My aunt had a brilliant idea on Sunday and that was that we should go up to Salt Lake City together with her daughter, me, Brooke and my mom and do what we do best… talk for hours about everything, walk around and stare at Christmas stuff and eat really good food. Feel free to zoom in on Brooke’s really awesome sneakers and yes I am standing like that because I had to go potty.
(PS my aunt is a marathon and triathlon machine. She is even running CIM on Sunday… I will be at that race in 2013)
We went to a new outdoor(ish) mall that was just built in Salt Lake City called City Creek. Brooke’s favorite part were the fountains. I know you don’t believe me but 3.5 month olds can and do love and understand this kind of stuff.
We have a game that we really love to play in Anthropologie. We play Price is Right with a bunch of different items to see who is the closest to guessing how much their items are… I always win because I usually guess $300 or more.
My aunt told us about a restaurant called the Blue Lemon that is right next to the mall and so we walked on over there to get dinner. All of the appetizers are just $2 when you buy them with a meal so we had to get the sweet potato fries, the butternut squash soup, the potatoes and the artichoke dip. I need the recipe for the soup!
We all got the exact same salad, the roasted beet salad and shrimp (my mom got chicken). If you ever go to Blue Lemon you have to order this.
After we finished eating my aunt forced us to the dessert counter to pick out some things to share. Chocolate cake > lemon cake.
We hung out at the restaurant for awhile talking about everything possible. My cousin and I are incredibly close. Growing up we pretty much spent our entire summers together (she lived in California) and we are more like sisters than cousins so it was really nice to be together again.
Across the street from the mall is Temple Square and they just put up their Christmas lights. Breathtaking. I think each tree has something like 43,593 lights on it.
Somehow we found more time for shopping and my cousin found an adorable dress for her husband’s Christmas party at American Eagle. I haven’t been in that store for a long time and I couldn’t believe how many cute things they have now!
Just talked to the Billster and he was staying at school until MIDNIGHT to study for his Contracts final on Friday, wish him good luck:)
Do you put up Christmas lights outside of your house/apartment?
-I am GOING to decorate my deck and outdoor treadmill this year with lights.
What stores were your favorite to shop in as a teenager?
-American Eagle, Gap and Hollister.
Who in your family and extended family RUNS? Anyone running a race this weekend? Anyone running CIM?
Chocolate cake vs. lemon cake?