Sunday, November 23, 2008

I got a new calling!

So after we missed a few weeks of church due to house sitting down in Provo, we made it back to church today. And wouldn't you know it right after Sacrament Meeting Jake Camp (ward executive secretary) made a b-line for Ricky and I. I've come to learn that it is never a good thing for Jake to make a b-line for you. The smart thing to do is run and run fast. haha. No I'm kidding, we all love Jake, he keeps the ward organized ;) Well anyways he asked if we could meet with a member of the Bishopric right then. We said sure and went and met with Brother Clegg. Ricky came in with me like a good husband supporting his wife. I figured a calling was coming, and yep Bob extended me the calling of being on the Enrichment Committee. Of course I immediately said yes. I love being in Enrichment, and one of my really good friends and Visiting teacher Lindsey is the Enrichment leader, so heck ya I'll be on the committee. So we were finishing up and Bob asked Ricky if he had a calling yet. Extremely hesitant to answer Ricky quietly said no. and so of course Bob said they'd have to work on that one right away. Haha, as we were leaving Ricky said "That's what I get for being a supportive spouse? See if that happens again."

All in fun as always. Can I just tell you guys I truly did marry an amazing man. Regardless of what calling he gets he will do it and do it to the best of his abilities. He isn't always comfortable getting involved, but once he gets to know people he truly does amazing things.

I went and saw Twilight last night with some girlfriends. (Jodie if your reading this don't be mad!! I'll still go see it with you when you get back home) I know it seems to be getting mixed responses, but for what it's worth it was a good movie, and I'll probably end up going to see it again tomorrow night with Maria and in a few weeks with Jodie. But anyways I heard people last night coming out of the theater complaining that they don't have an "Edward". Well I can happily report that I've got someone BETTER than an "Edward". He makes me laugh harder than any man ever has (I have to specify man, because Katie and Heather make me laugh just as hard as he does) He is so supportive with what ever I want or need to do. He never raises his voice in anger. He always helps me calm down and rationally think things through. He deals with my mood swings like a pro (I'm not saying I have horrible mood swings, just the normal ones). He loves me unconditionally and takes time to just sit on the couch and cuddle with me after work. He's my best friend and I'm eternally grateful to have him in my life.

Ok that's enough of that mushiness. Anyways life is good here in Utah. I miss all you guys that are living away, but I'll see all the family in December, and can't wait to see little Ella and get to see E and B and A. Should we just start calling them A BEE for the grandkids? Dang I'm so smart!!! I amaze myself.

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Quirks

Thanks HeadCase for tagging me.

1. I have to sleep with a fan or noise machine

2. I can't watch t.v. or a movie without playing a game on my laptop or my Electronic Sudoku.

3. I don't like watching t.v. live I prefer the ability to skip stupid commercials.

4. I love Ricky's leather couch that came with him when we got married. I sit down from getting home and I don't want to get back up. I'll even fall asleep on it and sleep great.

5. I love snowmen and collect them. I even have a snowman nativity scene. My sister says it's sacrilegious but I still like it.

6. I love the series Charmed.

7. I prefer Marshmallow Mateys over Lucky Charms. Sorry Heather.

8. I enjoy staying in touch with old friends.

9. I cross stitch, but I only like to do Paula Vaughn prints.

10. I know I should exercise, but I don't and it's starting to catch up to me. :(

I don't really want to tag anyone, so I not going to. If you want to cut and paste this for your own blog be my guest. :)

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Man!!



What is his name? Ricardo "Ricky" Ackley Hermosillo
How long did you date? Started dating Feb 2008 got engaged July 2008 and married August 2008, fast enough for ya?
How old is he? 24
Who eats more? Definitely Ricky. He can eat a whole pound of pasta by himself.
Who said "I Love You" first? Ricky, totally freaked me out we'd only been dating a week.
Who is taller? Ricky, 6'0 Lish 5'3
Who sings better? Ricky, but you won't hear it often
Who is smarter? We are both smart, but Ricky figures things out quicker than I do.
Who does the laundry? He dirties it I wash it. Went from 3 loads a week being single to 10 with him.
Who pays the bills? We both pay our own for now, but we share the wealth. (haha there is no wealth)
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Which way is it? when you are at the foot of the bed looking at it or laying in bed? it really changes every night I have a very active sleeper in my bed. Where ever I move he tends to find me and snuggles up.
Who mows the lawn? I used to, but now he does.
Who cooks dinner? I do. Ricky knows how to make cereal, oatmeal and boil pasta. that's about it. ;)
Who drives? We share
Who is more stubborn? We both are, but Ricky is much more easy going than I am.
Who kissed who first? It was a mutual attraction, don't know exactly who kissed who it was a joint effort.
Who asked who out first? Um actually Maria asked me out for Ricky, haha Blind date, but them I totally pursued and kept inviting him to do things with our group.
Who proposed? He did an amazing job with the proposal (Thanks Ria, Andrea, Jen, Angelica, Melissa for actually prepping everything and giving Ricky the ideas haha) If you want to see it go to previous posts for July 2008 :)
Who is more sensitive? Me all the way.
Who has more siblings? Technically me with 3 siblings (2 of 4) Ricky is 1 of 3,
Who wears the pants? Depends on the situation, but mainly Ricky.

