The Greatest Weekend

I am so excited. This is like the most awesome of awesome weekends in 2017.

Awesomeness cubed

So here goes. Friday morning we are headed to Utah early. We will be staying at my favorite place in Sundance this trip. We can ski in and out of the property and this will be our first stay we get to do that. Makes for a fun day and plenty of hot chocolate breaks lol. Friday night is our annual Christmas Movie with clients and friends. This year the movie is The Last Jedi. I can’t wait to see everyone and to see the Saga continue. I have been telling everyone there is some huge reveal in the movie. It is going to be EPIC!

Saturday we are having an early dinner at Tucanos then the BYU Utah basketball game. Rise and Shout Cougars! Beat the Pukes! Going to enjoy my 4 inches of Cougar Tail and milk at the game and we are going to make some noise! Sunday we will go to our old Ward. Will be nice to see everyone else. I can’t believe 2018 brings two years since we moved. Happiest of days reunited with friends.

Monday we will be skiing as I mentioned. Glad they have enough snow to finally open. Monday night we attend the Forgotten Carol concert at UVU. This is one of our favorite things to do. This is the 11th time but first in a couple of years. It will be a fun evening with friends and family. If you are unfamiliar with Michael McLean’s Forgotten Carols make the time to go see it. If you can’t buy the CD and Book. Uncle John will bring such Joy into your life. Here is a link to The Forgotten Carols.

http://www.forgottencarols.com/

The other thing I love about this concert is at the end everyone sings Together Forever. It is so powerful and such a way to set the stage for Christmas. Here is the video.

Together Forever

Tuesday we will sleep in, have a big breakfast and then head home. I can’t believe the stars lined up this way for “The Greatest Weekend of the Year.” But they did. Now if BYU wins it will be perfect. Go Cougars!

Catching up

Well it has been a crazy couple of weeks.  September flew by.  I tried to slow down but was wisked away by the whirlwind that life sometimes brings.  A few things, the kids are back in school and all that goes with that.  Convention has come and gone and dōTERRA rocks as always.  We had a great party in Park City for our team and loved the new product.



I also had my first experience with international travel and spent a week in Prague.  Some wonderful training and time with friends.  The Barn is under construction.  It is fun to see it taking shape.  Should be on the roof by early next week. We came down Thursday morning for Homecoming at BYU.  Another hard loss but fun reconnecting with friends, dancing, cheer stuff, Tucanos, climbing to the Y and the 5K this morning.  Tucanos was fun.  Keith sat 20 $1 bills on the table and told the Pineapple guy every time he came by he could take 2.  He kept us in pineapple lol.  I also got to hook up with Shaun again.  That was intense.  Needless to say I was very much into it and very assertive.  I think he missed me.  We took a drive this week through the back country of Southeast Idaho and it is incredible.  Loved the Palisades Reservoir and Caribou National Forest.  We live in a beautiful place.


BYU will rise again.  💙. The Cougarettes performance was awesome.  Did you see Cosmo dance?  FYI I taught him all his moves in case you didn’t know.  My cub has grown up.

St. Patrick’s Day Trip

We decided to make a fun long weekend with siblings.  Keith’s brother and wife joined us to fly to Dallas for the Graceland Ninjaz St. Patrick’s Night Concert.  His sister lives in Dallas so we will be staying with them enjoying a true party band tomorrow and some Texas BBQ tonight!  I need a Ninjaz tee so hope they are selling them.  With BYU in the NIT we changed our plans and tickets snd trekked down to the Land of Provo for round one of the tourney.  Unfortunately my Cougars got their tails handed to them.  I did enjoy getting a Cougar Tail though and we had dinner with friends at Bajio before the game.  Just wish BYU basketball hadn’t ended on such a sour note the last two games.  #Good times #BYUHoops

