Tulip Festival

Every year we go to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point, in Lehi.
Every year guys.




Yes, I realize we take the same picture in the same spot.
And, yes, I realize we looked our best in 2011 when we were dating.
I (also) realize the flowers never change, but we still go every year.
And I still take the same gosh darn pictures.

Heaven help me.

This year, we drug along our good friends Shawn & Cari. 

We had so much fun with them! We even rented a golf cart
In our defense, Cari was five months pregnant. Would you wanna walk 52 acres?!?!
I don't think so.
Yes, it's 52 acres of gardens. Golf cart it was! 

This year was actually the warmest year we had ever been. It was so nice though.

Look how cute this little bee is!!!

I absolutely love this time of year, and get so excited to go to the Tulip Festival every spring. This became our tradition, when we first went in 2011. We decided we would go every year after that, and make it our special little *thing*
And we have done just that.
Spring of 2011 we were just starting to seriously date. I had told Jake that I wasn't really interested in pursuing a serious relationship. That obviously changed. I flew home for a wedding, for about five days and that's all it took. Five days I was gone and away from my love, and I had wished (every single day) that I was with him. I enjoyed my time in CA with friends and family, but I was missing Jake more than I ever possibly thought I could. I talked to him every second I could. 
The day after I got back, we spent the whole day together. We went to the Tulip Festival (for the first time), then went engagement ring shopping, and then out for dinner. That was on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 and it was our favorite date ever!
We love the beautiful Tulip Festival and cannot wait to go back next year! It's always fun going back reflecting on the previous year.