Silver Lining: The Magic Fourteen Days

October 15, 2014

The Magic Fourteen Days

I have this belief that every single year, there is exactly two weeks of perfect fall weather. Fourteen days of gorgeous leaf colors, clear blue skies, and highs in the 70s. And then BOOM - all of a sudden you have a light snow, highs in the 40s, bare trees, dead leaves on the ground, and pumpkins that begin to rot because of the cold.

This year, the Magic Fourteen Days is happening right now. On Sunday, we went for a drive up the canyon to enjoy the season. It was absolutely gorgeous. Apparently all of Utah Valley had the same Sunday drive idea (according to everyone's instagrams), but it felt pretty empty to us. And so so beautiful. After our drive, we went to Vivian Park (where my dad proposed to my mom!) and walked around the pathways for a while.

 Reason #400 why Sam loves baby girl: Whenever I demand to take pictures (all the time) and he doesn't want to be in them (all the time), he just hands me baby girl. I have a really cute instant prop, and he doesn't have to be in the pictures. That's what we call a win-win, people.
 Clearly, I was really into this. Claire? Not so much :)

Anyone else agree with me about the Magic Fourteen Days?

In another note, we're headed to St. George this weekend for a quick trip. Any places we must eat? Things we must do? Hikes we can't miss (that aren't too long for a three-month-old)?


  1. You nailed Utah in the fall. Best 14 days!!

    If you get a chance, go to snow canyon state park for some quick, beautiful hikes! Johnson's arch is a fav, but they're all great! 25 main has my favorite cupcakes, Camille's has awesome wraps, and capulettas is an amazing Italian place!

    Other random favorites: temple visitors center, walk around main street/ ancestors square, Jacob hamblim or Brigham Young home, Dixie rock, and Zion's. And hey! We might be down there too this weekend ;)

    Sorry for the novel! Xo

    1. This is an amazing list. Just added them all to the list on my phone. Thanks so much lady! Maybe we'll see you down there ;)

  2. It is NOT a magical 14 days in Brooklyn it was a steamy 73 degrees with a few thunderstorms thrown in! I also don't have a cute baby (yet) so all around, you're way ahead of me!

    Love your blog!
    Kate at

    1. Haha that's true! In Oregon where I grew up, there definitely wasn't a magical 14 days. It was like a magical 5 days, and all spread out because of the rain.

  3. Ah man, you're probably right! I'm really hoping it lasts longer than that though. I still need to get a drive in this weekend!

    1. Me too. It's looking pretty clear and beautiful in the future (at least according to my super accurate iPhone app ;)

  4. Utah looks beautiful!
    Bits & Bobs


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