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Friday, October 24, 2008

7 Random facts about me.

I was tagged for my FIRST!!! blog tag. Thanks Mrs. R. I'm not that creative ever so I'll just work on this as they come to me ;)

The rules: link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Here goes:

1. I cry at t.v. and movies way too easily. I cry at pretty much every series finale. Growing Pains balled, Cosby show balled, 90210 balled, Friends balled for at least 2 days every time I thought about it. PS I Love You I seriously soaked Ricky's shirt, he thought I was crazy, it was uncontrollable sobs red swollen eyes and runny nose that wouldn't stop. It was an AWESOME movie.

2. I'm OCD about stupid stuff like having my DVD's arranged alphabetically, and I separate out the Disney/Kid movies from the other movies. I love to alphabetize or put things in chronological order and file. It drives me nuts to have charts at work not in proper order. But I'm the messiest person in pretty much every other aspect of my life.

3. I have to sleep with the fan on or during the winter when it is too cold I have a white noise machine. I can't sleep in silence. But I do love being bundled up in my blanket and have the cold fan blowing on my face. I have Carolee Biehn to blame for this habit. She had a fan at a sleep over once and I've had one ever since. Good thing Ricky has the same habit as I do :)

4. One of my best friends I've had since I was 1 1/2. Her mom and my mom were best friends and we've been friends ever since. So we've been friends for 29 years, and usually don't go more than a week or so without talking. We've been there for almost every major event in our lives, and I don't see this friendship ending anytime soon. :)

5. I can't start a game of spider solitaire, free cell or regular solitaire and leave it until I win a game. It's stupid I know but I have to beat at least one game before I can walk away from it. I would never be good in Vegas, cuz I would lose tons of money because of this habit. I can't leave a nickle or penny slot until I've won either.

6. I love to have dinner parties. I love to be mothering and taking care of people. I hate to the stress of putting it all together, but I love having everyone over. I'm getting pretty good and managing my time to have everything ready in time without having half the meal cold. I just with I had a bigger kitchen and two ovens :) I love to cook and love kitchen gadgets, they over run my kitchen. I guess that's why I sell Pampered Chef :)

7. I love Star Wars. I can watch any of the 6 movies at any given time. When I was little I wanted to be Leia and I always thought Luke was so good looking (what was I thinking!) I have bought the Lego Star Wars video games and I really really really want the Lego Millennium Falcon. 3,000 pieces!!! What is better than Star Wars and Legos? I'm lucky though because I married a Star Wars geek who actually listens to the audio books on tape, He's even got me listening to them too. (don't laugh they are good!!) We even record the new Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon and watch it every Friday night. It's our cheap date night!

Okay that is all for this quiz, you all knew I was a nerd, but you probably have a new found appreciation for my nerdiness. There are lots more things I could probably think of but that's all you get for now. I'm going to tag Katie A, Jenny J, Lindsay S, Ashley P, Melissa P, Heather C, Melanie Y.



Love,

Lish & Ricky

Friday, October 17, 2008

Just some thoughts

I started subscribing to LDS New, Daily Gems and Family Gems. You can sign up through http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/ Anyways I just liked today's Daily Gem thought I'd share it.

Core Values Learned from Our Mothers

"Being a mother has never been an easy role. Some of the oldest writings in the world admonish us not to forsake the law of our mother,instruct us that a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother, and warn us not to ignore our mother when she is old (see Proverbs 1:8; 10:1;
Thomas S. Monson, "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 116

Attending Meetings to Qualify for Guidance

"How can attending your meetings--particularly sacrament meeting--bless you and your family? Regularly partaking of the sacrament will help you keep your baptismal covenant. As you live worthily and renew this covenant weekly, you will qualify for the guidance of the Spirit. The Holy Ghost will guide you and will teach you what you should do to bless your family."
Mary N. Cook, "Strengthen Home and Family," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 12




Love,

Lish & Ricky

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Update

Okay stop nagging me about not updating already. There just isn't a whole lot to update with. Life is good we are good. Just been busy with work and spending time with each other. I started back with Pampered Chef last week and had a great show with Ricky's Mom, Jennifer. It was great to be back into the swing of things. I love doing my Pampered Chef shows, making food and chatting things up with great people, so if anyone is interested in hosting a show let me know. No better way to earn fun free things for your kitchen.

