My lovely mother volunteered to fly me to Utah the first week in August, in order to attend a retreat with my sister. Not one to pass up time with my sister, or to pass up free airfare, I went. I stayed in Utah for 10 days and got to see a lot of family and a few dear friends. Overall, I had a blast and I'm very grateful for my mom for paying for the plane ride! THANKS!!!!
And now, some pictures of my adventures:
|My nephew, Baby Joe. He's the cutest and kindest child I've ever met.|
|Tickle fight on my sister-in law. She was outnumbered.|
|Ok, so bad picture of my best friend (she doesn't read this anyway : D ) |
But aren't those boys cute? Baby Joe and Kalum playing the piano.
|Uncle Shane and Aaliayh enjoying some story time we shared. |
Always fun to exchange stories... or maybe this is when Steph and I sang songs from Girl's Camp?
|Lorraine and I at the retreat. Yes, we look like dorks. |
But we'd just had a class about how to be poised or something.
This is our attempt.
|My mom came and stayed at the hotel with us.|
We played a lot of games and we even had matching pj's.
|After our makeovers. |
I'm not crazy about what she did to my hair, but it was fun!
|Riding around in a limo while at the retreat.|
Lorraine spread out and relaxed.
It had neon lights and a playlist of the Backstreet Boys.
Oh to be in the raging 90's again!
|Here are these cute boys again.|
Baby Joe and Kalum painting.
So cute together.
|Aaliyah, Bobbi, and Charmaine making the Welcome sign for the family reunion.|
|We had a teenager take this- hence it looks bad.|
Joe, Crystal, and myself at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.
A family tradition.
|And Lastly, breakfast at Ruth's Diner with my high school friend and college roommate, Molly.|
And my high school friend, Brady.
Plus their daughter and a nephew.
Good times, good reunion.
I couldn't have asked for a better visit to Utah! There are a lot of people I wanted to see, or that wanted to see me- but it just didn't work out. I was sort of sad about this at first. But I try to remember, "Those who want to stay in your life, will find a way to stay in your life." So hopefully I can see them next time I'm up. Or perhaps a visit to Texas will be in store (Cassie, I'm talking to you...)