Monday, March 3, 2008

mommy gets a time out!!!

I had an amazing weekend!!! A couple of weeks ago stacy called me and asked if i wanted to go to chicago with her and go to the time out for women...I was soooo excited to get away from the kids and with baby number 3 due in August this was going to be one of my last oppotunities for Friday morning amid a blizzard i packed up and met stac in toledo. We spent the next four/ five hours talking, laughing, and making fun of aaron's anicent GPS that kept scaring stacy and was a source of laughter for the whole weekend. We had so much fun...for anyone who has not gone... the women's time out was AMAZING!!!! Neither one of had ever gone before and i would recommend it to everyone. It was exactly what i needed before this baby is born.
We stayed at the Embassy suites and stac scored us a sweet room with all kinds of goodies. We got a free movie each night. So we watched Juno (which I was dying to see after seeing Ellen Page on Oprah) and 27 dresses. We absolutely gorged ourselves on the amazing breakfast every morning...and we decided that we want to live at an embassy suites...have someone come make our beds, and clean our bathroom every day and a great breakfast waiting every morning!!!!
driving into chicago I was the bad verison of a tourist, and had to get a picture of the city. And yes...all of you that live in the mid-west that is blue sky and SUN!!! The weather was great...which also added to our weekend
It was really exciting to actually see and meet some of our "mormon" super stars! I love hiliary weeks and it was so much fun getting a chance to meet her. She was so funny and witty. We also met Merrlee Boyack ( i couldnt say her name all weekend) BUT SHE gave the most amazing talk and once again it was cool to meet these people...after reading their books and listening to there cds. It was awesome to hear their stories and get to see their different personalities. We were also able to met Chieko Okazaki from the general relief socitey pres., dean hughes, and jane clayson the cbs morning achor that wrote the book "I am a mother" ....i was i slight ahhh i think this is what heaven in be like.

After the confernce was over we hopped on the L-train.... small side note..... stacy was amazing and knew everything...where we were going, how to get there, where to eat...she was the perfect tour guide...the next picture would be much better burned and way less embrassing but anyone who knows me knows very well that I am a major barf-er...and being prego doesnt help the situation any!!! And we had to hop off the train so i could barf!!! Stac had to take a picture of me next to my special trash can! And i am actually very thankful for that trash can!!!
After my eposide we finally made our way down to michigan avenue and got something to eat. We ate at ed...something...but everyone ( all the waiters and hostes) are really loud and rude. I was not feeling very good so i couldnt get into as much as I wanted to but stacy made the most of the situation and got ice thrown at her and kissed...yup stacy got some action from our waiter "the swan"and of course i got a picture...we then hit michigan ave...for some great shopping...we went to Garett's and got some awesome carmel corn...once again an Oprah orginal!!!

It was the perfect weekend. And we both were very proud of our husbands as they juggled many obstacles with great success! However they were very happy to see that we had not run away for good. We had so much fun it was kinda hard to come home....everyone mom needs a time out evey once in a while!


erica grover said...

sounds like an amazing weekend! I have never heard of that conference...i'll have to look it up. How'd stacy find out about it? I love chi-town and can't wait to go back soon! Did you love all the stores there? Next time you go you must see'll change your life (okay not really but is really really really good!)

erica grover said...

ps you're a hot pregnant lady :)

Bella said... not look prego at all! Man, I was a cow already! Anyways, so sad that I couldn't go! Darn these men and working! Sounds like you guys had tons of fun!

M & S Eagar said...

I loved reading your version of "our" trip. It was just so darn much fun! P.S. 48 hours and counting to baby day! Blue or Pink?!

Heitmann Family said...

Ok, I am really feeling big now. You don't hardly look pregnant and I look 5-6 months already. I am so glad you had a wonderful time, I jealous. I think I really need one of those weekends!!

Heitmann Family said...

Yeah and I can't type really well either ("I jealous"!!) I'm a dork!

Jeff and Alison said...

I'm soooo jealous. I have been sick in bed and Jeff had to take sick days to watch Jack--can you call that a mom weekend? Jeff couldn't WAIT to go back to the hospital (first time ever!) But I am glad you two had a great time!

The Deeds said...

We are so glad you had fun. You totally neede a break. I wish we could have flown you out here for Krista's shower. She had a blast!!! Nedra came out here, so Krista was very happy. I wish we lived closer so you could have come, cause Krista loves you as a sister. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I talked to your hubby today and he said you are still a smelly fish. IDK just ask him.

Grandma Bean said...

I love TIme Out! I've gone to 2 or 3 of them. they have been in Sacramento and Reno, last year. It's really encouraging and refreshing. I'm so glad you got to go. I can't wait til tomorrow to find about our 18th grandkid. How did Alysse get so big? Her hair is getting so long. I miss my girls!