Monday, August 23, 2010

Top 6 Reasons Not to Live in Utah

1. Utah Drivers
-If I had a dollar for every stupid one I came across today we would be rich

2. Construction

- It's EVERYWHERE! When there is not snow there is construction.

3. Utah Drivers

-Today I saw someone turn their left blinker on and turned into the right lane...I guess I should be content that they at least tried to use their blinker

4. Snow

-Who likes walking in it or who likes driving in it? Sure it may be pretty and you might be excited the first day or two but then it never goes away!

5. Utah Drivers

-My favorite ones are the idiots who after I have blinked and moved halfway into the lane on the highway decide they also want to be in that lane with no warning.

6. Lack of Good Mexican Food

-I have yet to find decent Mexican food, if you know of any please fill me!

I guess in the end Utah does have a few good qualities...such as the mountains, the Olympics, and BYU.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lots of Firsts

As Ben and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary I reflected a little on this past year and all that we have done. It was a year of many "First..." and so I thought I would share a few of those with you guys. I know we didn't capture everything but here is some of it.
First time I realized Ben will always want a bite

First trip to Disneyland much fun!

First time showing Ben my mad tomahawk throwing skills

Ben's first time throwing the tomahawk...not too shabby!

First Halloween together

First Thanksgiving together

First time taking Ben shooting with the Family

First Christmas

First Valentines Day...since it was on a Sunday Ben made an amazing dinner of Filet Mignon.

First Easter...Ben was in Pittsburgh presenting at a conference the few days before Easter, hence the lovely Pitt shirts :)

First Biplane ride

First Anniversary at Chefs Table

Sunday, August 8, 2010

1 Whole Year

Yesterday Ben and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. I still can't believe that a year has gone by already. It has really been a wonderful year. I love him so much and am so grateful to be married to such a great man.

For our anniversary we decided to go out to Chefs Table. For those of you not in the Provo/Orem area, Chefs Table is a this nice fine dining restaurant in Orem. It was such fun place to go. They pull out your chair for you, lay your napkin in your lap, bring out new silverware as needed, the whole deal. The food was AMAZING!! So good. For starters they bring out this sorbet to cleanse your palette. We then ordered New England Crabcakes. Then we both had a caesar salad. For dinner I ordered the Tenderloin Marsala (Roasted Tenderloin of Beef Finished in a Marsala & Veal Sauce Herb Roasted Baby Red Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables) and Ben ordered House Beef Tenderloin Filet (Peppered Tenderloin Filet Served with Mango Chutney or Veal Reduction Sauce). Sounds Amazing right?! Well it was. The food was amazing. We finished off the meal with this chocolate mousse dessert.

My favorite part about the meal was that we were not rushed to eat and move on. It seems like today most restaurants just want to get people in and out as quickly as you can. But Chefs Table lets you take your time to eat. One course is never served until you are both done with what you are working on. It was nice and relaxing and really enjoyable.

I didn't get a picture from the outside so I snagged this one off their website.