Friday, April 11, 2014

I love visitors

My niece Chelsie came for a visit!

She is living in D.C.
which is significantly closer than Utah where she used to live.
So, even though it's still a hike, I told her we HAD to get together.

Luckily she decided to hop on a bus and come up for the weekend.

I was so excited to have a family visitor.
It would be awesome if I were wining and dining her
and taking her to plays
and all kind of historical sites
but mostly we sat around a lot
and ate.
Although we did venture out a couple of times.

I'm super good at sitting around.
And eating.

It was General Conference
so we watched that on both Saturday and Sunday.
While Frank went to the Saturday evening meeting for men, Chelsie and I watched a chick flick.
Perfect evening activity.

On Saturday afternoon, between conference sessions, we went to the Lowell open studios
to see my friend (and former co-worker) Karen.
Since Chelsie is an artist she had a few fellow artists giving her advice...
which I loved!
Austin and Chelsie at the art studios
*I am an amazing photographer*
Side note:
I am now officially obsessed with a couple of Karen's pieces
and I think they need to go in my new house.
Here is the gallery

We ordered pizza
and she helped me pack boxes.
I know, I know, I am a super fun hostess

We also went to Walden Pond
and Concord
where we stood on the North Bridge and Chelsie recited a poem she learned as a child:

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard ’round the world”

I was so proud.

The poem is etched into this monument but you can't see it because
*I am an amazing photographer*
The trail to the visitors center was totally flooded
which I have never seen before

We also visited Author's Ridge

We ate lunch in Concord
and went back home and sat around
and watched one of Chelsie's favorite movies, which I had never seen,

So, basically, it was awesome.

We already have a girl's trip to NYC planned for next month!


  1. HOoray! This was such a fun trip! I love watching movies and eating. So basically we did all of my favorite things. Also, you are an amazing photographer.

  2. She is SO cute. What a fun weekend! I love how the east coast is all "I'll just take a train/bus and be there for the weekend." You can't do that here.