27 June 2010

Scottsdale

The kitchen was super convenient to prepare breakfast and lunch.

Our family room for the week.

Master bedroom.

The girls hanging out on their balcony.

Sweeties.

Weeee!

Just cuz she's adorable. :)

Faith cracking herself up.

We had lunch on the balcony everyday.

Grace using her chopsticks for sushi?

Enjoying their appetizer of edamame.

Our favorite spot at Roy's. Hello, $5 menu!

Sisterly love.

My family.

Resort golf course.

Gracie the dolphin rider.

One of the many pools.

FUN!

Faith enjoying her smoothie.

some footage...

Faith & daddy.

View from our balcony.

Go Blue!

Pretty in pink.

Splish!

World Cup Soccer.

Splash!

Lazy River.

Morgan.

Grace.

Can't tell you how many times they went around that river!

Do we look relaxed yet? :)

Beauties.

A fun night catching up with Randy and Jenny.
(Faith took our picture here).

Faith entertaining us.

We're back from Scottsdale! Hopefully, the pictures capture
some of the fun we had all week long. We spent lots and lots of time in the pool, sliding down the waterslide, and floating along the lazy river.
It was awesome!

We were blessed to stay at the beautiful Marriott Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge where we had a plenty of space in a 2 bed/2 bath unit. We also had a very convenient full kitchen, washer/dryer, and balconies that were overlooking the pool area. Couldn't have been more perfect for our family!
As usual, I way over packed! Oh, well.

Some highlights...
An 80 min. hot stone massage that Morgan insisted I have (what a heavenly treat!), lots of pool and relaxation time, Roy's aloha hour (delicious $5 menu, went twice!), catching up with an old friend and his wife, shopping, sushi, Sedona day trip, hiking, swimming in the creek, eating ice cream-- in bed, morning runs (to make up for all the good food I was enjoying), Morgan playing at TPC, and most of all-- having uninterrupted daddy/hubby time for
7 days straight! It was FABulous!

A BIG thank you to our friends, Shannon & Josh for allowing us the use of their vacation club getaway! Really appreciate it, guys. We had a fantastic time!

26 June 2010

Sedona

Our new summer home. Yeah, right! :)

*Family*

The chapel of the Holy Cross.

From the drive up.

Look at how red their cheeks are from all that hiking!

Still silly!

Faith jumps in the creek.

Resting at Red Rock Crossing.

The girls' first time swimming in a creek.

Cutie pies.

The art of stone stacking.

Balance & Beauty... Rock on.

You can see beautiful Cathedral Rock in the background.

Red Dirt.

Downtown Sedona.

Thank You, Lord!

A well deserved afternoon treat!

Breathtakingly beautiful!

We're still enjoying the last day of our vacay but I thought I'd get this post up while everyone's napping away. As far as sights to see, we had no specific activities planned, other than a day trip to Sedona. It's about 2 hours away from where we're staying so yesterday, we took a break from the resort pools and lazy river, packed a lunch, and hit the road after breakfast.

Highlights include...

Breathtaking scenery, the chapel at Holy Cross, hiking through Red Rock Canyon State Park, swimming in the refreshing creek, seeing crawfish under our feet, and exploring downtown Sedona.

The girls were quite the little hikers! It was 87 degrees (which we first thought was going to be cool). Wrong! At 4500 ft. above elevation, the sun had a way of beating down on you. The girls hiked for more than an hour through Red Rock Canyon before we stopped to picnic and jump in the creek. It was a new and fun adventure for the whole family!

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