I was planning on going to Utah to reunite with a bunch of my girlfriends from Virginia, but then Lincoln got sick and I cancelled my tickets. My original trip was for 12 days. I really debated going but in the end I decided to do it and I’m so glad I did. Instead of 12 days I went for 5, two of which were travel days. I was so nervous about leaving Lincoln, not knowing how he’d react to Phase two of his treatments. But I knew he’d be in good hands. My mom and Ryan stayed here with Lincoln and I took Sawyer. My dad flew back to Pittsburgh from Utah while I was gone and then both my parents left and drove their car home back to Utah and it was just Ryan and Lincoln over the weekend. He did really well while I was gone and that made it so much easier to be gone and I was able to really enjoy myself. I got in to Utah on Wednesday and hung out with my siblings and their finances…yes plural…my brother and sister are engaged to be married this June! Then Thursday I got together with Stephanie during the day and then with my best high school/college friends. I love these ladies so much and am bummed my time with them was so short.
Then Thursday night at I met my Virginia friends up at Danielle’s condo in Snowbird to start the weekend of fun. We had no idea her condo was so nice! It was such a fun surprise. The place was sweet. Grand piano, elevator, indoor hut-tub….we kind of want to go there every year.
We went down to the valley both days for shopping and eating. Poor Desiree from Florida had never been to Café Rio so we made sure to go there! Always a treat.We saw a the chick flick “This means War”. It was entertaining, but not my fave.Maere, Trac and Danielle visited their old sorority down at the U.We shopped. We got pedicures. My sweet friends treated me. I love them.
We relaxed in the hot tub and stayed up late talking in bed.We ate some more…and all ordered the same thing :)It was so much fun. We laughed, we cried, we vented, we sympathized, we bonded. Just what I needed. We also really missed all our Charlottesville friends who weren’t there. We feel bad we didn’t make it more known to everyone. So next year we’ll be sure to invite everyone and hopefully more of our fabulous friends can come. It’s amazing how much a little girlfriend time can do for an overtired, over stressed mama. Thanks so much Danielle for an awesome time at your condo. Sunday I spent with my family and Monday Sawyer and I flew home. A big thanks to my super pregnant, super awesome sister Ali who watched Sawyer for me all weekend. Love you Ali, it was so great to see you!
PS. Sawyer was a champ on the airplane both travel days. We had two layovers and 12 hour travel days both times. Not ideal, but worth the trip.