I think this week was a record breaker – FOUR items were checked off our 50 Days of SUMMER list! Along with those four activities…
Hockey is in full swing in the Hendo home – ice and roller. I went to Zach’s first roller hockey game of the season this week. He may not be the biggest, but he is definitely the fastest.
I got a promotion at work! Turns out all my hard work over the past few months has finally paid off, literally. I wasn’t expecting a raise or a new job title, but I was grateful and happy to accept! I am officially the new “Creative Director” – at least that’s what it says on my new business cards. I don’t know exactly what that title means, but I know that I have a lot more responsibility…and accountability, which scares me. My boss made a huge deal about my new title and now a lot of the guys at work salute me as they pass my office. I have a lot of jokesters on my hands.
Friday we decided to cross off #32 – Stay overnight in Logan. We took a mini road trip up to my alma mater!
Good music with DJ Zach [his experience as Classic’s DJ has really paid off], great conversation, and the scenery on the way to Logan really is gorgeous. Zach is the perfect road trip buddy.
We stayed at our favorite spot, the new Marriott. There wasn’t much to pick from in Logan before this baby came along!
While in Logan, we dined at our favorite restaurant, Le Nonne. We both had the pear and gorgonzola penne – just as delicious as we remembered.
The next morning we went and picked up lunch to go at my favorite sandwich joint and bakery, Grist Mill. Literally, there is something in their bread – something that keeps me coming back. I crave this sketchy joint.
With our sack lunches we drove up to First Dam to accomplish #2 – Have a picnic. The weather was perfect, overcast and cool.
There was even some wildlife…that eventually got a little too wild for my taste.
This devil duck [technically a goose] came out of nowhere and was circling our little picnic spot. Zach wasn’t helping, by pestering the goose and occasionally throwing bits of bread at it. I am not a fan of geese, by the way. I got chased by one when I was a child – no lie! Scarred me for life.
As soon as we started packing up our gear, it began to rain. But the rain didn’t stop us on our next mission – to find our dream home. Several years ago I found an article on a modern home in Cache Valley in one of my favorite design magazines. I have wanted to see this home for years because I have been in LOVE. Turns out Zach loves this home as much as I do, and with his secret skills, found the address of this said dream home. We drove past….three times. It was stalker status, but we didn’t care. At least it is a house and not a person, right? To stalk, I mean.
After our stalking session, we weren’t ready to go home – so we went to a movie! Dark Shadows was strangely entertaining, and that Tim Burton…he just keeps getting weirder!
We then made the journey back home, and the views were to die for!
That night at home we tried out a new recipe – homemade ice cream using only bananas and peanut butter.
I can’t wait to make it again – next time, with Nutella!
Sunday we went to sacrament in my aunt and uncle’s ward to attend my cousin Carissa’s homecoming. She did a fantastic job on her report, there wasn’t a dry eye in the whole place! After the meeting we had a delicious dinner at their home, and Zach found my aunt Shawnie’s gardening hat. It fit him a little TOO good.
Monday we checked off #13 – Eat at Ruth’s Diner. I never tire of their biscuits. It’s my favorite breakfast place…ever.
And to top it off, we decided to check off one more item, #11 – Spend a day in Park City. We met up with my parents – my Mom and I killed it at the Outlets for their Memorial Day Sale while Zach and my Dad drove around and checked out the Olympic ski jump.
We had lunch on Main Street and then drove home to attend the Henderson Memorial Day BBQ at Zach’s uncle David’s house. Have you ever seen two cuter swim bums in your life?!
We snacked, watched the kiddies jump off the diving board, and then decided to take a scenic drive around Bountiful. As if we hadn’t spent enough time in the car between all our random activities. I love riding in the car with my husband – we have serious conversations, sing loud to our favorite songs, and laugh at each other. It was the perfect way to end our long holiday weekend.
Being married to your best friend definitely has it’s perks. We had a perfect, activity-filled holiday weekend! Now, here’s to a short work week!!!