Sunday, August 9, 2009

To my wife Ashley Engar (someday she will change her name to Blackburn).

Greetings to all. My name is Dennis blackburn, the husband of Ashley Engar. It is close to three in the morning and I can't sleep, so I have taken ash's blackberry from the nighstand as she sleeps. I figured I will get tired really fast as I try to do a blog post from a phone.

I shall do a tribute to Ashley for the following reasons:
1. I love her more than anything in the whole world.
2. We are constantly trying to annoy each other, and I know that nothing annoys her more than being corny, lovey, and what most would agree.....human.
3. Two days ago I got on her facebook and changed her status to "Ashley smells." its time I make it up to her.

Ashley is the coolest. She just taught me the definition of "superfluous", and trust me, I am not being superfluous when I say she is the coolest. Did you know she rode a bicycle 111 miles today? Not only that, but she rode it with a group of men who do extensive training and whose bikes also weigh half as much as hers. Oh yeah, she also just had a major knee surgery on November and a knee scope not even a month ago. Pretty incredible, eh? On top of that, you won't believe what she did after the race. Most people who ride 111 miles grab a couple days worth of food, the tv remote, and their phone, because they know they won't be walking for a couple days. Ash would have enjoyed that, but instead she went and babysat her two nieces who absolutely worship the ground she walks on.
You are probably asking yourself "what the hell were you doing Dennis?" I was pased out asleep on the couch (explains why I can't sleep tonight) as she made dinner, changed two diapers, and played with puzzles intended for a three year old.

This is just one days example of incredible she is. She is constantly doing things like this. She has just started cooking, and I assure you all she is a hell of a cook. We went mountain biking iin Jackson and she biked up and down mountains most men won't attempt. When she was wrongfully and unjustly let go from her teaching job in park city, she received letters and remarks fro countless students and parents with remarks such as " I never liked English until I had you." Or " my child is coming home from school for the first time ever with an interest I literature."

I know I'm preaching to the choir because if you are reading this, you already know Ashley and how great she is. For all of you men reading this, first of all, you shouldn't be reading blogs. They are womanly and lame. Second of all, I'm sure your wives are great, but Ash is the best.

It is now 3:45. Ashley informed me a couple weeks ago I'm a poor communicator, so hopefully this will express myself a bit better. I set out with the endeavor to be as corny as I could. I have reached a level of corniness I never knew I could attain. I love you Ash, and can't wait for tomorrow when you ae awake again. Goodnight.


Bret and Cherissa Newton said...

Awwww! What a cute husband! I wish mine wrote on my blog when he is bored.

Season, Benjamin, Eleanor, and Olive said...

Wow, Ash! You sound pretty amazing. I can't believe you biked 111 miles! You're putting all of us terrible cooking, non-daring, lazy wives to shame.

P.S. I like Dennis.

Erin Bradley said...

I couldn't agree more- our friend Ash IS AMAZING! Loved the post Dennis.

Nate, Jenny and Amelia said...

Love this post! That is so awesome that you biked that far. I think this post should make you want to change your last name to Blackburn.

Raising Helm said...

Bravo to the blog from a phone. And of course BRAVO to the sweet dedication to Ashley. WHat a proud husband! AWWW-You two seem like a super duper team corny or not. Enjoy! and continue on being thoughtful. Congrats Ash on making it 111 miles-HOLY CRAP! amazing!!! I am now rethinking of posting my latest blog from a week ago.

Ashley and Ezra said...

Alright you can change your name now... It's always safe to hold onto that last name until you're sure the marriage is going to last, but after this... I think it's safe to say that you two make quite a couple! Dennis, you're a sweetheart, and Ash, you're a freaking rock star! 111 miles... you're insane!

crystalyn and rob said...

dennis rocks, but not as much as ashley