Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Midway, UT

To say I LOVE surprises is an understatement. HeRoos knows this and is great at planning them. On my birthday, he gave me a certificate for a weekend get away that included hiking, fishing, and a spa treatment in Midway, Utah. He talked to my dad and we used my parent's time share for the weekend (thanks Mom & Dad).

The weather was fabulous and we enjoyed spending time together. The only challenging part was BM. He was fussy and kept us awake both nights and on our toes during the day. HeRoos and I had a great time despite BM's complaints.

A 3 hour spa treatment at the Homestead started the weekend right. It was divine! It included a mineral soak, massage, facial and pedicure. My favorite part was the facial and I didn't want it to end. I smelled so good after using all the Aveda products in my hair.

We ate a lot of food and we still feel like we need to cleanse out our system.

The drive to Cascade Springs was a little scary but worth it. The hike reminded us that it's time to dust off the exercise equipment and stop indulging in so many "free days."

We went fishing at a pond near the Visitor Center and didn't catch one fish! We're amateurs and bought fishing liscenses and some cheap poles. We had no idea what we were doing but still had fun. As we were leaving, we read the BIG sign that we hadn't noticed before. It said the pond was for children 16 and under...oops! At least, we didn't deprive any kids of fish.

Since we're such party animals (yea right), we decided to rent a couple videos. We both picked one. Of course, HeRoos picked a violent movie, "Live Free or Die Hard."I had to keep covering my eyes because of all the blood and guts. I love feel good football movies so I picked out "We Are Marshall" but had to wipe away a few tears.

There was a memorial at the top of a mountain. It was a beautiful view. I'm so appreciative of all the sacrifices people have made for our freedom.

I love to get away but it's always nice coming home.


Brittany said...

BM Is so CUTE! I love his little fisherman's hat! You guys are cute! Glad you had a good time even thought the little one didn't cooperate! You guys are cuties! Can't wait to see you!!!! BM Is getting so big!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Great surprise.

Gin & Mike said...

Hi Jennie,

I got your message, We are in NY and I forgot my cell in CT. That sounds fine! I tried to email you but it came back :( Email me if you need to get a hold of me!

Grandma Beaner said...

Yeah! So glad you got away. R. is awesome for planning a get-away for the new mom. Keep up that great spirit. Life is what you make of it. I know being sort of home bound with a new little one can test your endurance. It will go by quickly. Hang in there.

Destiny said...

I am so glad you got pampered! How nice of Heroos! I love it up there it is so pretty I once stayed in Zermatt (by the Homestead) for work and snuck Spencer in. I have never seen those other places you went to though- how fun!I love Aveda you just mentioning it makes me imagine that yummy smell! You guys are such a cute family! Happy late birthday!!