Sunday, May 15, 2011

Just Mama (and Mama's friends)

The week before Amos and Eric's fishing trip Amos kept telling me he was going fishing with Pop, and that I couldn't come.

"Just Amos and Dada," he would say.

Well, Mama had her day.  Three of them actually.  Last week I went to Heber/Park City with a group of friends (from college/EFY in one way or another) for a girls' retreat.  It was FANTASTIC.  I have always been a proponent of abandoning one's children (with a well-trusted babysitter) for some R&R, and this "weekend" was no exception.

 As far as I can tell  I am the first one to get this blogged, but my sincere apologies go out to anyone who reads all of our blogs and has to endure this numerous times...

Here it goes...

We stayed at the Worldmark Heber and had a fantastic suite with amazing views:

The first day we shopped the outlets in Park City.  And, I mean SHOPPED. THE. OUTLETS.  We found some great stuff though, and it was fun to not have to worry about any tiny tots pulling over displays =)

That night we had a true Utah (although there are more and more all over the place all the time) treasure: Cafe Rio.  Some of the girls' are from out of town, so we couldn't deny them Cafe Rio.

Day 2 started out with a hike for everyone else while I worked out in the gym and worked on my YW lesson.  I needed to multitask a bit (read the lesson on my phone while I ran) and I am not a hiker.  Not by any means.

We were super stoked for some milkshakes and lunch and Granny's on Main St. in Heber, but alas, it was not meant to be:

In spite of it being mid-May, the man outside working said they wouldn't be open for another week.  By the time we passed by after lunch at Dairy Keen, the sign was changed to say "Almost ready, see you next week!"

Dairy Keen wasn't bad, but our hearts were already crushed, so it didn't really ever stand a chance.

After lunch we got pedicures and shopped some boutiques in Heber and Midway.  I don't think anyone bought anything, but that doesn't mean we didn't find some treasures:

That night (after some good Mexican) we had craft night.  It was sort of a tragic event and we managed to use our combined talents to make ONE headband =(

I don't think Maggie has any idea how lucky she is.

Kaela Wheeler, Laura Horne, Kendra Wright, Deveney Jensen, and Desiree Syme ca. 2011

I left a couple things out, but I am sure they'll be covered elsewhere, so stay tuned for Des, Dev, Kaela and Kendra's blogs.  We had a couple friends missing, and they really are the only thing that could have made our weekend any better (well, and Granny's being open).  I think we've decided this should definitely be an annual thing, and next year we're headed to San Deigo!  Here's to hoping for NYC for 2013 ;)


Andrea said...

looks like so much fun! love the legs picture. made me laugh.

Kendra said...

Wow. I am impressed you got this done so fast. Way to go. Mine will be out next month. ;) Also after I get the pictures from you... :D

Desiree' said...

Yay for girls weekend!!! I think it could've been better if it was a day longer too. I had such a blast! You're amazing for blogging about it so quickly! I'm gonna try to be in second place! :) So fun. I'm totally loving the 2013 idea as well.

Kate said...

Love it! I love al the bags... Looks like a great time. So glad you got to do it!

deveney said...

hooray! it was so much fun, i just barely got home so i am so impressed that you have already have this blogged. it was so much fun, already excited for next year:)