Okay now I'm off that plug. Ricky and I are in the process of re-financing the house to finalize all of my past life once and for all. Things are going pretty smoothly. My credit survived the divorce nicely which I was pleasantly pleased about. We are just waiting on the appraisal to be done, so please keep us in your prayers that all goes well and we come through this whole economic mess on the plus side.

Ricky has been working really hard at work. And coming home exhausted. I'm trying to be the good wife with meals and keeping house. It's great to be a wife! I absolutely love my husband and can't believe how much he makes me laugh everyday. (side note just now he got excited about his video game, knocked over his cup of water all over some of my Pampered Chef paperwork and tried really hard to get it cleaned up before I got upstairs to see what the shrieking was all about...typical night in our house. haha) I'm going to have to child proof my house before we ever have kids, All the breakable things are getting put up higher. ;)

But I have to tell you I really am married to the best guy in the world. Sunday we got home from church and I made us some lunch, then I fell asleep on the couch to take a little nap, while I was napping he cleaned up the entire kitchen. The little things he does everyday makes me smile and I am so grateful to have him in my life.

Well that is about all. Okay Love you all and I'll work more on keeping you posted.

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A few pictures from wedding day



I'll have to write up the post for the wedding day at a later date, but I'll give you some pictures now to keep you all happy. Thanks to Crystal for capturing my #2 happiest moment of the day. My dad ended up surprising us and showed up for the wedding. We love surprising my dad and making him cry. He finally got me back. But I couldn't have been happier. I love you dad!!!
Love,

Lish & Ricky

Bridal's


I know there are a lot of photos here, but I figured I'd upload them and keep the captions, so family (mainly mom dad and grandma's) if there is a picture you like and want a copy of let me know and I'll get it made.


Love,

Lish & Ricky

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bridal Shower Part III



Love,

Lish & Ricky

Bridal Shower Part II



Love,

Lish & Ricky

Bridal Shower Part I



Last night we had my "Lingerie Bridal Shower" and I have to say it was fabulous!!! Maria, Jen, Rachelle and Laura did an amazing job putting everything together. The decorations were cute and Laura did an awesome job with all the food. Years of friendship with Laura has been well worth it. We had a great turn out and lots of fun. I could not believe how great all the gifts were. They were so creative and way sexy. I'm sure Ricky will be pleased with all the purchases ;) But I'll tell you my two favorite parts of the evening were one to see the video answers Ricky gave to all these questions. If it's not too large of a file I'll upload it because it is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. He LIED!! With a few of the questions, knowing that I'd have to jam gum in my mouth for every wrong question. For the record I gave correct answers to the best of my ability....Ricky just likes to come up with fun stories to tell whether they are true or not. But watching the video made me miss him and his laugh even more. He left yesterday for Mexico till Sunday with Jer and Bryce and some other guys to go deep sea fishing. :(

My second favorite part of the evening was when I opened Sara's (Ricky's aunt) present. She TOTALLY BOUGHT ME MY JESSICA SIMPSON RED PEEP TOE 4 1/2" HEELS!!!!! It was like the 3rd present I opened and I literally almost started crying (I'm not far from tears much these days. Stupid Birth Control Pills!!) I think I even said okay I'm done I don't need anymore presents I'm good! You'll see the pictures of them in the next slide show. They are stunning and they look SOOOOO good under my dress!!! The girls wanted me to try on my dress after the shower was done and I had to put the shoes with them. It is PERFECT!!! After the shower ended and we were cleaning up we decided to layout all my outfits to see how may I got and how we could mix and match them. I ended with up 14 outfits not including the mixing and matching. I'm so excited!! But just as we got all the outfits layed out in the front room we got a knock at the door and It was Bill and Denise's BISHOP!! I'm pretty sure I was bright red and felt bad for the guy walking into a room full of girls in their 20's and 30's playing with lingerie! He came in and went to the other room to talk to Bill and when he left he went out through the garage door. We were laughing so hard!

All in All it was a great evening full of good fun and friends. Thank you again to everyone who came and for all the great gifts. I'd say I'll tell you if Ricky ends up liking them...but that's pretty much a given, He's an Ackley after all ;)


Love,

Lish & Ricky

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

YAY!!!! For Andrea!!!!

Can I just tell you how much I am appreciating having Andrea as a friend!! She has been the official/unofficial Wedding Planner and has been amazing!!! Between her and Maria I have had to worry about very little!! And Andrea again comes through for me! She found the table runners for $1.00 a piece!!! and Tableclothes for $2.50! That seems much more reasonable and do able for me! Maria and I went to place after place looking at different options ready to pull our hair out, and Andrea gets online this morning and within a few hours has everything figured out! Really can't say how much I love and appreciate all her help with everything!!! After we secure the tableclothes everything is READY!!!!!

Invites are being printed and assembled this week. Dress fitting is tomorrow (lets all say a silent prayer that I can fit into it after trying it on for the first time 3 months ago.) It feels so good to have the bulk of everything done and paid for.

