we wanted to go to zion’s or bryce canyon to celebrate our birthday weekend (david’s birthday is may 10th and mine is may 12 — presh, isn’t it?), but we couldn’t get away for more than one night, so we decided to hit up our own backyard for some quality time with our pal mother nature.
the beauty of living in salt lake city is that we really could drive 20-30 minutes in any direction and be setting up camp. but for this trip we headed north to the trails around snowbasin. we “backpacked in” — all of 3/4 of a mile — and then we scoped out a nice ‘lil spot with a view of the mountain sunset, baked some sweet potatoes and feasted on smores until we got sleepy.
after breakfast in the morn’ we took off on a three-hour hike with a beautiful view of pineview reservoir. we took our sweet time and it was oh so lovely.
Brynne and Tanner came to town last weekend, and we consider ourselves lucky to have spend approximately 93 minutes with them!
The Freis came to town to see their new nephew Jack, but they squeezed in a dinner time with us, so we picked up the Friday special pizza at Whole Foods, went to Memory Grove for a picnic and then had to get outta there before it got unbearably cold. But we’ll take what we can get with our L.A. friends!
Sadly, our husbands hardly know each other, but we’re pumped for them to move back this summer and we can be married couple BFFs AND become the favorite friends of newborn baby Frei.
I posted on Hanalei’s blog again — a panini recipe this time! Reeeal tasty. Come see!
David and I like to go on runs together through the Avenues and pick out our favorite houses. Some are old and some are new, some are huge and some are itty bitty. But most are oh so charming! Like Mary’s dream house on “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Yesterday was such a nice day that I decided to document some of my faves in the neighborhood. Long live the Avenues! I don’t think we’ll find a better neighborhood in all the land.
Yesterday my friend Brynne congratulated us on our apartment being featured on Apartment Therapy — and I had no idea what she was talking about. She sent me the link showing me our place at been posted on their blog a few days earlier. I submitted pictures awhile back, but really didn’t think they would choose us and got an email saying they would ask us more questions in an email if they did … but what a nice surprise.
Apartment Therapy is one of my favorite sites to find home decor inspiration and I read it on the daily, thinking of when when have a house of our own.
Check out the post here.
While he was on spring break last week, David busted out his shiny new power tools (from Christmas). It was a spontaneous vision. He dreamed it up while riding his bike, wrote up the plans and wham bam, we had a new coffee table. Well, it’s not done yet. But here’s a looksie. Workin’ hard in the back lot of our apartment building.
Sister Laura is off! This past weekend we drove up to Sun Valley to say our final goodbyes to David’s sister Laura before she left on her mission to Malaga, Spain. On Saturday we went as a Kunz fam (minus Michael!) to have lunch at Galena Lodge. We at super fancy grilled cheese and veggie burgers on picnic tables out in the snow, since it was such a sunshiney warm(ish) day.
Yep, me and mom-in-law have matching coats. Thanks to her! In Sun Valley we only wear Patagonia.
Then on Sunday, Laura spoke in church and we had an open house lunch for family and friends to say goodbye. David and I left to head back home soon after, so this was it. Goodbyyyyye Laura! She should be landing in Spain in just a few hours now!
As I mentioned yesterday, I posted a smoothie recipe yesterday on Hanalei’s blog, Foggy Dress. I make these smoothies a couple times a week and have converted David to their tasty healthiness too.
Get the recipe here!
Davido and I went to Avenues Bistro on Third for breakfast this morning, because David is on spring break and doesn’t have to leave early in the morn for class, and because I have a wholehearted love of breakfasting and brunching. It’s way cooler than going out to dinner. Cause it’s morning! Most people are rushing off to work or grumbling about not wanting to roll out of bed.
So when you’re spending the wee hours of the morning out at a cutesy restaurant, well that’s somethin special.
Sooo, we love our neighborhood and are trying to experience all it has to offer. The Avenues Bistro on Third is just up the street and always looks quaint and cute, so we decided to check it out.
It’s all that local/organic stuff and it was, well, it was just all right, I ain’t gon lie. Not great. Tasted like homemade. Only my homemade might be even better. Ha.
I got the frittata with tomatoes, cojita cheese and spinach. David got the huevos rancheros. But they were both just aiight. (And they played loud 80s music that didn’t really fit the setting.)
Doesn’t mean it wasn’t a magical morn with my main man, though. OH and props to them for having a really cool salt tray (in photo above). Sea salt, pink Himalayan salt and smoked hickory salt! Cool.
Also, I posted again on Hanalei’s page today – check it out!
1. My sister-in-law Laura is leaving on a mission to Malaga, Spain! We bought matching shirts to commemorate. 2. David finished his mid-terms and all he wanted was Kroger instant chocolate pudding as a reward. We love all the same foods, but the Kroger instant pudding left us divided. Nothing to write home about, if you as me. 3. As of yesterday, David and I have been married for 7 months! Love is (still) in the air. 4. I’m converted to dying my hair at home, thanks to eSalon. Cheap and easy — and it’s still professional color.