Wednesday, October 16, 2013

i'm the best idea thinker. apparently.

It's fall. I think we can all accept that.  I've accepted it.  In fact, I have wholeheartedly embraced that fact.  I, like pretty much every other human on the planet (especially those of the female variety), am obsessed with fall.  I give in one million percent to the love for pumpkin, scarves, blankets, coats, and duh, cardigans. Cardigans are seriously my favorite. Also sweaters. Although now that I think about it, I don't really have very many sweaters.  I think that obviously needs to change because sweater weather is better weather, as we all know. Unless you're Danielle.  Then you think that swimming weather is winning weather. Or something like that.

Anyway, fall in Utah.  Fall in Utah means an explosion of colors up the canyon. Seriously, it's unreal.  But I swear it lasts for like a week and then it disappears.  You have to be quick about it.  That's code for I haven't successfully made it up the canyon that many times. On more than one occasion I've found myself up the canyon looking at leafless trees that mostly just make you sad.  So this year I planned early.  I told Levi we were going to go up the canyon to see all the pretty colors and that was final.  No ifs, ands, or buts!  It was going to happen no matter how much of a fight he put up about it!

Turns out, he didn't put up any fight at all.

In fact, it turns out that Levi liked my idea. He liked it so very much. He may or may not have told me that I always have the best ideas ever.  And telling me that I have the best ideas ever is always a good call, even though we all might recall the time I asked Levi if we could go to that one mexican restaurant over by Einstein's bagels and it turned out that place was kiiiiiind of the lamest. Or that time I convinced Levi that even though he was one million sore and tired from a rugby scrimmage, tickling him was the best idea and that it would make him so happy even though he was too tired to fight me off.  He probably didn't actually think that idea fell under the category of best ideas ever. Or what about that one time and then that other time and also that one other time that I suggested that we do perler beads!  Did he really think that was one of the best ideas ever?  I mean, even I will admit that a guy can only create so many perler bead creations before he starts to feel like he's losing a bit of his manhood.

Anyway, the point is that we drove up the canyon.  And it was AMAZING.  No, but seriously.  It was incredible.  With every turn, I just kept saying how beautiful it was over and over and oooooover.  It was a magical wonderland, I will tell you what (although I was mostly incapable of capturing the magic of the wonderland via photograph. my b.).  And I'll admit, it was the best idea ever.  We just went on a Sunday afternoon and it was glorious.  It was kind of exciting because we mostly just went wherever we wanted and just talked. I like talking with Levi.  As we drove past Aspen Grove he told me about the time that had a rugby team retreat up there and how that had to wake up at the crack of dawn and run a million miles.  And it was in the winter.  It sounded truly terrible and I remembered why I'm not on the rugby team.  We talked about a lot of different things and it was awesome because talking distracted me from the embarrassingly low tolerance I generally have for windy roads and my car sickness was kept at a minimum.  Once we had gone a good long while, we got out and took pictures, like any couple would. You know.

Then we wandered around in the foliage (excellent use of a vocab word, Stacy!) and we captured a good number of pretty dumb pictures. As you do.  Also, I took a picture of me with a tree in honor of Rachel.  That girls loves pictures of herself with trees.

And now I am going to post a bunch of pictures of essentially the same thing and I apologize, but sometimes that's just what you have to do.

Also, if any of you haven't taken the chance to drive up there, hurry and go! You're running out of time!  Find the closest friend with a car and force them to take you by telling them that you have the BEST idea ever.  Trust me, it'll work like a charm.


Also, I hope you're not getting sick of the face in that last picture, because apparently that's the only "spontaneous" face I've got.  Roll with it.

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