Monday, July 28, 2008

Seriously (Predictably), So Blessed!

The Deseret News has fairly recently developed a new section of their newspaper every Thursday called "The Mormon Times." I thought this was rather presumptuous of them. Do they assume all of their readers are LDS? Well, being LDS, I decided to enjoy it.

During my traditional read-the-newspaper-while-eating-cereal morning routine, I came across an article in the Mormon Times about a blog. But this blog was more than it at first seemed. It is a satire on all "mormon mommy" blogs...blogs like this one. I can see how some people might be easily offended by her satirical posts, but she explains that it is not mean spirited, just observational.

The blog is titled "Seriously, So Blessed." She follows the predictable life of Tiffany/Amber/Megan/Nicole (she might as well add Ashley) and her marriage to Jordan/Jason/Wes/Taylor. They are a young mormon couple. She goes to hair school/teaches 2nd grade and he is in medical/dental/business school. Of course she is in the Young Womens and is pregnant. She loves scrapbooking and.....bragging endlessly about her oh, so perfect life.

Reading her blog made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Yes, I and everyone I know is reading "Twilight" just like Tiffany/Amber/Megan/Nicole (TAMN for short). I do honest think my husband is the best in the world just like TAMN does. I determined my life is fairly predictable.

There are, however, some major differences. I, for one, taught high school NOT second grade and I am 7 months pregnant NOT 3 weeks pregnant. Obviously, we are very different.

So check it out at


Graham & Heather said...

ha ha, I totally read that article and thought it was awesome! I am glad that you are seriously so blessed!!

baxtersrus said...

Ashley, I found your blog and am so excited that you are pregnant! How fun, huh! Okay, maybe not the pregnant part, but the baby part is awesome! You'll love being a mother. Congrats! I hope you two are doing great!

Christy said...

I found you guys through Michelle's blog. Hope it's okay to add you to my blog list.

So funny about that blog! It's so true.

Anonymous said...

There is a new blog called "My way Fun Life" that pokes fun of all the funny things mormons do too... only... I think her stories are real, which make them more funny!!
check it out: