Monday, May 5, 2008

A Pictorial (or not)

Oh man, we just got back from a great trip!

I drove the kids by myself and the kids were great. I listened to a really interesting book on my MP3 player ( Crashing Through ) and the time flew by. See?:





My mom watched my kids. She took them to the Aquarium, the Zoo, the Bean museum, on four-wheelers, and to get haircuts. Here's the evidence:

(The only picture I got of my children at my mom's was this one, where Jane needed a couple toys to complete her bath experience.)

My Super Hostess sister-in-law Meridith let me crash on her couch and fed me food. We had a great time at the Fun Run for Kids in Provo Canyon with ALL the Utah sisters-in-law. Look at this fun picture of the event:



I loved Women's Conference and got so much out of it. I really needed the "Nice Try" talks on mothering, reinforcement of stuff I am doing, ideas for what I can do better. I'm mostly thankful for the Spirit that makes me want to and to know I can. Want to see pictures? Here you go:


(Celia, with the blog brownie she bought me for the opening session of Women's Conference)



The Blogapalooza Party O'the Year was everything I'd hoped it would be: women I didn't feel like I'd just met because I read what they do every week of their lives, lots of laughing, screaming and complimenting, and some fun, long talks with incredible girls. Here's a picture that totally encapsulates it:

(Bloggers taking pictures of the decor. Go here for a waaay better run down.)


(You know you had a good time, when you simply could NOT stop and take any pictures.)

31 comments:

Kara Jayne said...

I cannot even tell you how great it was to meet you in person! I was so sad I didn't get to see you at all on Friday. You were better than I ever expected and I love you so much more!

Thank you so much for our late night talk. You gave me such perspective and things to think about. You are my idol and I am so happy to call you my "real" friend!

Nancy said...

So fun to meet you and everyone else in person at BP. I'm glad you made it home safely & had a great time while you were out here! When does the planning for BP 2009 start?

Heather said...

I feel so popular that I'm standing next to you in the group picture.

I'm such a dork.

Paige said...

I totally agree. I have about 4 pics of the entire weekend.

Tristan said...

Can't say it enough! It was sooo fun!

Lauren said...

I am glad you had a fabulous time! It looks like it was so fantastic, I just clicked over to Celia'a blog and I have to say the name tags that you and Paige made were so fabulous!


I am glad your kiddos had a great time, too :) I am in intrigued by the Bean Museum...no, seriously I am!

Love that Jane got enough toys to, "complete her bath experience"

Rochelleht said...

Yeah! I'm glad you had so much fun and that you weren't too sick to enjoy it. I am totally loling at the pic in the bathtub.

Bekah said...

Looks like fun!

I'm sad I missed you while you were in Utah, but we'll have fun together later in the summer!

Christie said...

It was SO GREAT to meet you live, and in person. Amazing that our mouths move, no? You are adorable and I love you even more than I did before. Blog on, sista friend!

Shally said...

I know!!! I have ONE picture from the whole night.

ONE.

What kind of blogger am I?

Jill said...

HEY. I had a GREAT time too and came away with pictures. I just know how to multitask!
Anyways...loved BP and loved YOU! I'm so glad we got to chat...still needed more time though. I hope July will work out!

Lindsey said...

Isn't that how you know you were having fun? Too much fun to take pictures! Glad you had fun!

Kenny and Linsey said...

I hope your weekend of fun means you are starting to feel better. Glad you made the trip in one piece and had loads of fun to boot.

Rachel said...

How FUN!
When's the next one??

Kristin said...

I'm so happy for you! Looks like you had a great time.

Annemarie said...

I had no idea you drove out by yourself with your kids...you go!! I had such a great time hanging out with you!

gab said...

Love the "modesty square" in the tub!

You are even prettier in person and I am planning to buy an ebelskiver pan in your honor. (We got one for a wedding present...only to "lose" it in a move.)

Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Tammy said...

I am still in awe of blogapalooza?! Love it

Lorena said...

Glad you made it home safely...so fun to get to see you, FINALLY! Already missing you...sad.

I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would, either. Thank goodness for everyone else's blogs.

(There's a cute picture of you and me on my blog, steal it.)

We'll plan on July, then, right? Did you talk to your Mom?

rubberbandgirl said...

Wow, what a cool sounding experience! Glad you could do something fun with your miserable self.
Has that nausea stopped yet?
Thanks for the different perspective link to Celia.

rubberbandgirl said...

Oh, yeah...this is why I didn't take any pictures at the meet and greet at Anisa's. Too much fun and visiting going on.

diane said...

You are one cute pregnant girl. I'm glad we got to talk on Friday night too. I have a cute pic of you and my sis on my blog!

Annie said...

Still in mourning about missing the Big Night. REALLY wanted to meet you, Jessica!

By the way, I have whole [mental] albums full of photos that were never taken. Hope my kids don't mind the question mark approach to their childhoods.

julie said...

Wish I could have come!

And I agree. You know you're having a great time when the camera stays put.

Ilene said...

Not one picture taken from BP. Too much going on to wait for my slow shutter speed camera.

Now, when are you coming to Boise?

Denae (a.k.a. D-dawg) said...

Jessica it was so fun to see you and I feel like I could talk to you forever even though we didn't get that much time. I didn't get many pics of the big party either! Next year I will!

Celia Fae said...

Loved this post with the question marks. I have plenty of mental photos to fill them in.

Thanks for making the trip and spending two great days with me.

I've almost called you twice. You should be afraid that I have your cell number.

brooke romney said...

I'm glad you got to get away. And, I have to make it to WC sometime. Looks like a great weekend.

Laurie said...

Do it again next year so I can plan on it. I really wanted to go and catch up with you, but it wasn't working this year.

And you are the late night talk queen!

Hannah said...

Those brownies look yummy and parties look like so much fun! How lucky to meet all your blogging buddies!

Pineapple Princess said...

Still feel like I was there, even w/o the pics. Hope to be there next year. I volunteer to take massive amounts of pictures.