My friend, Donell, volunteered to take my kids for the weekend. She was an answer to prayer! She lives in Kaysville and was willing to drive down Friday until Monday afternoon to watch 5 kids and take them to church!! On Friday, they went to Pizza Pie to eat and on Saturday they went to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at BYU. I don't know what she was thinking because I didn't want to take my whole family to that exhibit. She said it was rough...probably because it was during Caden's nap time. She needed to be at church on Sunday so she got them all ready and drove up to Kaysville for church and then came back that night so the girls could go to school the next day.
Donell sent me a few pics from her stay:
|Donell took them to the BYU Museum so they had to all wear their BYU gear!|
|She said Easton LOVED the marble set! Adam was great to play with him.|
|And the girls had fun playing with Rachel's Barbies.|
Anyway, we left to Vegas and had a great drive to Val and Sarah's house. She was a wonderful hostess and impressed my mom a lot…leaving bottles of water by the bed and gum for the plane. They still live pretty far from the airport and my mom's cousin lives 5 minutes away so we left our car at their house and they drove us to the airport. I brought a book and figured I would sleep on the plane but it didn't quite work out. My book was boring and sleeping is so hard! So I was bored outta my mind! Luckily, I traded seats with a guy so I could sit by Shawn. That didn't work out on the way back.
--> It has two bedrooms and two main living areas, a small kitchen and bathroom.
|My mom found a coconut on the property!|
|We didn't know what this tree was growing!|
|The view from the rental.|
|The sunroom in the rental.|
That night Lynne and Patsy took us to Pounders Restaurant for dinner in PCC’s Marketplace. So we got to see how sparkly the Marketplace looks at night with the lighting and shops. The Church takes great pride in how beautiful the Polynesian Cultural Center is. One thing the Church always does is make their showcases (like temples, visitors centers, Nauvoo, Palmyra, Kirtland, and PCC etc.) look immaculate and valued. It was a yummy meal and the missionary running it (I think that was his calling), made sure to give us a discount and treated us like old friends. Patsy said they just barely met him a few weeks ago. Everyone is so friendly!
Get ready for picture overload!