On Friday night, a few girls from the ward and I went up to Katie's house up in Alpine to have a girls' night. Her house is super nice, and we had a ton of fun eating pizza, chips, M&Ms, playing karaoke, dancing, and watching "The Magic of Ordinary Days." I had lots of fun and was glad that I could get out of Provo and spend a bit of time in a real house.
But . . .
After I got back, I was a little blue because I wanted to just spend a Saturday in my house. Katie is so lucky to have her family close enough that she can just spend a Saturday with them and get her laundry done. I just wanted to be in my house with my family for a day :(
Good thing that Emily and I had plans to spend the afternoon at Michelle's! She sent me an email asking if Emily were interested in coming over and making valentines--um, heck yes!! And then she asked me probably one of the best questions I've ever been asked: what is your ultimate home-cooking wish? WAH!!! We chose homemade rolls :) And Michelle gave us each our own bag of rolls to hoard. ShamWow.
That afternoon was just what I needed. I had such a great afternoon spending time with Michelle and her family--if my family is 500 miles away, then this is definitely the next best thing.