Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wrapping up Winter

We wrapped up winter with a trip to Brighton.

We still hadn't gotten up to Molly Greens to try out their nachos...


FYI they are pretty tasty.

The food was good and the overall vibe was spot on for a great little bar.


I just wish it was open year round.

After filling our tummies we headed out for D to take some GI Joe photos before all the snow was gone.

We headed on up to Guardsman Pass to where the road literally ended (no winter maintenance)


I am looking forward to snowshoeing in this area next year.

Even though there was a lot less snow then when we were up last, it was still hitting high on the street signs.


D headed off to do his thing...





And I took some random shots while exploring in the snow.














Toward the bottom of the canyon there was little to no snow left...Still pretty though.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome Spring

Spring is officially here!

We have been working in the yard, enjoying the outdoors and even did the first mowing of the lawn for the year.

It is really amazing just watching things spring into life and bust open with green from the grey of winter.




This is the same bush but next day...crazy.



Our neighborhood also had some street art...



Both the feathered and furry friends have been playing in the yard, romping around and singing.

We just love watching all the animals come visit.



This guy is new but he likes it here.


Buddies



Winter rot on a fallen tree.


More pretty color popping up all over.








I really hope we get a nice long spring, filled with lots of thunder storms this year.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Sightings

While I love winter and all that it brings, I also love spring almost as much.

We have been spending more time outside and having windows open (even though it can still get chilly overnight) is amazing.



I know it isn't officially spring as of yet but I really do feel that spring has sprung.

There isn't really much snow on the ground anymore...


But the amount of buds and new growth everywhere more than makes up for it.


While we have been on our walks I stop and gawk at all the pretty flowers that have popped up so far.






This is the first spring at this house so it will be exciting to see what pops up.

So far it looks like we will be getting some tulips.

While going out to feed my furry and feathered friends today it was the first time that I was able to be barefoot. It was amazing to feel the grass under my feet once again, and the warm sun on my back.

Again I know it is early...but WELCOME SPRING!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekend Wanderings

We haven't been up to much for the most part, however that doesn't mean we haven't been sitting around doing nothing.

Saturday we headed on out to check out Bricks and Minifigs in South Jordan.

We have been to several locations of theirs in the PNW and were thrilled to find out that they had opened on here in Utah!



V ended up getting a custom weapon set while I made myself an Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks.


We also found a "new to us" tactical surplus store. I was more then excited and was able to get some supplies for an upcoming project.

On our way home we took side streets since the freeway was stopped.

We had to make a detour when I spotted Pirate O's Market

I had read about this place when we first moved up and I was looking for British items.

It is a really cool little market and deli with all kinds of international treats. 

They had an ad outside for Aussie Pies so we got excited thinking they would have them hot and ready to go. Sadly it was just a deli and the pies were in the freezer.

It was still fun and glad we stopped in and got a few items.




Later that night V had a concert to go to with some friends.

They went to see Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

Apparently their seats were great and everyone had a great time.

Everyone was hyped in the lobby waiting for the excitement to begin...


While they were attending their concert, the adults walked around downtown.





Got some pizza and some vegan doughnuts at Big O Doughnuts.


Next door was a vintage camera display....I like how they got the alignment just right...you can see the cameras on the opposite side of the building perfectly.


Sunday was low key...We basically only left the house to get pizza at Este Pizza, and had one of the best salads we have had in quite a while.

We are not big salad eaters, however their house salad is delish!


We came home, continued to clean stuff out, did wash and vedged (the usual)

Then it snowed pretty much out of the blue. It had been about 60 and windy all weekend then BAM!

Crazy snow and freezing rain.


It was one of those super bright nights as well (this was taken after 10:30pm) and it looks like daylight.

The wind was howling and got snow all the way up to the front door (and anything west facing for that matter.



Yea I went out barefoot to take photos.

Today it was just really an icy crust with a few inches of powder hiding beneath.

It almost looked like beanbag fill.


You could tell the wind was blowing...the yard looked like sand.




And of course my buddies were out looking for food.


This wasn't my Mr fatty so he was a bit more cautious...but then he warmed up.


He smiled at me!


That just made my day!