Sunday, December 21, 2008

Probably the Funnest Weekend in the history of my LIFE!!!

On Friday at 6pm, my friend Liz called me. "Ben got home early, we can go." I told her I'd be ready in 20 minutes, hurried and finished up last minute packing--I'm a procrastinator, and then went to pick her up. As we were pulling on the 10th St--the main road in GB, I called another friend, Angie and told her we were on our way. A little over 2 hours later we checked into a hotel in Wichita--without husbands or kids.

That evening we went to a restaraunt called The Rowdy Beaver and we ate fried pickles among with other yummy appetizers. Angie and Liz liked the pickles, I thought it was kind of gross, but I liked the idea. I'm just picky about the kind of pickles I'll eat. the rest was tasty too.

The next morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel before checking out and it was the best customer service I'd ever seen at a continental breakfast. Way to go Hampton Inn West! The lady there was making sure everyone was eating good and getting more than enough. At one point she was clearing out table and picked up a spoon, I told her we were taking it with us and she told us to be sure to put some fruit in our purse while we were at it. I think that is a job I could do when I'm older! She was really fun. Her name was Sheila.

After breakfast we went to approzimately 10 stores in 10 1/2 hours.

Burlington Coat Factory
Famous Footwear
Scrapbook Memories
Hobby Lobby
Stop for Lunch at Red Red Robin
Stop for Gelato by Red Robin
Stop for Steamers at Starbucks
Old Navy
Lane Bryant

We left Wichita at around 8:15 and got home at 10:41pm. All the guys were at my house watching BYU get stomped.

Highlights of the trip...

There was a girl who worked at Target named Dedra who spelled her name the same way I do. I've never seen that in my life. She too said her Mom and Dad didn't know how to spell it when they named her that. I personally love the way my name is spelled and I'm glad it's not the traditional spelling--Deidre.

Liz found 2 pairs of jeans that fit her. and they were less than 30 dollars for both of them on super clearance. She was extatic, we were happy for her because she was so excited. What woman doesn't feel joy when they find a good pair of jeans!!

We had a GPS with us--affectionately names Lola--who got us to most places with little or no trouble. Sometimes we went the scenic route and she did tell us that Red Robin was over 100 miles away, but Liz called Ben and got us a better address, then Lola led us there flawlessly.

We LOVE Gelato! None of us had ever had it before. I had Creme Brule, Angie had Coconut and Liz had Pistachio. We all tried each others, all 3 were delicious!

I'm DONE with my Christmas Shopping, and after I finished wrapping everything last night, I was able to put aside a few gifts, so their birthdays are done too.

Thank you to Ken, Ben B and Ben D for watching the kiddos so we could have a night away. It was so much fun and much needed.


  1. Dedra! What a fun weekend! Good friends you can stay up really late with, shopping for 10 straight, uninterrupted hours, a road trip, and a hotel where no clean-up is required...FABULOUS!!!

    I'm so glad you had such a great time and experienced the added bonus of finishing Christmas shopping. Wahooooo!

  2. Hey, just so you know, "Funnest" is not a word! :) (You do see I'm smiling, right?) Glad you had such fun. I can't recall the last time I got to ditch the kids, spend money and have someone else clean up after me. So jealous.

  3. Sounds wonderful!!! I don't think I could have handled 10 hours of shopping though I am pretty much tired and my feet hurt ater like 2 stores.