McCall and I just got back from a wonderful weekend in Salt Lake. We headed up there for the Young Women's broadcast and to support our sweet niece Emily. You see Emily was the cute girl who said the opening prayer and we were beyond excited to be there with her.
We landed on Friday early afternoon and were picked up by my parents at the airport. We made our pilgrimage to Cafe Rio for a very yummy lunch. It was so fun to be together with McCall and my parents. Because we flew out of San Francisco and we had to get up at 2 a.m. to get to the airport in time for our very early flight, we then went back to my parents and crashed. Okay, I was actually the only one who crashed, but I was awoken by the cheerful squeals of McCall and her cousin Abby upon seeing each other for the first time. We decided a girls night was in order and we went up to Kingsbury Hall with Lisa, Abby, my mom, McCall and I to see the play, "The Boxcar Children". It was so fun to just be together. After the play we headed to Amber's house to check out her darling house and to get all caught up on each others lives. McCall and Abby had a sleepover that night at Grandma's where I heard them still chatting when I finally went to bed at 12:15.
Saturday we got the fun opportunity to go and watch Emily at her volleyball tournament. I forgot my camera all day Friday, so I made sure I had it for Saturday. Here is a picture of McCall and Emily at her tournament...I know McCall is tall. Emily was one awesome volleyball player and her team made it to the finals. After the tournament we made our way down to Cedar Hills to visit with the rest of the Lewis clan. McCall was in Heaven! She loved playing with all of her cousins. Gigi was also there, so that is always a treat to spend time with her too.
In the late afternoon my niece Brooklynn came and she, Gigi, McCall and I headed up to Salt Lake for the broadcast. Michele, Chad and the girls had already headed up there. Here is Gigi, with Brooklynn and McCall. Brooklynn is a freshman at BYU this year, so I had fun reliving my freshman year as I listened to her experiences from this past year.
Here is McCall and I in front of the Conference Center.
Here are the ladies inside the Conference Center. This was the first time for both McCall and I to be inside the Conference Center which resulted in me taking pictures from all angles with McCall's little camera.
McCall really looks up to Brooklynn, so she really enjoyed her special time with her. I'm grateful Brooklynn is such a good girl and thus a such a positive role model for my girls.
Here are two other girls that McCall really looks up to, both literally and figuratively (I know I'm totally cracking myself up right now). She loves Emily and Sara and had a great time with them. It was just an amazing meeting. Great prayers, music and talks! It was so fun to sit so close and be with family.
Afterwards we went out to dinner, but I was more interested in eating than taking pictures so I have none. McCall had a sleep over with her cousin Abby on Saturday night once we got home.
On Sunday we went to church with my parents and then my sweet mom hosted a Sunday dinner at her home so I could see all of my siblings who live in Utah except for one! I even got to visit some more with my cute Grandma. Here she is loving on the lovely Emmy.
I think McCall really enjoyed all of the attention she got. Here she is with my dad and her cousin Olivia.
McCall and her cousin Abby. It was quite sad when they had to finally part ways.
McCall with her Great Grandma McLeod a.k.a. Honey. I seriously can't get over how great she looks and gets around for 95!
McCall and I had to duke it out for baby loving time. She won at this particular moment. She loved holding Emmy and I did too.
Seriously, isn't she a total cutie pie.
Here my sister Jen with her step-daughter Faith, Emmy and McCall.
McCall with Aunt Amber and Uncle Roger! Amber hooked her up with the cutest bag that she ditched her backpack for and now uses everyday for school. Thanks Meebs!
Her she is getting a kissandwich from Kyle and Hailey! We were laughing hard over this one.
Here we are together with my parents at dinner!
I told you it was sad when these girls had to say goodbye. We didn't want to leave, but we were also missing our little family back home too, early on Monday morning we packed up and headed back to sunny California! It was a fantastic weekend and we will always remember this special weekend together.