Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ma, Pa and Em come to visit

 My wonderful parents and sister came to town a couple of days ago and we had a blast with them! I loved showing them my new home and showing them around town.  Our first stop was Good Stuff Eatery. Friends, if you come to visit me I will take you here and your mind and mouth will be blown. Best burger, fries and shakes on this planet earth. And I am not lying when I say that. Seriously, sooo good.

Oh! And I dyed my hair back to brown... what a surprise!

After we stuffed ourselves good we went to the Nationals game. It was lots of fun and the stadium is so nice. But it still doesn't compare to BOB. 

The next day we went to Annapolis, Maryland.  It is a cute little town on the ocean and the Navy school is there. It was cool seeing tons of students walking around in their white nave suits.  For lunch we ate some yummy sea food, of course!

On Sunday we visited the temple and saw an amazing are exhibit in the visitors center.

Sure do love these two.

And Monday we went to the outlets in Leesburg and boy was that dangerous. I told myself I am not allowed to buy anymore clothes for the rest of the year! My parents and sister are gone now and I miss them loads but can't wait to see them at Christmas!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Camping in Shenandoah Valley

Nathan and I went camping in Shenandoah, Virginia this weekend and it was awesome! The weather was perfect except it rained both mornings while we were sleeping. It was so gorgeous and so green. Nathan's dream job is to one day become a park ranger and I wouldn't mind living in a beautiful forest :) We saw lots of wildlife while there too.

A deer

A butterfly

Or two

Some Monarch cocoons, it looks like there is gold beading on them!

This picture breaks my heart. Nathan and I were driving back to our campsite after our hike and saw two cars pulled over. So we pulled over and I grabbed my camera to see what everyone was looking at. There was a little black bear wondering in a field of flowers and he popped his head up for about one second and I snapped a picture. I was so happy because I knew I got it on camera! I went back to look at the picture and it focused on the trees... If you look towards the middle of the picture the black smear is a bear, I promise!

A leaf in the shape of a heart

We went on a really beautiful hike along a river and some cascading falls

 Nathan says I am dressed like a mom in this picture...

And of course we had some foil dinners and smores!

We also got to try out a bunch of our new camping gear including out new tent from Rivka. Thanks Rivka!

It was lots of fun and I can't wait to go camping again!!