Girl’s Trip

Monday morning was the beginning.  I probably could leave it at that and be done. The “beginning” implies much has happened.  It truly has!  We are on our flight back now and it is Saturday.  We will get back to Idaho Falls tonight at 9:20 pm so it will be a long day.  Several times during this week I wanted to post but literally no time.  So to spare you I won’t make this too long.  

Monday we arrived around 6 pm.  With our daughters along for our annual trip we rented a Suburban.  Needed the room, what can I say.  Lots of luggage and girls.  We got checked in at the Ames Boston Hotel.  Older building and was known as the first skyscraper in Boston.  It wasn’t always a Hotel but it is a fabulous one now.  Highly recommend it if you are in Boston.   

Monday night we walked down the street to Sterlings for dinner.  It was going to be our only night this whole week for dinner with just us.  I had a virgin margarita.  The Tater Tot Nachos were fantastic and the Fish Tacos yum, yum, yummity yum!  

Tuesday morning always comes too early on the  East Coast.  Especially that first day.  We managed to get some breakfast and did the Freedom Walk.  So got some sight seeing and history in.  The afternoon was spent shopping.  We didn’t go overboard so don’t be concerned, but we did find some of the cutest shoes.  I think we got most of her back to school clothes shopping done plus some really great accessories.  All the girls I think were feeling pretty good about the day.  Shopping either leaves you immensely satisfied or depressed lol.  We had a training class that evening for some of our dōTERRA peeps at the Hotel.  It was fun to see everyone again.  They all fussed over the girls which was fun that they didn’t get forgotten.  They also didn’t stay up as late.  Wednesday included more sight seeing and a little more shopping.  Rode a trolley and saw some art.  Doesn’t get much better than that.  The Boston Museum of Fine Art was my favorite thing we did.


It is amazing to see how old things are here.  So many old buildings that have such modern amenities.  Boston is a work of art.  We had to leave that afternoon because we had a dōTERRA class just outside of Boston that evening.  Our friend had two dozen of her friends there!  We stayed late, had fun, got orders and finally made it to Truro around midnight.  This time there was no fog!  Mandy was crashed.  We got her to bed and I was crashing to but the girls and Sara were in the Carriage House testing out the new sound system.  They kept texting me to come join them.  I have no idea how I climbed out of that couch but I did.  We had one awesome dance party.  I got my second wind lol.  Two hours later I climbed into bed.  I love Truro!  


Thursday we slept in, Mandy went to get breakfast and some supplies since she was the party pooper.  We placed orders then headed to the beach after lunch.  Day ended with getting ready for another dōTERRA class.  Our friends out here are doing so well.  We had 46 peeps show up.  It was a fun night.  More sign ups and many stayed late talking.  Friday was more the same.  Breakfast, entered orders, finally got a run in around the area.  You see so much more when your walking or running versus driving by.  Went to Wellfleet to the beach and for lunch.  Friday we had another dōTERRA class and an open house.  I crashed hard last night.  Being social takes a lot of energy :).  Fell asleep pretty early.  This morning we were up at 5:30, packed and did the check out list.  We were on the road by 7:30.  

So you are caught up.  Sitting on a plane and catching some sleep as I can.  I am horny, tired and ready to see my family.  It is a challenge to be around Mandy and Sara all week but no touchee lol.  Keith is going to get his world rocked tonight.   

A Year 

This time last year we were in the process of a grand adventure.  The “Move” to Idaho from Zion.  I will admit it was not an easy decision to pick up and leave family, friends and a home we loved.  All we knew was it was right.  Everythig in my mind, heart and soul led me to believe it was time for change.  So here we are a year later.  I can say without a doubt that those promptings were absolutely right.  So much has happened this past year.  Gratitude for many blessings and our new life here.  

This past week we finally took a break.  We celebrated Pioneer Day here in Idaho Falls.  BBQ and an outdoor movie made for a fun night.  I got a little crazy Tuesday and cleaned the house top to bottom.  I think I did everything twice.  Kids were murmuring.  We went to the Temple Friday.  

