I didn’t really preface our Girls Weekend very well in my last post, so here’s the dealio. Every year a group of us that all met freshman year in the dorms at BYU try to have a girls weekend getaway. The girls are:
Sarah (we met in 7th grade and were roommates)
Heidi (was on our floor in the dorms…and then Sarah and my roommate for the next 2 years)
Heather (Heidi’s roomate in the dorms)
Rebecca (we called her Pocahontas, she lived on our floor freshman year)
Sarita (also on our floor freshman year…I get to see sarita a lot cause she lives in Frisco)
We look like babies!!! pics on the top left to right (Heidi, Sarah, Me) (Me, Sarita, Heidi’s head behind Sarita, Cameron-Sarah’s husband-next to Heidi, Rebecca’s high school boyfriend-next to Sarita, and Rebecca);
pic on the bottom, top row Rebecca’s sister, Rebecca, Heather, Liz, Allison, bottom row Sarah, Heidi, Me
We started this tradition back in 2008 after we no longer all lived close to each other. Our first trip was HERE to Vegas. We stayed at the JW Marriott outside of the city and spent the weekend at the pool, spa, and eating. In 2009 the girls all came to Austin, TX for some BBQ, live music, and crazy weather. In 2010 we met up at my sister’s house in Park City, Sarah was expecting so we celebrated a baby shower with her and of course had some much needed spa time. And now we’re back in Vegas at the Trump Hotel!
Woke up bright and early apparently still on mountain time! Heidi and Rebecca got ready to go the gym. I brought all of my workout clothes but no shoes! Awesome…luckily Heather, who lives just outside of Vegas, was coming later in the day and letting me borrow a pair of her shoes. I took advantage of the time to go get my snowy car washed and grab some bagels and water to keep in the room. While getting ready I decided to just watch some TV…through the mirror of the bathroom!!
Such a beautiful day in Vegas, I had to snap a pic while I was out and about.
Breakfast: bagel w/cc and oj
After breakfast we headed over to the mall that was literally across the street from our hotel (hehehe, I may or may not have planned that). First stop, the make-up counter at Nordstrom. Heidi suggested we have our make-up done. I was a little skeptical cause I’m pretty picky about letting random people do my make-up. So Heidi went to the MAC counter and Rebecca headed over to Bobbi Brown. Rebecca’s make-up girl was awesome. She showed Rebecca an everyday look she could easily replicate and then darkened it up for a sexy sultry look. I had to be next! Here are some before, during, and after pics.
Then we headed over to Neiman Marcus for some lunch at the cafe and some of their famous popovers. So delicious!
Lunch: chicken salad, shared sweet potato fries, and popovers
We shopped until we dropped…literally we went back to the hotel and crashed for some mini naps. At around 4 Heather was able to finally join us. We spent some time talking and catching up before dinner and then headed out to a Thai restaurant suggested by Heidi called Lotus of Siam.
Rebecca and Heather
Heidi and Me
We were thinking of all just getting our own meals, but we didn’t want to get 4 things of Pad Thai so we decided to order 4 different dishes and share. It was a great idea cause they were all delicious and it was fun to try new things. We choose chicken satay, green curry chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and pad thai.
After dinner we headed to a movie theater to see This Means War. It was hilarious walking into a movie theater on a Friday night and being the only ones there. Apparently, no one goes to movies in Vegas unless you’re a bunch of Mormon chicks (especially with a 10-month prego chick). Snacked on some Starburst jelly beans in the movie…who bought those?…oh wait it was me! On the way back to the hotel we blasted our music and rolled down the windows to have a mini dance party in the car without having to go to a club.
Woke up early again, but it was good cause we needed to get up and go workout before our spa treatments.
Pre-workout: PB and banana
Heidi wanted to do my workout with me so we started out with a 5 min warm-up on the treadmill. Our workout was as follows: pyramid squat with a push press (starting at 10 working way down to 1 then back up to 10 again), 7’s for bicep curls 7 half way up 7 half way down 7 full curls 7 sets, superset of alternating lunges 10 each side then 10 sumo squats holding dumbbells then 10 straight leg deadlifts, ended with Heidi doing a plank with 3 sets of 10 alternating dumbbell rows while I held plank on the bosu ball. We were officially smoked and ready for some spa time! Heidi, Heather, and I got facials. Rebecca had to run 12 miles in preparation for a half marathon she’s running in a couple weeks.
Breakfast: bagel w/cc and peanut butter (weird I know, but I needed some protein!)
Heidi and Heather met up with Rebecca at the pool after their facials and I headed back to the room to finish getting ready and rest. Heather was dying to go get her make-up done by the girl who did Rebecca’s and my make-up on Friday so we headed over to the mall again!! Did some more shopping and Heather and I took a trip down memory lane with a Jamba Juice (we used to have one almost every day on campus during college).
I was super excited for our dinner plans. We were going to Lawry’s, a prime rib restaurant that I grew up going to every Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills. It was just as delicious as I remembered!
The restaurant is famous for hosting the teams of the Rose Bowl every year for what they call the Beef Bowl the night before the game. We started out with some hot french bread and butter, then their famous spinning bowl salad (that’s the picture in the middle on the top above), and the main course consisted of prime rib, mashed potatoes, cream corn, and yorkshire pudding (which is a bread similar to a popover). For dinner we shared a strawberry shortcake and a hot fudge sundae.
Did some more clubbing in the car on the way back to the hotel and then stayed up late talking and listening to music. Our doorbell rang at 10pm and we thought it was someone telling us to turn our music down, but it was room service with a special treat ordered by my husband. He won lots of points with that move!
It’s always sad when the fun has to end. Heather had to take off early to get back to her kids so her husband could attend some meetings.
Another bagel breakfast!
Heidi and I forgot to get gifts for our kids so we headed back to the mall, except not the one across the street from our hotel cause it didn’t open until 11. Instead we hopped on a shuttle that took us to the shops at Caesar’s Palace. After walking the entire mall, we only found 1 store that had kids stuff in it. Luckily for me they had a super hero cape because that is all Cole has been talking about for about a month. Then it was back to the hotel to pack up and get on the road. Goodbye Trump Hotel!
Stopped at Chipotle for lunch on our way out of town.
Rebecca tried to soak up some last minute warmth.
Spent the rest of the day in the car on the way home. Snacked on an apple, a Twizzler pull-n-peel, and 3 peanut butter M&M’s. I had a huge headache that I couldn’t get rid of so I wasn’t super hungry. After dropping the girls off, I finally made it home at 8pm and Cole was waiting for me at the door (mostly because he wanted his treat). They saved me some dinner which was so great cause I was now starving.
I love girls weekends! They are a much needed break from everyday life. It makes it especially nice when you have amazing friends. Even after not seeing each other for a year, we seem to pick up right where we left off. We are all so comfortable with each other, there’s never any drama, it’s just easy and fun. I can’t wait until our next trip!!