October 13, 2014

hey utah are you for reals?

i spent friday night watching re-runs and baking cookies, waiting for jordan to get back from a job interview in san francisco. it sounds lame, but after a week with enough stress to make my 24 year old head sprout a few grays, (i'm exaggerating) you are actually grateful to having nothing to do but put together a clothes rack from ikea and lay in bed with your best girlfriend, chatting about your favorite instagrammers. 

saturday, my family was in town and so we took them up to sundance to ride the chairlift. i mean, i knew it was going to be pretty - but i was honestly unprepared for the total overhaul on my senses. the air was this perfect temperature with just enough bite in it to make you occasionally shiver, and the colors had intensified a hundred fold since our last trip up, a week ago. buttery yellows and warm autumn reds... i feel like fall was keeping all of this gold it her pocket, and last week she decided to sprinkle it all over sundance. we kept looking at each other and laughing, because it was hard to believe. "is this real life?" was the quote of the day. 

we spent the rest of our evening with friends at a corn maze (in true kayla fashion, i refused to go into the haunted house & waited outside while everyone else did it. i don't know why i hate scary things, but i despise. anything. scary.) 

overall, this day was a breath of freaking fresh air & i am so grateful for the beautiful mountains in our backyard. it dawned on me, i think for the first time ever, that living in a big city might make me miss days like these - so i'm going soak them up while i can! 












“FALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE SEASON. THE TIME WHEN EVERYTHING BURSTS WITH ITS LAST BEAUTY, AS IF NATURE HAD BEEN SAVING UP ALL YEAR FOR THE GRAND FINALE.” —LAUREN DESTEFANO, WITHER

11 comments:

  1. Okay. We were up the canyon on Saturday too. Just enjoying a picnic by Sundance. What is this? I swear we end up in the canyon probably within a 10 miles radius of each other on SAME DAYS. I think our minds are synced or something.

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  2. So pretty! Now I want to go :) :) How much is it to ride the ski lift?

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    1. ashley, it was $12 a person i think. totally worth it!

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  3. GORGEOUS! I miss Utah falls. Soak them up and enjoy them while you can!

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  4. These pics are BEAUTIFUL!! I swear this week everything exploded in a second, and I'm loving it! Also, that quote at the end...so perfect.

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  5. SO gorgeous. (the fall colors and you!) I need to get up on the chair lift asap. "is this real life" is def going through my head lately haha.

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  6. STUNNING pics. seriously, autumn is KILLING it this year and you captured it perfectly. those golds!

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  7. Wow. Seriously, that place looks absolutely breathtaking. Your description of fall is so lovely too, it's definitely my favourite season with Winter. xx

    Eärendil

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  8. Those leaves! Nothing else like it. And wow I am just like you! This weekend we went with our friends to a haunted house and I waited outside! Haha I am such a scaredy cat. No shame, girl.

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  9. WOW. wowowowowow. utah is gorgeous! these are seriously beautfiul photographs-and i hate scary things too. no haunted houses here.

    Little Blue Backpack

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  10. i seriously just CAN'T with utah right now. it is unreal right now. all i want is to spend all the time i can outside, and in the mountains. and 10000% with you on the scary things. no thank you.

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