my mom came up with different activities for each day & we each took turns being in charge of the meals, which made the weekend really easy (we're definitely one of those families that decides they are hungry & then debates where to eat for at least 30 minutes before someone just says a random spot...ya decisions aren't are strong suit).
FRIDAY// we went to the alpine slide & took all of the kids that were old enough down (sorry cedar, sorry russy!) & ate lunch at the bottom at a little burger shack that in my opinion, is really good. just a classic burger with delicious shakes & fries. after the alpine slide we drove down to midway to swim in the crater at the homestead. i have wanted to go swimming in the crater for well over a year now so i was really excited to finally go! it definitely did not disappoint. its a huge natural hot spring underneath a giant crater dome, so cool. it was so warm & such clear/blue water. everyone loved it, minus cedar because he has a strong hate for lifejackets.. but he did alright, haha.
we stayed up late into the night hanging out, talking & laughing with everyone & then even later with nick & shayla talking about old times, future times & celebrity crushes.. haha.. we eventually dragged ourselves to bed & we had them sleep over, which was perfect because then we made shayla be our photographer on sunday to take some family pictures! haha
SUNDAY// we had to pack up & leave the house by 11 so we woke up, cleaned up, made thinnies (our families version of crepes), made shayla take a million family photos for us (thanks!!!) & had our last meal together as a family & drove back to salt lake through guardsmans pass. if you've never driven through guardsmans, you really should while you still can, the fall colors are unreal. once we were back in salt lake we all said our goodbyes, which was really, really sad.