Sunday, November 28, 2010

Anniversary Trip: Grand Teton & Jackson Hole, WY

For our anniversary weekend, we also went to Grand Teton National Park and spent the night in Jackson Hole, WY

David drooling over the sailboats.

We spent a night in Jackson Hole, WY
Our home for the night...

Jackson Hole has such a cute downtown.

Delicous Breakfast!

The second day,we rented a canoe and explored the breathtaking Jenny Lake. 

Beautiful Grand Tetons

Then we drove home on our actual anniversary. Since we didn't save the top of our wedding cake - well, we saved it one day and then ate it before leaving for our honeymoon - I decided to recreate it.

I made one layer of funfetti and one layer of strawberry cake and topped it with buttercream frosting.  I have to say that it was delicious and I think tasted much better than a 1 year old frozen cake!

We had a fabulous first year and I can't wait for many, many more!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Anniversary Trip: Yellowstone

This August 29th marked the first anniversary of our marriage. To celebrate a fabulous year as husband and wife, we spent a long weekend in Yellowstone, Grand Tetons National Park, and Jackson Hole,WY.
It was great to visit these places that I'd heard of since childhood.  One thing I love about living out west is the unlimited number of weekend trips, so many of which are a short 4 hour drive away - like this one.

Yellowstone National Park was beautiful. I'd love to go back again for some of the great hikes, but there is so much you can see just by driving through.

What they gave us at the entrance...
Got to love the imagery

Steam coming up from the earth.  A large portion of Yellowstone NP sits atop a caldera, or a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. It's what makes Yellowstone so incredible, housing half of earth's geothermal features in this one place. 

At Artist's Point


Ofcourse, we had to see Yellowstone's most famous geyser...
 Old Faithful

Literally boiling from the earth

Beautiful hydrothermal hot springs

And great wildlife too.

Yellowstone Lake

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cat Comes to Visit

My best friend/cousin/twin, Catherine, came to visit me in Utah for the first time this summer. We had a great time filling our days with hiking, shopping, laying out, eating, ect.  I tried really hard to convince her to move here, but think I have my work cut out for me due to her exciting life in NYC.

Here are some of our adventures...

At the Farmer's Market

At Temple Square

At our yummy breakfast at Silver Fork
View from Breakfast

Cat and Peyton's First Hike!

Laying by the pool in SLC

Alpine slide in Park City