Sunday, February 25, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Last April Ryan & I joined the extended Houck Family for Ryan’s uncle retirement party. It was a four day cruise over Easter weekend. The picture in the below is all the Houck's ready to charter up to the cruise!
Posted by Ashley Houck at 10:18 AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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Monday, February 19, 2007
Posted by Ashley Houck at 10:11 PM
Posted by Ashley Houck at 9:57 PM
my momma always said its got to look worse before it can look better...well take a peak...if that saying is true, it's going to look GREAT -- we hope! :-)
we've gotten to the point where we don't know where our silverware, pots & pans are, but we still know where the dew can be found!
(our kitchen in its current state, you can see on the right hand side ryan took our a door and is patching it up.)
Posted by Ashley Houck at 5:39 PM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Posted by Ashley Houck at 9:29 PM
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Posted by Ashley Houck at 9:03 PM
Dear Family & Friends,
What a wonderful time of year to celebrate our King and Savior and exalt His name for the love, joy and peace that he has given each of us. With the Christmas season fast approaching it is nice to take time and count our blessings. This year Ryan & I were blessed in my many ways;
Ryan: In February Ryan left Putco and joined the family business. He is currently training to become a residential appraiser under the guidance of his father-in-law, Keith. When he’s not out appraising, you can find him sharpening his carpentry skill in Gilbert. In July Ryan ‘hit the road’ with our local youth group for a 10 day missions trip. He had an amazing time. God did awesome things on that trip.
Ashley: In December Ashley will graduate from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Housing and the Near Environment. In the fall she completed an 8 week internship at Martin Property Management. Ashley’s future plans include working at Hickory Park, decorating, painting, & rearranging their duplex!
Ryan & Ashley: Ryan and Ashley continue to stay busy with their local church. In the fall they joined a couples Bible study and have really valued the friendships they have made. In June Ryan & Ashley celebrated their one year anniversary. While doing so, they discovered the 1 year anniversary cake is not all that it’s cracked up to be! In September the Huhn & Houck family ventured to Williamsburg, Virginia for a family vacation. What an amazing place to visit! This past fall Ryan & Ashley moved to a duplex in south Ames. They really like the additional space it provides!
We would love to hear from all of you, and the blessings you’ve had throughout the year! May God’s grace and love, through His Son Jesus Christ, be with you this holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Ryan & Ashley
Posted by Ashley Houck at 8:59 PM
on july 31st, 2006 Ashley & I bought a duplex in Ames from her grandpa. however, the tenants who lived there before lived, lets say to a lesser standard. we were disgusted by what we were left with. the fridge full with expired contents, carpets that were convered with cat urine, and in places it looked as if they didn't clean since the day they moved in! With ALOT of sweat we worked daily for two weeks to get it into "liveable" standards. I'll tell you the truth, there were alot of times we thought, "what'd we get ourselves into!"
Posted by Ashley Houck at 8:41 PM
In my opinion, there are two ways to tell the story; there is the
boys’ version and the GIRLS’ version. So, let me spare the guys some
details and ‘girly stuff’ for those of you who want the full detailed version
keep on reading!
Boys Version: He got down on one knee, I said yes.
GIRLS VERSION: For those of you who don’t know it’s my mom’s side
parents it’s their 50th wedding anniversy tomorrow. So, my mom’s four siblings
their spouses and kids met at Brookside park tonight to have a family
gathering. Well, about five minutes after we started to eat two girls approached
our group with two bundles of flowers each one dozen of roses. They asked
for my grandma and asked her to read the card out loud. It was a poem Ryan had
wrote them for their 50th wedding anniversy. Then, after my grandma finished
reading it everyone clapped. As I was clapping the other girl came around to
where I was and handed me the other dozen of roses and asked me to read the
card out loud too. I opened it up and it said ‘Will you marry me?’ I was barely
able to get out the words because I was crying very happy tears. When I looked
over at Ryan he was there on one knee and I said YES! He nervously started
putting the ring on my right finger, and then put the ring on my left finger while
his hands were trembling. It was amazing that I was able to celebrate this
once in a lifetime occasion with my family! After all the hugs were give my
Riley came up and asked to see the ring and left. It was so cute. My mom and aunts were
all crying. It is something I will NEVER forget!
Posted by Ashley Houck at 8:38 PM
Posted by Ashley Houck at 8:29 PM
five years ago, jan 15th 2002 ryan & I met. He "claims" it was love at first sight (still don't know whether to believe him or not) we met at a go-cart track in des moines, iowa and hit it off right away. knowing ryan NOW i still am SHOCKED he asked for my number! :-) For our first date we went to a movie and and out for pie later on.
Posted by Ashley Houck at 8:20 PM