Halloween and a Visit from Julia

Over the last few years my friend Julia and I have been exchanging visits.  It is truly the most lovely thing.   I go to Vegas to see her, she comes to SLC to visit me.  These trips have ranged from a weekend to a full week and have been at all different times of the year.  Honestly, is there anything better than a visit from a friend?  I don’t think there is and our visits are no exception.  We usually pack in a lot of activities and experiences but more than that, we just in enjoy being together.  (I’m still trying to convince her to move her…Someday!).

So it is with this history that made me especially delighted when last Sunday Julia called me and said she’d like to make a visit this week.  She asked if it was ok and if she could stay with me!  I was thrilled!  Julia arrived on Thursday and left on Monday, so it was a nice sized trip that was a lot of fun.

I am including some highlight photos below with descriptions.  Saturday was my Halloween party, which was a great success.  There was practically too many people!  We had fun playing wii karaoke, wii sports, Halloween charades and watching It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  We also had a costume contest with entries as diverse as the Norton salt girl, a ladybug and a football player.  I think everyone who came had a good time.  I certainly did.  It was one of the best parties I have ever hosted alone, which was great because I have had a few duds lately.  I needed a win!  Thanks to all who came and made it fun.  The only funny thing about the party is that nobody ate any food/candy.  It was like a dieters party.  Strange hah? So now I have bags and bags of candy that I suppose I will save and give to the sweet stand at Festival of Trees. Still, it is taunting me until then.  Candy, candy, candy…

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On Friday Julia and I went up to BYU, saw the museum and had lunch with Anna. They had a neat exhibit using mirrors and light.
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Then we did some shopping and Julia looked pretty cute in this hat!
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Then Friday night we went to Buca di Bepo which was a place from our mission. Then we stayed the night in the SLC Radison. In the morning we took the tour of the welfare square. Great time!
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The Halloween party turned out great. Julia was such a help.
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Doesn't the table spread look great! I was so proud.
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This is a new friend Caron who was the Norton Salt girl. She made that jacket. Isn't that impressive?
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Monday we went for a scenic drive to see what's left of the fall color. It was beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I really like this picture of me. After the scenic drive we went to Where the Wild Things and loved it. Very creative. What a great weekend!

Does it make all you far away friends want to come out for a visit?  I hope so!  I am always thrilled to have visitors.  Please come!

5 thoughts on “Halloween and a Visit from Julia

  1. Rachel! Since you have obviously extended the invitation specifically to me you can expect me back sleeping behind your couch any day now. And I love your halloween costume, so cute. :]

  2. You better believe you are welcome on my cuddlebag anytime. I know that hanging out with me is better than anything your sorority could provide! Party.

  3. Hey Rachel,
    I wish I could have come. I gave my girls really little bags for trick or treating so they wouldn’t get to much candy and now I’m sad that there isn’t enough for me to enjoy they ate it all. So if you head this way feel free to drop off a bag to me 🙂
    You are great!

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