When I was a sophomore my mom came down for BYU’s Parents Weekend. At the time I desperately needed her and she came running to my side. We ended up having a lot of fun that weekend so she came again for my junior year. Now as a senior, having my mom for BYU Parents Weekend is a tradition. This year we have had the most fun. This years activities definitely topped the last two years. In prep for the weekend I cranked out all my homework and two midterms so when my mom arrived Friday morning, we could start the party right away.
The weekend started off with a bomb lunch from Aubergine & Co. If you haven’t eaten here yet it is an absolute must. It is a flawless, healthy cafe where everything is perfectly spiced and absolutely delicious. Plus it is seriously the cutest inside, like really, you must go a-sap. After lunch we headed down to Sundance. The past two years we would ride the ski lift together but this year we decided to not only ride the ski lift but also hike over to Stewart Falls. The canyon is absolutely stunning this time of year and it was so enjoyable to be outside and breathe in that crisp, brisk fall air. After the hike we shared a caramel apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. We ran over to 3B Yoga so my mom could see the studio and being the dear sweet mother she is, she treated me with the cutest yoga top from Lululemon * THANKS AGAIN MOM! * We live life with the motto “dessert before dinner” so after our caramel apples we had soup from Zupas. Following we headed over to the BYU vs. Utah State game. Sadly BYU lost but hey, I’m still confused for who we were actually cheering for!? The day ended with some late night grocery shopping.
On Saturday morning, my mom and I had the best of intentions to run the BYU Parents Weekend 5k together. But yeah…. that so did not happen, haha. Instead we were able to score tickets to the Saturday morning session of LDS General Conference. My mom has never been to general conference before and she was beyond thrilled and thankful to have this opportunity. When we finally got inside and in our seats my mom started to cry because she was so happy to be there! It honestly was such a tender moment and really made me realize how many things I take for granted. Conference was amazing like always. I love love love Elder Uchtdorf’s talk!