Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scottsdale, AZ

We left Thursday for Scottsdale, AZ sans kids for our 6th anniversary, which is next week.  We had a blast!!  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency and enjoyed some warm weather, shopping, golfing, eating out, laying out and peaceful sleep!!

These two came with us (Justin's parents).  When we told them we were heading to Arizona, they were totally on board.  And who can blame them?  They still had snow when we left last week!  Plus, Shelley is from Mesa, so she was the navigator (actually she was the driver!) the whole time.  And boy, it was nice having her drive.  I was totally lost!  I would never have been able to find all the places we went on my own!

We ate at an Italian restaurant at our hotel one night.  The food was really yummy!

This was dessert.  It's a little gondola boat that's dipped in chocolate.  The oar is also chocolate and the bottom is creme brulee!

Thirty seconds later....

And who doesn't love a strawberry daiquiri?  (virgin of course!)  Delish!

More eating pics! For Mother's Day we had brunch at the hotel and boy, do they go ALL out!  Wow!  They had breakfast foods, a salad bar, quesadillas and mexican food, italian pastas, prime rib, ham, breads and dessert!  I don't know if you can see the plate I'm holding, but yes, I tasted all of those!  And they were so yummy.  They also gave all the moms a rose. So sweet.

The guys enjoyed the dessert too (bananas foster anyone?!).

I learned that these are date trees, not palm trees!  Who knew?  My MIL did!  They were gorgeous and all around the resort.

We enjoyed weather in the high 90s, which sounds hot, but there was a breeze so we thought it felt GREAT.  It was really depressing to come home to rain!  Really.  It was sooooo nice laying out by the pool, soaking up the sun, reading my kindle!  I highly recommend it!

One of the most fun things we did was go on a gondola boat ride.  If you eat at the italian restaurant there, they give you complimentary tickets to go for a ride there at the resort.  They have a lake behind the pool where they do the boat rides.  It was so fun!  It was quiet and calm and the guy sang us an italian love song and it was beautiful!  The guy was really talented.  (He told us he got his master's degree in vocal performance...very impressive!)

It really was perfect!  I may have also bought several new things for my wardrobe (we pretty much hit every Marshall's in the valley!  Yep, we are sick!!  And we found Nordstrom's clearance store, Last Chance!)  Of course we wish we would've had one more day, but we were pretty excited to come home and see our girls.  A big, big thanks to my sister Natalie and my mom for watching our girls for us!  We got home last night and I'll tell you, it was hard facing reality.  Our girls got up several times last night (boo!).  It was clear the vacation was OVER!!  Anyway, if it has been a while since you and your hubby have gone for a few days on your own, it's definitely worth it!


emily said...

wow, what an amazing little get-away! sounds divine and fantastic. sounds like it was the perfect spot, too. so fun!

erinmalia said...

wow. sooo jealous! glad you guys had a good time (but how could you not?!).

Meg said...

fun! the sun...my long lost friend! I miss him:)

Niederfam said...

Happy to help, sounds like the PERFECT getaway. Next time, invite us, will ya?!! ;)

Christine said...

What fun and very deserving.

Laura said...

Looks so fun! Can't wait for school to be over and so we can go somewhere - just the two of us!!!