Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun-filled weekend

We had a very fun & busy weekend over Sept. 24-25. I signed up for the Dirty Dash race, which was held at Soldier Hollow near Midway, Utah. So we decided to stay in Park City Friday night at the Westgate. When we arrived, we wandered main street in Park City, and had some very over-priced dinner. We should have brought our own food and made dinner at the condo. It has a full kitchen. Oh well. Next time.

After dinner we went back to the hotel & went swimming. The pool was too cold for Kevin & I (wimps), so we sat in the hot tub while the girls swam.

Then we played some games back at the room before bedtime.

Saturday morning we headed out to Soldier Hollow for the race. Here I am before the mess.

Here's a view of the course near the finish line. Along the course, there were huge hay bales to jump over, tubes to crawl through, walls to climb over while being pelted with mud & water, tires to maneuver through, a big swampy field to slosh through, and lots of MUD!

This waterslide was SO much fun! It was close to the finish.

Here are one of the waves starting. You're just running along all happy, clean and dry, then all the sudden you're in this sloppy, wet mud! Everyone started screaming when they reached it. Some were even picking it up & throwing it at each other.

I appreciate Kevin for waiting with the kids for me. Next time, I'm getting a babysitter and making him do the race with me. It's too much fun to do alone!

Here I am running toward the finish.

and about to get into the pool of mud.

All done. Dirty and freezing. (On the lower left of the pic.)

I really was a lot dirtier than this. My legs were pure black at certain points, and my shoes were covered in thick mud. The last obstacle kind of rinsed it off.

After I finished, I took some more fun pics: And those people are cheating. You're supposed to be on your belly going under the flags. Not lifting them up and walking under them!

SO much fun!!
After the race, we headed home, I got cleaned up, then headed for the Conference Center to sing in the choir for the General Relief Society Meeting.
These first shots are actually from the dress rehearsal one week earlier, on Sept. 18. Photos courtesy of Photography with Impact. I'm in the 3rd row from the top, 4th person from the right.

Sister Beck (the General Relief Society President, of the world!) talking with the organist, who was awesome, by the way. Sister Beck talked to us and it was so cool to see her in person and hear her funny jokes!

And our awesome Choir director, Sister Jolley. She was so funny, and had a fun, spunky, sweet personality. I loved her!

These last 2 shots are from the actual night of the Conference. Courtesy
It was so amazing to sing in that conference center. The spirit felt there was so powerful, especially when you're singing! I could not hold back the tears no matter how hard I tried.

It was a fun, and very fulfilling weekend!


Jennie said...

I saw you singing that night. Way cool!

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

Yep, Frank and I are doing the Dirty Dash together some day!

Visit Park City said...

Sounds and looks like a lot of fun! We love the pictures! Please post some on our Facebook page,

Kelly and Megan said...

Oh man the dirty dash looks like a riot! I loved our experience singing in the choir. What good memories. It was fun to share it with so many fun people too!

Angie said...

Sounds like a great weekend all around. How fun!

Jessica said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I got to sing in Genereal Conference as part of a missionary choir from the MTC when I was there. As you said, it's absolutely increidible. There no other experience like it!

Kim said...

WOW! That would just be so amazing to sing at conference!

John said...

Gotta do it as a team next year!

John at The Dirty Dash