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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Last week my sisters and I took my Mom out for a three day jaunt to St. George, Utah. We decided to give her a really special Mom's Day present (it was my sister, Margy's idea) this year, and do some things that she doesn't get to do much with Dad. Well, you know, most men don't like to go to the theatre or sit through movies, and go shopping.

We were able to plan it around my visit to my daughter, (Hailey was going to Romania and Paris and I was going to get to watch the G-babies!) so it worked out well.

I got in late on Wed. night, and on Thurs., my sister picked me up at Haileys, along with my other sister and my Mom and we were on our way! We had a great visit on the way down, trading stories of husbands, and children and animals and tricks to weight loss. (Well, that was me, asking my sister, as she is a bona-fide dietitian, thank you very much. Her tips? Eat more and don't forget my whole wheat, protein, and fruits and veggies---we'll see...)

We arrived in St. George and I stepped out of the car and almost died! Yes, it was THAT HOT!! ( I'm sorry, but I was whining quite a bit the whole trip----just not used to it.) We checked into our luxury motel---actually really nice---thanks, Marg.---and decided where to eat dinner.

Well, I won't take it day by day and hour by hour, but we had a blast! I would recommend it to anyone! Have a girls weekend---I mean, really, who else can you giggle with and just laugh out loud with----and pee just a little bit----then keep on laughing?

Some things we did:

*Went to an outdoor theatre to see "Les Miserable", my favorite musical. (Margy wanted to go to "The Sound of Music", but I was in it in LA----three month run, seven shows a week---well, you can see why I couldn't stomach it again) The play was great---even though when I stood up, my butt was damp from the sweat----it stuck to the plastic seat---ick.

Waiting for the show to start---Shawn, Mom, and Margy

*Went to the St. George Tabernacle and got a bit of a history lesson. We wanted to walk around to the various church history sites, but did I mention that it was WICKED hot and are you crazy? So, we opted not to.

*Went to a "spa" to get pampered. We got our nails done and several of us got our feet done. (Not me, I can't stand to have someone touch my feet---especially a stranger---eewwww!)
It was nice to hang in the relaxing room, making too much noise when we were supposed to be "relaxing."

Janene, Shawn, Margy and Mom at the spa...

*Went to eat---alot. Remember, I am supposed to eat more times a day. Nice... We had a great salad bar, and some Italian fast food---interesting, but I wouldn't recommend it. We had our breakfast at the motel, so that was cool. But the highlight of the trip was a dinner at a great Thai restaurant. The owner liked my haircut, and wants to get hers cut like mine, so she came over and brought us some fresh shrimp rolls that she had made especially for us, and chatted for a bit. A great last night dinner!

*Went swimming....or rather....watched my sister do her "laps". Yes, she is amazing, as one day, she did about 60 laps. I just tried to do 10 laps with my side stroke and then treaded water for about 10 minutes. That is my swimming limit.

*Went shopping. Well, duh....we are women.

*Got a lot of sleep. Didn't get any sleep. My sister, Margy, said that she slept the best she had in a long time, whereas my other sister, Janene, had a bad bout of insomnia and ended up getting up to read in the bathroom for most of the night. (Yes, we were all sharing a room, with two queen beds, so there wasn't a whole lot of space for insomniacs!) My Mom had to get up several times in the night to use the restroom and I,....well,.....I just woke up whenever anyone else stirred or paced or went to the loo, or whatever. Yes, I am a very light sleeper. Someday I'll write about the routine that I go through every night to get to sleep.

*Went to a funny movie. We went to see "Get Smart" which was one of our favorites when we were little girls, so it was fun to see it in movie form. I will never think of a miniature crossbow the same again!

*Laughed A LOT!! Margy gave each of us some Bath and Body products for our Girls Trip, and the best part of that was the "smoofy" socks. Now. if you don't know what that means, its because I made it up----my kids all know what it means---it is the softest, cuddliest, warm and safe feeling in the world! Picture your bed when you are toasty and soft and warm----smoofy!
But we had these great socks and had to put them on and pose for pics, of course.
I guess you had to be there---but it was hilarious!

....and there they are...the "smoofy" socks....

....but can you tell who's butt is whose?

*Decided that we need to do it again in two years. Only this time, we are going to go on a cruise. Why, you ask? Because my Mom has always wanted to go on one, and well....we might as well enjoy it together!


The Bakers said...

We do a girl's trip with my girlfriends and it's the only time I don't need a vacation from a vacation. Always so much fun and so relaxing and so reminiscent of our youth! ( "

Hailey said...

Speaking of your diet, maybe you left about 400 packages of nuts at my house! Also, I want to cruise...

Elly said...

Lol. I love the crazy smoofy sock photos. Do the daughters get to be invited on the cruise? Puh-lease?

Heather said...

Looks like you gals had too much fun. Cruise sounds fun but think i will have to pass on that one as well. My stomach does not like boats! :(

Shawn said...

Yes! The daughters get to come on the cruise---but I'm afraid that they have to pay for themselves---so start saving! :)

Mom n Pop Wilson said...

We had a great time! I'm glad we got to do it. I think I'm going to have to get a job to pay for the next adventure,though.

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