I have a lovely friend with a lovely family who owns a lovely vacation home in St. George, near the mouth of lovely Snow Canyon. She invited a gaggle of moms to join her in a weekend away and I was so happy that it worked out for me to go along.
We had so much fun. I tried very hard to not feel guilty the whole time I was there - and I did pretty well though not perfectly - I tried to make it as easy for Troy as possible for me to be away and he and the kids were of course awesome together so I only felt SLIGHTLY guilty. At all times. Especially when I was sitting in a hot tub every night under the full desert moon. And also while I was out to breakfast, attending a temple session, cooking and talking with friends all day long, going to see Thor II, getting a pedicure..... you get the idea.
I have to admit that there were two highlights to this trip that just made it extra special. I mean, it was already such a pleasure to spend time with six other amazing women - we had hours of really interesting, insightful and helpful conversations. We relaxed and pampered ourselves. It was awesome. But to top it off, my sister in law Sheri had a baby not four days before I got there. I have been sad that I haven't met Adam and Whitley's new baby Park yet - he's about six weeks already. And I hate the thought of missing another brand new baby. So one day I had a free afternoon and snuck away to go see Peter and Sheri and their THREE girls. That was so fun and such a pleasure to have a little time to snuggle with new baby Iva Matilda. Can't wait to get my hands on her again!
The other highlight for me was the sleeping part. I have become the lightest sleeper - everything wakes me up, the slightest noise and I am totally 100% awake, usually taking a while to fall back asleep. I didn't think I was capable of sleeping soundly or sleeping in any more. Boy, was I wrong. Three nights in a row I slept like a complete ROCK. It was absolute heaven.
So anyway, a great trip, so grateful to have been able to go, and I hope it happens again one day.
|The View towards Tuacahn as I was on an early morning stroll|
|Okay, Bundle was a little sad my first morning away and we did a lot of face time|
|Outside the St. George temple|
|Baby Iva Matilda!|
|I even got to pick periwinkle, my favorite color|
|Swig made a bundle off of our business - once I introduced the Dirty Diet Coke to everyone, they all asked if we could go every day|
|On a shopping trip we had to have at least one of us go for the prom dress try on - led to much hilarity|
|Wouldn't be a trip to St. George without the Pizza Factory!|