Last Fall, six of my sisters and I, and some of our girls congregated in Arizona for a Hen Party! For something that did not have a lot of pre-planning, a lot of stars aligned to make it happen!
I was scheduled to teach a class at the Lake Powell Quilt Retreat in Page, Arizona, and my sister and daughter came with me.
We left early on a Thursday morning and stopped to check out Lake Powell before the class. My sis told me that the waterline in a normal year is about halfway up the rock! It is about 35 feet low this year! A sobering thought - hopefully it will be a good winter and we will see the water levels rise. The girls explored the area while I taught my class that afternoon.
I had been scheduled to teach a second class Friday evening, but there were not enough sign-ups and the class was canceled. That turned out to be fortuitous!
One of my sisters who lives in Idaho, had been wanting to go to Phoenix to visit our sister there, as a birthday present for herself. She had planned it for the same weekend as the quilt retreat in Page. Then, about a week before, we learned that the rest of my sisters also decided to head to Phoenix and join her! Four of them live in Idaho near where we were raised, and three of us are in Utah. It was shaping up to be a fun Hen Party weekend! Our annual Hen Party began about 29 years ago, when my nephew was born in Arizona. All of us sisters took a trek to visit her, and our Grandpa called it a "Hen Party". It turned into an annual event, going to different places to spend time together without husbands or kids, and just cackle together for a few days.
Then we headed to attend an Open House at the Mesa temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was beautiful!