Monday, June 27

Anniversary Weekend

For our anniversary weekend, we finally decided to have the best of both worlds. Fancing dinner and a hotel once night and camping the other. 

We browsed online to find the most expensive/high rated restaurants in the Salt Lake area and finally decided upon Fleming's. And lucky for us Costco had a 100 dollar gift card for 80 dollars. So, we were at least able to save a little bit of money. The food there was absolutely amazing, and because it was our anniversary they even gave us dessert for free, which saved us even more money. They brought some bread to us to start with two tasty dips. Next we started off our order with appetizers. Nate got calamari and I got french onion soup, both were delicious. Nate even said the calamari was the best he's ever had, and I had a piece and it was indeed delicious. Nate then got lamb chops for his main dish with a side of mashed potatoes, and I got an amazing double breasted chicken with a side of asparagus. We ended the meal with a superb chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on the side. Are you hungry yet? I know I am. Well the food and service were amazing, and it was fun to feel spoiled for this special day in our lives. 

We ended the night by staying at the Hilton in Salt Lake. We went swimming at the pool there, and then finished the night cuddling and watching a movie. It was a perfect night, spent with my sweetie and I loved being able to dress up for the night.

After sleeping in Saturday we headed home. We hoped Aspen didn't miss us too much, that he had any accidents and we were pleasantly greeted by him when we got home. (Dain was nice enough to let him out late Friday night so as to avoid any leaks -- side note: Dain said when he let Aspen out that Aspen went crazy looking for us everywhere, smelling the cars and running up stairs trying to find us) At least we know he loves us, and he was very happy to see us when we got home.

After relaxing at home for a couple hours we headed to our favorite camping spot of Scofield, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the road was not closed off due to snow, and "our spot" was open.
After setting up camp, we headed back down to the lake to be disappointed by terrible fishing, due to high waters and wind. Our spirits were not too disheartened, as the day was beautiful, and the air was fresh.

As always Aspen loved being free and running around and was good enough to fetch the frisbee about 25 times as we through it down the hill through the trees (he's such a good sniffer, and even when he couldn't find the frisbee right away he'd smell around for a few minutes until he found it, and then run proudly and happily back to us)

Of course we took delicious food with us on our camp out, but as to save a few calories we decided to opt out of smores this time. Dinner was a tasty meal of dutch oven homemade hamburger helper. After dinner we still were craving something sweet (I always want something sweet after dinner) and decided to cook up some pineapple. For breakfast we had biscuits and gravy, but cooking our biscuits in the dutch oven as well. And ending our trip with a lunch of costco hot dogs. Although we did bring dog food with us, Aspen is always happy to partake of our leftovers and clean off our dishes.

The food was delicious, but the weather and company was even better.  Please enjoy a plethora of pictures, of the beauty that is Scofield.

Ready to run.

Don't let this picture fool you, Aspen actually is terrible at catching the frisbee.

Last time we camped here, we brought along plastic army men to shoot at. We were very surprised to see this little man still attached to the rope, about 8 months later. (We also found 2 others on the ground). I guess plastic really can outlive the elements.

Our delicious dinner of homemade hamburger helper (in our new camping dishes - provided so kindly by my parents)

I wanted a view of the whole area.

The whole area is surrounded by aspens.

Nate decided to be a "hoody ninja"
A happy pup lounging under the table, hoping for scraps.

Thank goodness for tripods and timer remotes.

Too bad we couldn't get the pup to look forward. But I still love these pictures. And the view was amazing!

A nissan rogue ad. Or an Aspen pup ad.
Sunday we decided to go on a walk down a random trail. The trail was beautiful.

As were the views.

We found a plethora of this plant. And after pulling up the roots (in hope for a vegetable) it looked a little like a leek, and Nate says it tasted a little like one too (I was too afraid to taste a random root, didn't want to get sick). Any body recognize these leaves?

We decided we want to build a cabin here, too bad the land isn't for sale.
Two of my favorite "men".

I'm so happy I got to spend so much time this weekend with my wonderful husband. I am so happy that he picked me and I was lucky enough to marry him one year ago. We have had many wonderful memories, and have many more to come.


  1. Fun! That dinner at Fleming's sounds amazing and the camping spot looks awesome! We need to go camping. The summer is almost half over!

  2. What an awesome anniversary! Happy day! The fancy dinner sounded amazing, and your camping spot is so beautiful! Where is that? We have yet to find a camping spot we're crazy about.

  3. So cute! Happy Anniversary! You guys are the cutest! Hopefully if we come back we can go camping at least once together!

  4. Just spent a long time reading almost all of your posts! You two are ridiculously cute and I wish we lived closer because I feel as though we are close to being the same people ;) Married 1 year, enjoying married life, buying a new pup...when can we meet?! Looking forward to reading more...

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  6. Aimee! I love all of your posts but I especially love this one because I LOVE Scofield. I went camping there last weekend and had so much fun! It is so beautiful there. And those leaves that you saw, those are Lilacs, they just haven't bloomed yet :) We saw them while we were there too! I'm so glad that you guys had a good anniversary. I can't believe that you have been married for a year already!