Monday, March 28, 2011

Oh yeah....we went to Arizona


It's been 2 weeks since Bill and I returned from our Arizona getaway, and it seems more like 2 years. However, the trip was amazing, wonderful, and all too short.

Why Arizona? We had a cheap-y deal with Marriott that we had to use up quick, and Arizona in March sounded splendid. I've done AZ in August. Not too smart. We had 85 degree temps and no kids. What could be better?

(BTW, there will be no pics of me... I can't stand the sight of my braces. I don't want them recorded forever. I also have no self-esteem)

We flew down Thursday morning. Thanks to Hertz screwing up our confirmation, we had to book it to Avis to get whatever they had left. This was it. Fun, yet completely hard to get into the back seat...not that we went into the back seat. The trunk is ridiculous. Fun, but dumb. We hung by the pool and had lovely naps in the sun. Then off to Cheesecake Factory. I could've been happy with just that, but I still had 2 1/2 full days left.
85 degree temps don't feel as good when not by the pool, but still a great day for a spring training game. We saw the Dodgers vs the A's. Dodgers lost horribly, but we got 2 great homeruns out of it. Nice way to spend a weekday afternoon.

Speaking of home runs, on the way home from the game we stopped at "Last Chance". This is not Nordstrom, or even Nordstrom Rack. It's where everything goes after that. I've been there twice and scored great deals everytime, so I had to introduce Bill to the fun. Guess how much we paid for all this loot. I'll tell you in a later post, but just take a guess. 3 dress shirts, tweed skirt, running shoes, matching flats for the girls, a suit for Bill, sunglasses, tights, pantyhose, a few little toys, etc, etc.....

We had a great outdoor mall by our hotel. Friday night was wonderful. We sat outside (not even cold) and ate Rubios on big comfy couches while listening to this local girl sing. Not bad. We kept updating the BYU game score on my phone. Ahhhh, perfect night. We even had time to watch the Netflix DVD thats been collecting dust on my TV for a month.

Saturday, we spent another lazy day by the pool with guacamole and smoothies. I read almost an entire book. Why did I have kids? Seriously?

Oh yeah...this is why. Grandma and Grandpa had a super time with the kiddos and luckily had good weather to spend outside with them. Yeah for them for handling our brood for 3 days. Thanks guys!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So fun. I love Arizona in the spring. We went before Brady was born. We sat by the pool, ate at Cheesecake factory and went to a Diamondback's game. I also love their desert botanical gardens. Glad you went. I am guessing you spent $150 on all those clothes!
-Anne

Monika said...

Umm, what were you and Bill doing in the back seat of the Jeep with no kids?!? J/K!

Looks like a blast. Do you think your mom would take my kids for a weekend?

Angela said...

I bet it was all less than a hundred dollars. Glad you had fun. Your Mom was so cute with Macy.

Ashley said...

This sounds absolutley blissful. Next time you and Bill travel please let me tag along. I'll find a way to get in and out of that back seat.

pan x 8 said...

Ditto at Monika @ the back seat! lol..

Ok.. so probably would have never picked AZ for a getaway but you have talked it up pretty awesome and those pictures with all the sunshine have convinced me.

Bargains, bargains.. right up my alley!

I'm so glad you had a chance to get away. We all need that now and then to breathe better and just to be better parents. Charlie is very convinced the more time we spend together as a couple, the better parents we'd be. I laugh and he's serious. lol

brooke said...

I'm so jealous and cold right now. The whole bit about Utah having four seasons is a myth. We have a nine month winter and a three month summer...

I was laughing about the back seat too. I am really disappointed that you didn't put any photos of you on here. You look darling, braces and all!

I bet you spent 100 bucks at Last Chance. I've got to get there!

brooke said...

By the way, I ask myself every day why I had kids...