For Labor Day weekend we went to the St. George house for the first time since it's been completely done and furnished. It was so much fun! It was definitely a change from the Salt Lake weather. We were lucky that it had rained before we got there so it cooled down a bit, but it was still burning my poor chocolate skin :( So suffice to say, my nice even tan that I got in my 2 week trip to Boston has now been ruined by 3 days in St. George!
Jesse and I drove down with his dad (Jerry), Josh, Jesse's older brother, was already there from LA, and Jesse's Mom (Bonnie) and his brother Dan and his wife Jodi drove down later that day. We got there around 3pm and I got to go to lunch with an old friend (Jaime) from my singles ward in Tampa, who just so happened to be in the Les Miserables play that we would be seeing on Saturday, and her son Hudson. We ate at this cute little cafe and Abby loved the cupcakes they had there. I'm mad because I forgot to take pictures at lunch! It's a shame too because Hudson is ADORABLE! He's about 4 weeks older than Abby and she was trying to give him kisses while sitting next to him in the high chair. I really don't know where she gets it from ;)
That night we went to eat at the Pasta Factory (YUMMY!) and then we went home and basically crashed for the night to prepare for our big day.
Saturday morning, Jerry made his famous pancakes. I will not divulge how many I ate, let's just say I'm ashamed. Afterwards the boys went golfing for 5 hours while the ladies went shopping at the fabulous outlet stores. I picked up my first modest bathing suit since joining the church (don't judge me) and I'm quite pleased with it.Of course we bought some baby clothes! The one thing that I love to shop for :) After our quick but successful hour and a half shopping excursion, we went home, ate lunch, and watched "Definitely Maybe", a movie I recommend if you haven't seen it yet. Abby laid with grandma for a little while reading before she would go down for a nap.
The boys came home and Jesse gave me the rundown of the day's events. So proud of him for coming in first :) (Wouldn't have happened if I was there but whatever.) Poor Josh got a nasty burn on his arm but was a trooper the entire weekend.
We went to a Mexican restaurant in town for dinner and it was delicious. Abby was admired by some old ladies in the waiting area. It was pretty funny hearing them talk about her hair like it was a 9th world wonder.
After dinner, Bonnie, Jodi, and I went to the Les Miserables show at the Tuacahn theater. I've never done anything remotely close to theater or broadway in my life so this was an awesome experience. I knew before the show started that I was going to have a good time because they had frozen pink lemonades! I was already full from dinner, but once again, I made the decision with my eyes and not my brain. I was hooked on the show from the first opening act. The beautiful mountain behind the theater served as a backdrop for the stage. Everyone in the show was so talented and I was so proud of Jaime. The only disappointment was that she was going to be one of the lead roles a week after we would leave, but she did an amazing job in the ensemble. She was a performing artist with her sister Andrea (group was named AJA) so this seemed like a piece of cake for her. Anyway, if anyone is going there at anytime, HIGHLY recommend the play.
Me and Jaime. My hair poofed so much I looked like a poodle but this was the only picture I took of her so oh well.
Sunday we went to Zion's National Park, much to Josh's dismay. We couldn't do much hiking or see many of the sites because we had Abby, but Bonnie was insisting we take a family photo so we went up to the Weeping Rock and after a few tries, got a pretty decent one.
Monday morning we went to the St. George Temple before we began our drive home. It was so beautiful!
So that concludes me first ever post. Sorry it was so long but it was way overdue. I mean who makes a blog in May and doesn't touch it until September??...oh wait...that would be me :)