I am so excited. This is like the most awesome of awesome weekends in 2017.
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.
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.
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!
This evening we experienced The Void. Holy WOW! If you have not been it is one of the coolest experiences ever. Way upgraded compared to what I have seen in the past. This was like the Atari 2600 vs the first Xbox. Can’t even imagine where VR will be in a decade. Maybe sexual fun. I could see that lol. Seriously trust me on this just GO!
Link to the Void
Side note. There are only four locations in the world with this level of Virtual Reality. Dubai, NYC, Toronto and Lindon, Utah. Doesn’t that actually excite you? So cool!
We had a chance to do a few activities at Olympic Park while in Park City this week. The Zip Line was awesome but the two most fun was the Extreme Tubing down the ski jumps. That was insane! We also did a bobsled run. What an enlightening experience. I have found an appreciation for this sport. Although our bobsled was on wheels and we weren’t on ice and probably a dozen other differences as well it was stlll cool. If you do it be aware you will get banged around a bit. You were helmets but still quite a bit of being tossed around. Scariest thing I did was stepping off the drop tower.
A drop of 65 ft to hopefully not your death. I don’t know why but my inner survival skills kept telling me no. Our 13 year old showed me how to do it. My ego could not allow that. A very fun afternoon for everyone. We had dinner at the Blue Iguana in Park City. If you are looking for a fun outing a day here is worth the time. If you take a group of 25 or more you can get a 15% discount if you arrange it ahead of time. Just a tip. ♥️
This has been a very fun July 4th. Left Idaho Falls around 9:30 yesterday and arrived at 2:00. Mandy and her family got here just before 3:00 and Sara and her family soon after. The girls claimed the Guest House, the boys the bonus space above the garage. They were very excited to have their own space. This vacation property is amazing. Over 14,000 sq ft with 9 bedroom suites, pool, theater, game room and just insanely beautiful. Once settled the kids went swimming while Mandy, Sara and I went for groceries. The boys grilled up dinner and we prepped the rest. Enjoyed the pool for awhile then went to Main Street and had some dessert. Finished the night back at the pool and hot tub.
July 4th started with 4 am sex then a pancake breakfast at the park. At 8:00 several of us ran the 5K. Parade started at 11:00 and was right up Main Street. I caught a nap after the Parade then we went back for live music, watching volleyball and BBQ. We did this buffet and OMG it was delicious. The day ended with an absolutely stunning show of Fireworks. I think a swim and the hot tub will be a good way to end this very full day. I want to do a July 4th Party next year at the Homestead. I got some great ideas today. We wore the kids out, that is not easy to do. I hope everyone ate some good food, spent time with peeps you love and enjoyed some fireworks.
My first goal this Christmas season is not to get sick! I go so hard with work this time of year I find myself at risk, but this year I’m desternined not to succumb. Now on to the plans. My family will be here on the 16th. We have been renting out a theater for the past 5 years for my event clients, friends and family. This year we will see Star Wars Rogue One. The Megaplex is preparing for us! Jake has been given some assistants because everyone will be asking for him in concessions. He is excited to see us again it’s been a few months.
It. Will. Be. Epic!
Keith and the kids will stay with me through the weekend at the Casa in Park City. I do have an event on Saturday evening but other than that some quality time with my family I miss so much. We are going to meet new peeps in the ward here to. Will be like psych we aren’t really moving here lol. Monday the 19th they will leave for San Diego and driving down to attend the Poinsettia Bowl. I have events Monday and Tuesday but will fly out late to join them. Wednesday we hope to see BYU crush Wyoming!
Thursday we are kinda playing it by ear. We may stop a night in Las Vegas to see a show with the kids. I wonder if David Copperfield is still playing. If not we may just stop in St. George for a day. We do plan on being home by Friday night. It is our first year at the Homestead in Idaho. My parents are coming up and it’s just us and movies, treats, games and if there is enough snow for Christmas…snowmobiling. My parents arrive on the 24th. On the 28th we leave for Park City again to spend 5 days with my besties and their families at the Casa. We plan to go skiing, tubing and more movies. I have so many treats to make! I have mistletoe, scones, hot chocolate, and scotcheroos to name a few. It is hard to imagine but we want to have our greatest Christmas ever even though our missionary is gone. That is what I am looking forward to more than anything else. I get to see him via Skype for an hour. A whole hour! I will let you know how it goes. 🙂 Take some time to make this your best Christmas ever. Tell someone you love them, kiss under the mistletoe, give your kids an extra big hug and eat like it’s your last meal. ❤️ Oh and Star Wars!