Monday, September 23, 2013


Last week's date night took us to Panda Express (man, we were craving us some Orange Chicken). And then the BYU Art Museum. 

We would definitely recommend this date if you are in the Provo area. Admission to the art museum is totally FREE (which, in his own words, is Brad's favorite number), there is some really amazing art, and it is not at all crowded, even on a Friday night! Triple score! 

Mostly, we really enjoyed the art. 

Only sometimes did we have to put on our "this is art???" faces

So it got me thinking... what is art, exactly? 

Is there a problem with me when I don't exactly appreciate a seemingly random splash of deep red paint on a stark white canvas? Or what about a giant wedding dress made of bubble wrap?

 Are we less refined for not seeing some deeper meaning in such things? And what of the 1000 half eaten marshmallows? Should we see beauty in that? 

What life experience would bring us to understand these things? 

For now, I will stick with the side of the museum that I understood and loved! I loved seeing the American dream portrayed on canvas. I was in awe at the detail of each work of art, and just how real it all looked. Brad pointed out a number of paintings that really got us thinking. Basically, we love the older art.

Modern art, not so much. 
Maybe it will grow on us? 

What about you? Do you see more than we see in modern art?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Real Cougars?

They say that you have to hike the Y to get the whole BYU experience. 

We didn't want to break tradition, and we are always up for a good hike, so up the mountain we went. 

Labor Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to make the hike up. 
We decided to go in the evening since it might be a bit cooler. That was a great decision.

We had heard that the hike wasn't for the faint of heart. 
We had heard that it has 12 switch backs and is quite steep. 
But we knew that lots of families took little kids all the way up and they made it all the way to the Y.

We started out with all the energy we have. 
We might be slightly out of shape.
Ok... I might be quite a bit out of shape. 

The way we were breathing, you would have thought we were hiking the Himalayas! haha. But we made it!

Did I forget to mention that we wore our Devils in Disguise shirts?
And that we made the Sparky sign in all of our pictures?
We are definitely still Sun Devils at heart!!!

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