The kids wanted to start Friday Night Cinema for the rest of the Summer.  We had the first one this weekend with Iron Man.  It is so fun watching the movies outside under the stars.  The weather has been really nice.  Usually we are 5-10 degrees cooler than Zion.  I will not complain about that!  

Yesterday we got up early and took the four wheelers out to the dunes with some friends.  It was our first time since college out there and we had a blast.  Definitely want to do that again.  Keith has been wanting to buy some dirt bikes so Saturday after we got home the boys went motorcycle shopping.  He didn’t buy any yet, but he is wanting to bad.  There literally is no where to store them right now.  We really need to get this Barn and everything else done here at the Homestead so we can clear out the garage.  We need extra storage so bad it is crazy.  Our Garage and Food Storage runneth over.  

I have been packing all evening for our annual girl’s trip.  Mandy, Sara and I plus our daughters are headed to Boston and the Cape this week.  We have some school shopping to do, some sight seeing, beach time and a few dōTERRA classes to teach.  So we will be going hard and having fun.  My daughter has been bouncing off the walls she is so excited.  Flight time is at 8 am and we will meet up with the others in SLC at 9 and then arrive in Boston at 6 pm.  It is going to be an awesome week.  

Cape Cod Girls Trip

Spring again and with it our annual Girl’s Getaway.  With busy schedules we had to really work this year to find the time.  Soooo worth it though.  Anyway early start for me catching an early flight to Salt Lake City.  We made quite the scene when we found each other.  There may have been some jumping and screaming.  A few odd looks thrown our way.  I do not apologize for being excited.  😇

We grabbed a quick breakfast and I boarded first and was able to get us a row.  I don’t mind Southwest Airlines boarding because the two free bags so is worth it.  This flight the Middle was totally ok with me.  It was fun catching up and friends make for a great place to lay your head.  We arrived in Boston at 5:25 pm and after getting the luggage and our rental car we were starving.  Mandy had made a reservation at Abe & Louie’s.  I can see why they were so highly recommended and definitely had the WOW effect.  There was so many things we wanted to try so we ordered four entrees and just split it up.  We got a Filet Mignon, a Maine Lobster, Prime Pork Chop and the Prime Rib.  No we did not finish it all.  But OMG it was unbelievably good.  Between appetizers and salad and desserts, which we also shared, it was an incredible meal.  I won’t even tell you about the desserts.  Just go the next time you are there.  Okay I will say one thing about the desserts.  A 7 layer chocolate cake that I can still taste.  It will melt your brain.  We had to order milk because it was that good.  

We got into the place we were staying pretty late.  The fog had come in and it was a little creepy, I won’t lie.  There is a carriage house that we were not going to go check out.  Kinda felt like a Stephen King novel.  We got our stuff in the main house and there we stayed lol.  I was so tired.  I think I slept most of the two hour drive out to Truro.  Truro is a little more than half way up the arm of the Cape.  

Tuesday was our big day.  We went to the store for food and supplies.  I have a friend there that agreed to put together a dōTERRA class for us.  She grew up on the Cape and knows everyone.  I had arranged for a caterer and since this place we were staying is kind of historic we had planned a tour as part of the event.  Mandy and Sara are big time in dōTERRA and we had a successful night.  My friend did a great job inviting people. 

Wednesday we slept in and since sunshine was in the forecast decided to go explore.  We spent the morning in Orleans and the afternoon west in Falmouth.  I really love the Cape.  So much history and they have lighthouses!  We had dinner in this place called the Quarterdeck.  A quant little place in Falmouth that was built from the original lumber of MacDougall’s Boatyard.  The boatyard was there in the 1600s.  It just boggles my mind.  Dinner was wonderful I had the fish and chips and they have their very own Quarterdeck Rootbeer.  We talked them into Rootbeer floats for dessert!  The stained glass art in the Quarterdeck was so beautiful.  

