Scottsdale Love

The family shipped off to Scottsdale, AZ, for our annual pilgrimage to warmer weather. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year, hands down. Not only did the girls get to see their grandparents and get their fill of swimming, but my husband and I got to try to relax. There’s nothing like some sun, heat and a pool to put your mind at ease.

I always forget that Phoenix is a big city and people live there year-round. There's so much to do, so many great restaurants, and the shopping is terrific! Whether you're 3 years old or 73, they've got you covered.

My ladies love the Children's Museum of Phoenix and the Phoenix Zoo. Then there's the Desert Botanical Garden, which seems like an oxymoron, but it's most definitely not! And shopping in Scottsdale and Phoenix is almost all outdoors, so you can enjoy the amazing weather and fun treats! My favorites are Kierland Commons, Biltmore Fashion Park, and Downtown Scottsdale, for a real Southwest feel. If you love golf, you can't throw a rock without hitting a course. My husband and his dad enjoyed a beautiful day at the Phoenician golf course. Ok, I convinced myself, we need to move there... 

Now that we're home and it's raining again, I want to get back to my happy place. Check out some of the views we had and a few fun shots of my ladies loving Arizona.

It's been hard to mentally get back into the swing of things. But, I'll be dreaming about our return next year...