Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Arizona: Sunday to Friday

Alright, here's a quick(ish) post about the rest of our trip, which, by the way, was perfection. We had such a great time. I am so thankful that we had the chance to go and so thankful for friends to go with.

So, let's get to it...

Daytime: Went to an Acts29 church in the area. Then, laid out by the pool.
Evening: A yummy tapas restaurant...The Mission.
Los Chicos

Las Chicas
After dinner we walked around and enjoyed the first of two trips to The Gelato Spot. YUM!

Daytime: A super fun girls' day...shoppin' in Scottsdale's Fashion Square. AMAZING!!!

Most of the damage was done here. :) So fun!

After a long day of shopping...a girl needs a little a cupcake...from SPRINKLES! Such a beautiful store...and the cupcakes...DELISH!Notice how happy we are! :)

Evening: It was our date night, and since Casey had "enjoyed" fancy bruscetta and tapas the nights before, I told him to pick a place where he could get him some meat and potatoes. So...Donovan's Steakhouse it was! It was very delicious. Perfect chocolate mouse.

Daytime: Morning massages. OMG!!!! AMAZING!!! And more pool time. I couldn't ask for a more perfect day. But then, our dinner plans made it even better...
Evening: La Bandera with my dear friend, Andi, who I haven't seen in over 10 years!!! This sweet girl and her family live in Arizon, so when she saw (on Casey's facebook) that we were headed that way, we arranged to meet up. And I am SO glad we did! Andi and I danced together for years and years and were very close friends. When we reunited, it was like no time had passed at all. It was such a special of my favorites from the trip.
Sarah, Casey, Steph, Andi, (her hubby) Brian, and Lee and Betsy.

Me and Andi. I love this picture!
(Thanks, Andi for such a great time! Can't wait to see you again!)

Daytime: Glorious morning mani/pedis for Sarah and me. I forgot how much I love a mani/pedi! And of course...more pool time.

Casey and Lee relaxing under the waterfall. This was one of Casey's favorite spots.

Admiring my pedi while trying to read.
Evening: We ate dinner in our condo and then went back to Scottsdale for an Art Walk, which is not what we expected. Art think outside, canvases stacked up, artists painting right in front of you, crafts, music. NOPE. Just all the fancy art galleries stay open late on Thursdays and you can walk from gallery to gallery. A little disappointing, but we had fun walking around nonetheless, and rewarded ourselves with more Gelato. :)

Daytime: Packed up and had one last yummy Arizona lunch at the Yard House.

Ahhhh...It was such a great trip! I know I keep saying that, but it really was. Casey and I feel so blessed that we got that time together AND that we got to share it with such wonderful friends.

Lee and Sarah...Thanks so much for your amazing generosity, and most of all for your friendship. I hope this is just the first of many trips together. Love you guys!

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