Friday, March 20, 2009


So my sweet sister Amy decided that for my 30th birthday her and I deserved a little get away. She flew me out to Phoenix on March 5 so we could have a little girlie time. I have to admit that along with the excitement of getting away, I was having complete ANXIETY! If it wasn't for my fabulous hubby I probably wouldn't have gone. Don't get me wrong... I wanted to have a little break from my mommy craziness, but would the kids survive without me for 5 days? Would McKenna get to and from school OK? Would Matt make it to preschool and gymnastics on time? Could Tytan possibly survive that long without me without needing therapy? Could they really make it without me? YES! YES! and YES! Thanks to my husband, parents, and awesome friends. For all of you who made it possible: Thank you for helping me see that I am still a girl who loves to sleep in, go shopping, not have a schedule, and most of all... help me see that after all the fun and partying, I couldn't wait to come home and be mom again. AMAZING!

Amy picked me up from the airport in her new convertible VW BUG!! How cute is she? I couldn't think of a better way to cruise... top down and radio blasting. I really felt 16 again. Her and I spent Thursday and Friday night in Scottsdale. Mainly shopping, sleeping and eating :)

On Saturday we headed up to Sedona and stopped off at the Montezuma Castle. It is this really neat historical site where Native Americans carved out their houses in the side of the cliffs. It was pretty amazing.

We made it to Sedona and cruised the main street. We hit some fun shops and paid way too much for chocolates and ice cream. It was heaven!

Saturday night we made it back to Amy's house and I enjoyed 2 days with my darling niece and nephews. It was so much fun to be the main attraction and to be able to give them my full attention. Thank you Amy for such a great weekend. I needed it more than I realized. It is like my mom once told me, "It is important to get away once in awhile so you can remember why you started it all in the first place." So true right? Being single and free was fun for the weekend, but I sure couldn't wait to get back to where I belong.


The Close's Place said...

Did that car remind you of your Cabriolet days?

I totally have a picture of like 100 of us crammed into that thing with the top down.

Happy b-day girl!! Glad you had a blast.

Blackham said...

Soooo true. Sometimes you really need to get away to be a better mom!! Love ya girl