Monday, July 13, 2009

The great and terrible road trip.

My cute cousins decided it was high time to have a girls trip, so this weekend we loaded up and drove south. Why south you ask? Is it the 108 degree temp you love? Is it the natural beauty of the desert? Is it the allure of the lights on the strip? No, no. It's the TJ Max. That's right, TJ Max, and Trader Joe's, and Ross, and the Olive Garden, and Target.

Let me tell you, my eyes have been opened to the sheer joy of shopping cheap. These gals are die hards. We literally shopped until we dropped. I have never laughed so hard in all my life. It was nothing short of a miracle. I have spent almost a year in a very dark place fighting my way out. I have always been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but that light always seemed so distant, and sometimes shaded. This weekend gave me a peek into the sunshine. I will be forever grateful to the cousies for that.

This is my beautiful cousin Patty, who set the glamour standard for the trip.

Kiki, and James, ready to rock.

Jamie posing with all the Trader Joe paraphernalia

A quick view into the thunderdome.


  1. So glad you had a good time!!!!

  2. Lisa great post!!! I loved it. In fact I was in Ogden today and I had this terrible urge to shop!! That was seriously the funnest trip ever. I want to copy your post and post it on my blog. What type of copyright infringements do you have??

  3. K I just had to add, because it made me laugh, my word verification that I had to type in was "Pasto" Bread sticks anyone???

  4. Kelli, I am quite harsh on the copyrights; however since you were there you have my blessing.

    P.S. I ran down to Ross in Layton to look for that stupid bag yesterday, and then was going to stop for a little soup and salad. Anything to re-create the good times.