Ricky is handling all of the plans very well for the most part, but I know he is relieved that things have turned out to be less expensive for the most part then we were planning. The only things we have left to pay for are the wedding day pictures and the airfare to go to Cabo (again silent prayer that the prices will drop so we don't have to change plans.)

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A little Help!!

Okay so Maria and I went around today looking at fabric and I'm getting rather sad about the cost of things. I know weddings aren't cheap, but Ricky and I really are on a tight budget for this shindig we are putting together. We were looking today for white tablecloths and black table runners. We could rent the table clothes but when the tables themselves are only costing us 6.25 a piece it seems like highway robbery to pay 8.50 a piece for the table cloth. So I'm going to go the cheap route and ask any and all of you if you have any white round table clothes approx 70 inches that you would be willing to let me borrow. Even my California friends. My mom will be coming up with my sister and she could bring them. I know I'm tacky and cheap for even asking, but if you find it in your heart to allow us to use them I would greatly appreciate it. We need 12 of them.

Other news we've got the tables and chairs reserved, the flowers figured out, the chocolate fountains located and my dress paid for and figured out which Tux Ricky wants to wear. Oh and engagement pictures are done, wedding invitations all ready to be printed and then assembled Monday night. They should go out to everyone in the next week and a half.


Love,

Lish & Ricky

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Ring


Haha for those that wanted a better picture of the ring here you go. It's a Princess cut center stone with trillions on either side (trillions are triangle diamonds.) and it is white gold. Didn't he do an amazing job!!!! He is the best!!

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Engagement is Official!!!

video

This is the set up before we got back.

http://www.facebook.com/inbox/readmessage.php?t=1004658960979&f=1&e=0#/video/video.php?v=26285212811


The proposal video is 5 minutes long...too long to upload to this so check this link. It's dark and quiet but it is a proposal none the less. :)

video
This is after the proposal.


video


Love,

Lish & Ricky

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The necklace for the Bridesmaids



This is the necklace for the bridesmaids to wear. Cute huh?
Love,

Lish & Ricky

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shoes


So we found this AMAZING pair of Red Jessica Simposn Neona Peep Toe Pumps from Macys (more like ankle breaking stilletos then pumps) that were going to be PERFECT!!!! But 1) they are $79.00 very sad day, and 2) for some reason I can't get the picture to upload for you to see. So Rachelle and I found these shoes at Payless for $19.99. They aren't my absolute favorite, but they are cute nonetheless

If anyone hears of a shoe sale going on at Macy's or knows anyone who works there that can pull in a favor I would love you forever. I want to get that pair from Macys and wear them underneath my wedding dress. Wouldn't that look as Katie loves to use the term "Stellar"?

Have I told you how much I'm loving going shopping lately with my various bridesmaids. They've all been so helpful in one way or another. I really do have the best friends!!!

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Found Heather's Top for the wedding

Since my baby sister is going to be well into her pregnancy by the time the wedding comes we decided to get her a white Maternity top. My friend Laura and I went shopping today and we found this top. I think it will go perfectly. We also found the Banana Republic tops on sale for only 36.99. Way better then the $56 orignially!!! We also found the red necklaces to go with the outfits, so I would say that was a productive day of shopping!!

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bride's maids outfit


I'm thinking this top (or something similar since this one is $56) with a red chunky bead necklace, black pencil skirt and red high heels.

For the guys we are thinking black pants, white shirt, red tie and black flip flops....I like the girls to be classier then the guys. haha.

Love,

Lish & Ricky

Wedding invitations


These are the invites we are going to re-create, with a little variation. What do you think?


Love,

Lish & Ricky

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Here it goes

Okay since I've been asked to start my own blog here it is. Life is very exciting right now. Planning a wedding is so much fun, but at the same time sooo much stress. It was much easier 10 years ago because my parents paid for almost everything. This time round not so much. But Ricky and I are having so much fun putting everything together. Yesterday I was over at his office talking with his sister Maria and her best friend Andrea. We were going over all the wedding details, when in walked Grayson, who I SWEAR! should start his own wedding planning business. This man has a million and one ideas on everything weddings from the engagement ring, to the proposal, to receptions and centerpieces, even honeymoons. He has been such a big help to Ricky with picking out the engagement ring and planning the honeymoon. But anyways, he came in and we were talking about what all needed to be done to the backyard to get it ready for the wedding. He said we should check out his in-laws backyard, he said it is gorgeous and well maintained and they love having people throw their receptions in the backyard. So we all hopped into Grayson's truck and went over to his in-laws. And this is what we saw.



Isn't it perfect?? It is going to be amazing I'm so excited...and it saves us about $700, so even better. I'll keep you posted as we decided on more thing.

Love,

Lish & Ricky