Our 4th Wedding Anniversary.

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary - I can't believe it! 
Time has seriously gone by so so fast. 

This year we wanted to focus on celebrating 
our past, present, and future.
We wanted to honor our past memories together, 
create new experiences for this "present" time, 
and dream about our future together.   

We both decided that the best way, for us to start 
our anniversary celebration, would be to visit the 
temple where we were married four years ago.

But first - we needed a short breakfast stop! ha


(I love the fact that J.R. wore his "wedding tie" 
in honor of our special day.)

We decided to eat at Les Madeleines Cafe, 
and we were not disappointed!


It might be my new favorite place to eat!
I love that they had fresh flowers on all their tables, 
and I just really like the whole "feel" of this cafe. 
I ordered the crepes and J.R. got an egg sandwich, but we 
couldn't walk out with out sharing the incredible 
pastry that made this little cafe "famous".  

They call it a Kouing Aman.
I just call it a piece of heaven.

It is seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten. 
You'll have to try it if you're ever in downtown Salt Lake.

After our breakfast and dessert we went to 
the Salt Lake Temple to do sealings and to celebrate
our future blessing of eternity together. 

We hadn't been to the Salt Lake Temple sense 
the day that we were married, and it was such
 a wonderful experience to go on our anniversary because 
it brought back so many memories and sweet feelings.

It really is such a beautiful place.  


After spending the majority of the afternoon in the temple, 
we drove up to Park City to celebrate the present moment 
in our lives and to create new memories. 

Because of a rewards program that we're enrolled in, we were 
able to book a free night at the Waldorf Astoria.  

We drove up in our old 1996 jeep and when we realized that they 
only do valet parking, we really felt out of place.  Ha!

One of my favorite things about this hotel was the complementary s'mores that they offered to their guests. 

They have these large fire pits scattered throughout their 
property and enough chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers to satisfy everyone's s'more desires.  


We also loved having the entire pool and both 
hot tubs to ourselves all evening. 

(I guess that's the benefit of staying on a rainy Thursday night. ha!)

When we made it back home the next day, we watched 
our wedding video, the slideshow that was shown to our 
guests at our wedding reception, and our "trek" 
slideshow to honor and celebrate some of 
our favorite past memories together.  

It was a special way to bring into focus all of the ways that 
we have grown and changed together though out the years. 

 Watching those slideshows made me grateful for, not only 
the day our lives crossed paths on that dirt trail so long ago, 
but for all the memories that we've shared 
together from then until now. 

I'm grateful for this weekend spent creating new memories. 
And I'm grateful for the promised future 
blessing of eternity together. 

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