So as promised this is the post to catch you up on the all girls camping trip. It was fun. Definitely an adventure. lol. We went to a hot springs so it wasn't really 'roughing it'. I'm not sure we could have handled roughing it. lol. And before you get too amazed that we went all alone I have to confess that my dad and uncle drove the campers (yep we were camping hardcore hahahaha) up for us, since I have no idea how to reverse one of those things. But after that we were on our own. Rach's hubby Ben was pretty worried about us. "How are you guys going to hook up the propane?" "How are you guys going to start a fire?" "How are you guys going to cook food?" Just a few of his questions. But fear not, although we don't know how to park a camper, we are fully capable of setting it up. I'll admit that we had trouble the first night cooking, but it really wasn't our faults! My uncle steve cross threaded the propane line so when you turned it on it just hissed and let out the propane instead of sending it into the cooker. We couldn't figure out what was going on so we had to ask our neighbor. He was really nice about it, although he did laugh when he discovered it was all girls camping.
I wish I could say that was the only mishap that occurred, but alas it wasn't. I was in charge of bringing up firewood since everyone else had forgotten it and I came up later. But it didn't occur to me that the wood had to be CHOPPED... lol. Good thing my aunt cristal had an ax... although no one really knew how to use it. My little cousin McKenzie said she did, but I think it was more luck when she finally cracked one. Beaner tried to give it a go and I about peed my pants laughing. We got it on video. hahaha. Somehow she hit the log and launched it at herself while still swinging the ax around. She's lucky she didn't cut her leg off. lol. AFter that we just threw the logs on the fire whole.. and it worked... after lots of bug spray and paper plates were thrown in. lol. After that first night it was pretty smooth sailing. :) My best friend from high school, Lacy, came up with her little man Kael and went swimming with us. It was so good to see her again! I haven't seen her since Christmas. We had a lot to catch up on :)
Now I love hot water probably more than the next person (lol) but it just wasn't doing it for me on this trip. It was around 90 degrees out so I'd jump in the water to cool down. Only problem was that the water was the same temp! I could have done with cooler water but oh well. It was still a lot of fun and I got me an awesome tan! Yay for skin cancer! lol. My grandma came up the last day and went swimming with us. That was probably the funnest day. We did all kinds of competitions, most of them having to do with the bottom of the pool. lol. My grandma was showing off when she did the splits down there... lol.
The next day I headed off to SLC to see my besties and help Calaigh with wedding plans! It was so much fun! Saturday was pretty low key with reading at B&N, dinner at a super yummy sandwich shop and a party with our friend Ann. I love meeting new people and I seem to do it everytime I'm down there! It's awesome! lol. Sunday my friend from Alaska, Parker, had his mission farewell so I drove out to Tooele to hear him talk. I was late... of course. lol. But Booner rescued me in the lobby and had saved me a seat. Then it was back to the city to do brunch with Calaigh, Ann and our good friend Chris. Love this kid! He wasn't quite awake when we sat down but he came around since we were all laughing so much. :) Seriously love these people! I wish I lived there... I guess it'll just have to be my second home for now :)Then I went back out to Tooele to hang with Parker and Sydney. It was good catching up on everything. I haven't seen these guys since last summer! Then I swung by the cemetery to make a special stop and then it was back to the city! Whoa.. lots of driving that day. lol :)
Monday we accomplished ALOT! Me and Calaigh met with the invitation people and designed her announcements, they look awesome! Then it was off to Bed, Bath and Beyond to register. We were there for around 2.5 hours. It was kinda ridiculous. My ankles were slightly swollen. lol. But they gave us two guns! hahaha. She registered for all sorts of good stuff and then some goofy fun stuff as well. I think when we turned our guns in there was over 450 items scanned. hahahaha. We went out to the Fashion Place mall to get her ring cleaned and to pick up a present from Vicky's for her soon to be sis-in-law who is getting married a month before her. The bridal shower was that night and then I headed home.
All in all it was a super fun/eventful loooonnnggg weekend. I loved it. It was much needed! Hope everyone else had an awesome Pioneer weekend!
Just hanging out/ trying to take a nap on sunday... Didn't really work out. lol
Bomb diggity massage chair we found in brookstone. Pretty cool place. lol
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