Salt Lake County continues to become more fun the longer we live here. Since Molly and Hank have been a part of our family, we have utilized the best resource SLC has to offer: Dog Parks.
Dog parks are so much fun! We pretty much plan to go there any time there is leftover sunlight because they are so much fun! There are tons of dogs running around, big ones, little ones, giant ones, and they all come up to greet you when you walk in. Our puppies get to make friends, run, run and run. And while they are chasing and playing, Brig and I get to have a great time too! Dog owners are awesome. Who knew you could sit around and talk about dogs for hours? Who knew you could find people you really like by talking about dogs? We always walk away from the parks feeling like we’ve made new friends (which we legitimately do! We see them again and again at the park and we get to pick up our conversations from the last time), we feel like our puppies got some proper exercise (they fall asleep immediately upon driving home) and we feel good anyway for getting outside, even when it’s cold.
Tanner Park in Sugarhouse is our favorite. It’s like you’re going hiking, but it’s secretly a contained area. You get the feeling of getting away into the mountains without having to go very far. And there are dogs, everywhere. Running through streams, chasing each other up and down the hillsides, swimming, playing fetch with large branches… it’s amazing. It feels free and wild! And do you know who thought of this wonderful place?
SLC that’s who.
We have the best life! We really couldn’t feel any more blessed. We were able to move to a nice, comfortable, and safe community back in August, and we have been savoring every moment of living in such a nice place. It’s funny that you never think about your safety, or what living in a clean place really means- until you’re faced with the opposite! Luckily, we have passed by that stage of life, and now we are happy, safe, and comfortable.
On top of it all, we’ve been able to get us our “Little Miss Molly-in-the-Face” (as we have come to call her!). She is so much fun! I don’t know how we got so lucky as to have such a cute, mild mannered, cuddly puppy! But we sure did! We have had so much fun taking her with us on hikes, dog events, dog parks, and training classes. She really has made our little home feel more home-y. It’s so fun to have little paws running around the house, enthusiastically squeaking her squeaker, and snuggling up for a nap. Brig and I are definitely ooey-gooey pup parents… and can you blame us? Just look at her cute face!
Brig and I are getting into the camping/backpacking scene, and it is so much fun! There is something so refreshing about getting out on a hike away from the confines of the house or work, and away from the computer and TV. I think we connect just a little bit more as we walk through the beautiful mountains, noticing the changing leaves or the last flowers of the season, or the towering peaks with snow at the tips. We get to talk and talk without distractions, and if we want, we can be happy just listening to the birds and the wind. It’s awesome. We can’t wait to go on our first camping trip next weekend! We are pumped!
The next few weeks are going to fly by as we prepare to bring home another new member of the family… stay tuned!
This little fur-baby has made our home more home-y, and certainly never lonely! We were pining for a puppy, and we allowed ourselves to go “look” at a litter. Well, you know what that means- we brought home Miss Molly!
Isn’t she adorable? Because she is. And she’s naughty. And cute.
We love her ❤
She thinks she’s big and tough:
And she’s super cute when she’s sleepy:
And she knows how to take a bite (after much crying and howling of course 🙂 )
We love this little Miss- she is so much fun! And since we don’t have babies to adore over, be sure you’ll be seeing lots of our puppies! (Wait, puppies??)
Brig and Tiff