Tuesday, October 11, 2011

one year

Sunday was our one year anniversary! Aaron had a busy week so it was up to me to plan. I couldn't make any decisions, though, so instead, I created a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book so that Aaron would have to make all the choices.

Aaron's adventure had us work out in the morning, then head off to the Farmer's Market in Salt Lake. Unfortunately, it was a cold and cloudy day...not the best for meandering through the market, but at least it was much better than the Provo Farmer's Market. Tons more produce. We sat and at a chicken kebob sandwich while we listened to some lady explain how to properly can food.

Next, we went to Liberty Park, which is where Aaron proposed to me. Since we couldn't decide exactly which tree was the tree we sat under last August, we sat by the little "lake" instead. Luckily, there was a blanket in the car, big enough to sit on and wrap up in as we ate our bread, cheese, and raspberries, purchased from the market. There were a ton of geese down by the water, so, of course, Aaron started throwing bread to them. And they came to us...quite close to us. Some ducks even got in the race, too. It didn't take long for them to get so close that I started barking at them, so Aaron took some bread and lead them the other way. He was their leader, and they were his geese.

From there we had a little bit of free time to kill, so we wanted to go to Hatch's Family Chocolates and be forced to only choose one chocolate. We magically drove there without really knowing where we were, only to find that it went out of business! Or it moved locations...

So instead we walked around the Visitors Center on Temple Square and Aaron decided he wanted to have a photo shoot outside the Conference Center, since the clouds had parted and the sun was shining. I didn't get any pictures of him, though. He was a camera hog (for once).

Dinner was at The Copper Onion. Though we were skeptical at first by the fancy menu that we could barely understand, and the almost unbelievable English accent that the waiter spoke in, the food was delicious. We loved the decor of the place too, but I forgot the camera in the car. Except Aaron thought the peanut butter ice cream tasted like cigarette ashes, so we got some Red Mango to supplement it as we drove home.

Hooray for one year!


  1. Congratulations Rachel! Sounds like a fun way to spend your day. :)

  2. Congratulations! Here's to many more good years to come.

  3. I hear that peanut-butter-ice-cream-tasting-like-cigarette-ashes is a bad anniversary omen; and the only way to counteract the evil influences at play is to eat cigarette-ashes-tasting-like-peanut-butter. I've been told that Pall Malls are the most applicable brand. You can try mixing them with mashed potatoes, or putting them in a soup. Good luck!