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Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday Moments + A Letter to my Birthday Boy

Hey, everyone! Can you believe that we are already into June!? I can't! This year seems to have flown by. For real though. This is a special Monday for me because it is also the Captain's birthday today! I may end this post with a sappy note to him, just warning you ;)

This last week was actually pretty eventful! I'm looking forward to the long summer nights and adventures! In fact, we just booked our flights to Florida for later this summer!

We spent Mermorial  Memorial day poolside, a little swimming and a LOT of reading. It was perfect. Especially since I got to do it with my love and my best friends.

Okay, so I'm a little obsessed with the Epic Scrambler burritos from Del Taco. Yes, I'm aware that they constitute more than half a day's calories, but I just don't care. As long as I don't eat them every day then it's ok, right?

So this was also on Thursday... clearly not the best day healthwise, but it was absolutely delicious! This is from the Baked Bear! I've been wanting to go and try them out since I saw that they were opening a location in the Fashion Place mall. Not that I'd ever had them before but all it takes is a quick peek at their Instagram to feel like you NEED to try it. 
Yes, I ate this with a fork. There's no way I could fit my mouth around that.
And pro tip, if you are going, it's not actually IN the mall. It's tucked away. The entrance is outside north side of the mall, hidden in that weird "U" space of a parking lot. Just so you know because the Captain and I wandered all around trying to find it.

This is my Momma. I was hanging out with her and we decided to set up her hammock. It was definitely a good decision. 

On Saturday we go hiking. So this last Saturday we decided to go hike at Antelope Island. I had never been there and the Captain had never been to the Great Salt Lake, despite having lived in Utah his whole life. Neither of us knew how far it was to Antelope Island but it was gorgeous! I swear none of these photos do it justice. Also, I took this on the road out to the island... stinkiest picture I have EVER taken. The good news is that once you make it to the island it's actually not bad!

We all thought this looked like Narnia. We took the Lakeside trail. 2.8 miles one way. Hot and beautiful. Although I was grateful for the breeze. It felt like we were hiking next to the ocean.

We saw lots of lizards on our trip! This little guy was nice enough to let me get REALLY close to take a picture before he scuttled away. I'm always amazed by the colors!

Lately, whenever we go to a wedding, I have to take a picture of the cake. Maybe because my own wedding cake was pretty plain-jane, but I just love to see how other people express themselves through their cake. I also loved that this wedding reception was outside!

To do list/Goals for the week:

-Find a summer job/look into freelance writing
-Write 2 hours
-Make this Brian's best birthday yet!
-Run 2xs
-Get my passport!
-Get lesson ready for Sunday

Currently Reading:

Anathem By Neal Stephenson
The Reptile Room By Lemony Snickett
Paradise Lost by John Milton

To my sweet Captain,

I am so grateful that we got married and that I get to spend your birthdays with you. As we both have struggled with enjoying our birthdays through the years, I hope that I can make them a day that you look forward to again. 

I am so glad that I have the chance to know you and to see your goodness. I know that you have a hard time seeing how good you are. Trust me when I say that you are a lot closer to being the man you want to be than you think you are. 

I am always amazed by your passion for helping others and your compassion. You are always kind and willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. You are always looking to help others who are in pain, even when you are in pain yourself. Pain which most of the time no one even knows that you have. 
I'll never understand how it took me nine years of knowing you and being friends with you to fall in love with you. You are so many of the things that I always wanted. I love your willingness to go to the temple with me and the way that you've fallen in love with it all over again. I love that you are always willing to give me a blessing, no matter when I ask or why I want it. I love the way you love your family and look after them. I love that you are active. I love that you support me in all of my dreams, especially when I'm feeling inadequate. I love that you love to cuddle as much as I do and that you're willing to slow down and do nothing with me. 

You have been my dream come true and my fairytale. Even with all the ups and downs, I know that we can get through them together.

Love you. All the bits.

Thanks for reading. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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