Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring time and Easter!

Spring is here!! And we are loving it.

I first noticed it 3 weeks ago when I saw these beautiful flowers at the BYU Salt Lake Center. I was so excited that I took a picture even though I was late to class. (Matt was like "What are you doing?!!", because I started spinning in circles and squealing when I saw them.)

First sign of spring
Salt Lake City must have been excited too, because City Creek Mall opened later that week. It was love at first sight for me. The mall is beautiful. It's in the middle of all the skyscrapers in Salt Lake City and has two big court yards, one of which basically opens up to temple square.
Even an all nighter did not diminish my excitement to go City Creek.
Also, it has filled a hole in my heart that has been there since I moved away from San Jose. It has so many of my favorite lusting stores -- Ann Taylor, Tiffany's, Papyrus, and Michael Kors just to name a few. If they put a Kate Spade in, my shopping life would almost be complete. (Speaking of which, more and more of her stuff keeps showing up at TJMaxx!!) I can buy Nars makeup now without having to order it online or go to Vegas!! (They have the best facial wash) Also, there is a Cheesecake Factory, which is one of my favorite places to eat (and the one in Valley Fair always has such long lines).  Matt and I have been 3 times in the last month and heck, we will probably end up their tomorrow too.

Spring even put me in the mood for some intense spring cleaning. It was hulu that inspired me. They had this whole video playlist on the proper way to spring clean. Even though our home isn't that huge, it took forever. The closets were reorganized, and I folded up my coat. (Neither Matt or I have enough clothes to rotate out winter and spring clothes, but it did feel good folding it up.) We even switched out our bedding and rotated our mattress.
Spring bedding!! My mom gave us this duvet
and my Mema gave us the awesome velvet Ralph Lauren shams!!
We spent Easter up in Logan with Matt's dad. It was a wonderful break from Provo (375 days until we can move!), and we had a lot of fun. We went to the Logan temple and even spent some time with his grandma. Matt's dad made a yummy Easter dinner, and that night we spent sometime with his Uncle Doug and his family. It was the perfect break to have before finals.
Matt calls this our "Second marriage" picture 
Matt and Granny on Easter.
Finally, spring even improved our bedroom window view...well at least my view.


  1. Gotta love Granny Nielsen, she's like my most favorite person in the whole world