Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March House Update


Another month coming to an end with more house progress made.  So far this month was the most fun to see - the little interior items are starting to be put in and we usually stop by about twice a week now to catch everything in progress.


The exterior is finished! At the start of the month they started with the siding and while we were in Arizona they got going on the stone.


The interior has been trimmed and painted and is looking more and more like a real house.


Just within the past week they've started in on the bathrooms and laying some tile in those as well as the laundry room.


Up next, the kitchen! All of our cabinets have been delivered and are ready to go.


I'm looking forward to the move but definitely enjoying & making the most of our final months in our current home! xx 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Engagement


Over the weekend we had such a fun night out of town on Saturday - to watch my best friend get engaged! We joined both their families plus some friends to celebrate the newly engaged duo.  What a fun night!


They had their own snapchat filter and all! Non-existant when we got married so much fun to play around with.


Looking forward to all the wedding events to come! xx 

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Arizona Biltmore


We stayed at the Arizona Biltmore for our stay right in Phoenix and also close to Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.  It's a huge property with plenty to do.  For our last day - we just stayed put to relax.  After a morning walk for some and a Sunday breakfast buffet it was off to the pool for the day.  

The hotel has about 6 or 7 pools so there are plenty to enjoy - we settled in at the main pool.


When on vacation right? A few snacks for us all to split.

With many activities, the hotel also offers a small, quick 18 round mini golf course so after hours of the pool we headed over there to play.


It was our last night and Derek and I were headed out on the red eye so we got down to grab a fire pit early then just went for Mexican close by the resort to finish out a great trip! 


Until next time! xx 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arizona Getaway: Top Golf

Jumping back into our stay in Arizona - we went for more of a relaxing trip so if we left the resort we tried to only do something for the morning and then spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool or on the property.

Derek and I love Top Golf and go each time we visit Dallas - Scottsdale has a huge location, not to mention very popular.  We got there a little after 10am and had to wait about a half hour - when we left the wait was already at 2+ hours a little after noon.


The rest of the day was spent by the one of the resort's pools.  The weather was great when we were there - in the 60's when we woke up, 90's in the afternoon - but a dry heat, then it would cool back off into the 70's around dinner time.  


It was my brother's birthday while we were there so celebrated with some gifts on the balcony before heading off to dinner.


The property at The Biltmore is so pretty, I couldn't pass up the chance at organizing some family photos.


We tried El Chorro for the first time and it was a new favorite.  There is a huge patio and the best outdoor setting.  They offer sticky buns before the meal which taste amazing and everyone loved their entrees.


Finishing things off with cocktails by the fire pit - our nightly ritual.


The last part of our trip tomorrow.. xx 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arizona Getaway: Desert Botanical Gardens


We got back Monday from a nice long weekend out in Arizona.  Derek and I got in a few hours after my parents and brother and met just in time for drinks then dinner at the hotel before calling it a night early to adjust to the time difference.


The next morning I was up early so a nice long walk around the property it was... followed by a donut on the balcony - when on vacation, right??


Before it got too hot for the day we spent the morning at Desert Botanical Gardens.  I'd picked it out and wasn't sure if it would be boring or not but we all loved it once we walked in.  It had all the classic desert scenes and plenty of cactuses to admire.  


We ate lunch on the patio of The Montauk in Scottsdale before heading back to the hotel to spend the rest of the day at the pool.  It was 90+ so the pool was the place to be - luckily with the dry heat the high temperatures were pleasant to enjoy and mornings/nights were cool.  


We ventured out for Mexican that night - always delicious in the southwest.  We ate at Los Dos Molinos - they are known for their spicy dishes and they aren't joking, spicy it is! They do have some non spicy on the menu and give you a warning.  There's a nice patio to enjoy too.


We finished off Friday night at the fire pits at the hotel - I could sit there all day, especially in that fantastic weather.


More to come... xx