a day spent hiking.

This weekend Kalvin & I decided to take advantage of the good weather (finally!) and spent the day hiking! We decided to go to Tony Grove and hike to White Pine Lake.  As much as I loved the hike, the drive alone was perfect! Thanks to all the rain lately, the canyon is gorgeous right now! 
Due to all the rain, as we began the hike most of the trail was covered with water.  About one mile into the hike, we found a couple of groups resting/turning around because the trail had slowly disappeared.  Although everyone said there was too much snow to keep on going, we decided we were going to let a little snow stop us! 
This is what the "trail" looked like in the beginning and it slowly turned into the picture below.. Ya, I know, what trail?  Lucky for me,  Kalvin is good at the whole "finding your way through the mountains" thing because he successfully re-found the trail 2-3 times! 
I wish I had a picture of the "trail" at it's worst but I kept sinking knee-deep into the snow & was afraid I was going to fall on my face, so I put the camera away.  My luck, I would have broken it! 
 

While we stopped for a break, Kalvin told me to just hang out for a second and he was going to go look around see if he could see the trail anywhere.  After a few minutes, I realized I couldn't see him anymore so naturally I started to panic a little. After a second of looking around, I found him & his green shirt.  Can you see him? 

Despite how muddy, wet & sunburned we got, it was one of the best hikes we have been on! Needless to say, after four hours of hiking uphill through snow & mud, we were exhausted! So we ended the night by picking up some aloe vera, a large pizza & binged on endless netflix episodes.
 
I sure do love this kid.  Lucky for me, I have him for eternity! 
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Our Anniversary Weekend


I just can't believe it! One year later and we're still madly in love!
Kalvin & I have never been so happy!  I couldn't imagine my life without this boy! 
He is easily the best thing to ever happen to me. 
I was lucky enough to spend the entire week with Kalvin (which is a big deal for us!).  We played a game of co-ed softball, I played around with watercolors while he was at work and we went shooting together.  I was even excited about cooking dinner for the boys - something about feeling like a wife again!  Kalvin was a sweetie and took Friday off so we left for our anniversary weekend early! 

Our original plans were canceled due to all the rain! So we improvised! 
We spent all day Friday in Salt Lake, we visited City Creek & Scheels.  Kalvin spoiled me like crazy, of course. He insisted on buying me "real shoes" - aka anything but sandals or flip flops - but I just couldn't find any I liked.  The sales associates were dying as they listened to Kalvin trying to force me into buy shoes. What girl has this problem?!
Saturday, our actual anniversary, we spent the day reminiscing & going to our favorite places. 
Kalvin really won the cutest husband ever award. We went to the place where Kalvin first told me he loved me, we at the restaurant we had our first date at, and so on. He even took me to see Age of Adaline. Every time I looked over, Kalvin looked like he was dying but I enjoyed it!

Seriously the pretty pond ever. The picture doesn't do it justice! This is where Kalvin first told me he loved me. Followed by a long slow dance and him singing me my favorite songs. I'm tellin ya, the kid can be romantic when he wants too! haha


We finished out the night by eating our wedding cake, which was surprisingly still good! Our cake lady was the bomb a year ago and still is a year later!  
To remember our first year, beyond this blog of ours, I made a Chatbook filled with moments from our first year together and added some personal notes on the pages.  
Needless to say, it was a great week & marriage is amazing!
One year down, eternity to go! I love you baby!
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