September & Lately

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A weekend in midway means a stop at the Timp Freeze.  Gonna miss these Utah Peaches.

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Hikes up to Lake Blanche with Sadie and Chris.  Something I recently discovered from this hike… I don’t like the hike up. I’ve never liked hiking.  But… I love running down the hike.  Something about having to pay attention and jump over rocks makes me smile.

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Chris and I decided sandwiches are ridiculously delicious.  So we made September Sandwich month. Lame. Yes.  We ate so so so many sandwiches.

My favorites were…

Even Stevens – Do Gouda & Mihami Vice.  Even Nate the Great loved it.

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Robin’s Nest- The Sink & Gouda Smoker. I cannot say enough about Robin’s Nest.  It is always amazing and it is still family owned and ran.

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Moochies- Meatball & Philly Cheese Steak. Messy messy sandwich but overall yummy and they have delicious sauces you can put on your sandwiches. Use their fry sauce and Jumpin Jalapeno Sauce.

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Chop City Food Truck- Cuban (obviously) & Sweet Chili Chicken. We tried them at the SoHo Food park in Holladay.  They put bacon on EVERYTHING.12107260_10153644596906250_1008700931357195759_n

What is fall without Football.  Chris & I are on opposing sides of the BYU Utah rivalry.  Good thing we both like watching sports otherwise we would be in big trouble.  Plus, he can’t really talk because I think he secretly knows that Utah is better. The Utah Michigan game was awesome.11227857_10153644593001250_8441902859807393342_n 12112189_10153644593086250_2666657429178100041_n

The BYU vs. Boise State game was fun too.  Gotta love a good hail mary and watching Chris happier than I’ve ever seen him.12115856_10153644597016250_8756157695532893332_n12096389_10153644597026250_1398518692790145565_n Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 10.20.08 AM

T Swift concert. Need I say more? I spontaneoulsy bought tickets and told Chris.  For some reason he thought that meant he could buy a scooter since we are a one car family.  Two best decisions we’ve ever made (besides getting married.) Also, Chris sang every word at Taylor.  Proud wife moment.

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Scooter’s name is Elvis.

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Braids everyday.12116014_10153644597011250_7054412667165100981_n

Watching cute cousin Madi go Chi O!!!

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Having some fun interviews for our Tinder love.

We got to interview with Jennifer Stagg on Mormon Channel Daily. It was our first time getting to talk about the gospel and its role in our relationship and deciding to marry each other in an interview. Have a listen…

https://www.mormonchannel.org/listen/series/mormon-channel-daily-audio/interview-with-chris-and-sarahjane-george-october-05-2015

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Interviewed for a story on BYU men and Tinder.  Chris went to BYU so we were a perfect match for this story. Our photo even made it to the front of the Utah section.

http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/2887075-155/swipe-right-for-your-spouse-byu

Took our photo at Chris’ work on Broadway street in Downtown Salt Lake. We didn’t realize how big the photo would be in the paper. 11232713_10153644597121250_4690584356899908116_nLooking homeless as I pick up the paper at Sev.
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Literally my reaction after my graduation appointment! I am graduating from the University of Utah this Spring!
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My favorite part of September was Women’s Conference.  So many amazing messages. One of my favorites was from Sister Rosemary Wixom and talking about our Divine Nature.  Our purpose is Christ and once we find that out our whole life changes.  Sister Wixom quoted my great aunt Elaine Cannon and I loved the quote so I made this to frame.

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Downtown Gems

good things about downtown #10

SAPA SUSHI BAR & ASIAN GRILL

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Our good friends in our ward, the Nelsons, are moving 😦 Can’t tell you how sad we are!  We are going to miss them so much! So, we obviously had to have one more Sapa night.

 (Family style of course)

It’s a great value and it’s good.  what more can you ask for?

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You can find Sapa’s MENU here

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NOT PICTURED: the two vegas rolls we scarfed down at the beginning. oops.

My father went to Japan on his LDS mission.  From that i’ve grown a love for Yaki Soba Noodles.  I love them because they have a grilled/crispy texture.  Add chicken to it!! SO GOOD.

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Samurai Roll 

salmon, crab, onion, avocado, cucumber

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Imperial Roll

crab, tempura shrimp, tuna, masago, onion, avocado

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Downtown Gems

good things about living downtown #8

R & R BBQ

600s 307w SLC, UT

It’s a great restaurant because it’s not only filling it is also refreshing.  Normally I don’t opt for BBQ because it is heavy and large portioned.  R & R doesn’t give you that I wish I hadn’t eaten that feeling.  They have 3 delicious homemade BarbeQue sauces that go well on all their entrees.  (I love to put the sweet sauce on my salad 🙂 ) They also have paper towels at each table so you don’t have to keep running back for napkins! People think of everything!

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Downtown Gems

 

Good things about living downtown #7

The Oasis Cafe & Golden Braid Books

This place is a total tucked away sanctuary!  A beautiful restaurant that also has a quiet patio.  Oasis Cafe has a great brunch menu, however we made it there for dinner. It’s located at 151 South 500 East.  So convenient to make a reservation using Yelp on your phone.  This place is really popular for lunch so make sure to book ahead!   Relaxation and  meditation isn’t far away with the joint bookstore.  Many of their themed books specialize in mind, body, and soul health.  So fun to look through their selection of books.  #consciousliving

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The french bread… the right amount of crunch and fluffiness.  You could tell it was very fresh.

