Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Hike

We had so much fun hiking today. We hiked the Green Pond Trail near Snowbasin. It was a quick drive from our house. Nic and I love hiking and being in nature so we try to do this whenever we can. The girls are equally as happy being outside.
 This is Brooklyn's "I can't believe it face"....usually when she sees an animal :)
 We watched this beautiful bee on a wildflower
 Gorgeous Mountains
Awesome red-tailed hawk
This beaver dam was the so amazing. It was our favorite thing on the trail!
 Nap time
 Sam loved using her binoculars. This is the first year that she has hiked out of the backpack. She got tired, but she seemed to have a lot of fun. I think the more we do it, the more she will get used to it and enjoy it.

It was the perfect way to spend our Memorial Day. After our fun hike we checked out a new restaurant here in Ogden. It's called the Stagecoach. We loved it. It is our kind of place for sure...a little bit of a dive, homecooking AND Mexican food, great service, and of course Pepsi products. 

Ogden Nature Center

We recently checked out the Ogden Nature Center. We loved it so much that we bought a yearly pass. It's a beautiful nature preserve with easy trails that are perfect for us. The girls both loved it and we have already been 3 times in the week that we have had the pass.
 Sam in the eagle's nest with her cousins
(Did you know a bald eagles nest is anywhere from 6 1/2 feet up to 10 feet wide!)
Cute baby Brooklyn
Amazing Memorial Day bald eagle program

Beautiful widflowers
Isn't this place gorgeous?
These pictures of Sam running are some of my favorite pictures I have ever taken of her. She looks so carefree and they depict her personality so well. Love her!

Seeing the deer was so neat, by far our favorite thing there. We were close enough that even Brooklyn could see them.

2 baby fawn that ran away fast, so this is the only picture I got of them
Butterfly there in the middle
Lots of geese and ducks at the pond
If you have never been to the Ogden Nature center we highly reccomend it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Loving Ogden

I hate blogger...which is why I usually stick with Facebook for updates and posting pictures. Blogger changes the order so the post doesn't make any sense. But we will give it a try for journaling purposes.
I am LOVING living in Ogden. South Ogden actually, but its all the same. We moved in to our new house on April 19th. We have had our issues with the house (no water, no heat, flooding, raccoons) but we are loving owning our own home.
The pictures..not in order.
We did our first big project and ripped out the ugly bush that was covering the front patio. It makes such a huge difference and drastically improves our view.
The new LDS Ogden Temple is getting built 3 miles from our house. We drive by there every Sunday to see the progress. This week they put the Angel Moroni on the top!
We found the library and it is awesome. Tons of games in the kids section plus there is a park/playground outside.