Abby and I got to take a getaway weekend. We left about lunch time, ran to Walmart to get some treats. I then asked her where she wanted to go for lunch...she said "Chinese Hill". It's actually called China Hill, and the silly restaurant in right by our house. Out of all the places she could have picked. :D It was really yummy though.
One of the perks of having Aaron travel, is that we are able to benefit from, and use of his frequent traveler points. He set up up the first night at the Hilton downtown SLC. I had big plans for us to head to Temple Square, the Gateway etc. but Abby had other plans.
She wanted to go to see all of her friends in the old neighborhood. I told her that she would have to pick just two because we didn't have enough time to see them all. So first we went to see Jamie & Kylee. We were able to spend an hour or so visiting with them, and then we went to see "Konka". I have to admit, that I really did enjoy seeing these friends just as much as Abby did.
That night at the hotel we went to the pool/hot tub AS SOON as we checked in (which by the way was about 8:00 p.m.) We swam for about an hour, and then I bribed Abby to go back for room service dinner. She agreed only if we would be able to return to swimming after dinner. We had grilled cheese sandwiches, and tomatoe bisque. With cookies and milk for dessert right before bed. We went back down to the pool where Abby made alot of new friends from the "Stampin Up" convention that was in town. The ladies loved her. We headed back to room about 11:30.
The next day we went to Park City, and shopped our hearts out. We then checked into our second hotel. The Dakota Resort. This place was incredible. It sits just yards away literally from the Canyons. It was spectacular!! We then changed for our "grown up". After the foo-foo food we went a got slurpees (OUR FAVORITE). We had about 7 over the corse of the weekend. That night we did our toes, and talked about everything under the sun. I am so blessed to have such a beautiful daugher inside, and out. She has such an adventurous outlook on life. She talked about wanting to be a mother, and that she wanted 5 kids. But that she wanted to stay and live in South Weber with us. It was such a wonderful night of bonding. The next day we drug ourselves out of bed, and headed back to shopping, and then on home to the boys. Thanks Daddy for making it possible for us, and thank you Abby for the time that we shared. I am so grateful and blessed to have you as my daughter, and best friend! It is bitter sweet to watch you grow. I cherish the times that we are able to share now, and the innocence in your eyes. But, I also look forward to the young lady that you will become, and the way our relationship with grow. I love you so much princess!