Friday, August 22, 2014

Random and all over the place

Okay, first I want to play catch up. Back in Feb. I blogged about a fun hike we did with my brothers when they came to stay with us in Utah. This year we did that same hike...because it's awesome and the guys were just dying to stick their heads in that ice cold waterfall again ;)

 Then after, we went off-roading. Side note: Daniel has had his Tacoma for over a year now. Ever since he got it, he has been bugging me to put those giant mud tires to use and go off-roading with him. I went once for a total of 5 minutes before I was almost in tears and begged him to take me back to the asphalt. I know....#dramaqueen. I don't care, it scares the crap out of me! But when he suggested off-roading to my brothers after our hike, they were all over it. So I held my breath and went along. 

...wanted to share my favorite hairstyle as of late:
the day I walked out the door and realized I looked like a wannabe Elsa with my blue maxi and side french braid. Oops.

but, it was PERFECT for lake powell...I love having my hair back and out of my face.

speaking of lake powell...
there's a funny, yet not so funny story about lake powell and fireworks. It involves my husband and a $125 ticket...oh, and a lesbian park ranger who we now hate. I won't get into details.

Sorry for the random thoughts. That's what happens when I'm looking back on iPhone pictures and realize I never documented some very important things in my life ;)

Ohh and one last thing,
I have my eye on this chair for my living room. I'm obsessed!
{World Market...I love you!}

K thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Yesterday marked three years of marriage for the Gilsters.

 We celebrated with a fun little weekend stay-cation at the Grand America Hotel in SLC. It was absolutely the most gorgeous hotel I've ever stayed in. It reminded me so much of the West Gate Hotel in San Diego where we stayed on the first night of our honeymoon. We found out it's the same owner! The whole time I was taking mental notes for what I want my future bathroom to be like. It was all marble everything, and the bathtub was uh-mazing - I took 3 baths in the 2 days we were there. Haa

Daniel was soo sweet and had arranged rose petals to be set up in our room when we got there. 

It really was just like our honeymoon...only way better ;)

aaaand there was anniversary cake - a pleasant little surprise neither of us were expecting. You know I always love me some cake!

We just lounged all weekend. It was so relaxing and just perfect.

We even brought the scooter in Dan's truck to cruise around SLC on.

first stop...Banbury Cross Donuts of course!

(the besttt)

Then on Sunday we attempted to go to Music and The Spoken Word (aka Mormon Tabernacle Choir) and then went to the famous Grand America brunch (sorry but it didn't compare to Stein's...our fav...AND it was more expensive). THEN we really didn't want to go back home, so out  of desperation for something else to do, we went to The Hogle Zoo. May as well be able to say we've been to the zoo in the 4 years we've lived here...why not??

On our actual anniversary (Monday) we had to work all day :( boooo
but THEN we went out to a fancy dinner at Sundance

I literally cried when the weekend was over because it was so fun and just not long enough. Next year we promised ourselves we'd set a whole week aside and go somewhere exotic.

Here's to the best three years!
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lake Powell 2014

Last week we went to lake Powell with the fam. It was an unforgettable trip...just so much fun. Instead of posting 1.5 million pictures on my blog...I decided to make a little video :) Check it out!

Ps. it won't play on mobile devices for some reason :(

Thanks for reading!