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Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Mommy-Daughters Date

 April planned a mommy-daughters date for us to go up to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City to attend the General Relief Society meeting in person.  It's been maybe 10 years since I've attended anything at the Conference Center, and to do so with 2 of my favorite people ever had me really looking forward to this.  Time with my mom and my sister is more precious than gold to me.

So, we left early because we knew we'd be walking a long way, plus we wanted time to eat.  We ended up stopping at the Harmon's grocery store at the City Creek Center, and let me tell you, you've never seen a grocery store so chic and appealing.  We spent too much time there.  Who takes pictures in public restrooms?  My mom.

 Definitely having too much fun.  April saw one of her soccer buddies from high school.  She was an employee at Harmons.
 We ended up just buying some bagels to eat before conference and then we determined to eat somewhere awesome afterward.
 We arrived in time to wait in line and go through security.  I never had to do the security thing before when attending an event there, but like I said, it's been 10ish years and the world has changed since then (or maybe my memory has changed, but I didn't remember ever having to do that before).
 We found our seats which were pretty much the highest up you could get.  I must say the height didn't help my POTS and dizzy spells and anxiety, but God blessed me and I enjoyed every talk and every musical number.  In fact, when we were all singing, it was a beautiful experience to hear the choir's descant harmonizing with our voices.  It was heaven on earth, absolutely angelic.

 We were done just in time to walk to our cars by the light of the sun's dimming glow.  It was kinda cold by then too.  We found a good place to snap a photo of April and me with the temple in view. 
 Then we rushed to our car and drove to Mekong Cafe Thai Food in Midvale (7770 S. State Street).  The place had good reviews and it did not disappoint.  In fact, I had a very delicious salad there that I'm craving right now while typing this.  Remember this: Yum Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Salad)
Glass noodle mixed with sweet vinegar, lime juice, chicken or shrimp, tomato, cucumber, onion, peanuts and cilantro.  It was like 10 bucks, but I'd definitely be willing to go back just for that alone.  And the portion was big, so I had lunch the next day, yay for me!  The place is tiny and it was packed at 8:30 when we arrived.  We had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. 

 I was exhausted by the time I got home.  I had so much fun.  What a wonderful and memorable date :)  Love you mom and April!

1 comment:

Amanda Lauret said...

Love the pictures of you three beautiful ladies. And that salad sounds so delicious!