Monday, July 30, 2012


Sunday, Aug 5 is Clark's and my 1 year anniversary. 
So crazy to think we have been married almost a year.

I've just been listening to the songs Clark sang to me the night we got engaged and thought i'd share them on here. The last two are especially cheesy and the music vids are very dramatic but I have to admit they make my heart drop every time I hear them.  
So fun :) 

I can't wait for our anniversary!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bear Lake, Baking, & Birthdays

For any of you guys not from Utah reading my blog, Utah has this really cool extra holiday in the summer, Pioneer Day. It celebrates the day when the pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City. 
It's also really cool because pretty much everyone in the state celebrates it which means NO SCHOOL AND NO WORK! Clark and I really try to make the most out of these days but it landed on a Tuesday so our fun had to be limited to one day. Well, we decided to spend the day with my sister Ashley and her family. We all went up to Bear Lake. It was so beautiful. The water was crystal clear and pretty warm, which was nice because as you can see from the picture it was overcast pretty much the whole time we were there. 

So cute, we love them. 

A few weeks ago all of the Brimhall kids in Utah celebrated my father-in-laws birthday at Chili's and then went to the Sound of Music at the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley. I would DEFINITELY recommend that one! It was very entertaining (have to admit I almost started tearing up at some points) plus if you haven't been to this theater it's really cool because it's a round stage. 

This past weekend Clark and I just stayed in Provo and ran some errands. I have to say the days we just stay here and do our own thing are my favorites. I feel like Clark and I get so much closer and I love it. It's crazy after knowing him for over 4 years now that there's a possibility of loving him more and more but I can honestly say my love for him grew even more just from this weekend. He is my best friend and my most favorite person to be with. I do not know what I would do with out him in my life. 
Best husband ever. 

We got breakfast at this cute little waffle place near our house. Way yummy!

Not sure if I've said this yet on the blog but I am taking a cooking class this summer.
(funny to think this is a class that goes towards my bachelor's degree)
But I love it so much and seriously am learning a ton plus getting some awesome recipes.
I've just gotta brag about this one because let me say I am pretty dang proud of making my very first homemade pie from absolute scratch! 
Here are the before and after baking shots :) 

mmmm so good. 
(also want to note I have been feeding Clark a lot better than I was earlier this summer from the class--double score) 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We Love Weekends.

 Last Saturday was a way fun day!
We started the day off with deep cleaning our kitchen... ahh have to admit it is soooo nice having a clean home!
Then we went up to Bell Canyon in Sandy. Before we went there we wanted to get water shoes at walmart. They didn't have any our sizes so Clark got big women shoes and I got little boy shoes. We thought it was pretty funny that we could fit into those shoes. Once we got to the reservoir at Bell Canyon we jumped in and it felt sooo nice! We went up to this creek that was flowing into the reservoir and found wild raspberry bushes and ate away. It was my first experience of actually finding raspberries on the bushes so I was way excited to actually eat them! Later we just laid on one of the rocks in the creek and got our tan on. 

After Bell Canyon we got cleaned up and went to Temple Square in SLC. It was such a beautiful day at Temple Square. It's so fun going back to the temple we got married in. If anyone is making a trip out to Salt Lake City I would definitely go to Temple Square if you've never been. There are a lot of visitors centers that give a lot of history and information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I don't think you can get anywhere else. Plus it is SO gorgeous! 
And something a little fun for people who know what I'm talking about. We were in the Joseph Smith Building (where our wedding luncheon was) and this cute older sister missionary asked us if we wanted to see something cool. She took us to this very fancy ballroom on the bottom floor that was so beautiful. I felt like I was back in Spain in the Castle in Segovia. later she told us to go around and explore other rooms so we went up stairs and checked out the rest of the rooms. So cool! 

After Temple Square we went to City Creek. We love City Creek and think it was such a great thing to attract people to Down Town. We at at the Bluelemon for the first time and were both pleasantly satisfied with everything. We got to pay when we ordered (meaning we didn't have to wait 5 hours to get a check at the end), got our food 5 minutes after we sat down (no joke!), got to eat outside, was really cheap, and SO delicious! We will definitely be going back there! 
(if anyone else is planning on it you should really try the artichoke cheese dip for your side... it was outstanding!)

We ended the night seeing some friends at Clark's best buddies house. 
It was a very wonderful weekend :)