Friday, April 25, 2014

spring in salt lake

if you didn't notice, i looooved going home for a 
visit last week. it was exactly what i needed after a 
rough few months of moving, getting robbed, getting a 
$500 ticket, commuting, having my identity stolen, 
adjusting to change, getting a flat tire at 7 AM on 
the way to work, getting used to a new apartment, 
randomly experiencing homesickness for the first
time since we moved 2 years ago, and finishing out
grad school and TFA while not knowing what i'll do
next. talk about stress! being at home and seeing all
my people was so fun, so nice, so comforting, so
needed. i love that place with all my heart and when
i go back i wonder why on earth we live away! but,
then i come back here and fall in love with our SF life  
all over again. even just landing in SF, seeing chase, 
driving back across the bay bridge and seeing those city 
lights made me remember that i love this adventure 
and living away right now... i just make chase promise 
that we'll do our best to get back home one day...
because no matter how much we love other
places, the most important things are there. 

so anyway, all that rambling goes to say..i love you,
salt lake city. you feel like home and even though
we are away now, we dream of coming back one day! are pretty perfect in the springtime.

last week i spent lots of time with family,
saw all my best friends, and ate a LOT
featuring favorite (and some new) restaurants 
around salt lake city. you can see all
the posts at the bottom, but this last
post has just a few more highlights
of pretty salt lake city in the spring.

^^ home sweet home
^^ sunday dinners = one of the things 
i miss very most about home!
^^ another fab part of being home
^^ celebrated april birthdays with family..
how cute is my grandma ginny?
^^ just my parent's's not fair!
^^ lots of treats and dates with my mom
^^ this is seriously taken standing in the backyard of
my parent's house. did i used to take this for granted?
^^ neighborhood views // bike rides in the park
^^ trail runs in millcreek canyon...
1 minute from my parent's house
^^ pretty city
^^ dinner out to hires // celebrating 
my big brother's 30th birthday!
^^ fam time
^^ mom + gram ♥ two beauties!
^^ front yard can see the city
behind all those trees! glad i made it in 
time for perfect weather this visit.
salt lake city and love calling it home.
i guess i should be glad that living away
only makes me love it more! until next time..

ps.. see the rest of my time in SLC here:

whew! we packed it in!


  1. There really is no place like home! I've never visited Salt Lake City but it looks gorgeous! I would love to make a trip out there someday! and to try all of the delicious restaurants you've been visiting. YUM! :)

    1. yes let's plan it so you take a trip when i'm there and we can go to all the best places! :)

  2. What you had described sounds SO stressful! The pictures are gorgeous though :) and it sounds like things got better!

    1. haha it has been crazy but luckily going home gave perspective on it all! :) xo

  3. Girl, you deserved a break from real life!! I've never been to SLC but it seriously looks heavenly! We live in Chicago and all of our family is in Michigan and I feel the same exact way when we go home. We love it here but our heart is really still there. Happy you had such a good time! :)

    1. yes you understand completely! i guess it's okay to be loving where we are but have our hearts at home :) xo

  4. You most definitely deserved a nice visit with friends and family after the few crazy months!! All your photos are so beautiful - I really want to visit SLC especially in the spring - just looks so colorful!

  5. the trail running and views are perfect!!
    salt lake looks beautiful.

  6. too funny i just did a spring in salt lake city post too!!! I love love your city :)

  7. There's nothing quite like home. I definitely cried the other day when driving away from San Diego, and I only live 3 hours away! Glad you got some sweet family time, and your G-Ma is totally adorable!



    1. haha she is the cutest thing ever. glad i'm not the only one who cries leaving home!!!

  8. Nothing beats being home and the spring time. Love when things come back to life after the winter!

    xo Cait @

  9. I LOVE Salt Lake! It's my hometown too :) What are your parents going to do with their gorgeous home while away for 3 years?

  10. Spring in Utah is definitely pretty! And how crappy that all those things happened to you lately, I'm sorry! :(
    xo TJ

  11. how. fun. and what beautifulness.


  12. That sounds like the worst few weeks. So sorry! :( Adjustment is hard and having a bunch of unfortunate events on top of it makes it even harder. So glad you had such a great trip to get away from it all for a bit. Do you want to meet up with the boys next week? Text or email me! :-)

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    Best wishes,


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