Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Wickedly Wonderful Week.

On Monday, I took Eva and Scott on a Grandma date ... Junking and Maui Chill, what else.
On Tuesday Dad and I met at a restaurant in Salt Lake to have lunch with members of our Salt Lake ward, which is always fun.  Afterward Dad went back to work, and then did his shift at the Provo temple, while I did some junking in town before heading home.

On Wednesday, at work, I put out this tea service in my tea things booth, I love it!

I also made this birthday banner for cousin Ryan's upcoming birthday last weekend.
It was fun when Briahnna stopped by with the kits ... always the high light of my day!! I love showing off my cute grands.

On Thursday Dad picked me up after work to head to Idaho.  We stopped at Ashley's to pick up the awesome cake she had made for Ryan's party!

Then we dropped all the party goodies at Uncle Bruce's and had a nice visit with Dianne, before having dinner at the Bountiful Cafe Rio.

We got to Idaho early the next morning, about 1:30 A.M. on Friday, that is.

Later on Friday, we went to lunch with Brittany and her friend Angela, for their standing Friday lunch date ... for some more Cafe Rio!!

Next Brittany took us to the school as she had some PTA business to do... it was fun to see Charlotte's place as Queen Bee at the school, all the kids knew her name ... Hi Charlotte!! We would hear repeatedly as classes passed her in the hall.

Above she is shown with a student in a Special Classroom, who has a degenerative syndrome, born with sight, she is now blind, and has lost brain function too ...  Britt had let her feel her tummy when she was expecting Charlotte, then she let her hold Charlotte as a new born. ... I was very touched.

Brittany in the teachers lounge/mail room .... printing, sorting and delivering fliers for the carnival ... Britt is the President elect this year, and starts her dynasty next year ... they'll be in good hands!
Visited Alex's classroom.

When we got back, Kai showed us a love note from a Girl ... a sticky love note that is!!
 Then Saturday morning we met in a neighborhood park for an egg hunt ... which was really just picking up plastic eggs full of candy that had been scattered on the lawn ....

 Cutest Easter Bunny anywhere!!

Then it was time for the main event, seeing the traveling Broadway Company of Wicked at Boise State!  As always, it was amazing, and since it was Britt's first time, I got to enjoy the quasi first time myself ... and its been 5 years since we've seen it, which also made it feel new!

 We had dinner at the Boise Fry company where your burger is the side dish, Trevor would have loved their industrial decor ...

 Then Easter morning, Britt was up early working on making us an amazing Easter brunch!

What an amazing spread ... and she got to use Mike's grandmother's china for the first time since inheriting it.

On Sunday we attended church with Britt at her ward, it was so fun to meet all these great people we have heard her mention ... then we met up with the Bishop's sister-in-law who would ride home with us.  She is a 5'11" blond who was born in 1979 ... sound familiar?  yep a Darby twin.  She's a lawyer who lives in South Carolina, while her husband works as a Dental Surgery Intern.  She is in Salt Lake in preparation for their embryo adoption, which is happening next week.  It was so interesting to talk to her that it seemed like a two hour drive to Salt Lake instead of the five hours ...

Then the frosting on the cake was seeing her Brother-in-law's house, a renovated historic home in downtown SLC that was all done in industrial and green recycling ... once again, I wished Trevor could have been there, it was all very Restoration Hardwarish.  

So that was our quicky 'Wicked' trip to Idaho, thanks Britt for a lovely weekend.  


  1. Holy cow! What great pics in Idaho! Love this post!

  2. You have more pictures at Maui Chill than I do! Thanks for being a regular!

    Love the "Tea" booth. For some reason, I just love teacups!

    So fun to see pics of Britt's stomping ground. Loved the story about the little girl in special ed. Proud of Britt for being a PTA pres! That is a lot of work! Charlotte is so cute! The Easter Egg Hunt looked fun too.

    Way cute cake, Ashley!

    When is our next date night?