Sunday, April 14, 2013

{Down Syndrome Weekend Momma Get-A-Way}

I am lucky to be affiliated with a group of Mom's who all have children with Down Syndrome.  Every once in a while, we do weekend get-a-ways to get together and hang out.

This weekend we went to Heber, UT. 

Like any get-a-way there was food, games, dining, talking, and late nights.  Here is the house we stayed in.  It was a friend of a friends.  It is their 2nd home.  Home away from home.  I want a 2nd home....... 

This is a picture of everyone that came.  All of these pictures were taken by someone else.  I copied and pasted them to my blog.

All of these ladies are amazing and are a vault of valuable information.  I learn so much from them. 
We ate at the Blue Boar Inn for breakfast.  Here is Amy, Emily, Heather, and Me.

Jodi, Jeana, Heather, and Emily.  We were running on very little sleep.  Our reservation was for 9:30 a.m.  I know some didn't goto bed until 5 a.m.

After eating we rushed back home to watch a Doterra presentation.  I'm surprised we all stayed awake for it.  I must admit, I'm a bit of a skeptic.  Still don't know what to think about these essential oils that are so hot right now.  I will say that I was getting sick from all the different smells I had on me.  Blah!

Upstairs there was a room set up with home made jewelry that the next door neighbor makes.  We were able to shop and buy.  I bought a few pieces.  Super cute, right.

We went swimming at the Crater.  The water was 95 degrees and it was humid.  Whenever I've gone to Heber/Midway, I've always wanted to swim in it.  It was worth doing it one time.  The water was super clear.  It was like a mineral soak.  There was a scuba class going on, and we saw a couple just after the guy had proposed.  I wouldn't say it was the most romantic place to propose......  It was a little claustrophobic for me.  It is in the middle of earth.  Not the earth, but earth.  And it didn't help that it was humid and the water hot.  I started feeling queasy.  I had to get out and go outside for some fresh air.
So clear.

This is the top of the crater, looking up from the inside.  I'm not sure how wide the opening is, but thank goodness there was a little bit of light coming in.  I don't think I could have swam if it was literally in the earth.  Maroon 5 comes to mind when I think about being in the earth-It's getting harder and harder to breathe.

Before we went swimming at the crater, the night before, I started feeling like garbage.  I ate sugar.  Not a lot, but more than I normally eat in a typical day.  For the last 8 weeks, I've been trying to eat good.  My stomach actually hurt.  It was weird.  I now know what it's like to "feel" good and then feel the consequence of ruining all my work of healthy eating.  Definitely makes me think twice about eating junk.

My favorite thing about getting away with these ladies is the stories and information that I glean and can add to my book of things that will help me in raising Finn.   It's a nice outlet to have.

When I got home, I saw that all of the blinds were dusted.  They were SO DUSTY.  Kurt told the boys that he'd pay them to wipe them down.  Slat by slat.  11 windows worth.  It was awesome!  Little Finny was so excited to see me.  He was all smiles and laughs.  Kurt had just given him a bath and his hair was sticking straight up all over.  He's so awesome!


The Clayburn Family said...

My aunt and uncle are the innkeepers at the blue boar!! Looks like a great getaway!

The Clayburn Family said...

My aunt and uncle are the innkeepers at the blue boar!! Looks like a great getaway!

khepworth said...

Amy, I wonder if it was your uncle that came and welcomed us!


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