So, the roomies and I spent a wonderful week in SoCal with Sara's family. We drove to San Marcos, stayed for Thanksgiving break (we get the whole week off, gotta love Idaho!), and drove back. It was an incredible week, with many exciting events!
We left Friday night for our overnight pit stop in SLC at my Aunt's. Here is Anny begrudgingly taking a bite of her 2nd ever Taco Bell sampling!
The next morning we took off around eight a.m. and my two travel buddies were both passed out pretty quickly. Thanks girls.
Here we are somewhere in Utah, where you could literally see where the weather was better on the other side. We had clouds all the way up until this point, then we didn't see them until our trip back to Old Iceburg ;)
My dad served his mission in the San Diego area, so he had a few suggestions for us. He made us go out to an amazing restaurant, which he generously told me to use his credit card ;) (Don't worry, we didn't have any of the exotic cocktails...)
We stayed with Sara's family and it was a blast! She has three sisters and one brother (the youngest out of everyone). We got to help out, meet tons of new people, and have sooo much fun. At one point we were trying to help Sara pick out her and Zach's song and this is what ended up happening....
Aren't they cute?
And, of coure, we did some shopping. Anny absolutely fell in love with her long, lost love of a jacket...
Sara's sister and best friend threw her a bridal shower. It was super cute and not too raunchy... per Sara's request. The games were fun and people got super creative. Here's our lovely model rommate, Kaylie.
Meet Amanda. Sara's sister, Megan, and I were the designers of this lovely piece ;)
Our last outing of all un-married women! Woohoo!!!
We'll never tell what we did ;)
Thursday was the nice and busy day. Zach's side of the family was getting Thanksgiving dinner ready for about... EIGHTY-ish people, while Sara's side set up the reception hall/barn. Of course, we ran with Sara's side. It was nice to feel helpful.
Beautiful Gumpy babe hauling some of the goods...
I think that this may be the last picture we have of single Sara.
Gorgeous Anny... and me.
Here are some of the decorations. It was all SUPER cute.
(We did help, I promise).
We drove back that Saturday and picked up Sara's cousin/straggler, Andrew. We stopped in SLC again and, of course, hit up Temple Square. AND we saw and talked with Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.... for the third time ever!
It was a very, very, very good trip, but needless to say, we were pretty worn out.