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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Utah Saga: Part the First

So, those massive amounts of pictures and stories of Utah excitement I promised? Prepare to be AMAZED.


Are you prepared? Seat belts fastened, trays locked, seat backs in the upright position? Note the exits at the front and back of the blog as well as the complimentary neon-pink barf bag in the seat pocket. If at any time you feel motion sick, nauseous, irritable, cranky, congested, sneezy, dopey, happy or grumpy, please alert one of your stewardesses and they will provide you with a box of furry little Corgi puppies to ease any troubles you may have. Corgi puppies solve everything. Trust me; I'm not a pilot.

Firstly, the single biggest reason you all should be jealous of my Utah Saga of Pure Awesome is because I got to spend 5 whole days with one of the most amazing people in the blogosophere and real-o-sphere, Natalie. Not only did she put me up in her home and chauffeur me back and forth to Starbucks to satisfy my morning cravings, she made me curry and took me to get sushi and made sure all of my first impressions of Utah were fabulous. I may gush, so I'll stop. But if it wasn't for her sheer awesomeness (and, of course, the awesomeness of her hubby and two a-freakin'-dorable kids), none of this Utah Saga would be possible.

One of the first things I heard about Utah was that there were some mountains, or something. I think it's a rumor.

Seriously, Utah. You can do better. Psh. It's like you're TRYING to make easy photo-ops. You don't have to flaunt it.

This person drove to the mountains from New York. NEW YORK. Let that sink in.

But even more impressive and beautiful and majestic were the FABULOUS writers I got to have lunch with on Friday. (Side note: When I die, I want it to be because I ate too much creme brulee at Carrabbas's Italian Grill.)

That's me, Natalie, Kiersten, and Renee. I kept thinking the universe would implode from the absolute amazingness of so many wonderful people in one place. These ladies are all as brilliant and funny and whitty and beautiful in real life as they are on their blogs.

So as not to overload you with Utah Awesomeness, I shall break this trip into 3 parts. Stay tuned tomorrow for Utah Saga: Part the Second!


Natalie Whipple said...

Man, you make me look so short and motherly! But you're cute, and this whole post made me smile, so I'll forgive you.

Mariah Irvin said...

1) I love your hair!

2) I'm super jealous of your awesome vacation!

3) I can't wait for part the second.

4) I'm allergic to dogs, so as much as I'd like that box of corgis, I must use chocolate to solve all my problems.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Sounds like so much fun and omg your hair is awesome!

Kiersten White said...

What is wrong with the girl in the blue? Why is she SO FREAKING SHORT??

Also, you are beautiful and it was so fun getting to meet you in real life : )

Sara B. Larson said...

I do love the mountains here. Sometimes, they don't look real, almost like I'm staring at a painting. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures here in good ole Utah. ;)

Mary E Campbell said...

It was so awesome to meet you and I'm glad you're breaking this up into 3 parts for us to enjoy the awesomeness longer.

Jill Wheeler said...

You guys are so cute! I'm jealous you got to meet such fab ladies! And I love your pink hair!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Utah is one of the most beautiful states around. I'm in NM, which is second. ;)

Renee Collins said...

Yay, Utah!!! :) It was fun to meet you, Sara. :)

P.S. I never noticed that Natalie and I totally matched. Even down to the beaded necklaces. And you and Kiersten were both wearing blue! Dude. :)

Samantha Vérant said...

Yay! Sara is back and blogging! I was getting worried after that no FB thang. (LOL) Your hair looks awesome! You guys look so cute. So much fun for you, I'm sure!

Dara said...

Fun!! Now I'll have to upload some Disney World pics...after I recover :P