Memorial Day Weekend + a new car.

This weekend, Justin and I FINALLY had some time for some sleep, relaxation, and lots and lots of family time. Our lives are super busy these days with work, school, and the house, and to finally get a long weekend with nothing that we had to get done was fabulous. We've loved every minute of it. 

Friday night we went to the temple with my parents, then my dad introduced us to Salt City Burgers for dinner, which was incredible. I highly recommend the garlic burger and sweet potato fries. I was in heaven.

Saturday after homework and yard work, we hit up Olive Garden with Justin's parents so we could use one of our many gift cards from the wedding, then frozen yogurt at Golden Spoon (graham cracker with marshmallow topping. Sounds gross, but I'm obsessed), and then we cuddled up on the couch and watched a movie.

Sunday we slept in, made waffles and hot chocolate for breakfast, slept some more, and went to Justin's parent's house for dinner, then my parent's house for a visit. We left both houses with heaping plates of brownies and cookies. Our moms take such good care of us :)

Then we started out today with some Kneader's french toast and shopping in Park City (I heart Jcrew's Memorial Day sale...) 
and we ended it with a BBQ with my fam, and some Bachelorette. 

This weekend has been so so nice, and exactly what we both needed. Now that we're all caught up on our sleep and filled to the brim with good food, we're ready to face a new week. Good thing we have sushi with Ashley and Ben tomorrow :) Hopefully they'll bring this little guy...I can't get enough of him.

On a side note, I finally got my car! It only took four months, but I guess that's what we get for choosing the cheap, Argentine labor. Jk, Argentine's are great. But now we have it and love it and it looks so good! Justin is way too good to me. Look how pretty...

Happy Memorial Day everyone!


For My Moms.

Today Justin and I got to spend the day with our two favorite people...our moms. We both have absolutely incredible mothers, and as we went throughout our day visiting with them, I got to thinking about how blessed I truly am to have these two women in my life. They are both so giving and loving, and I hope that one day when I am a mom myself that I will be able to be half as great as they are.
My mom and I are very close. She's not only my mom, but she's one of my best friends. 
I can't even tell you how many nights we've spent staying up together talking, laughing, and crying. Or how many lunch dates and shopping days we've had. Or how many times she's taken me for a late night ice cream run just because she can tell something is on my mind. 
My mom is honestly the most selfless, giving person that I have ever met. Her one goal in life is to make sure the people she loves are taken care of. I go to my mom for everything, and not a day passes that I don't call or text her with good news or something to complain about, because I know that if there's one person that will rejoice with me, or just listen, it's her. 
I hope that one day if I ever have a little girl of my own, I can have the kind of relationship with her that my mom and I have together.
My other mom, my mother-in-law Corinne, is the most hard working and kind woman that I know. Not only did she raise three incredible young men to be just as determined and hard working as she is, but I have never heard her say one negative word about anyone. She is just filled with love for those around her, and she has given me such a warm welcome into the Reynolds family that I feel like I've been a part of it for ages. 
I feel so blessed to have these two beautiful women as my mother's and my examples. I love them both so much, and on this Mother's Day, I just want them both to know how much I look up to them and how incredible I think they are. Happy Mother's Day, moms!