Friday, June 29, 2012

friday favorites 2.0

let's try this again, shall we?

Things we are loving this week:

Honing our baseball skillz playing catch at the park

Honey Lime Enchiladas, Homemade Applesauce and Peach Raspberry Ice Cream (Happy 11-monthiversarry to us!)

Reading NieNie's book Heaven is Here. I've never gotten into her blog but felt I should read the book to be a good Mormon wife. Half-way through her incredible story and loving her openness about faith and church related things, especially to a non-LDS audience.

With the impending doom of starting church at 2:30 in a few weeks, the heavens opened and we move to 9am on Sunday. Hallelujah!

Wishing we were riding this on its opening weekend

And ok, I'll admit it--with our dinner group out of town, we have eaten dinner almost every night on the couch watching the Olympics swimming trials. You guys, I just love the Olympics. And we have our favorite swimmers and cheer them on, but I mostly get sucked in whenever any version of this commercial comes on:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

east coastin'

 We had the best time spending a week with the Treasure family on the east coast. We rented a large and vintage lake house in Virginia for the perfect week of relaxing, exploring, and spending time together.

Some highlights:

We loved spending time on the water! Kayaking was a fav, and we may have scared away the neighbors with our lively game of catch the watermelon. (Instructions—drop a watermelon in the lake and have fun throwing it around. Kind of redneck, but super fun)

The Olympics André and I planned were a hit!

After years of hearing about Rita's Andre's favorite treat on the mission and an east coast exclusive, the entire fam had to check it out. We loved it!

We adventured to beautiful Monticello one day and even took a detour to check out the UVA law school.

Visiting the Luray Caverns in our matching shirts and deciding we could never be cave explorers of yore.

But we really just enjoyed spending time together. André is in the running for favorite uncle and we had a grand old time. And of course, what vacation isn’t complete without a trip to urgent care? (Don’t worry, André is fine)

Our last day we got to go into Washington DC for a bit so I could show Andre around and of course get a toasted marshmallow shake from Good Stuff (heaven on earth). I loved being back in my favorite city, if only for a few hours.

A wonderful week with my favorite people. Now if only we didn't all live so far away from each other!

Monday, June 4, 2012

the search is on

Last summer, we went on a quest for the best shaved ice in Utah Valley. But with wedding prep and all the festivities, we didn't make it far on the delicious path. This year, however, we are re-dedicated in our new search for the Best Fries in Utah Valley.

Competition with be rough, but we are saving our pennies to sample the best the Provo/Orem metropolitan area has to offer.
The contenders:
Sammy's
Gurus
Smashburger
In and Out
and more...


We kicked things off with our out-of-state write in, Good Times, when we were in Colorado last weekend. A Broomfield and Kaiser family favorite, I had long heard about the wonders of wild fries but had yet to taste them myself.

 The verdict? These fries were incredible! The fry places in Utah have some big shoes to fill. And the fact that we ate in the middle school cafeteria made it even better.


Any recommendations of fry places we should try?
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