Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blogger meet at Bear Lake!

I know I said I would get 2 more Summer Catch Up posts in but I will have to do that later.

First, I want to blog about what I did this weekend. I went to Bear Lake and met some blogging friends! Yes, you heard me blogging friends! We all rented a cabin together. My friend Cherie from Bakow Babble put it all together. I hitched a ride with 2 friends of mine, Ann and Monica that I have known for years.

Don't you just love the cabin?

A view of the lake from the cabin.

I do have to say it was planned out so fabulously! Cherie had us break up into groups of 2 and take turns making the meals, so we only had to pay for one meal, genius! Not to mention we ate well!

This was the first night we were there. I took this from one side of the table before dinner.
This is all of us that came. I am going to go around the table and tell you who every one is, starting on the left, Tauna, Kimmie, Monica, Ann, Katie, Cherie, Brittany, M-cat and Keely.

Here is one from the other end of the table after dinner.

It was Cherie's birthday the day we got there and I made her a cake.

And yes, we did candles!

She did fabulous, blowing the candles out!

See the yellow candle in the upper right hand corner of the cake? It had melted to almost nothing. It took us a while to light all the candles because they kept going out and we had to relight them.

She then got gifts!
I got her the crown that is on top of her head because she is the queen of ideas! She did plan this get together! Keely made her 4 of these darling towels.

Cherie is a member of the big lip club! So she got us all lips! Too fun!

M-cat and Brittany with the lips!
M-cat was quite the hoot! She had us all laughing! Sad to say but M-cat had to leave the next morning!:(

So we took some fun pictures with her.

I had to get one with M-cat!
She was my cooking partner. We cooked breakfast together. I got this picture the night before she left. We all were sad to see her go!

After we all said good-bye to M-cat, we decided to all get ready and go down to the lake.

Kimmie taking a picture of Tauna.
See all the white gravel looking things all over the sand?

They were little shells.
I had to laugh when I heard Tauna say, "Oh, that isn't gravel, they are Carcases"

One of all of us, minus Ann. She was taking the picture.

This is picture is why I had to do this post today. We had these 5 fabulous ladies jump in the air and tried to get a picture. It was hilarious! My camera was the one that captured the moment! I needed to get it here on my blog so that my fellow bloggers could take it from my blog. I loaded this picture in it's original size, so the bloggers can have the original.

BTW, I took a lot of these pictures from Cherie's blog.

Then I cropped it! Feel free to take this one if you like!

I love the high V's most of them were making and I love how Keely tucked her feet! The looks on all their faces are the best!

We saw a lighthouse and I had to get a picture of Cherie with it because Cherie likes lighthouses.
You can kind of see her in the door way. I guess I should have lighten up the picture before sharing it! Oh well, nothing I can do about it now!

After we got back to the cabin, we spent the day...

playing games...

talking and crafting! ;)

Saturday morning, Katie and Keely made us a Continental Breakfast.

It looked just like a hotel Continental Breakfast!

They even made these awesome signs!

Love it!!

The Continental Breakfast was perfect for the morning of us leaving! Not only was it the perfect breakfast to be on the go but it was perfect because it showed Katie's and Keely's personalities!

After breakfast we took some last minute pictures.

Kimmie and Cherie.

I never knew Kimmie before this trip and I just love her now!!
I really didn't know most of these women until now and I just love them!

Kimmie, Ann and Tauna. And the paper cut outs were Wendy and Gigi. They couldn't be with us physically so we had some cut outs. They did everything with us! Some of the pictures people took with the cut outs were hilarious!

One of all of us minus M-cat. And no M-cat is not taking the picture. Cherie and Keely were talented enough to set there cameras on a timer and run up with us all to take the picture. We had to try it a few times. It was quite the hysterical event! Though believe it or not, the picture above was the first one they took! Good job girls, you can't even tell that you were running at one point! Also, don't you love how Wendy and Gigi joined us?

Us Utah girls minus M-cat.

Everyone else was from Idaho except Keely.
She came all the way from Washington! She definitely gets the prize for the one that traveled the farthest! Notice the the pink tiara on Keely's head? It was her birthday on Saturday, the day we left.
Brittany and Katie are the other girls in the picture, they are Cherie's girls! Brittany and Katie are super close. It was fun to see them together. It reminded me of me and my sister. Me and my sister are super close!!

One last picture of Cherie with Wendy and Gigi for the ride home!

I had such a great time! These women are truly amazing! It was so fun to hang out with them and get to know them! We would stay up until 2 a.m. We didn't want to go to bed. We had such a good time talking together. It was a very uplifting time! I love that we all share the same faith. I love that there was no gossip and I felt so comfortable around them. I didn't feel like I was being judged at all! I really love these women!!!

And each person shared something with us all.

My friend Monica made these adorable BOO signs!

Look at all the love they shared with everyone. I made bank!!

I had such a wonderful time!! I am so glad I went!!!!

Got this picture of the Logan Temple on the way home!! I love temples!!!

I can't wait to see everyone else's pictures, so that I can add to my collection!!!

I am so grateful for blogging! I have made some really good friends through it! Not to mention that it has strengthened the friendships I already had!


gigi said...

Great post! Great pictures! Thanks again for dragging me along. Next time I hope to be there for reals and not just as a flat person :)

Cherie said...

Good job on the post Heather - I am loving hearing about our weekend from everyone's perspective. It sure was the!!!
I was SO HAPPY to see the jumping picture!!! Yayyyy - I definately took that one off your blog - You got such a great shot!!!!
Love you to the moon and back girl and thanks again for the cake - You are wonderful!!!!

{Mo} said...

I'm so grateful we all had the chance to do this! I can't think of anything that would have made the weekend better! Really there isn't anythign better than spending time with friends, laughing, crying, and just enjoying a little break from reality!

M-Cat said...

I love that picture of YOU AND ME!!! I love it!

Thanks for schooling me on the finer arts of making waffles, but don't quiz me..... : )

You are a darling and I love your guts!

Now that we know we live close by - lunch should be a regular thang....
just saying....

Garden of Egan said...

Heather it was soooo fun to get to meet you. You are about the sweetest person ever!
I loved the waffles too. Thank goodness you made them and NOT M-Cat....I think she doesn't like to cook. Maybe it was something to do with a few of the things she said about NOT cooking!

The pictures you took were so awesome. I'm totally stealing!

The Wonderful World of Wampler said...

FUN! FUN! FUN! FUN! You know we have cabins here in TN :) I think you all need to make a road trip and come stay here, but I want you to stay more than just a weekend.

I am so glad you were able to go. It makes me happy to know you had such a good time, and that you have such good friends. :)


PS. Thank you for the birthday wishes. You are such a great friend.

Ann Marie said...

In your reference..."Talking and Crafting?" I don't see anyone crafting in the picture!! lol!!!

Being with you that weekend..
The drive to and from...
Gaming with you...
Laughing with you..
Spiritual part with you..
I just LOVE you!

Thanks for all you did to make the trip so much fun! XO

Higgs Happenin's said...

It was so fun to meet you. I basically love you.

Jared and Laura said...

How fun!! Your pictures are so cute!!