Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bear Lake Raspberry

One of my favorite things about having children is when they experience something new. It kind of makes me look at the experience like I'm doing it for the first time too even though I have done it my whole life. Like digging into your first Bear Lake Raspberry shake. Tastes even better than I remembered.  Ryan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love this picture. It is the moment that Piper first tastes something like this. (I think I'm getting too Philosophical about ice cream) 

Friday, July 3, 2009

Squirt gun

Piper LOVES to be outside! Squirt guns only make it even funner.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Air Show

This video was from the weekend of the air show at Hill air force base.
I guess the instructions for the Thunderbird pilots was to make a banking right turn over South Ogden then do a fly-over above 1150 E. We had great front yard seats!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Freak out!

I forgot all about this little clip. It was after our marathon flight home from Hawaii and Piper was DONE! Don't let the cute little face fool you. She has her share of freak-outs. I've never loaded a video before so here goes.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The one hour dog

Today after I washed the car in the driveway, the cutest little "Paris Hilton" puppy (Yorkshire terrier) wandered in to our yard. Piper got to play with him for about an hour and Luckily it had a tag with a phone number on it and the lady owner was crazy happy that we found her dog.  

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mud on the tires

Well, it's springtime in Montana. It has been our family tradition since I was a Boyscout to load up the Wagoneer, Landcruiser, Pathfinder, Suburban or Range Rover and enjoy some early season fishing in "Big sky country"  It seems like it is also family tradition to be stranded on a dirt road a few hundred miles from home and/or up to our collective necks in cold water or mud. This year we kept the tradition alive!! and as well as every other time, it was a Duesey!  My Dad, myself and two brothers were all set for a long sunny day on the Beaverhead. The sky was clear and warm, the jagged mountain peaks were still blanketed with snow, and on opening day the Browns would be biting! You see, I come from a bold family heritage that doesn't follow convention or common sense for that matter, they don't have fishing on the Moon, but we still like to chase the trout where no man has gone before. To get to our favorite spot, requires getting a little mud on the tires!             It's one of those things that in the moment you want to walk all the way back home, but when it's all over and I look back we still had an awesome time enjoying each others company, catching a few big ones, eating an great steak dinner and breathing the clear mountain air. Ryan

Spring fishing '09

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I was in church about a month ago when a member of the ward asked me about the goings on in our family. What we were doing and such. I told him how we were soon leaving for Hawaii for a family vacation, and we would be staying at my wife's uncle's vacation home on Kona, and I asked if he happened to know Rod. (Angie's uncle) He said... you mean... Poor, Poor Rod. 
Well, we got to Hawaii and it all makes sense. 
We were the guests of our now favorite uncle and aunt Rod and MaryAnn Garner. We had the most wonderful time in their home in Hawaii, Such a beautiful and comfortable place We can't thank them enough. Here's some pictures from our Hawaii trip.

Hawaii pictures

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I miss you Billy

Four years ago today, (Feb 4, 2005)  my Uncle and friend Bill Brown died of brain cancer.
When I returned from my mission, Bill pulled some strings and got me a job, and
I had the privilege to work with Bill for 13 years at Fresenius Medical Care. 
That's a lot of years in the same building together, day in day out, and  I can tell you that 
Bill was loved by a lot of people. I still get questions from Bill's friends at Fresenius wanting to know how his family is doing. I now work in the same shop that Bill managed for the Molding Department, and four years later, it's still a common occurrence when a James Taylor tune is heard on the radio, for four grown men to slow down their work and with a few tears in our eyes,  remember of our friend Bill.  

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Beautiful girl.

Angie recently said to me that she wasn't pretty. This might not make her feel better, but I must say, She's delusional!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Happy Birthday Ryan!
I know that Ry might not be too happy that I am posting this but it's his Birthday and Piper and I wanted to let him know how much we love him. I am so grateful for you as a husband and a father. I appreciate all you do for our family and how hard you work to make everything better. I look forward to spending the evening with you in Park City and dinner at Ruth's Chris. You deserve a nice night out!
We love you and hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!

Angie & Piper

Sunday, January 4, 2009