Saturday, April 21, 2007

ARIZONA




I love visiting Arizona, the state I grew up in. Especially in the spring. I went for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine, eating out at my favorite places and visiting family. I stayed at my sister Julie's and had a great time visiting with her and her family. Lindsey, Alan and Izzy were there staying with Alan's nephews and niece while his sister and brother-in-law were in Sweden. It was great seeing them again and seeing Isobel walking-so cute. I swear she seems more like 15 months old than 11 months. When she first saw me, she came right to me and I felt so special. Unitl I saw her do that to everyone else. Sad to say, I don't think she remembered me, she is just an extremely friendly little girl! I ate at Cafe Rio, Bajio (kind of like Cafe Rio but different and delicious! Went there twice!), and Pei Wei (sister chain to PF Chang's). We went to Nielson's Custards twice and I had the best concoction of frozen custard, raspberries and brownies. Ymmmm! We fixed a turkey dinner on Sunday and Saturday night had a barbeque with all my brothers and their families and dad and Ann. Needless to say, I am sure I gained weight even though Julie and I walked almost every morning. I LOVE the weather in Arizona (except in the middle of summer). We went swimming one day and I got a little color on my white bod and we went shopping several times and I bought some cute tops and capris for this summer. I bought some cute Lucky jeans too. I keep wanting to buy some designer jeans but I have to lose 8 pounds before I will allow myself that pleasure. Anyway it was a great trip. I would have liked to stay a little longer but had to head home with two cute boys to babysit them while Kelly went to meet Jody in Delaware. Ammon got chopsticks at Pei Wei the night before we left and puts them in the back waistband of his shorts and never takes them out. They are his swords. He wore his ninja mask all the way home so everyone on the planes were laughing at him!

4 comments:

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you guys came! That picture of me and Isobel is freaky. Well, it's freaky of me at least!

Kalie said...

How cute! It looks like you guys had a blast in Arizona. Lindsey you are crazy that is a cute pic of you and Izzy in the pool. Kelly looks so cute with her belly.

Kasey said...

Sounds like a fun time! I wish I could have been there. How fun for you to get to spend some more time with Julie. Lucky!!

Anonymous said...

I loved everyday of having you here. I only wish you could have stayed longer. I loved seeing Lindsey and Kelly and their families. Thanks for coming. Julie