top 5 reasons to go to park city with girlfriends

yes, i just returned from the land of milk & honey in park city, but i couldn't pass up another opportunity to get out of the heat with my girlfriends, so of course i didn't.....

why, you ask? i'll give you the top 5 reasons:

1. mama mia~! i know that everyone on the planet had already seen this, but we were waiting specifically for this trip to see it together, and i tell you--it did NOT disappoint!! we did get "shussshhhhed" by the gentleman (and i use that term lightly) behind us and a, "girls! quiet!" during the previews, but we laughed and danced and sang through the whole production. we saw it in vegas in may on stage and it left us quite unfulfilled in life, but this was everything we'd hoped it would be and MORE. if you haven't seen it? YOU GO NOW!


2. pedicures and sleeping in public spaces: we found a nail salon that had enough chairs to accommodate all 5 of us and arrived at our appointment to find that we had to wait--so i did what i do best....



i have my father's talent for being able to fall asleep anywhere, anytime. this was about 30 minutes into my 45 minute (i SWEAR. at least that's what my friends told me. they might lie a little bit.) nap on the couch in the salon.



and yes, that's me with my mouth open, snoring a little bit. seriously, i am NOT a cute sleeper and am only a little embarrassed that i am posting these, but if i can't laugh at my inability to look good sleeping, i might as well mock it..... i'm such a tard.


3. food, food, & more food: what's a vacay if you don't have a goal of taking in at least 5,000 calories per day? we had lots of great lunches and dinners and felt like this after each and every one:


the "money shot" at red rock brewery--notice my onion ring bracelet? they were ginormous!




4. shopping and buying lemonade: we shopped in the quaint little stores in and around park city and one of our favorite moments was when we saw this little guy sitting out in front of his mom's store, "selling" (translation: free, but you could tip if you felt so inclined...) lemonade.

jody asked him how old he was and he told her "6 and three quarters." what a great selling technique being adorable makes. he did an excellent job on the upsale of cookies as well, and jody left him a big tip.




5. searching for the "holy grail" in utah on a sunday:
so of course "breaking dawn" came out at midnight friday night and all of our copies were waiting at home. we stopped at 3 different stores on our way home and finally, FINALLY found our precious, precious copy at costco. jody and kristin were euphoric and did an impromptu busting of movies in the parking lot.


oh, edward.....my sweet. come to mama.....

megan and kristin took turns reading it out loud to all of us the whole way home--we got thru chapter 7 and it was the most entertainment we'd had all weekend!

the only group shot we were able to get with kamari--she was up with her kids for soccer games, but we stole a dinner with her the last evening--l to r: kristin, jody, melissa, megan, kamarai, and mindi. good times.

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30 comments:

Ida said...

I never have had a girls night! I am jealous. I love the shot of the girl in yellow busting out of the belt very cute.

buddens said...

I'm pretty impressed that you and your girls are all not just darling, but actually from Utah and BRUNETTES. Does that happen? Utah usually has a highlighting problem.

Kristen said...

I'm going to have to stop reading your blog. You have waaay too much of a life and I am extremely jealous! Looks like fun!

hoLLy said...

i've never had a pedicure OR a manicure. unbelievable i know. i'm hoping to get one for my birthday this month. i actually have friends this year so maybe i can force at least one of them to go with me:)

Trina said...

Good friends, good food, and good times. Looks like a blast!

I'm still waiting for my copy of Breaking Dawn. I did the stupid thing ordering it from Amazon. Never again.

Kristin said...

I have two words for Mindi:THANK YOU! That trip was so much fun and I love you for putting it together! The only thing we did more that laugh was eat! I have the best friends ever!

Me and The Boys said...

you and your girlies know how to do it up right don't ya! Looks like so much fun!

Angie said...

You are a Party animal with a capital P!!! Looks like a great time! I think you are giving me a run for my money on trips to Park City for 2008!!

I'm glad Kamari came to the party to represent the blondes!!

My computer has been toast (I believe due to pulling pictures from the internet)so I have a lot of catching up to do!

Vanessa said...

Loved Mamma Mia! Souds like a fun time :)

Tanja said...

Looks like my kind of weekend! Good for you!!

Petunia said...

What a fun time, you lucky girl!!

rachel said...

yay for girls' weekends away!!!

devri said...

You are all way to cute for me, this will be my last comment, cuz I just can't keep up with ya all..


shaaaw right!!!!!

Holly H. said...

There's nothing better than a girls' trip! I try to take one at least twice a year.

Great photos. Looks like you have a great group of friends!

Tiffany said...

I love how much of a 'tard you are!

Ammie said...

Nothing but trouble! Looks like fun and I loved the sleeping picture. Wish I could do that.

Jennie Minor said...

so jealous! Looks and sounds like so much fun! I need a girl trip....

Misty said...

LOVED Breaking Dawn. LOVE Red Rock onion rings and beer batter fish - it's awesome. LOVE your sleeping picture. I think we should all look so cute sleeping - sadly, I am a hot mess! It looks like you had a great time.

Suzie said...

I'll admit that my favorite get-aways are with my girlfriends.
I always feel bad for Jeremy though.

you guys are funny+beautful!


(and I share your ablility to sleep anywhere)

Judi said...

That looks so fun!!

Omgirl said...

Uh oh. You're not going to like my last post.

Megal said...

We really had such a great time and need to give you and your a man (for hooking us up so nicely) a big shout out. thanks!

Melissa said...

I love Girl Time Together...it's the best. Seeing Mama Mia tonight, so excited!

Kami said...

Wait a minute?! You were back up here? I so needs the heads up next time.
Looks like my kinda weekend!

carly k. said...

Park City + Friends = Awesomest times eva!

And Mama Mia...luffed it! When are we going to freakin Greece is all I want to know!! But, what freaks me out even more... How the H is it that you fall asleep anywhere and everywhere too!?! I notoriously fall asleep so easy! Haha! You and me just belong together!!

samiam said...

I love the sleeping in the salon shot... HOT. I think I can see the drool from here.
Looks like a good time with the ladies!

Pedaling said...

looks like a fun time, and yes if i had been there i too would have seen your little mama mia movie and not said a negative thing, just kept my little mouth shut. still friends? absolutely!

{Annie N.} said...

So jealous! I was wondering where the megal went. She broke her record at the rec center.

Tiburon said...

Looks like SO much fun!! I am jillious once again. I miss you :(

Mother Goose said...

What great memories! I need some seriously kewl friends!