It hailed today

Not any pictures of the inside of the house yet, and the going is slow, so I’ll write about other stuff. One of the things I have been doing is working on clearing some of the vegetation from around the house. The shrubs and trees around this place were pretty overgrown so I started chopping. I have enough that I’d rather rent a mulcher / chipper from the Depot and make my own mulch than make 3+ trips to the dump.

The truck is parked on a large cement pad; however, that pad is mostly covered by shrubs I’ve cut down and am ready to mulch.

We still drink green smoothies, although not as frequently as we did three months ago. We’ll get back into it multiple times a week but have been trying to get caught up with everything else.

Austin and his smoothie mustache

We made a trip to Bear Lake (I already blogged about that) but here’s a picture of Lauren and the result of her project management. She named this turtle “Lulu.”

Lauren and Lulu

Since we literally live on the mountains here, we have excellent access to some trails. We’ve been up Baer Canyon (PDF map) twice now and really enjoyed the scenery, flowing water (Mom, I found a good place to get a silky water picture!), and break from the valley. These pictures are of Jen and Abby and Leah while on the hike. It starts in a fairly wide path and then morphs into a single-wide trail as you go up the canyon. The girls love it!

We made the trek to Brigham City (roughly 35 minutes north of us) to see the public open house of the new LDS temple. We snapped a picture outside the building after the tour, much like we did for the Oquirrh Mountain temple just over three years ago. We’ve changed a bit in three years.

June, 2009 – At Oquirrh Mountain temple open house

September, 2012 – At Brigham City temple open house

Finally, we’ve decided to participate in our first 5K / fun run ever. We had some shirts made up in honor of our neice Laila, who passed away last July due to SIDS. Even though the particular race is hosted by the University of Utah (cough, cough, gag, gag), we’re excited to participate. Here is the shirt we made.

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4 thoughts on “It hailed today

  1. Love to see the stories and pictues.  Thanks. .g

    From: Jess – n – Jen >To: beachbumgg@yahoo.com >Sent: Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:52 PM >Subject: [New post] It hailed today > >Jess and Jen posted: “Not any pictures of the inside of the house yet, and the going is slow, so I’ll write about other stuff. One of the things I have been doing is working on clearing some of the vegetation from around the house. The shrubs and trees around this place were p” >

  2. I’m really glad we got up there to see your place yesterday. We enjoyed the visit very much. I’m excited to see the completion of all the many projects you have planned! Thanks for the great food, by the way.

  3. Your new place looks so great. It would kind of be nice to have something overgrown besides the weeds. A tree or shrub would be welcomed. Looks like a fun hike too. You’re lucky to get to the temple dedications, you have such good kids too. I think mine would tear the place down.

  4. Mom, it was fun having you, Dad, and Ammon up here on Monday. I’m also glad you guys went on that short walk with us to see the neighborhood. I’m digging it up here so far.

    Natalie, we had to hold Austin the entire time. He for sure would have torn the place down. We did notice 4 or 5 Minerva paintings in the temple, including one signed M. Kohlepp, so it must have been an early one.

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