A few weekends ago I flew to Utah by myself to visit my mom and dad. It might have been my favorite trip ever. In fact, if you've asked me about my trip I may have teared up a bit talking about it after the fact since it was seriously that awesome and memorable.
I love my mom and dad!
It was so cool to just hang out with them by myself for a weekend. I think I've only maybe done that once before... when I helped them move into their Utah house almost 7 years ago?
When I arrived I was greeted with a basket of goodies made by my mom... including two sugar cookies that were amazing and were inhaled immediately.
We went out to dinner just the three of us at Macaroni Grill and had fun chatting and then we went and grabbed a few important items that my parents needed at Target.
Note what the "important items" were. Funniest Target trip ever.
Then we stayed up late chatting.
On Saturday I slept in until 9am, went running with my mom, and then met the Caffees up at the new outlets in Thanksgiving Point (Traverse Mountain). We ate lunch at Johnny Rockets all together and then bopped around at the stores. I found several cute things that I liked and bought which is really rare for me, so it was a successful day!
I loved getting to hang out with cute Maddie, Olivia, and baby Lauren too!
On Saturday night Elise came back down to Provo and mom, dad, Elise and I went out to The Chocolate for dessert. We gorged ourselves on chocolate cake while chatting for almost 2 hours. It was so fun!
Sunday morning I slept in until 9am again and then drove up to Salt Lake to go to church with the Caffees. I got to be Elise's stand in while she got to speak in sacrament mtg. People kept getting confused and thinking I was her... which is always funny.
After Elise's talked I zipped back down to Provo to meet up with my mom and dad and go to church with them. The meeting was super special since both my mom and dad were speaking. My dad was released as Bishop after 6 years of serving and it was really neat to listen to them and others talk about the blessings that have come as my dad has sacrificed his time over the past several years to his calling.
After church a super nice family in the ward hosted a ward linger longer to say thank you to my dad and welcome the new Bishop too. It almost started pouring but then the rain decided to hold off. Yay!
I had fun hanging out with the Caffees at the party and chatting with a few people from my parent's ward.
What a power couple. Watching these two in action at the party just reminded me that although I know my mom likes to chat, my dad can hold his own too. I think I inherited both of their chatting talents... and it appears Andrew has too (as evidenced by him getting to use a barrier in kindergarten so he can concentrate when he is working).
On Sunday evening while my parents were still partying with friends, I jetted up to meet the newest member of the Tadje family. He was less than a week old! It was so fun to chat with Cindy and catch up! Now if only she'd move back to CA and be my running buddy again...
On Monday morning I woke up at 7:30am so I could go running with my mom before she headed to work. The weather was gorgeous, though cold! I spent the rest of the morning packing and relaxing and napping and then got to go to Cafe Rio for lunch with my dad. Having my dad all to myself to chat and hang out is awesome! What a treat!
I flew home early Monday afternoon. I slept the whole flight. It was great.
The kiddos were so excited to see me when I got home. I sure missed them and Kevin but I sure enjoyed my weekend break from being a mom too!