Thursday, March 11, 2010

A week of warmth

Last week we headed to Phoenix to thaw out. Derrick has 2 siblings that live there and we stayed with his brother. The weather was b-e-a-utiful. Just what we needed in the middle of winter.


  • In-n-Out x2
  • Chick-fil-A
  • BJ’s Pizza
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes. Holy yum.
  • Going to the pool x2
  • Spring Training games x2
  • Playing Wii every night
  • Overdosing on strawberries and avocadoes
  • Going to the train park
  • Going to the Children’s museum (although that’s a debatable lowlight---what a germfest.)
  • Eating David’s waffles. DELICIOUS. Now I need Belgian waffler. STAT.
  • Seeing our friends the Wilson’s and my old roomie Laura for like, the quickest visits ever.


  • Summer having diarrhea for 3 days
  • Summer’s diarrhea causing multiple blowouts, including one at Sweet Tomatoes where it launched out of the top of her diaper onto the highchair and then plopped down onto the carpet. GROSS.
  • The day of rain that cooled things off a bit
  • Our flight home being delayed
  • Frontier airlines sending our gate checked stroller to the carousel where the wheels snapped off and they wouldn’t do anything about it and I was so tired and cranky because we stayed up so late every night and Summer was SO hard to tame on the plane and all I could do was call the baggage guy at the Frontier counter an A-hole. Not my finest moment. Or was it??

It was a fabulous trip, and just what we needed. We thought a week would be enough time to do and see everything and everyone, but there were SO many people we wish we could have seen. Summer being sick kind of put a damper on things for a bit. Hopefully next time we can make it out to see everyone. I hate being so close and not finding the time to see people. Oh well.

Onto the pictures!DSC_6115DSC_6362DSC_6380DSC_6451 DSC_6449 DSC_6116 DSC_6329 DSC_6273 DSC_6268 DSC_6265 DSC_6168 DSC_6149 DSC_6134



Nicholas said...

Your photos are great!

Lara said...

Ooops-now, did you call him that to his FACE??? It doesn't count if you mumble it under your breath when you're standing ten feet away, you know!

;-) I've had trips like that. You're supposed to, when you have kids, you know. Glad you had fun--for the most part!

Emmy said...

Oh no! Your new stroller you just got! I would have been so mad too! Sorry she got sick.

Summer and I am guessing her cousin look a ton alike in that second to last picture!

Melissa said...

That was possibly the funniest post I've read in a long time! That "blow out" story- gross but so funny (because it didn't happen to me)! I was going to say the same thing about Summer and her cousin (?). They look like they could be sisters- twins even! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! :)

sunset said...

what a great family

Yours, Mine, &, Crazy Daisy said...

Wanted to post a "sorry...that sucks" for the bad and "glad you had fun" for the rest. Also, was going to say that the cousins have a definite resemblance. Wasn't the first with that thought either. Glad you are back and the sun is shining here too, so thanks for bringing it back with you!