As is my tradition, I go to Salt Lake every year for the General Women’s Broadcast. (Click on the link if you missed any of it) I get to spend time with family and friends and hear inspiring talks that make me a better person.So this year I started with a trip up to Logan, Utah. I had never been there before but I decided with three dear friends living there that it was time to take the trip. It also gave me a chance to get my book in front of a buyer at USU.
So first things first. I met up with Cynthia (tall-blonde). We’ve been friends for seven years and she broke my heart by moving last January.
First thing in the morning I got in touch with my dear, DEAR friend Jenny whom I haven’t seen in oh….20 YEARS!!!! Seriously, it was the best reunion. I. love. this. girl. She is one amazing woman, who has accomplished amazing things. It was the best time reconnecting. It truly is a gift to have friends that you can reconnect with after so long and feel like no time has passed at all. Jenny is one of those friends, she is a gift.
Lunch time rolled around and I got to catch up with MyRandi. I call her “MyRandi” because she is more than just one of my “Mia Maids” from way back when. This girl new Aric before I knew Aric. Her mom was one of my best friends and confidants when i lived in North Dakota. MyRandi lived with us for a while so my kids think she is related to us some how. So we got to spend some quality time together. I got to see her brand new massage parlor. If you are in Logan and need a killer massage, I can hook you up!
Then it was back to Salt Lake to hang out with my other D.E.A.R. friend Jen. She is pretty much family and love being around her and her crew.
Friday morning I headed down south, but not with a TOO short trip to Tai Pan and a yummy Cafe Rio lunch with another fun friend Alisynn. No picture. But great visit. If there was a competition for how many subjects that can be talked about in a 2 hour span of time we would win it. We love to talk, especially to each other.
That afternoon it was a quick stop to UVSC then off to BYU. There I met up with my hilarious cousin Ammon, who happened to make it into BYU Men’s Chorus, yeah, he rocks.
These are some pictures from Ammon’s dorm, it’s just a peek into his ridiculously funny world.
Saturday Monz and I enjoyed some time running and then it was off for a little bit of shopping and some family photos. My Tia Ana wanted some shots of her kids for their Christmas card.
After that it was off to Salt Lake again for the broadcast. The broadcast was amazing, as usual, and I loved every minute of being in the Conference Center. The spirit was awesome.
Sunday morning I got up bright and early so that I could go to a taping of “Music and the Spoken Word”. Ryan (Jen’s husband) is one of the conductors of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir so I wanted to go watch him in real life instead of on TV like I usually do.
Anyway, I am so grateful for a loving husband who not only lets me go away for almost five days, but encourages me to go every year! I miss him and my kids like crazy, but it is a nice break from the daily grind. Someday I will post about my past trips, they have each been so great for so many different reasons and I really want them all documented…along with the million other things I can’t seem to post about. Someday….
*BTW My church’s semi-annual broadcast is this weekend. You don’t have to be Mormon to be inspired, comforted and taught. So you can go here to find out how to watch it.