Travel 

I am grateful for wifi on airplanes.  Definitely helps the time pass.  Seven hours without would be tough.  You can only sleep so long.  I got up at 4 am this morning.  We arrived at the airport just after 5 am.  I appreciate that Keith always parks and takes me in and makes sure I get my bag checked, my boarding pass and through security before he leaves.  It just makes me feel happy.  I don’t often travel alone but when I do he always does this.  Flight was at 6:30 to Salt Lake and once we landed I had a breakfast burrito and bought some snacks for the next flight to Honolulu.  In the air over the ocean right now and there is a lot of ocean.  I do have a window seat so hoping for some great views.  I have one meeting over lunch after we get in, then spending the afternoon with my friend.  I saw there was rain in the forecast this week so hoping that maybe we get lucky and some sun makes an appearance.  Crazy the two days of sun and fun are my travel days.  Dear Universe, just putting it out there, but do me a favor and show me some love.  ❤  I will be on Oahu today and tomorrow.  Wednesday we will be on Kauai and Thursday Maui.  Back Friday to Oahu then Saturday headed home.  Tried to build in some relaxation time despite the business that has to get done.  Actually I did build in some relation time lol.  Keith is on his way to Las Vegas with friends for the WWC basketball tourney.  I hope BYU wins this game so he can see BYU play in the championship.  He is home Wednesday and owes his parents big time lol.  

Sold Out 

Well we made the trek south to see BYU came Gonzaga.  Gonzaga right now is the numbet 1 ranked team in the country you know!  So it was not just the rivalry game, it was an undefeated huge game with potential for an upset on Groundhog Day.  Plus it was packed.  We barely got a parking place and we were early!  

So here is how the trip and everything went down.  We left on Wednesday late afternoon.  Had Thursday to get some things done.  A friend came by and taught my mother in law and I some cool dōTERRA stuff.  We made some blends and on a very personal note we are grateful for her love and encouragement. Keith spent the day with his parents.  I went and had lunch with Sara.  We hit Tucanos and had a big lunch.  They made sure we got plenty grilled pineapple.  After lunch we stopped at Mr Mac and ordered some more shirts, ties and another set of pants for my missionary.  Love that Mr. Mac ships for me.  We then went to Deseret Book and got some new garments for Keith and I.  I needed to get back so gave Sara a hug and off I went.  Keith offered to take his parents to dinner and they wanted Chuck-a-Rama. I was so full from Tucanos I didn’t have much, just a salad and some jello.  Keith was crazy hungry, so they all ate up.  We got to the game early and Sara and I met up and went to find peeps.  She is quite the social butterfly.  We were back and forth all over the place.  Was fun to see friends and even got down on the floor at one point before the game.  I had 4 inches of Cougar Tail and some Kettle Corn.  I was feeling a sugar high like crazy.  Keith bought like 4 Cougar Tails and was sharing them with all the kids around us.  I think he was Mr. Popular last night.  Keith’s parents left when the game was over and we stayed for awhile chatting with friends then a few of us were hungry so decided on IHOP.  I needed some real food again so ordered eggs, toast and sausage with sides of bacon and ham.  This round Keith wasn’t hungry so he just had hot chocolate.  He and Todd kept stealing my bacon.  I ended up having to order like 3 sides of bacon.  Very bad boys.  We finally got home at a little after 2 am.  We had one final stop this morning after sleeping in.  I wanted Lehi Rollermills muffin and cookie mixes.  I told Keith I was going to get a bunch and not to complain after all the Girl Scout cookies he bought.  It was just like nope, don’t say a word.  He just quietly signed the receipt and I am happy again.  

The game was so fun.  Sara and I tried to get on TV, we danced, we played the air drums, we even held up this ladies cute baby.  Nothing worked that I am aware of.  The Marriott Center was loud, like insanely loud.  The Roc section was all the way to the top.  Most I have ever seen.  BYU got to within 6 with about 2 minutes left.  They just couldn’t close the gap.  The Cougarettes gave us their National Title performance of their Hip Hop routine.  Was awesome as always.  I had so much fun!