October 19, 2010

My Birthday Weekend

Jenn and Scott invited us to spend the long UEA weekend in Park City with their family. Scott's parents have a beautiful home at the top of Main Street that they use as a rental. It was awesome!! Not many homes sleep 14 plus people. If you are ever looking for a place to stay right in the heart of Park City, consider this home. Amazing!! (I wish I had taken better pictures and MORE pictures - I forgot.)

We couldn't arrive until Saturday afternoon because of football, but once we got there the vacation began. My kids are in heaven when they are with Jenn's kids. Kenzie and Mackay enjoyed playing games and watching movies with Jessica, (& Tyler) Tanner and Sam.
Hayden entertained himself most of the time or was found eating all of Jenn's (or Adam's) Cookie Crisp Cereal... :(
Adam and Steph spent the weekend with us as well.
Scott and Jenn treated Aaron and I to a Mexican dinner. Our waitress was a crack up. She was a cute girl from Chile and (doesn't like "change in her a..."). :) After dinner, we all walked up Main Street, stopping at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, of course, and then headed home to end the night with a big slice of a Strawberry Cake that my cute friend Jeni Gardner made (I wish I had a picture, Dang!) - Delicious!!

Sunday morning, I couldn't sleep in and found myself sitting in the hot tub at 7:00 am. I wasn't too upset. Starting my actual birthday soaking alone in a HOT hot tub on a crisp fall morning ... I wasn't complaining. It was quiet and calm!! I chatted with my mom for a minute - she never adds much to the conversation these days. Why do birthdays make me miss my mom??

Mackay and Hayden joined me shortly after and then Jenn (who is used to getting up early) got in. After chatting for a while with Jenn, Aaron woke up and joined the hot tub party. Two hours in an 104 degree hot tub is HEAVEN (and pruning)!
Scott made his yummy pancakes for dinner even though he was in horrible pain due to a bike crash he suffered the day before - Possible concussion, broken ribs, and a little road rash - just another day on the bike. I sat and read decorating magazines and even closed my eyes for a bit. Jenn made a big Sunday (Spaghetti) dinner to end the day and the trip.

It was so nice - SO RELAXING - so laid back and easy. Aaron asked on the way home if I had a good birthday. He had a look on his face that made me think he was nervous to hear the answer. My reply may have surprised him... "It was PERFECT!" Just what I wanted - a relaxing weekend surrounded by my family. Everyone was happy! I couldn't have asked for a better day. Well... my mom could have called and THEN it would have been perfect - but even without her phone call - It was one of the best birthdays.

Thanks you Jenn for all you did to make it a great day!!


Alyssa said...

Glad you made it up to Park City in spite of the rigorous football schedule. Your birthday weekend sounds delightful. What a fun way to spend your special day - celebrating with family. Hope to see you soon!!

Visit Park City said...

Looks like everyone had a good time, that makes us happy! The pictures are proof of fun. Please share them with others curious about Park City when you become a fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/parkcityUT

amanda said...

It sounds heavenly. I would have loved to be there. I love get aways like that--family, food, relaxing, no agenda. Sounds like my kind of trip. Glad you had a great birthday!!

janhans said...

What a Wonderful Birthday treat...Everyone loves you Dawn,especialy your family. So happy that your day was PERFECT...luv u