Well this weekend my lovely family came up to visit me and to watch General Conference (more info on that here) and it was so much fun! It was a whirlwind trip, but well worth it, in my opinion. It was especially fun to have Riley stay with me and get to experience a little taste of college life!
They got up here Friday night, took Kayla and Erica and I out to dinner at Brick Oven (aka Provo's classic restaurant). We ate lots of delicious food, flirted with the cute waiters, and caught up with the family. What's not to love about that? Then I went bowling with the family and we had a blast! Minus a few tears from a frustrated Nick who had a rough time keeping the ball out of the gutter. I was just casually dancing to the music in between my turns and was surprised by the fact that my family thought that was unusual. So either they just forgot that I'm actually a little crazy, or I've actually gotten weirder since coming to college...jury's out on that one.
I take about 90% of my selfies with this girl.
After bowling, Riley and I met up with a bunch of my friends to go out to some hot springs in Lehi. Unfortunately, we got there and a policeman informed us that they were closed for the night...apparently midnight is not ideal time for exploring hot springs? Lame. So we hit up our favorite restaurant in Provo-Roll Up Cafe. If you're in the area and have never been there, do yourself a favor and indulge in the delicious crepes. The names of the menu items all have to do with relationship statuses, like "The Heartbreak" or "Summer Love". My recent favorite is the "Blind Date" where they surprise you with the toppings. Let's just say it is better than any blind dates I've actually gone on. Then we went hot tubbing at one of the nearby apartment complexes (one of our favorite hobbies!) and it was great. It was so much fun to have my sister by my side. I kept turning to her and giving her a hug and just saying "I'm so happy you're here! I love you!" I couldn't help it! I've missed my best friend.
On Saturday, we had a lovely time watching conference. Riley and I watched the morning session with some girls from the hall in the basement, complete with a delicious breakfast that some of the girls got up and made. For the afternoon, my family had the opportunity to go to Salt Lake and watch Conference in the Conference Center. I went for the first time in October, and it is such a special experience! I'm really grateful for our leaders that are entitled to receive revelation from Heavenly Father and share it with us twice a year in this great conference. I always leave feeling so inspired and ready for life!
We celebrated our German heritage by having lunch at this cute little German deli...it was delicious and reminded me of New York City! I want to go back. My dad went and watched the Priesthood (Men's) session while the rest of us shopped at City Creek Mall. Let's just say that it was basically Girls Night Out with all of Salt Lake and the Utah Valley. Crazy crowded, but Riley and I snagged some cute stuff!
When we got back to Provo, Riley and I said goodnight to our family and started our evening! We went Disco skating with some friends! I forgot how bad I am at skating, but we had a good time skating/dancing/making fools of ourselves.
We ended the night with IHOP and hot tubbing and I was very ready to crawl into bed at 4:30 am.
Sunday was a little more chill. My family came over and we watched Conference together, introduced the little guys to the good ol' Cannon Center, and then said goodbye. My parents also took home tons of my stuff so flying home will be a lot easier in a few weeks. It was crazy to be packing up all my stuff with my mom when it feels like she was just barely helping me move into my dorm room. This year absolutely flew by!
I sent home this + a laundry basket full of stuff home. I'll let you know if I survive the next two weeks of my dorm bed without a mattress pad...
I love my family so much and had such a great time with them this weekend. Conference weekend is always one of my favorites, and this one was even better because my favorite people were here with me!
Look for a post later today recapping my 19th birthday!