On Friday we were able to go back down to Salt Lake and do all the stuff we wanted to do minus the "blizzard".
My stepdad Joe joined us again for the day/evening.
Afterward we met up with our good friends the Dickson's. We have known each other for ten years but Aric and Jason hadn't seen each other for 9 of those years. I left my stinking camera at Mike and Amy's so I have no pictures of this fun reunion! I am so sad about it, seriously you have NO idea how bummed I am.
We went to the Conference Center and then the Church Art History Museum. After that the Dickson's had to go home and then the Samp's showed up to see the lights with us.
It was cold but we were able to warm up in one of the visitors centers. This one had a picture of Esther. Maya and Eden both love the story and that painting. That painting was done by Minerva Tiechart, one of my grandpa's cousins.
Once we were sufficiently frozen we took Trax back to Gateway for Camden's birthday dinner.
(Eden and Jack on Trax)
Camden loved his Birthday Sundae! It took every ounce of me to let this mess happen. I don't do messes...especially cold sticky ones!
On Saturday Amy and I did a little shopping and then we ate Crown Burger with the guys and watched the BYU vs. U of U game...sad...sad...game.
We had the BEST time in Utah. We got to spend time with lots of people we love. I only wish we had more time to see everyone I love.
Mike and Amy were the best hosts. Every single minute was awesome. From the hug rubs to the tears, it was awesome. The kids had the best time together. It was like the play date that never ended.
We stayed up way too late every night watching scary shows and eating yummy treats...little debbies, mike and ikes, pie, more little debbies, rice crispy treats, funyons, kettle chips and sparkling water with the occasional Dr. Pepper.
Oh and Hickory Farms of course!!!!
Clearly we don't normally eat so bad but we only had five days together so we had to make the most of it...and we did! The ride home was equally terrifying as the drive over but it was worth it. We made the best memories, and we will cherish them forever!
And that my lovelies was our Thanksgiving...Utah Style. The perfect beginning to the holiday season.