Ashton Anna Married Life

Ashton’s 2nd Board Game Birthday Party

Last Year – 2019

For my birthday party last year, I wanted to play board games for a day. This was the first, now annual, board game birthday party. We ended up starting around noon, playing a long game called Civilization: A New Dawn Board Game. It was a long, mediocre game. Then we played a game of Star Wars Original Trilogy Risk, which ended up being 15 minutes… Then the party was over.

Overall Rating 3/10 An attempt was made

This Year – 2020

First, I bought my own birthday present this year, because this game looked so fun. This game is called Project Elite. It is a real-time, co-operative game, where you all roll dice as fast as you can in 2-minute turns to try to fight back a large horde of aliens. The game comes with Miniatures for the heroes and aliens, so I got to paint all the minis before my party:

This year, we played:

  • Don’t Get Got
  • Project Elite: 6 games (only 1 loss)
  • INIS: 2 epic games…. (Ross won both)
  • Secret Voldemort (4 games)
  • The Crew: ( 4 attempts, 1 win)
  • Wavelength
  • Azul

We pretty much started playing Friday Night, then some friends slept over, and we woke up early to play from ~9:00 am straight through to after midnight.

I gave everyone a “Don’t Get Got” packet around noon on Saturday. It was the cherry on top of a great day of games.

Overall Rating: 10/10: Epic fun was had by all.

Archer Ashton Anna Married Life

Merry Christmas – 2014 Review

The year comes to a close, and we’re excited to look back at our first full year with Archer, who turned 1 this year.

Archer Ashton Anna Family Married Life

First Child: Archer!

Anna was 1 week overdue when we arrived at the Hospital, ready to deliver.

We arrived at the Hospital at noon on the 19th of April. Anna was at least six cm in this picture.
We arrived at the Hospital at noon on the 19th of April. Anna was at least six cm in this picture.

Archer Joseph was born April 20, 2013 @ 11:53am. Weight: 7 lbs 9.7 ounces. Length: 21 inches.

Here’s Archer 24 hours old:
Archer at 24 hours old.

Married Life

Handyman Weekend

On our “little red house”, there is a six-paned window facing the “street.” And a couple weeks ago, one of the panes just fell out and broke. So Anna ordered the new window and gave it to me to install it.

Since I have so much background in installing windows, I’d thought I’d put up a couple pics of how I did. I think it came together nicely.




Voila. Window installed.

Married Life


On September 21, 2007 Anna and Ashton were married by Joan Roeschke with many of their family and friends.

Our photographer put together a slide show of some wedding pictures. Our photographer was Jensen Sutta, and he was amazing!

We should be getting our wedding pictures soon, and I’ll put up some here on our blog.