Saturday, April 15, 2006

happy easter!

hey everyone, happy easter!!

i'm not really planning on doing anything for the holiday. . . but i thought i'd wish you all a happy one!

things in the stan are standard. . . hehe, it's kind of punny. the weather is warming up and it's gorgeous here in the south. tulips and other flowers are blooming like crazy here, it's rediculous! and, i'm sure you already knew this, but i just found out -- tulips originally come from central asia, they grow wild in the mountains i hear. i'm gonna try to get a couple of good pictures of them soon if i can find a patch near the mountains.

so, i'm trying to think of cool stuff that's going on with me, but i really don't have much. i'm trying to help my counterpart organize a youth leadership camp this summer and it's coming along pretty well. i also just bought my tickets to turkey! i'm gonna spend some time in istanbul (not constantinople! ;) ) and then i'm gonna visit . . . (drumrole please). . . santa claus's birthplace!!! that's right, saint nicholas, the historical personage and inspiration for our beloved modern day santa, is from the south western coast of turkey!! yay!! santa!! summer!! beaches!!! turkey!!

basically that's it. i hope you are all doing well. happy birthday jodee!

love.

ps -- sorry if the blog's gotten a little stale. . . but the kz is pretty much normal to me now, so i don't have as many witty encounters with local culture. c'mon, i can only write "i have an outdoor potty" so many times before it loses it's shock value.

5 Comments:

Blogger Mom said...

HAPPY EASTER ASHLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like everything is standard! I've got some info for you so check your e mail.
Were going to JoDee's tomorrow.
Well thats all thats new here.
I love you and miss you

Mom

10:51 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Ashli

Are you traveling to Turkey with another volunteer?

Love you

Mom

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Ashli...

THEY"VE OFFICIALLY SPAWNED! I wanted to tell you right away... the TomKitten has been born.

Katie gave birth to a girl named Suri Holmes-Cruise today. The details of what her inner lizard-demon will be/is are not avaiable at this time.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Ashli,

Suri(supposedly a Hebrew name although the Hebrews have never heard of the name) Tomkat say it means Princess or Red Rose. Well their WRONG!! In Japanese it means pick pocket. And in another language it means pointy nose!! What a freakin hoot!!!!

Love you mom

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does my heart swell to know you're okay. Oh, and Turkish food is quite good. I ate at the new one on the levee.

luv 'n' hugs

4:33 AM  

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