Ryan and I like to be spontaneous – in thought! Yesterday morning we woke up at 7:00am and decided it would be fun to pick up and drive down to Zion’s National Park, to hike Angels Landing. After we planned out the travel/hiking hours, we made the boring decision to stay in Provo to get needed things done around the house.
To our surprise, it turned out to be such a fulfilling Saturday.
First, I made some granola. Starting a morning off to the smell of honey and olive oil is so heavenly.
Next, Ryan did the “manly job” and mowed the lawn while I took the womanly task of cleaning/sweeping/vacuuming the house. Nothing says “Saturday” like a tidy home!
We then tended our little (yet exploding) garden, and found our first ripe tomato hiding in the background. You would have thought we won the lottery :)
After our garden triumph, we pruned the apple tree and took a bite of an almost-ripe apple. I think they need just a few more weeks…
We made our way to the local farmer’s market and enjoyed the sights and smells. We bought dill and cucumber plants, tried a couple tasters, and made our way home for lunch.
After a delicious meal of carrots, grapes, apples, and open face peanut-butter and honey sandwiches, Ryan continued to finish some yard work while I made DELICIOUS whole wheat bread (thanks Anna – I love your recipe).
After buckling down and getting needed schoolwork finished, we met up with our great friends Mitch, Meghan, and Jacob (poor guy – his wife is out of town for three more weeks!) We had a delicious barbeque and stayed up for hours talking about food, health, exercise and all that jazz.
Although we may not be quite as adventurous as we’d like to be, we sure are glad we made the “boring” choice to stay in Provo and enjoy such a wonderful day.
PS. If you’re interested, check out the garden’s progress…