
10. Ash is a GO-GETTER. It's the best thing ever, if she wants something, she works hard to get it and if Ash believes in something, she stands up for it. She's the girl you'd see rallying in the streets fighting for prop 8, or writing into HBO about the show "Big Love" and how it disgusts her, or starting a world wide LDS fast for concerns in our church. Ash's mom recently told her that when she was about 8 and found out what abortion was, she wrote to President Clinton about how upset it made her. Yep, that's Ash. 9. She is one of the most faithful members of the church I know. She is a good good girl & makes good good choices.
8. She is so much fun to be with! She is wild & can make anything a party. She's been my little Provo partner & when we'd get bored at 4am, we'd fly around Provo together reeking havoc or emailing random people videos of us being really obnoxious & then we'd both regret what we had done the night before the next morning... Now we're much too busy and mature for such nonsense.
7. We are going through the same thing. Both being hammered in our majors, so it is not uncommon for us at the end of the day to call each other completely exhausted, falling asleep asking the other one to forward a lesson plan on compound words or for suggestions on a creative anticipatory set. You got me girl. Then we of course chat about life, because that's what we do.6. Best laugh ever. Have you heard it? Oh my.
5. She Loves, Loves, Loves those Buckeyes. I would recommend that before you die you watch an Ohio State game with Ash. The most amazing spirit you've ever seen. 4. Ash & I have long talks about life. We think a lot alike & we want the same things out of life. When I really started becoming good friends with her, I can remember telling my mom, "This girl is like me, we think the same." Of course she is a little more outspoken than I am, haha, but I think it's a great thing and I admire her for it.
3. She married JDizzle... He really passed the friend's husband test & has even told Ash I'm the "type" of girl he likes to have over to visit. Thanks J.
2. We roughed it together in a 3rd world country. What??? Those are some of the best memories of my life & they were with Ash. Last year we layed out on the grass & read my journal from Peru & laughed and cried at the whole thing. Great, great memories. On the same note, she loved the same 33 little, scraggly, bratty, sweet, adorable, orphan boys that I did. She has as much of a love for Cusco, Peru that I have. She's the only one I can literally talk to about Peru for 4 hours straight. It's the best.
1. Ash is just a good friend. She's my crying buddy, she's my laughing buddy and she's always there to talk. She can give the best advice ever and she knows me so well that she can set me straight when i'm a little "off." She loves her friends and is so good to them.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Hermano Eckel! Te quiero con todo mi corazón.
Adoro siempre. Besos, Daniela

Now for your entertainment. Ash, please don't kill me, i know i said i wouldn't post these, but i now feel it is necessary.
This is Ash just dancing in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. You can't see, but behind me about a 30 European tourists & Peruvian natives are recording her & taking pictures... classic.

That's my girl!

And she'll be a rockin teacher. This is from when we taught PE this summer... oh my.


  1. oh my gosh, funniest thing I have EVER seen!

  2. such a sweet post. your such a good friend.

    hope you had the best birthday ever ashleyy!!!

    love you both.

  3. I think that your blog has more then just two readers. I also think we need to have a ward activity where we just watch peoples home videos. I will bring it up at our next ward council.

  4. Ahh...I just LOVE Ashley! I love her passion for life and her strong convictions! We need more Ashley's in this world! I also love that you two have been friends through thick and thin, through icy, electric-zapping showers, through furry guinea pigs served up on platters!! Happy happy birthday Ashley!! And Danielle, you are a terrific cheerleader for your loved ones! We are all so lucky to have you in our lives!

  5. hahaha i love ashley. and i love you dan you are so dead on with people when you do these posts!!!!!! HAPPY BDAY ASH ECKS/RAZZ

  6. What a lovely thing! Ashley, I don't know you but I feel like I do just because of Danielle tooting her horn for you. You sound like a great woman! I love that you have high standards and are not afraid to voice them. A journalist died on the plane on 9/11 that I admired so much for her willingness to stand up for what she believed in. Happy Birthday to a mover and a shaker! We need more of you in this world. Happy Birthday, Ashley! from Danielle's Grandmother

  7. Oh, and I loved the dancing videos. It was my favorite thing to do when I was your age! I got a kick out of the giggles in the background which sounded just like my cute Danielle, too!

  8. This is Amazing! Ashley is one of the greatest people I know.



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