Wednesday night was the first night we weren’t exhausted.  It was a fun day and I think we were all feeling a bit carnal.  Is that a word I can use?  Anyway we got back around 8 pm and yeah.  It was a very pleasurable night.  You know there are actually a lot of things 3 girls can do together.  I still will never forget the look of lust on Sara’s face as she said “Oh. My. God!”  She then screamed.  I don’t recall ever seeing her cum that hard.  It was awesome!  

Thursday we had another sunny day and headed for Martha’s Vineyard.  We were able to tour a bit around Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.  Grabbed lunch and ice cream but the highlight was a tour of an old bed and breakfast in West Tisbury.  It was built in 1790 and kind of reminded me of what maybe the Homestead in Midway was like before the golf course and all the additional buildings were added.  It was beautiful.  A very popular place for weddings.  

Friday we slept in.  Finally!  We had a follow up dōTERRA class with some that couldn’t attend Tuesday night and a couple that attended Tuesday that brought some friends back.  We had lunch brought in and had a fun couple of hours.  Friday afternoon we headed to Provincetown up the arm.  It was raining but we still went out.  We stopped for dinner at Bayside Betsy’s and had Clam Chowder soup and Ribs for dinner.  It was really good and really messy lol.  After dinner we stopped at Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream.  I had this caramel ice cream.  Unbelievable!  

Saturday we got up super early and headed back to Boston.  Flight was at 9 am but it’s a two hour drive.  Caught a couple of naps on the flight back.  Vacations wear you out afterall.  We had scored some Jazz tickets for Saturday’s game so Keith brought the kids down.  We went and had lunch at Blue Lemon and killed some time at City Creek, then almost saw the Jazz win.  I really thought they were going to do it.  The energy level was insane and the Vivint Center was rocking.  But Kevin Durrant in Beast Mode swept away our hopes.  It was fun though.  The kids had never been to a playoff game.  We stayed the night in Park City and thank goodness slept in.  We left around 10:30 stopped at Kneaders for breakfast.  Yes they are open on Sunday in Park City.  We are on the way back to Idaho now.  Was a fun week but there is no place like home.  

Catching up 

This has been a whirlwind of a week so far.  I loved Wicked on Broadway!  I will be coming back to see more.  I have seen some great plays in the past but this was a whole new experience.  Downloaded the soundtrack already.  Got up the next morning and headed to Boston.  Was picked up by Rebecca, spent a short time in Boston then headed for the Cape.  Met Sarah who is from the area and said our goodbyes to Rebecca after lunch.  Two new friends that I already love.  After some afternoon business we had a late dinner and she dropped us off at a Bed and Breakfast in East Falmouth.  She is from Mashpee close by so she definitely got us a beautiful room.  I was really dragging by dinner.  Just had a salad and lots of water.  I sometimes get dehydrated and it really kicked my tail.  Crashed pretty early.  Yesterday we ended up going to Chatham and Orleans.  Deep into the Cape on the East.  Even in Winter it is beautiful here.  I can only imagine what it must be like in the Summer months.  Sarah says there are a lot more people and it takes forever to get around.  We had an incredible dinner of Fish & Chips in Orleans then headed back.  It gets dark early here.  This morning we had an early meeting then caught a ferry to Nantucket.  We are here and wow!  Will spend the day here and dinner then head back to Boston tonight. Early flight home tomorrow.  We should make it in time to see the BYU football game and basketball game tomorrow.  I imagine I’m going to be very tired tomorrow night lol.  I am so excited to see our kids.  I always miss them so much when away.  By day three it really sets in!  Oh I did get an email from my missionary Tuesday.  He is doing so well!  I miss him but am so thrilled he is happy.  He says everyone is excited for Thanksgiving.  A General Authority will be visiting them!  It has been such a fun week seeing so many beautiful places.  I am just happy we didn’t have to drive in Boston.  😇. 

Something funny…I have been wearing my BYU apparel reppin’ the Y all week.  I don’t think most of these people know anything about college football.  I would have thought someone would be a UMASS fan lol.  But no!