Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Conference Weekend

    This year we went up to Provo for Conference weekend. I know most people go to SLC right. Well we wanted to spend time with Christina and not in lines for sessions. We drove up Friday and met up at Brick Oven for dinner, well a late dinner since it was almost 8pm by the time we got there. Brick Oven or "Heaps" is pretty much a tradition now. In fact we have so many traditions and people that we never have time to visit we decided we really need to take a week and do all those things sometime! We did get to see Christina's new house. It is so cute. She lives in a duplex in Orem and has no room mates. She is particularly pleased about the no room mates thing. I don't blame her since she has had some strange and crazy room mate experiences over the years.
     Saturday was action packed. We wanted to listen to Conference and see the fall colors so we decided to do it together. We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel (quickly becoming yet another tradition) and drove around Springville area looking for prettiness.
      We drove by this house in Springville. This was our first apartment. We lived here in the basement for almost two years. It was a cozy little one bedroom. It was a great little place that had our bathroom outside our actual apartment across the hall and was only $125 a month. Those were the days! We drove up the canyon and noticed we were about a week late for the fall colors thanks to the storm that came through a few days before and dumped snow everywhere.
 We decided to check our luck driving the Alpine Loop. We love it up there.
 Yup...more snow damage. It was pretty though. The reception was a bit sketchy up there in the mountains but we did our best to listen to as much conference as we could.

 We walked around Cascade Springs while we were up there. It was cold but always pretty even between seasons. This was more or less the "brown" season but that's ok.
 As you can tell by all the squinting it was pretty bright out there.

     We kept on driving and decided to go all the way through to Heber City. It was such a fun drive. We showed Mendis the HGTV house Christina and I were sure we were destined to win and kept on driving. We spent some time between sessions going to Home Depot and got some stuff to winterize Christina's house for her. It was so warm and cozy in there when we finished and we even checked out the fireplace!
      I had heard that Julianne Donaldson was doing a book signing at Deseret Book that night so we threw Mendis in the car so he could listen to Priesthood and we drove up. He sat in the car and listened while we hit the ladies night at Deseret Book. What a blast that was. Yes, it was wall to wall women but there were deals to be had AND my new favorite author to meet. I bought so many of her books for Christmas and Birthday presents that I sold her out of EdenBrooke. What fun.
Julianne Donaldson and Me

That night after dinner we went to the Chocolate House to check out our first Pazookie. Once I saw the chocolate cakes I chickened out and got the cake!It was the right thing to do. We listened to more conference the next day and then had to make the drive home that evening. It sure was a fun weekend. I would love to make it a new tradition!

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