Thursday, August 21, 2008

Visiting the Hirschi squirts

I had so much fun with my bud Laura! We did a lot of eating, shopping, talking & eating, talking and shopping:) And that is totally what I needed, some major girl time!

So, here is the rundown of my trip. After our flight to Utah, first stop: In N Out. I still don't understand why Texas doesn't have one of these yet! They are the best fast food burgers! I love their cheesy greasiness and the sauce-to die for. I'm sure people who grew up next to these feel the same way I feel about Whataburger(delicious and all, but no big deal). But I am underprivileged in the In N Out department, so I was totally thrilled!


I look just crazy in this picture. The fact that I'm posting this is crazy. But its the only proof I have that I ate a Double Double. YUM! (I am eating for two, so its okay.)

When we arrived at Laura's house, Savannah warmed up to me pretty quickly. Probably because I gave her this fairy sticker/paper doll book. Bribery works like a charm! I'm glad she loved it so much and I'm glad my little plan worked.


Then she got all crazy for me and posed for a couple of silly face shots. This is totally Laura's daughter! I love her to pieces!


I was laying on Laura's bed and Savannah just came and laid on me. It was so sweet!



Two other people got quite cozy. I think Cali and Brig are quite the couple, don't you?


They even got a little kissing action in while we were there. It was adorable! Little do they know, they are actually betrothed.

This is just a gorgeous shot of Cali that Laura took. Her eyes are so big, brown and beautiful.Since my birthday is coming up, Laura and her mom, Barbara, took me out to the Olive Garden for lunch. They even had the staff sing to me. It was so delicious and so fun. Thanks guys!


Me and Laura just being, well, ourselves.Laura got me "The Art of Kissing" for my birthday present. It is HILARIOUS. This book will be featured in a future post. Thats how good it is.Barbara and I before we had to say goodbye. I love Laura's mom so much. I have so many memories of being at their home and doing fun things(couch volleyball being the most vivid memory...good times....good times) It was great to see you Barbara!Laura and Savy chillaxin at home


Me and Brigster. It looks like he really wanted me near him, doesn't it? :)He actually did most of the time, just not in this picture. It was so fun holding a little boy. I'm not used to that!

Look at that face, isn't he the cutest? He is also the sweetest, so laid back and so loving. He gave me lots of hugs.


Me and the kids reading a morning story. I loved getting to spend so much time with Laura's sweet and adorable children.

We also hit some outlets and Durangos(a great little Mexican spot), played Scene It, stayed up way too late, and talked about our deepest darkest secrets....Then the fun was all over and back to the airport we went:(


On our way back to the airport, we stopped on the Vegas strip to hit a couple of hot spots. One of the places we went to was M&M World to get the girls souvenirs. Cali liked this green M&M but didn't want to shake its hand. I asked her to and she just shook her head, "No."We tried to take a silly mannequin picture at the airport, but Cali got mad. Which actually makes the picture funnier and actually makes me look like a bad mom. She started to cry right when the picture was being taken, I promise! I wasn't torturing her!Me and the Hirschi's(minus Savy who was at her Grandma's) Some lady at the airport graciously took this picture of us. Thanks lady at the airport!Laura being Laura(this is why she is my bestie!)

BFF and ever! I miss you already:( Hope to see you again soon! Thanks for letting me and Cali girl party with you for a few days!



20 comments:

Patty said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I love the pictures and it was neat seeing you interact with Laura's kiddos! I'm glad you got to go!

Katie said...

Glad you're back! Looks like you had a great time. It's cool how the best of friends will always stay that way no matter how long you are apart.

jOeY said...

I’m so jealous that you got to eat In-N-Out! I don’t know how we didn’t get around to eating there when we were on vacation. I see Laura has her priorities straight. :)

Anayansi said...

How fun! That is so great that you had that time to just hang out together.

Looks like all is well with Laura.

Boy your two little ones were totally going at it! That was so funny. I bet Cali will love that when she is older. Hehe!

mamapickle said...

so glad your back. Also glad you had a good time, but most importantly I am SUPER JEALOUS of your double double. That is just making my mouth water!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

It was so great spending some QT with you and Cali - I totally needed the girly girl time. I am so glad you and I share the same addictions to FOOD, shopping, FOOD, playing games, FOOD and talking and did I mention FOOD! Does the word food look funny to you in all caps or is it just me! Anyway Cali is adorable in every way possible and Brig will marry her if he knows what's good for him. Thanks for the memories!

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you had some fun girl time! Can you believe I have never been to In N Out?

The Zookeeper said...

What a fabulous girly trip. Those are the best. Okay, family trips are awesome too. But girly trips are a different sort of awesome.

Jan said...

Oh, how I miss my close access to In-N-Out! I love, love, love that place. I'm so jealous. This looks like such a wonderful visit -- you guys are lucky to have each other.

Tara D said...

Aw, what sweet pictures. I was like, "Whoa Nelly!" when I saw Cali and Brig together. lol I'm glad you got to get away, looks like a ton of fun! You and Laura are just so fun together. :)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Ok, we draw the line on "In N Out" burgers no fair I protest UGH, don't tell Joe he so wanted one of the "animal style" burgers :( we too somehow slipped out of California with "no,No,NO" burger whaa whaa whaa>however, Nik and family got one too the only thing they charged her for water~GRRRR. Still won't keep me from trying to get an In N Out Burger ~ Next time. Ok, I'm over my rant.

Marie said...

Wow, you sure know how to have fun girl! You look like you are having a lovely time, and what a sweetheart Cali is. I Love how her arm is around Brig! haha, betrothed. You never know! I have never been to in and out, but have heard they are spectacular! I wish I had a good friend close enough to me over here that I could go visit like that. You are so blessed!

Olive Lucy said...

IN & OUT! your evil just evil.... now i will crave in & out burgers --I used to love you holly now i am not so sure.... *POUT*

ok maybe i still love you but your gonna crave those blasted things during your PG and you'll call genie and BEG her to put them in the mail to you and she have to shake her head and say ... i'm sorry IN & out WHAT? muawahahaha....

ps a couple of your pics are jacked? what's up wit that yo?

Olive Lucy said...

OK i just read joey's commment !

OMG what the heck you were in CA and DIDN'T EAT @ IN & OUT? joey they are gonna take away your CA members only privies! and for the record those of us that grew up near IN & OUT do not think they are no big deal we all worship at the house of In & Out.. in fact many of us plan our airport arrivals and departures around their hors of operation-- well at least i do.

Olive Lucy said...

OMG mom you and dad too! i am ashamed to call you CALI4nians

familyRus...4ever said...

What fun times! Laura is as beautiful as ever and her children as adorable! What a blessed reunion!

Tiburon said...

Looks like you had a BLAST! Glad you are back!

Patty said...

Aren't best friends wonderful!!

ACDC2005 said...

I have to say I'm a little confused...You were in Utah or Vegas, or both?? I love Vegas, and I love in-n-out, and I know there is one there. You know they have a secret menu right??

hoLLy said...

both! my friend lives in southern utah and so i flew in and out of las vegas.