Monday, March 25, 2013

Wonderful Weekend

 A picture of the Seattle temple I took during our lovely weekend...

Oh man.  Brandon and I had a great weekend.  My parents came to visit, because Brandon went through the temple on Saturday.  At the same time, I was asked to be a temple escort for my cute church friend Lindsey, who was also going through the temple that day.  It was such a special experience in many ways.  I have never been an escort before, and quite frankly was a little thrown off-guard (in a very honored way) when she asked me to be her escort.  I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't know where to go let alone show her around since I have never done any sessions in the Seattle temple, but everything was just fine.  As for Brandon's experience... Seriously, the support of our ward friends as well as my parents was overwhelming in a good way.  We were both very grateful indeed to have my parents fly all the way from Utah just to share this special moment with him.  I am thankful that there were many people that were thorough with Brandon about what to expect when he first went through the temple.  It ended up being a very positive venture for him.  I remember when I went through the temple for the first time five years ago, I was a bit surprised and I felt that it was an unusual sort of experience.  I didn't know enough details about it to realize that everything would be very unique.  I was not sure how to react.  I have always had a pretty open mind, though, and it did not take me long to get used to it.  Well, Brandon has had so much support from friends and family that he did not find anything to be mind-blowing for him.  In fact, it was quite the opposite.  He said he loved it.  I am so glad.  When we got outside I asked my dad to take some photos of me and Brandon, but upon looking at them, I am blinking in all of them HAHA so I am not putting them on my blog.  Thanks for trying anyway, Dad.  I LOVE YOU! Other than the photos, everything went so well.  I still have warm fuzzies from the whole thing.  The temple is great and holds so many blessings.  We make promises with the Lord that entail so many wonderful promises to us in return.  We are able to do temple work for our ancestors.  Most of all, our family is bound/sealed together forever in the walls of the temple. Also....hehe this might sound silly to get all excited about this, but....Lindsey and her husband Seth said we should all do a "temple date" together one of these days.  So much to look forward to! Hehe.  It just feels so unifying to have my husband there with me in the temple.

After the whole temple thing, we went out to dinner.  I won't mention the fact that we first went to the Cheesecake Factory and we decided not to go there since it was so crowded but my mom and I just *HAD* to order a slice of cheesecake each "to go" and I finished the entire slice of cheesecake all to myself before Brandon even pulled out of the Cheesecake Factory parking lot.  Hey!  Don't judge me. I hadn't eaten all day.  I was ravenous.  Anyway, then we went to my mom's favorite restaurant in Washington, this Thai noodle place,  I ordered Mango fried rice.  It was pretty good.  But I was SO full from the cheesecake.  Anyway, I felt so tired the rest of the night.  I don't really remember what happened after that.  It was such a blur.  No doubt from overdosing on fat and sugar.  So the next day was Sunday.  We went to church, then Brandon and I made a nice dinner and invited some friends over and of course had my parents there.  Everyone seemed to enjoy it.  Brandon is the best cook.  Seriously.  I only helped with the vegetables.  Everything else was all him.  We had his famous crock pot honey beef (recipe here), DELIGHTFUL potato wedges (please, Honey, put up a recipe for those!!!!), roasted organic mixed vegetables, a cold simple salad, brown rice, roasted asparagus, and brownies and ice cream for dessert.  YUM!  Why didn't I take pictures?  Oh yeah... haha I always forget don't I? Anyway, in just a couple more days Brandon and I will fly down to Utah and be sealed.  SEALED!!!! Gosh.  I am so excited.  That will just make everything we have wanted official.  Seriously, can't wait. I will keep you posted.  And hopefully by then my thought processes will be a little more flowing and less rambly.  Hehe. xoxox

~Sincerely, Ashleigh Son


  1. SEALED! Haha. I'm so glad your weekend was good. Can't wait to see you both!

  2. I know I've already commented on EVERYTHING but I am so freaking STOKED for you two!!! Oh my gosh you're finally getting sealed to your dream man and I couldn't be any happier for you. :D

    1. LOL! Love you Hailey. I am stoked too. :-)