Since it was a long Holiday Weekend.... Rachel, Carly, baby Harper and I decided to take a road trip out to Arizona. This was the first time I have driven to Arizona in many years. It's a good long drive. Still a lot of fun when you have some good tunes and good company. :o)
It was SO nice to leave cold Utah (yes, I know its summer... but its still cold) and spend the weekend in the heat. All three of us happen to be spending time with family and friends that all lived in Gilbert, which made things easy for all of us.
I spent the weekend sleeping in, relaxing, chillin and talking with my sister and playing with my cute niece and nephew. Not super eventful (reason being why I didn't take a lot of pictures) but still so fun and nice to be with family. My sister and I went to the mall and Dan's siblings came over for dinner one night. I always get to see the Hixon siblings when I come to town which is a lot of fun. They are a great bunch. We also went to one of the Hixon's siblings pool. My sister and I came a little later and when we showed up, Gwen was just sitting back and relaxing in the chair with her sunglasses on. She is the cutest. One of the happiest smily babies ever. Something she does that made me laugh is when she sees that you are going into the bathroom, she waits outside the door until you come out. Ha ha... it is so cute.
One of my best friends, Nate and his wife live in Mesa... so Saturday and Sunday night they came to my sister's house to hang out with me. It was a lot of fun to see them and to get to know Emilee better. Sunday night they even brought a date for me from their ward. He was a nice guy. We all played "Things" which is one of the only games I will sit for a long time and play because its so entertaining. Jamie made up the questions and they were pretty amazing. I think my two favorite questions she made up were "Things that make you go hmmm" and "Things to do to prepare for a Zombie attack" or something like that.
I wish I could have spent more time.... the time always seems to go by so fast when I am visiting family. Late monday morning I said my goodbye's to my family and spent the rest of the day on the road back to Utah. It was a great weekend.
On the way home we stopped in Beaver for a little break. They have this HUGE rocking chair at the gas station... so me, Carly & baby Harper decided to take a picture in it.