Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ogden, Utah.


I've only been to Jordan's neck of the woods a few times, and it's always been pretty jam-packed with holidays and celebrations, so it was nice to be able to spend three weeks there with very little to do but visit with family and friends and see a few sights. One afternoon, we went with Tanner and Kilee, Jordan's brother and sister-in-law, to The Greenery, home of the famous Mormon Muffins (below). The muffins were delicious, and I loved the look and feel of the place--definitely a nice break from the typical blah Utah chain restaurant.

^ This is what is inexplicably called a Mormon Muffin. They don't look like much, but they're to. die. for. Definitely the menu MVP.


We also visited Jordan's family's ranch property in Ogden Valley, just a bit north of his home town of Pleasant View. The family keeps it as an investment rather than a working ranch, so the land has a picturesque overgrown feel and look to it. Attempting to use my new flower arranging skills, I foraged for wild flowers while we were visiting the land and made a sad little arrangement that I'm sure my mother-in-law was mortified to have on her dining room table, where she very sweetly allowed me to display it. It was too depressing to photograph, but the land was not:  


Also, this is only peripherally related to Ogden in that it was where we took the photo below, but we were able to meet up with some of our favorite DC friends while we were in Utah, the Martineaus and the Smiths, both of whom have now relocated to the West. The photo below is really not the best of me, but the blondes are looking pretty and the babies are looking, so I have sacrificed. #greatergood 



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