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I got the Mediterranean Salad. You can choose from Salmon, Shrimp, Chicken. A great thing about Oasis is it offers healthy vegan options with many of its plates.  You can also get tofu.  It was to die for.  One of their core entrees.  yukon gold potatoes•roasted red onion•olives• tomatoes•feta cheese•hummus•field greens•roasted garlic vinaigrette

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Chris and Richard both got the Udon Peanut Stir fry.  It’s flavorful and fresh but if you don’t like peanut flavor I do not recommend this dish.   Filled with: tofu or tempeh•wok seared vegetables•udon noodles spicy peanut sauce•coconut, peanut, and cashew crumble

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Sally tried the Grilled Salmon.  The grilled tomatoes were flavorful and perfectly cooked.  Another one of Oasis’ customer faves.  honey/lavender polenta cake•arugula•saba•merlot vinegar extra• virgin olive oil•grilled tomatoIMG_3264

With a dinner that good we had to indulge!  My first time eating Crème Brulèe and it was such a sensation.  Tart raspberries and creamy custard where have you been all this time!!!

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Downtown Gems

Good things about living downtown #6

HIRES BIG H

If you ask me where I would like to go for dessert…  I will say Hires.  You know why?

ROOT BEER FLOAT/FREEZE

in the words of Annie Wadsworth “Root Beer Floats are my M.O.”  Is there anything better than a chilled glass mug full of specially made root beer and soft ice cream.  Also what’s a shake without fries?  (fry sauce, fry sauce, fry sauce)  It was so fun to share the Big H with our friends Rachel and Matt who had never had it.

Rachel’s Pick: Chocolate Banana

Matt’s Pick: Strawberry Banana

Chris’ Pick: Oreo Banana

lots of banana.

Another perk of Hires is the fact that you can have a somewhat drive-in experience.  Flash your lights in the parking lot and enjoy window service.

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Nanny Lyfe

Watching kids day after day can become quite boring… Yes, boring, even with 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds.  I’ve been trying to take the different kids I watch somewhere fun, cheap, and anywhere that isn’t their own house.  This week, a mini hike at ensign peak. (When I say hike it’s really just a walk and a place for the kids to look out and see the city)  Perfect for the outside obsessed youngens who want to let some energy out but don’t want to spend hours walking up hill.  166 Ensign Vista Drive is the start of the trail head.  If you are with a two year old, like I was, don’t worry about making it all the way up to Ensign Peak just go part way up to the amphitheater and other side spots.  Ella & Claire had a blast pointing out the capitol building, temple, and University of Utah.

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|Spring Playlist| ft. ERIKA

Big thank you to Erika for helping me with a school project! The pictures were darling and couldn’t help but post them.  There aren’t many more beautiful things than springtime.  So, in addition to these photos here is some music that will feel your heart with happiness and spring fever.

Follow me on Spotify: SaraJane George

ERIKA12 copy1. Small Town Moon – Regina Spektor

ERIKA2. Metaphors – San Cisco ERIKA23. I Am Young – Coconut RecordsERIKA54. Sky High – Ben Folds FiveERIKA75. Come and Get It – Jayme Dee (Selena Gomez Cover)ERIKA16. I’m A Cuckoo – Belle and SebastianERIKA3.jpg7. This Could All Be Yours Someday – Guster

ERIKA68. Happily – One Direction

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9. Blow Away – A Fine FrenzyERIKA4

10. Kick Push – Lupe Fiasco  ERIKA10

11. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out – Cat Stevens ERIKA8

12. Drove Me Wild – Tegan & Sara ERIKA11

Cheers! It’s Springtime!

Utah weather is absolutely psychotic.  I can leave my house in snowy freezing slush only to be at the park a few hours later lying in the grass listening to the birds chirping.  After a few days of rain and snow spring was definitely in the air today!  Happy Spring peeps, go get some sunshine, feel the grass between your toes, and smile because Spring is here to stay.  (Hopefully, I can’t predict the weather… probably will be cold sometimes… that’s Utah.)

This day called for a sunset walk in the avenues of Salt Lake City.

As usual the Utah Sunset was on point.

Doesn’t my husband make such a cute dog????
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Shout Out to the iPhone for our blurry pics & Christopher the Alien.
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400 North

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Spring and bright colors go hand in hand. Though Chris doesn’t especially love my combo of Orange and Pink
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Flowers are HERE!  Had to refrain from picking the neighbors fresh blooms

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Always doodling… pen, crayons, dandelions, etc.

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C + J = ❤
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Downtown Gems

Good things about living downtown #4

Copper OnionIMG_2885Broadway is such a great street!  So many fun and exciting shops and restaurants reside there. The Copper Onion is an American restaurant that serves some classic dishes with a modern twist.

I got the Wagyu Beef Stroganoff.  My mom used to always make beef stroganoff at home and it has become one of my favorites.  The Copper Onion’s take on it was rich and creamy and the beef was tender and full of flavor. (writing this is making my mouth water)

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Chris got the House Meatloaf.  Whenever I hear meatloaf I usually run and hide.  It’s not my favorite meal in the world.  However, this meatloaf had the perfect combonation of amazing ranch beef, pork, and lamb.  Needless to say Chris was thrilled!

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Be prepared to talk loud! This hip joint is bustling with life and at times it was hard to hear each other and even our server.

We had great service and they even had Gingerale, the best, most underrated soda!