Monday, September 12, 2011

Cecret Lake

A few weekends ago while trying to get out of the city, we headed up to the Albion Basin area in Little Cottonwood Canyon to hike through some beautiful wildflowers. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and perfect timing on our part because all of the wildflowers were in full bloom.

Beautiful day to be up in the mountains

Eventhough it was about 80 degrees we found snow on the trail.

Love the wildflowers

We found the "Cecret Lake"

Wildflowers Galore!

Days like those make me think I need to always live close to mountains...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


As I told you earlier, for my birthday we were able to spend a four day weekend in Chicago. Before this trip we had only been to Chicago once - in the dead of winter. It was a miserable 9 degrees with piercingly cold winds.  Needless to say we did not explore the city much. August was 10x better. We stayed downtown close to the lake and parks.  David went to conference during the day and I would sleep in, go for a run around the city and along the lake, then meet him for lunch.  We spent our afternoons and nights being tourists. 

Walking around town after lunch

In the park

The infamous bean


One night we walked down Michigan Avenue to the John Hancock Building

Incredible views

With Chris and Priscilla

We spent an afternoon at Wrigley Field watching the Cubs

Stadium seats on top of homes?

The group!

Architectural Boat Tour

Later that night we went to dinner here to celebrate my birthday

On the way to dinner

Chicago was a fun city!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Park City Food and Wine Classic

Also, this summer we went with some friends to the annual Park City Food and Wine Classic. It is a 4 day event filled with multiple tastings and classes.  This year we went to the Taste of Park City Grand Tasting which included probably hundreds of wines, gourmet foods, and live music at the Canyons Resort. We had great weather and truly enjoyed our double date.

With Justin and Sabrina

We even saw a moose!