Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sun sun sunny scottsdale

Not this past weekend but the weekend before, my husband and I took our first little jaunt away from BOTH kids since Gemma was born in July.  And boy did we need it!!!

When we got home, Grandma (who was watching the kids for us) said, Griffin does NOT stop talking does he?  I need a break from the constant conversation!  I thought - you said it, sister!  Sometimes at the end of the day with these two I just want to cocoon up with some bad reality TV and my laptop and nothing else.  Maybe a dog or two on my lap.

As usual, I have digressed......

So we went to Scottsdale, stayed at the Canyon Suites at the Phoenician, had a wonderfully relaxing time, and decided that we MUST return very soon.  Maybe with kids.  The Canyon Suites was perfect for kiddos - lots of room and very chill.  And even though we all like to take kids on gigantic fabulous Disney vacations, at the root of it all they really want to is to go somewhere new and play with Mommy and Daddy - undivided attention, right?

Here are some pics of our trip  -  be prepared for the unexciting (which is exactly what I wanted!).

Going out to dinner - note the fabulous Gorjana purse...

Joe relaxing - in the shade.  I don't get it.  When you're in Chicago most of the year, stay in the sun on vacation!

Look at those cabanas!  Amazing - they had sinks and everything one might need for an entire day by the pool.

Cheesing for the camera.

A lot of what I did at the pool......lazing around.

Out to dinner with good friend Lyndsey who has the good sense to live in such a great place.

Alone time with a magazine.  Heaven.