27 years is how long I have known my best friend. We met through mutual friends and haven't stopped hanging out since that day. We went to the same collage, got married within a year of each other, and had our first children just 27 days apart from one another. When we see each other it is like we have never been apart. She lives in Colorado and I live in Georgia. This year we met up with each other at the BYU's Woman's Conference. Tuesday, I packed my bags and headed west where I was met at the airport by another friend Bryn and her children who I have now known for 5 years. We met through a blog that was designed to help connect mothers and children of Congenital Heart Disease. What a blessing that blog was to me when I felt so alone. I didn't know any other families with a child with heart disease. Café Rio was calling our names and so off we went. If you have never had Café Rio your are missing out! It is so yummy! Then it was off to see Miss Jess and her family. I met Jess 4 years ago in Switzerland. I am totally smitten with her son. He is such a charmer and it was the first time I had met baby girl. She is so sweet! Finally, Buffi arrived and we headed to our hotel! The next day after working out and eating a good breakfast we went to the spa where we were pampered all day long with a message, facial, and pedicure. I haven't felt that relaxed in so long. Afterwards, we ended the day with a visit to Bombay House and Cocoa Bean cupcakes!
Thursday, Conference started and we spent the day learning about how to better communicate with our family members and build a stronger testimony with our Heavenly Father. Our day ended with a wonderful meal at Communal (more on that later) and a fantastic musical concert where I was able to meet up with a fellow mother and blogger who has two adopted twin daughters from China. It was wonderful to learn her story and hear how her daughters deal with being adopted. Friday brought more wonderful classes, dinner, and relaxation. When Saturday came we were both equally sad that it flew by too quickly. Buffi went home to her family and I was lucky to have a 4 hour layover in Seattle where I was able to hangout and eat dinner at Skillet with my friend Jennifer. Now I am home, I missed my babies so much and they missed me. Poor Roman has had a stomach bug all weekend, so first thing in the morning we will be off to the pediatrician. Poor guy can't keep anything down. My husband and mother did a great job taking care of everyone. Thank you!
Conference, the spa, best friends for 27 years and Cocoa Bean cupcakes.