Sunday, July 8, 2012

salt lake saturday.


evan and i have been living in provo, utah for five years and have never spent much time in slc {only about 45 minutes away}.  so, saturday evan and i headed up to salt lake city for the day-- determined to explore this city inside and out! 

we left early in the morning {grabbed our starbucks of course} and made our first stop at the farmers/craft market at pioneer park.  i haven't been to a farmers market in years! the energy is so fun! vendors trying to entice customers, the smells of kettle corn and fresh fruits and veggies in the air... ah i love it!  as unbelievable as it may be, we didn't even buy anything {we are so frugal} but if i lived near a farmers market i would buy my weeks worth of veggies for sure!

after the farmers market we headed to the gateway mall.  it's a lovely outdoor mall with beautiful fountains, fun restaurants, and lots of great shops {personal favorites: anthropologie and urban outfitters}!  i love browsing. i'm a browser.  i enjoy buying new clothes and home decor of course, but i am perfectly content just looking around, dreaming about having endless amounts of money.

from there we headed to a couple old cathedrals. one greek orthodox, and the other catholic.  evan loves old buildings {especially churches and castles} so he loved it.  at the catholic church we were taking pictures and decided to go inside-- little did we know we were walking in on a wedding.  the priest announced "i now introduce mr. and mrs. {can't remember}, you may now kiss your bride." can you say wedding crashers?  we thought about staying in the entry way and being the first to congratulate the new couple, but using better judgement, decided to leave.

by now we were starving and ate at a cute little bakery/sandwich shop at the city creek mall {another beautiful outdoor mall} called hagermann's.  it was decent, however evan got a better sandwich than i did. california club is always the way to go. why did i think otherwise?

rejuvenated by lunch, we drove up to the state capitol.  we had never been, but it's pretty much what you would expect from a capitol building.  very capitol-esque.

near the capitol there is a gorgeous little park {memory park}.  just two years ago evan and i went there to take our engagement pictures {where does the time go?!}.  it was so neat to walk around and see the different spots we posed at, and some that we didn't {the meditation chapel--we got a kick out of that!}.  we took some time to sit, read, and journal by the creek running through the park.  it was so peaceful and a great moment to thank God for all he has provided for us over the last two years of our marriage.

we were pooped after that {a lot of sun}, and started our journey home. we had to stop off at ikea though.  i absolutely cannot wait to move into a home that i can completely make my own. wish we were millionaires sometimes... i'd buy things.

it's days like saturday that make me very thankful for my husband.  i know the things that we were doing weren't the most invigorating, but he was such a trooper.  i love how he loves me and could not be more grateful for the time we were able to spend together talking, laughing, praying, and exploring.  i got so lucky with him, and am blessed to be his wifey.  love you evan urbina, thanks for a fantastic, and memorable day! xoxo.