Wednesday, December 30, 2009


On Monday night this week we had a fun little outing to Salt Lake, all thanks to Brandon's dad for planning it. We drove up there and had dinner at the Garden Room in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. That was my first time eating there so it was really fun. We had a great view of the temple.

By the time we were done eating the lights had turned on so we headed down to see them close up.

It was a pretty cold night but totally worth it. I love seeing the lights!

From there the married couples all left to separate hotels to spend the night (again, thanks to Ross) while Brandon's parents babysat the grand kids. Me and Brandon had an absolute blast at our hotel. Funny story too, as we were pulling up to our hotel (which was just a random Crystal Inn off of the 2-15 in Murray), Brandon said, "I think I've stayed here before." Then he said he thought it was the hotel he was staying in with his family when I called him to hang out, 4 years ago. I couldn't hardly believe it. It may not seem like much to any of you, but it was pretty special for us.

When we went down to the pool he recognized it for sure and said yep, this is where we stayed. So here's the story. Brandon and I met for the first time in August of 2005 and we had hung out a few times but only with groups of people. So in December 4 years ago, I called him up and asked him to go out with me and another couple who I was setting up. I asked him if he wanted to go to Temple Square to see the lights. He said he was actually up in Salt Lake staying with his family in a hotel but he still wanted to go back with me. He went out in the hall at the hotel to talk to me. It was kind of our big main first "thing" that started our dating. I still can't believe we got to go back to the same hotel 4 years later and stay as a married couple with a baby on the way. It was so fun!

Here we are in our hotel room.

We played games, went swimming, and just RELAXED and loved it. We were actually supposed to get a Jacuzzi Suite but they over booked them so they let us stay the night for free and we get to go back again and get the Suite next time. So it worked out really good for us all around.


Laura said...

i just love relaxing days!!! Happy New Years!!

The Ensign's said...

Wow! What a cute story. You guys are too cute!