Friday, October 29, 2010

Speaking of Winter...

This is our new house.  It's pretty small, but so far we really like it.  And it's only a few houses away from where we lived this summer (making the move very easy)
Our view of the mountains is pretty nice too.

 This was our house earlier this week.  Yeah, it snowed.  It all melted in the afternoon sun, but still.
This is not supposed to happen before Halloween.  Really, it's not allowed.

End of Summer/Beginning of Fall Picnic

I don't remember where the idea came from, but Bryan and I decided to have a picnic in the canyon this September.  We had been given a picnic basket set (complete with plates, glasses, and utensils) by my mom as a wedding present, so we wanted to try it out.
We found a pretty spot that had a nice view of the fall colors, and the weather was pretty much perfect.
Here you can see the whole spread.  We had bread, cheese, salami, grapes and grape juice.  It made me miss eating really cheap (but delicious) cheese all the time, like I did in France.
(using our camera timer)
 I made mini pear tarts for dessert, which added a perfect fall taste to the picnic.  Pretty much, every "smitten kitchen" recipe I try turns out amazing.  She knows what she's doing.

 After our picnic we drove up past Sundance to see the pretty fall colors.

I'm excited for fall to finally be here (winter, not so much)

Since we got married:

I haven't been keeping up on my blog, so I thought I'd quickly sum up our summer: 
We went to San Francisco for our honeymoon since neither one of us had ever been (I actually had always thought I'd been there before as a kid.  Apparently what I remembered as a childhood trip to San Francisco was actually a trip to Park City) 
We got to see the beautiful Oakland Temple while we were there as well.
On our drive from California back to Utah, we stopped in Vegas to see the Lion King, which was great.  Once we were back in Utah we got to see Bryan's sister Carolyn get married to her husband Lon.
We moved into this house (we pretty much just house sat for the summer while a the family left for an internship)
We planted a garden (this is just the herb garden.  We also had two large planters and some tomato plants)
We spent some time on the east coast for the Weed Family Reunion, Jared (Bryan's brother) and Tabitha's wedding, and a tri-open house for all of us newlyweds.  If you can't tell from the above picture (i.e. my sweaty hair and rolled up pants) we were there during a major heat wave.
A few days after coming home from Pennsylvania, we went back out east for a company trip to Disney World.
It was pretty magical, but Disneyland will always hold a special place in my heart.
I went on every ride (I think?  Minus Tower of Terror, but I've been on that one at California Adventure).  This is me experiencing my first loop.  It wasn't too bad either, though my face might make you think otherwise.

Here is our (somewhat) flourishing garden.  I had to battle snails like you wouldn't believe, but we did get some pretty good zucchini and yellow squash.

It was a very busy summer, but we really enjoyed it.