Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A little R&R

My husband & I actually took some time off & went to the
Valley for a couple of days.  It was amazing!  Heather helped
me find a nice hotel (Fairmont Scottsdale) on Hotwire for dirt cheap
(thanks, Heather!) and we just ran errands & hung out.  IKEA
(now isn't that store just awesome?), Whole Foods (over priced but
yummy!), Trader Joes (wish we'd get one!), and we saw Ironman 2...which
we loved!  But the best part was that I got to see my friend
Heather, who I hadn't seen in a few years, I'm ashamed to say.  We
spent 2 hours at Sunday brunch with our husbands & it felt like we
hadn't missed a beat.  Heather & I worked together for almost 8
years at the doctors office that was from my previous life.  Wish I
would have gotten a photo with her...barely remembered to get one of
Don & I & we're not even in the same photo.


That was a good book...Susan Elizabeth Phillips What I did for Love.


He's so handsome...

I had some realizations...things in the back of my mind for a long, long time that I need to pay attention to.

  • My husband & I need to have more date nights.  It was fun
    to get away.  We sat at Pei Wei one night & didn't say two
    words to each other.  And it was completely comfortable.  (We
    talked plenty over the weekend). 

  • I need to not work so much.  I love what I do, but it can consume my life.

  • I need to try harder with my friends.  It's tough when you work
    so much...but you know, it's important.  Life is not all about

  • That the universe doesn't stop when I unplug.

  • That my husband truly is the love of my life.

  • I don't have to take photos of everything, all the time.  We
    had a perfectly beautiful weekend & these are about the only photos I
    have.  Well, I did take photos of the bunnies at the hotel...bad
    photos...but the baby bunnies were so cute!


I may amend this list, but right now I have a 15 year old hollering at me to get in the shower...


  1. YEAY!!! for unplugging and time alone with your sweetheart!!!

  2. That looks an awful lot like a bathing suit you're wearing ~ glad to see
    that! Did you play on the water slide? I LOVE that hotel! We had one
    of the best meals of my life at the Mexican restaurant there :-) Glad
    you had such a nice time!
    I'm with you on needing to try harder with my friends. I have dear
    friends all over the country and am so bad at keeping in touch with so
    many of them (thank goodness for FB), but the best are the ones that you
    can hang with like no time has passed no matter how long it's been...

  3. Love all that you had to say in this post! Wonderful! And a good

  4. Found a swimsuit top on the way out of town...actually, I found 3 but
    only got this one. Yes, I know...surprising! Nope we didn't do the
    water slide. Too many kids. But that's ok. Apparently that's where we
    felt the most comfortable...we could have gone to 2 other pools without
    kids. Didn't eat there, but now I wish we had!
    My mission is to be a better friend, mom & wife. Easier said than