Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekend Recap

Another busy weekend is behind us.  I was seriously exhausted Sunday night and felt like I needed a weekend to recover from the weekend.  But instead, Monday came and we all survived.  So the weekend... Conor turns 30 this week, so his best friend (and Liam's godfather) flew in for the weekend to help celebrate! They had planned to ski all day Saturday, but a big blizzard foiled those plans.  The canyons were closed for some avalanche control, and by the time they opened traffic was so backed up.  At best, they would have had a half day of skiing.  Not to mention, I'm fairly certain they were nursing some slight hangovers, so the motivation was lacking.  Instead, the boys hit up Saturday's Waffles (thanks to a helluva lot of butter, I could not partake) and then we hit our sledding hill.  Apparently, on the weekends, we sled.  Liam isn't tired of it yet, nor am Finn or I.



Sunday was by far the craziest.  Poor Liam & Finn got passed back and forth between Conor & I as we tried to fit way too many activities in.  I had a blessingway to attend early in the morning.  These are such special events and are quite the honor to be invited to, so it was something I simply couldn't miss.  I love wearing a bracelet again in anticipation of the arrival of my friend's sweet baby girl, Violet.  Unfortunately, I had to sneak out of a bit early to swap cars & kids with Conor.  He & Paul (the best friend) had a reservation to bobsled for Conor's 30th!  The old Olympic facilities in Salt Lake City are pretty incredible.  Part of me really wanted to join them, but the other part of me wanted to make sure that both Conor & I not die tragically.  I seriously think about this stuff, even when we're just alone in the car without the boys.  I digress...  Conor & Paul had 47 exhilarating seconds that was apparently so worth it.  So when in SLC, bobsled!  Sidenote: we may have watched Cool Runnings in anticipation of this event!


As soon as they were done, we made another swap of the cars & kids, so that I could join Sara for some afternoon drinks!  I love any opportunity to meet up with another blogger (this was my second)!  Sara is one of my favorites.  Her blog voice is hilarious yet genuine, and her photography is stunning.    She's one of the women that I've always just "clicked with" even though, prior to this day we had never met.  This is a completely foreign concept to those who don't blog, but trust me, it is a very real community with beautiful friendships!  It was like sitting down with an old friend that you don't skip a beat with.  Sara & I drank and chatted for two hours straight before I reluctantly took her to the airport.  In fact, I got her there just a tad late and probably gave her a good amount of stress about missing her flight!  I'm so hoping to join in on a little blogger vacation this fall...we'll see if I can pull it off!


Cheers to a wonderful weekend with some pretty special people!  I cannot wait to continue to birthday festivities for Conor this week.  He's finally my age! 

Hello 30, hello February!

15 comments :

  1. What a great weekend overall. I love that you watched Cool Runnings as your hubby prepared for his ride. Ha ha! That's awesome! I'm so jealous you got to meet Sara. I love her! I hope you get to go to the meet up in September. I wish I could, but it just doesn't work into our schedule. Have a great week!

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  2. What a fun but full weekend! How exciting that you got to meet Sara!

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  3. sounds like a great busy weekend! the good ones always go by so fast, right?! I love the idea of the blessingway. what a special way to celebrate the mom and baby-to-be! and i can't believe how much snow you have!! i say that as chicago is having such a good winter without the piles upon piles of snow we usually have ;)

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    1. Blessingways really are something special. I have so many pregnant friends right now too, so I have plenty of them in my future.

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  4. Holy smokes - bobsledding?! That sounds like a freaking blast!! I'm with you though, I'm always thinking about the crazy what-if-we-both-died scenarios. The mom brain never turns off!
    Isn't Sara the best?!! I've got my fingers and toes crossed you'll be joining in September!

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  5. Wow! Sounds like such a fun weekend!! Bobsledding sounds amazing!

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  6. I want to come and visit and go bobsledding! So much fun! And totally agree about meeting up with other bloggers, they are like long lost best friends. Happy early 30th to Connor!

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  7. I didn't realize you and Sara got to meet up... So cool! And oh yes, these blogging friendships are definitely real and special! I really hope we can all make September happen!

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  8. What a jam-packed and fun-filled weekend! Meeting blog friends is the best!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with Sara :) I hope you get to see one another again soon!

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  9. i totally agree about meeting other bloggers.. people who don't blog simply cannot wrap their minds around it, or they are like 'but isn't it weird?!' they don't understand how awesome it is because you basically already know each other. so cool!

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  10. Your guys' weekends have been pretty awesome lately. Bobsledding (Cool Runnings is a MUST)..?! And meeting up with Sara, how fun!! :) I hope to meet all you cool chicks someday..!!

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  11. Oh my gosh, you guys have so many fun festivities!!! I seriously don't know that I could ever live in the snow (#wuss) but you totally make me want to come visit Utah in the winter! Sledding on your amazing hill and now bobsledding?? That would be SO fun and I'd love to see Olympic village. Maybe one year!!! (oh and side note, I TOTALLY think about the dying thing too. FREAKS me out. When Seth and Mason are like 5 min late coming home at night, my mind races immediately to the worst possible. It's terrible, but I can't help it.)
    SO awesome you got to meet up with Sara! Like you said, she is just as amazing in person as she is on her blog. It's so easy to talk to her. I hope to be able to meet you later this year too! :)

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  12. You two look amazing in the midst of the snow and freezing cold! I totally get what you mean about worrying over tragic deaths, I have a very active imagination and I tend to get dramatic lol. Happy 30th Conor.

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  13. Sounds like a great weekend! I am so glad that you and Sara got together! I am hoping to make the September trip!!

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  14. It was so much fun catching up with you! I wish I could have stayed much longer! I made it through security and to my gate with a few minutes to spare so I could charge my phone and my bag was the first one off the carousel in STL, so it was perfect timing! I really really hope to see you again in September, but if not, Ryan and I will be back in Utah (or Jackson Hole) to ski soon and hopefully we can work something out. The kids would have a blast together and I guarantee the hubbies would get along famously!

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