Monday, May 23, 2011

girls weekend in Newport Beach

I just got back from the most rejuvenating, fun-filled, laugh-out-loud, action-packed weekend with my best girl friends. We get together every year with our kids, but this year we left the kids at home with the hubbies!! It was so far above and beyond our expectations. Seriously one of the best weekends of our lives! Here was our brief itinerary - not planned ahead - just planned from moment to moment while we were there. (And we missed you, Maggs!)

  • Lacee and I drove to CA Friday morning... talked for 5 hours straight. We needed it. It's been way too long.
  • Pulled in to Newport Beach about 12:30pm.
  • Ate at a delicious little upscale cafe right across the street from the Newport Beach temple - the Pacific Whey Cafe. Cajun Chicken sandwich on sourdough. One of the most amazing meals of my life. Wish I could figure out what they did to those peppers on it...
  • Did a session in the Newport Beach Temple. This temple is BEAUTIFUL!! And so beachy. Loved it.
  • Drove to Huntington Beach and to put our feet in the water before dinner.
  • Picked up Bekah and Lulu at our fabulous hotel. (Our hotel was hosting the fund raiser for the new Casablanca remake. See pic up top of motif. Fun!)
  • LinkWent to dinner at the Stone Fire Grill. Sat around catching up and each laying out our dreams for girls weekend.
  • Went shopping at Fashion Island. Spent two hours in Forever 21 trying on ugly outfits, formal dresses and cute stuff too, of course.
  • Got Yogurtland. Yum.
  • Went back to the hotel where we all got facials from Lulu. My skin still feels soft.
  • Crashed and slept in. Ahhhhh....
  • Headed to California Adventure for the morning. Rode Screamin' over California, Tower of Terror, Soarin' over California and went through the interactive animation exhibit they have there. So cool.
  • Went back to the hotel at noon, changed into our swim suits.
  • Chronic Tacos for lunch. LIFE CHANGING.
  • Headed to Newport Beach. Laid on the sand giggling for hours. Played volleyball. Swam in the freezing cold ocean until we were hypothermic.
  • Got Sprinkles cupcakes. Didn't think I liked cupcakes. Turns out I do. Wow.
  • Showered and got ready as fast as we could!
  • Ate yummy Thai food at a local place for dinner.
  • Yogurtland. Again. :)
  • Headed to DisneyLand for the evening. Rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Pirates, almost Indiana Jones (it broke when we were almost to the front), watched the fireworks, sang at the top of our lungs to the music for the night shows and finally crashed with exhaustion. (here's us on the toy story bus on the way to the park and being sooooo happy in the happiest place on earth)
  • Finally got to sleep at about 2 am. Slept too late for 9am church.
  • Went to 11am church in a ward that had a musical sacrament meeting and the greediest choir director we've ever seen - he put in a huge plug for more choir members and then the choir got up to sing. Biggest ward choir I've ever seen. Great sacrament meeting though! Some powerful talks about church music.
  • More Chronic Tacos and more Sprinkles (to take home to the hubbies this time).
  • Saddest goodbyes ever!! :( (Apparently I make the world's ugliest sad face. I really had no idea.)
Bek, Lu and Lace - thanks for an amazing, wonderful weekend. I've never laughed so hard or talked so much. I love you and can't wait to do it again!


Allison said...

Hey! We were at Disneyland this past weekend too. I guess it's a small world.

lacee k said...

oh the bestest memories! thanks for an amazing weekend, britty! love you :)

Mark & Bek said...

I know, I think about our trip at least once ever five minutes. I can't wait for the next one.

Um, I was thinking the same thing about my sad face.

Jessica and Garrett (but mostly Jessica!) said...

So girly AND fun! We all need trips like this one every once in a while. :)

HW said...

Awesome! I like to think if I lived in the right place and were as gorgeous as you I could be one of your besties and tag along on such a great trip. Thanks for the report that made me feel like I almost did.

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