While we were in Salt Lake City, John had a significant birthday – he’s flipped over a decade, and now is 30! (Happy Birthday, John!) For his birthday gift, Mom and Dad took us all to La Caille, which is a very tasty, very beautiful restaurant up at the foot of the mountains.
Afterward, amidst the beautiful Christmas decorations and glittering snow, we lit giant sparklers and played.
This was supposed to be in lieu of birthday candles, since we couldn’t bake a cake, but it was pretty cold so we didn’t go through all thirty.
I also don’t have a large enough maximum aperture (on either my old lens or new) to capture these nighttime shots blur-free – but you can see how happy we all were, despite the cold.
We had lots of fun trying to write things in the dark (although Jonathan’s “happy birthday John” didn’t get past the h) …
… and were grateful to be able to warm ourselves by the fire afterward.