Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother's Day

Sunday was not only Mother's Day, but it also marked our 3 year mark for living in Salt Lake City.

Thats right, 3 years ago we were on the road in a moving truck heading up to call SLC our new home.

We really can't believe that it has been so long.

We really don't do much in the way of "Hallmark Holidays" but it was a great day none the less.

The weather was beautiful, I got to spend the day with the guys, had pizza for lunch, spent the majority of the day outside soaking up sun watching my squirrels, and for dessert I got a Pizzokie.

Cant get much better then that.


Last weekend Blue Moon Alpacas had another open house, so you know that we had to go.

The weather was absolutely perfect and the alpacas were adorable in their furry winter coats.

There was a bit of a crowd this time...the winter open house was much better people wise.

But we were there for the alpacas and they were great as usual.

They were loving the fresh grasses and flowers.

As always, a fun day out at the ranch!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May The Fourth Be With You

For May the 4th the Urban Arts Gallery downtown was having their opening for the annual Star Wars exhibit.

We headed on out to check it out.

It didn't seem as "eventful" as pas years, however the low key vibe was really nice and actually preferred (by us anyhow).

Here were some works that stood out to me this year.

This was one of my faves.

Rogue One by Candy Dagger

Rebellion Roast by Jenni Foo Foo

Star Wars Travel Posters by Todd Anderson

Not Star Wars related but I liked them all the same.

Old Nuts by Dawn Taylor

The Deathbird by Grant Fuhst

 The exhibit is up till the end of May.

If your in the area it is worth checking out and supporting the local artists and the Urban Arts Alliance.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Farewell April

This weekend we wrapped up April with a trip up to Silver Lake.

The snowbanks were really still quite high.

During the whole time we were out we only saw two other people.

It was wonderful...and so peaceful.

D took advantage of the snow to do some more GI Joe shots.

More Gi Joes

Beaver snack?

I was in shock at just how much snow was still on the roofs.

Moose tracks?

It was a great being out in the snow again.

Especially since it was off season and just a few scattered people around.

I am going to really miss the snow, however I am ready for some sun and swimming all the same.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ogden Canyon

Last weekend we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather to check out Ogden Canyon.

The canyon itself is rather short, but still a nice little drive.

At the entrance to the canyon there was a Planet Rainbow.

We decided to have a snack of "Mormon Muffins"

The muffins were good. Nothing spectacular in my book, but none the less tasty.

The place was beyond odd. There is really no rhyme or reason behind it...

The Greenery restaurant (where you get the muffins) reminds me of the restaurants along Main Street in Disneyland.

I was waiting for the barber shop quartet.

Then there was the gift shop that had everything from tourist trinkets to a fudge counter, new age items and essential oils, to a bakery/espresso/soda counter.

Anyhow the muffins were tasty and got us on our way.

The first thing we saw was this waterfall....I think it is a pressure release but beautiful all the same.

We arrived at the Oaks at a perfect time.

Since we missed the lunch crowd and were just finishing up as the dinner crowd was filing on in we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Can't beat dining over the river in the warm sunshine.

Since the canyon was shorter then we expected we drove around the reservoir and over to check out Powder Mountain.

It was beautifully peaceful since it was closed for the season and no one was around.

It was weird to imagine such untouched snow and no one on it.

The feel over here was much like Park City...but not.

The deer were having a feast on the golf course lawn.

And this was spotted on our way back to the canyon.

Overall it was a great way to spend a Saturday and is an area that we need to go back and explore some more.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April...So Far

It wasn't until the other day that I hadn't posted anything for April.

We got a surprise snow...

And our little squirrel friends have been up to their antics.

We have been just going on walks, enjoying al the spring flowers popping up everywhere.

Every day there is something new to see.

Dandelions are EVERYWHERE!

We have also just been hanging out, enjoying the sun...

Walking around town seeing what is going on...

This little guy was quite the warbler.

Fresh graffiti...

Peeling paint from the winter...soooo satisfying.

V and myself also went to check out the Leonardo on free homeschool day to check out the Flight exhibit.

The most interesting thing to us was that they had "landmarks" for planes at one time, and that some are still there.

We were really hoping for more, but it is hard to beat the Ca Science Center.

So there you have it, our April in a nutshell.

There hasn't been anything super exciting, however we have been keeping busy, happy and healthy.

Not much more you can ask for.