Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the weekend of love

it doesn't get much better than being able to spend a three day weekend with your sweetheart. no work. no school. not a care in the world. BUT what makes it even better is when your sweetheart plans everything! this past weekend, i really didn't have to worry about a thing. and boy was that wonderful! our valentines day weekend was definitely one to remember...and this is why:

saturday morning we woke up, packed, and headed to shirley's bakery to pick up some cinnamon rolls for sunday morning's breakfast. then we got on the freeway and headed south (i still had no idea where we were going at this time, but i was hoping it was manti...) and sure enough when we got to the manti exit, danny turned! we got married in the manti temple almost six months ago and i never have been able to do a session there before, so valentines day was the perfect day to do it. the weather was beautiful, the workers were so cute and nice, and the spirit was so strong. i love going to the temple. especially manti.

after our temple session, we went to our favorite little three-in-one restaurant. they have pasta, pizza, and the cutest little ice cream parlor we've ever been to. we had a delicious meal and then got back on the road...(from here on out i had NO clue what danny had up his sleeve.)

we then drove another mile south to a teeny, tiny little town called teasdale, utah. yup, pretty sure i never ever knew this town existed. we pulled up around seven o' clock and the whole town was already shut down. we finally stopped at these cute little cabins--pine shadows to be exact--and there was a little note posted on the office door that said, "mckinley--cabin #3. the door is open, keys are on the table, make yourselves at home!" so we took all our stuff into our cute little cabin and unpacked, when we noticed that all the food we had packed for dinner had somehow gotten left on our kitchen table! we weren't too worried about it at the time, because we weren't too hungry so we started "return to me"--which i have never seen before! best valentine's day movie ever! around nine i was starting to get super hungry so we decided to set out and search for food. we drove around for about twenty luck. finally, we saw a subway sign in the distance but when we pulled up there was no one to be found! i seriously have no idea how anyone in those small little towns get food. we never once passed a grocery store! it made me so grateful to live in provo. at around 9:30 we spotted a sign for "sandstone inn" and somehow beneath it in tiny letters i saw "restaurant and motel." we drove up the hill and finally found the restaurant, but to our dismay it said it closed at nine. we were having the worst luck! but since it was valentines day, and we were starrrrrrrrrrving we decided to run in (luckily the doors were still open) and beg them to feed us. once inside, we felt like we had stepped back in time; everyone seemed to know everyone, and it was the smallest little diner. but they kindly gave us a table and told us we could start dishing up at the salad bar. we ordered their malibu chicken, and we definitely should have asked them what was on it before ordering. they smothered horseradish all over the grilled chicken--so i mostly ate from the salad bar and the fries that came with it. but the apple pie for dessert made up for it. we returned home with full stomachs and then star gazed for a while because the sky was completely FILLED with millions of stars. it was incredible.

sunday morning we woke up bright and early and danny made me breakfast in bed and then we reluctantly packed up and checked out. we went to church in richfield, but before leaving the wonderful town of teasdale, we had to get a picture of the weirdest church building we have ever seen! we think it was just used as a cultural hall but still...

we made it home sunday night and still had president's day to enjoy! i am so grateful for my wonderful husband who made this weekend possible.

best valentines day ever.


  1. what a cute husband you have! love that funky church!

  2. Cute!!! I'm so glad you guys had a fun weekend and it looks like the weather was great! Love you guys!

  3. What a cute hubby! Ok, we LOVE Teasdale! And I totally know that church and all the restaurants you were talking about haha, Peter's family has a cabin down by there.... do I hear Road Trip?! :) We should totally go sometime!

  4. That sounds like a fun weekend. You two are so cute together. Jessie you know how I live in Wyoming. Well it is pretty much like that town you stayed in. Everything closes at eight, and it is just ever so fun:) I know deep down you are way jealous:)

  5. I love this post! First off, danile is amazing for doing that! And that church building is HILARIOUS!!

  6. What a sweet hubby!! It sounds like a perfect weekend. Are you still working at Provost? What are you up to these days? We need to get together and catch up!! XOXO Love you guys!!!

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