Friday, January 4, 2013

“I found your love like I found religion: in an aluminum trashcan in the middle of the Utah desert.” ― Jarod Kintz,

January 4,

Utah became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 34th-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. 
With approximately 63% of Utahns reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints(LDS) /Mormons, Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state.Which is why Mormons are usually the first thing associated with Utah, even over Sundance! Cheers to them though, this influence has done them good as they are one of the healthiest states, and they report the lowest teen pregnancy rates, birth out of wed lock rates, and abortion rates. There is more to Utah than this this!

Looking at this impressive list of people Utah has gifted us with!
Cheers to:
David Archuleta
Rosanne Barr
Butch Cassidy
The Osmands
James Woods
Bringham Young (man & university)
The Green River Killer (they probably could have kept that one)
and of course...The Sister Wives!
Yeah Utah!

Mormon Surprise
Our LDS friends do not part take in many things conventionally deemed "unhealthy"; this includes alcohol and caffeine  A popular New Years drink in the LDS community was a mixture of ginger ale and white grape juice creating a light bubbly mocktail to celebrate with.
It's no surprise to anyone reading this, but, "Surprise!" we've spiked ours!
White Grape Juice
Ginger Ale

In a Collins glass pour 1.25 oz of vodka over ice
Add equal parts ginger ale & grape juice to your liking.
For some reason I just feel like a better person drinking this ... weird right?!

Utah! People working together
Utah! What a great place to be.
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

- Line from Utah, This is the Place (Utah state song)
Sam & Gary Francis

1 comment:

  1. Love it! They are also the most charitable state in the union! xoxo