We have been busy, busy, busy! Phew. There has been a lot going on for us! Back in November my brother and sister came into town at the same time, and with me and one of my other brothers living here, that made four of the six Leavitt kids all together in Salt Lake City for a night! We of course had to get together and do something. We went and got some authentic Mexican food for dinner, San Diego kids are heart, what can we say? Followed up with some gelato at and the yummiest gelato place down town, Capo Gelateria Italiana, owned by a sweetest Italian man. We ended the night playing games and hanging out. Sadly it is rare to have so many of my family in one place together, and I LOVED it, soaking up the whole night :) I wish we all didn't live so far apart!
There have been a ton of blogging events and what not going on! It is the time of year where there is always so many events and activities back to back and while it has been fun to go to so many things, I have been getting a tad burnt out, as mentioned here! But with all of that said, I love that I am apart of this amazing community and have so many opportunities to meet and collaborate with such talented and ambitious people. Speaking of, I have really been trying to spend quality time with my good friends and harvest new and meaningful friendships. I am so lucky to have the people in my life that I do.
Last week we attended Trevor's work Christmas Party. Let me tell you, Attorneys know whats up! It was an amazing dinner and night held at the Salt Lake Country Club. The food was out of this world yummy, and there was so much of it. A whole night revolved around eating is a perfect one in my book. I loved how Christmasy (is that a word? ha) the space felt, the Salt Lake Country Club really blows it out of the water when it comes to the Christmas Decorations. It was fun to get all dressed up and go out with Trevor and meet some of his coworkers. He really is blessed to work with such kind, honest, and smart people. The talent in that room can be intimidating! I tried to get a picture of us together in front of the gorgeous Christmas Tree they had out, but it kept getting fuzzy, so I opted for a selfie in the most adorable bathroom I have ever had the pleasure to be in :) haha It was fun to get dressed up for once! I got this cute bracelet sent to me from Bohme, I will be posting more about them soon.
On 12.13.14 we moved into our house! I can't believe we bought a house. It feels really strange, the first night it kind of felt like we were sleeping in someone else's home, but by Monday morning I was already getting pretty comfortable. I can't wait to really make it ours. There is so much work to do, but it will also be a lot of fun to transform the spaces ourselves. Trevor's parents came up from St. George to help us move as well as some of Trevor's friends. I am so grateful we have such good people in our lives willing to take the time out of their day to help us. I know it is such a drag to move, and to help someone else do it just says a lot about a person in my book. Later that night we went to Temple Square down town to see the Christmas lights and nativities. It was pretty chilly, and incredibly packed (everyone in Utah was there it felt like!) It was a lot of fun and there isn't much I love more than Christmas atmosphere! Christ is the reason for the season! I love this time of year and the focus on Christ, if you ever find yourself in Salt Lake, do yourself a favor and check out all the amazing lights and nativities at Temple Square! On our way out we stopped by the Macy's windows at City Creek, the displays are awesome! If you are around you should make sure you stop by there as well.
We were wanting to get dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, but the wait was horrendous. I do want to make note of something I witnessed though that just warmed my heart. There was a young high school couple waiting outside the restaurant (long wait and line remember) and you could tell they were going to some kind of dance, winter formal or something because the young lady was in this really fancy dress and the boy was in a suit. You could tell from his face that he hadn't thought ahead to make reservations, and you could tell they were in a pickle. A man heard them, and came up to them and offered them his spot in line, handing them his little reservation light up thing (what are those called?! haha) The look of relief and gratefulness that came over the young man made me instantly smile, and as he escorted the young lady inside, the girl thanked the man over and over. What a gesture! This man was willing to inconvenience his night and his plans for the sake of these kids happiness for the night. It put a smile on my face for the rest of the evening.
We gave up on waiting for Cheesecake Factory and went to our favorite sushi place instead. Oh man, I love Yi Sushi Bistro! I am going to start a Good Eats Utah series on my blog soon (I have a hashtag on my instagram right now if you want to see some good eats) where I highlight my favorite places to eat, this one on will definitely be on the list!