Friday, March 4, 2011

an italian cafe and ice castles

Yesterday was Adam's day off this week, so we took a little trip to Midway, Utah...I've had this surprise activity planned for Adam's birthday for a couple weeks, but one thing after another has come up so we had to wait 'til now...and I was so excited we could finally go! I knew we had to visit the Ice Castles in Midway after seeing the stunning photos that the lovely Carolee took there...remember Carolee? of coures you do ;)

Upon arriving in Midway we were on the lookout for a place to eat...we picked Café Galleria (I love restaurants that are in old houses:)
As soon as we walked in, we were hit by a warm wave of the fresh aroma of baked pizza...we knew we picked the right place! We sipped hot chocolate ... devoured a DELICIOUS pear & gorgonzola salad ... and thoroughly enjoyed a goat cheese & roasted pepper pizza and a sicilian sausage pizza. Brooks enjoyed some sips of Daddy's cocoa and one of Mommy's crusts...along with a bottle and some apple sauce we brought :)

After dinner we headed to the ice castles...they pop out of a little neighborhood and are quite the magical sight!! We layered and bundled up little B then headed into the castles. Adam had Brooks on his back, and me on his arm as we walked through the winter wonderland. The glowing ice, all lit-up, was gorgeous!!
We warmed up next to the heaters, Brooks loved it :) and then hurried to the car to warm up again and start out drive home...such a fun night!! Can't wait to go back next year when our little B will be able to walk around and explore with us...then it will really be magical ;)

24 comments:

Brooke said...

aww that looks so fun!! He got so many great surprises for his birthday :D

Shawntae said...

I want to go there soo bad. Those pictures of it are amazing. I love the L.O.V.E picture. You guys are the cutest little fam.

Tictacular said...

I just love everything about it... I had no idea such a magnificent creation existed! I love all the pictures! L-O-V-E, so creative! I'm adding this place to my bucket list.. haha Congratulations on such a wonderful birthday adventure!

katrina said...

ooh i have been dying to go there. it looks amazing.

jordan said...

You seriously spoiled the boy! How amazing! I love the picture of the two of you kissing and Brooks in the background like "hey!" it is so precious! I had no idea about these ice castles either so I'm going to have to go! I think it's fantastic.

And after looking at that pizza I'm quite hungry too!

FeeMail said...

desperately I live in Europe. otherwise I would be on my way right now :)!

Andrea said...

Wowow! What a cool destination! Thank you for taking so many photos:) New follower to your awesome blog
pics-o-andrea

Alyse said...

My home town!! Sadly, I haven't seen these this year :( Although, we were there in the valley while you were! Small world!

b. lee said...

how magical!!! the ice castle is kinda reminding of superman's "Fortress of Solitude" & no, I'm not a superman geek ... i looked it up :D what a sweet b-day * *

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you know, I really wanted to go see these ice castles, but the hubberz was being a poop about the drive. Now I really wish we had gone!

Jennifer said...

Wow. This is so cool! (Quite litterally!) I love the photo of you guys smooching with little Brooks on your man's back. Adorable. He will proabably say "eww" when he gets older...but he will know that you two love each other. Cuteness :)

Adam and Hilary said...

Those are some amazing ice castles! How fun are you guys- spelling out love and ice. You have such a cute family! The pizza looks yummy!

Eva Marie said...

Little B looks like he had a blast - and of course the both of you as always :) Love the letter pictures.

There is something sweet around being in cold weather with the ones you love. You get to snuggle in real close!

Glad you guys had fun, have a fantastic weekend Haley

Amy {The Idea Room} said...

Oh fun! I love it all light up at night time. We went there last year but it was during the day time. What a fun family activity!

Eva Marie said...

Haley just linked up to your blog - gave a shout out for encouraging me to do 30 for 30 :)

C said...

so sweet! sounds like such a great day.

Shalyn said...

How fun! I am jealous- nothing like that to be found in AZ for sure;-)

Alli said...

Those pictures at the ice castle are AMAZING. I've never seen anything like it! It was a great idea to have heaters there, I bet that would be cool!

charminglychesney said...

the ice castles look so beautiful

Sherri said...

Wow! Those ice castles are gorgeous!! And that lil cafe...that would totally be our pick too:) Gorgeous pictures! Happy weekend!

Ashley said...

That place is so gorgeous! The food looks delicious!! And little Brooks' happy face is perfectly scrumptious!!!

Looks like a perfect weekend, Haley! YAY!

Penny said...

Fun! Next year, let's go together and stay at the cabin! :) That would be so fun!

Pearl said...

That is such a cool place! I love how the ice berg looks like a heart. Thats so cool!


Pearl

Priscilla Angulo said...

What did you like more, night or day? The night glow looks so beautiful.

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