The Beehive State

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This past week I spent my time in the state of Utah.
I surprisingly really like it there... although it could be because it stole practically all of my friends.
I drove up with my best friend Lauren, and that my friends, was a blast.
The music of choice ranged anywhere from Glee, Celine Dion, Imagine Dragons, Burlesque, and Natasha Bedingfield, to City of Colour and Hilary Duff. 
We just really like to sing our hearts out. 
The snacks involved sour rips, vitamin water, smartpop, nutty bars, and everything else that is good in the world. 
Once we made it to St. George we took some snaps of the beautiful temple and headed over to Cafe Rio for the famous sweet pork salad. 
For that salad alone, I wouldn't mind moving to Utah tomorrow. 
We had about 100 miles left when we hit a ridiculous thunder/lightning/ you name it storm that broke the windshield wiper. Perfect, just what a couple of young girls need.
We stopped on the side of the road and attempted to fix it in the pouring rain, ha... that didn't last long.
Here's a video to help you better understand all that we endured (ha)

Somehow, we made it safe and sound :)
The rest of the trip was wonderful, it was the perfect little getaway I really needed. 
It was filled with tons of amazing food. Think the sweet toothfairy, zupas, cafe rio, kneaders, blue lemon, sonic, beyond glaze and everything else that made my taste buds do a little dance. 
The memories were filled with amazing company. Some new friends, some old.
 It felt so good to be reunited with my sweet Samantha. I was so lucky to spend a couple nights in her dorm at BYU. Let me tell ya... those twin size beds are bigger than you think haha. 
I was also so happy to be able to attend general conference for the first time.
It was an amazing feeling being inside that conference center filled with the latter day saints as all received inspiration from the general authorities. 
It was such a bittersweet moment when I hugged my Lauren friend goodbye Monday afternoon at the airport. 
We hadn't been that close for that long, but let me tell you, as soon as we both let our walls down we clicked instantly. 
She is the best friend I have been searching for. 
We can talk for hours on end without worrying what the other one is thinking. We could live off of frozen yogurt or ice cream. We can spend days on end literally just sitting and talking without getting bored of each other. We are practically twins, in the sense that our lives are ridiculously similar. We love imagining our future families going on vacations together and day dreaming about how much fun it will be to maybe be pregnant together one day. 
To say the least, it was hard to say goodbye once our friendship seemed to be just at the peak. 
I had to quickly try to wipe my tears away and act like a big girl while checking my bags in.
In a few short months we will be reunited, and thank goodness because I miss her already. 

on the road!

sweet little one

the cutest

Zupas, I miss it already.

Shopping day!

Cake Bites!

The. Creamery. Yes.

Reunited and it feels so good

Chillin on a dirt road

New friends at Spark

Mango mint, who knew that would be so yumm?

Dinner with the Moore's!

yuuummm. i will seriously miss my dessert buddies

part of the conference crew. I love those Chapman gals

getting ready to go inside!



Moroni, he's the man.


I will never grow tired of taking pics of this temple

So much happiness

Walking on sunshine

I love this temple, picturesque.

Maybe one day I will get to this story, but for now, just know this lady is awesome.

So much beauty

Our Hungry faces?

St George!

The storm is on its way

80's Dancing!

It was a good trip, and it seemed to go by all too fast.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. We looooove Zupas. Probably what we miss most about living in Utah. You got some amazing pictures of the St. George temple. Wow!