Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blacksmith Fork Canyon

For date night we went for a drive up the canyon to try and photograph the gorgeous fall colors, well we were too late for that because all of the leaves are already on the ground. So, my second objective was to see a moose. I asked Nic to drive me 1 1/2 hours to Blacksmith Fork Canyon where I saw a moose last Winter. Sure enough, because my Heavenly Father knows and loves me, I found exactly what I was looking for and more!! I not only saw a bull moose--BUT TWO! Moose don't usually travel together, so to see two at a time is especilly neat, but to see two bulls was incredible. I have never seen that before in my whole life. We were even quite close!! Here are the pictures of our trip...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day

We had such a fun day off today. We slept in until 10am--which was a real treat for Nic because he never gets to sleep in (because he wakes up early to study even on Saturdays and has meetings on Sunday mornings). We went on a tour of the Mrs. Cavanaugh's Factory. They give free tours to the public along with free samples. It was really fun and educational.

Then we went and picked out our pumpkins. This is one of my favorite things to do in October. There is a great little produce stand that is close to our house and I always buy the biggest pumpkin they have every year.

Friday, October 10, 2008


TGIF! LOL, do you remember watching TGIF on CBS growing up? They would show 4 TV sitcoms in a row; Family Matters, Step By Step, Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, or Hanging with Mr. Cooper! Oh those were the days! My best friend Anna would come over and watch that with me and my siblings and my parents would get us Little Caesar's pizza.

Sorry for the flashback moment! Anyway, I am so excited that it's Friday! Our Friday nights usually consist of Bountiful High Football, which is a lot of fun to support our brother Benj. He is really good and is so much fun to watch. Saturday will be regular Saturday--chores & errands and Sunday I am having my in-laws over for dinner. But the reason I am so excited for this weekend is that it's a 3 day weekend! You gotta love working for a bank--paid holiday for Columbus Day. I am even more excited because it is Nic's Fall Break and we will finally get to spend a whole day together!!! He has promised to limit his studying that day to 2 hours so we should be able to have a lot of fun. I hope that you have a great weekend!

Here are some Friday facts for you:

  • The first letters of the months from July to November spell the name JASON.

  • In every continent, there is a city named Rome.

  • 215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton.

  • The reason why women's dress shirt buttons are on the left and men's on the right is because when buttons were first used during the Victorian period maids used to dress the ladies, and since the maids put on their shirts the buttons were put on the servants right side, hence the women's left. (Ashley's note: this is a theory that is believed to be true).
  • 38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday.

  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is considered the world's most favorite flavor.

  • Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world. (Ashley's note: Not a surprise to the Browns!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

VP Debate

Did you watch the Vice Presidential Debate? I thought it was very interesting. As my sister said "Can we vote for a Biden/Palin ticket?". I really liked how they had a good debate, yet they weren't nasty. It seems like all McCain and Obama do is give personal insults back and forth to each other. Biden and Palin did a lot of complimenting each other which really surprised me. The both seemed very cordial and intelligent. Palin sounded much more impressive at the debate than she had in her interview with Katie Couric. I know I said this before, but I really like her. She seems to really know her stuff and I like that she is a White House outsider. I would love to hear your opinion!!