I got home Sunday evening (yes, I know, for the second time this month - Trent is a saint!) from our annual girl's trip with my sisters and cousins. This year we kept it a little more low-key and my sister found us a cabin to stay in in Midway, Utah (thank you Amy!). It's kind of funny because 8 of the 10 girls live in Utah anyway, so it was just me and Jordan that flew in.
I flew into Salt Lake Friday afternoon (the 23rd) and Jen picked me up right when she finished teaching. We went back to her place so she could pack up and then picked up my sister Jill from her place and we headed to the cabin in Midway.
Jen and I were a little surprised to find that we were totally matching :)
We got settled in and headed to dinner at one of the few restaurants in Midway ;) We kept trying to get a picture with all of us, but they kept coming out blurry, and then we asked the waiter and it still came out blurry..haha. This will have to do.
Then we headed to the Midway Ice Castles. It was absolutely frigid, but definitely fun to see them. I was so glad I decided to cram my puffy winter coat into my suitcase at the last second that morning.
Everyone but Meg, who was in the bathroom.
There were 2 slides. Here are Amy and Bryn.
And Jen and Melissa.
We'll call this the Wishing Well ;)
On our way back, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some breakfast options before heading back to the cabin.
That evening we threw Meg and Amy a surprise baby shower. Thanks to Jordan for planning it all! She had talked to each of us prior to the trip and we all pitched in for gifts. We got each of them a pair of white Freshly Picked baby moccasins.
Meg, Jordan, and Amy - you can't even tell they're pregnant in this pic!
Jordan made all of the adorable decorations :)
The whole group :)
Pretend you're pregnant..haha.
I got this shot from the back deck the next morning.
I woke up Saturday feeling, what I imagine to be, hungover. We hadn't gone to bed until like 2 and I woke up with a pounding headache :/ I'm getting too old for this..haha. Luckily we leisurely got ready and then we thought we'd go into Park City and check out the Sundance Film Festival. It was like 1:30 before we got out the door..haha. I actually didn't realize the Sundance Festival would be going on, so this was news to me! And we definitely weren't prepared for the craziness. We kept thinking surely we'd be able to find somewhere to park in some neighborhood or something, but there was absolutely nothing! As you can tell, we are complete amateurs. We did see one parking garage asking $60 to park. I guess if we had been real die-hards we would've forked out the money..haha..but we were just starting to feel really grumpy because we were so hungry..haha.
I only got one picture as we drove up Main Street. At that point we still had hope we'd find a parking spot, so I thought we'd get to walk around and take more pictures ;)
We finally gave up and headed to the Park City shopping outlets to get some lunch. I was so grateful when we found a Five Guys. That burger tasted so good to me! Then we did some shopping. A group still wanted to try Sundance while the rest of us just wanted to go back to the cabin and get cozy. I was among the latter group. We stopped at the grocery store again and picked up some pizzas and cookie dough and headed back. This was probably my favorite part of the trip. I know, I'm a total homebody! I loved just being able to relax and chit chat with some of my very favorite people.
Dayna happened to be in town for the weekend as well, so she came by to see us all. And the rest of the group got back from Sundance soon after that. We had some girl talk and reminisced with the Lund girls about their dad in the bunk bed room. I hope they felt of all of our love and support. And then Dayna's boyfriend came over later so that we could all meet him. He was a super nice guy and we were mostly happy to have him around to take a picture of our whole group ;) We took it easy and turned on John Tucker Must Die and then Parent Trap after that, a classic.
Jen, Jill, Jordan, and I got the bunk bed room :) The 3 other rooms had queen and king-size beds (Amy and Tori in the master, Bryn and Meg, and Amanda and Melissa).
The next morning, the Lund girls had to leave by 7:45 to get Jordan to the airport. The rest of us were still asleep :/ It was such a short trip. A whole day shorter than last year's girl's trip. Amy called us from upstairs at 9:45 and said we were supposed to be checked out of the house by 10, so we all frantically threw all of our stuff into our suitcases and got dressed..haha. The cleaning lady hadn't shown up yet so we actually didn't get out of there until almost 11, just chit chatting and what not.
I had to put up this picture just because it's too funny and awkward. We took this on the driveway as we were packing up the cars to head out ;)
Then we had brunch at Cheesecake Factory. The sun was so bright!! My left eye was pretty much closed..haha.
And then Jen and Jill dropped me off at the airport. It was a fun trip and I loved being with my sisters and cousins. How grateful I am that they are all my dearest friends :)