My name...Ashlee Nicole Driggers.
A few things to know about me:
- I love animals! Cute puppy eyes or kitten nose definitely melts my heart. I have problems saying no to a new pet, so please
don'toffer me one.
My heart dog, "Cinnamon"
The newest addition, "Cicely"
And of course, Miller
- I have a mad sweet tooth.
- I try hard (most of the time) to eat healthy.
- I love my family. I am lucky to have a great support system, even if I don't tell them often enough.
- I dye my hair often, so be prepared. I'm sure it won't be long before I dye my hair again; although, I do think I was meant to be a red head. It fits my personality perfectly!
- I like to cook. I'm not saying I am always great at it, but I love to try to make it all from scratch. Got a recipe for homemade anything? I will always try it once. I even make my own brown sugar!
- I love to re-do furniture. I love taking something old and turning it into exactly what I wanted.
My current project is a kitchen table - it's getting there! Trust me, you should have seen it before. I will be posting all before and after pictures.
The biggest thing going on in my life right now? I'm getting married! That's right - I will be married in say 44 days and 3 hours. (Yes, I'm counting down, but hey it is a big day!) The lucky man's name is Andrew. When we met, I had just turned sixteen and he was seventeen, a senior in high school - the rivalry high school. People like to think we met in school - "Did you have a class together?" or "You met at a football game, right?". The answer is simple - no. We did not meet in any kind of school function. The way we met is actually one of my favorite things about us. It was so crazy that it worked out this way.
Imagine...a rainy, I mean really, rainy night. We're talking Florida downpour. Picture me in my red 1998 GMC Jimmy at 16 pulling out of the Walmart parking lot, now my windshield wipers just stop. Yes, it had happened before, but never in this kind of torrential downpour. I figured I had two options - sit in the parking lot until it stopped raining (Florida in February? Who knew when that would be!) or try to make it across the street to Friendly's where my sister, Tori, worked at and trust in my handy dandy Rain X that I used on my windshield to get me there safely. I chose the latter. Remember I was sixteen. Luckily, I did make it there alive and ran inside looking like a drenched rat. It was only 8:00 and my sister was supposed to close, so it looked like I was stuck there for a few hours! I found a seat at the counter figuring I was just going to play on my phone until either the rain stopped or Tori could take me home. Within a few minutes, this cute guy pops around the corner, "You're Ashlee, right?" Of course, I gave him the usual attitude (if you've ever met me, I do come off just a little sassy - okay maybe a lot). He laughed and came over to talk to me. He was a pretty smooth talker and introduced himself as Andrew Kay, the ice cream boy. Lucky me, his job meant that he literally worked on the other side of the counter for the rest of the night and he too was closing that night. I played hard to get and we flirted back and forth that night. I really never thought anything of it. A few hours and plenty of laughing later, it was time to go. When I got in the car, I asked Tori about him. She said he had been asking around about me for a few days since the last time I came to visit her at work. I had never noticed him. When I got home, he found me and messaged me on Facebook giving me his number. We sent texts back and forth all night, which continued into the next day and a few days more. I really played it up saying I wasn't interested and really strung it on. You know, the typical sixteen year old girl stuff. After a few days, I agreed to meet him back at Friendly's on his day off. He brought his friend with him and we sat there talking for a while. Most awkward thing ever - no idea why. The next day we met at the park on my road and sat for hours, just talking. It really felt good to just be able to be myself with someone and it really clicked. Fast forward a few days and it is Valentine's Day. We had hung several times, gone on "adventures" on trails at local parks, and talked for hours on end. He told me he had a surprise for me. After school that day, we met up and he surprised me with a stuffed cow (it doesn't sound so sweet but it is my favorite animal and much better than the average teddy bear). On February 14, 2011, Andrew asked me to be his girlfriend. It was the cutest date I had ever been on and really it wasn't something elaborate - just us sitting by the lake at our favorite park. I guess that really set a precedent for our future relationship. We really are just simple people. And the rest is history...
This was our first picture together at Spring Break. Looking back, we were such babies!
The week we got engaged.
And a recent picture of us. We still know how to have fun.
Stay tuned for posts on wedding plans!