Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Isn't it Grand!

We spent last weekend at the Arizona Grand Resort. It was blistering hot, (seriously it was somewhere between 110-117 degrees while we were there), but at least we got to swim the whole time. Even though the temps were crazy high, I felt so blessed to be there. I had no idea that I needed a vacation as badly as I did, until I could take a few days to take a breath. I absolutely loved our vacation. I loved watching Mitchell tackle the insanely scary (for a 7 year old) super drop water slide. I loved watching Elizabeth prance in the wave pool. The looks from everyone at the park at my ever growing belly were also a plus. One nice lady even said to me..."you go girl, you look great." She must have known how I was feeling, what a nice gal. Bj was the ever wonderful father, and spent the majority of the time throwing, catching, tackling, and playing with the kids in the pool. I spent my time floating with Liz, and enjoying the weightless feeling water provides. Mitchell found much joy in hiding in the tubes so we couldn't see him.
Besides swimming, we did some other fun stuff, like eating. We went out to dinner each night (we brought food for breakfast and lunch), and had a quest to find the perfect chocolate cake. Well from the 3 places we went (Joe's Crab Shack, Ikea, and Claimjumper), the super Claimjumper cake WON. Of course, Liz spent the night throwing up the Claimjumper cake....but what can I say, it was pretty rich.
We also were able to do a 2 for 1 deal, and go to the temple while we were in town (saving us another trip this month). It was Denise's birthday on Saturday, so we celebrated together on Friday by some fun temple time, Ikea shopping, and dinner. Our kids loved having the chance to spend some time with their cousins, and I always love spending time with Denise and Seth.

All in all, our vacation rocked. I loved it. I loved the freedom it afforded me. I loved it wasn't too far away. I loved spending time with my little family (minus the much missed Madeline). I loved that the kids got along the whole trip (seriously amazing). I loved that Bj and I stayed up all night talking. Oh, and we can't forget the chocolate cake. Another plus....I know you wanted to know this little tidbit, I didn't even gain weight. ROCK ON!


The Driggs said...

Way to go on not gaining any weight! I am surprised due to the amount of chocolate cake...but then again you probably sweated off all of those calories just sitting in the heat! So glad that you guys got to go do that. It's so nice to have a "getaway" and it's nice that you don't have to travel very far to do that! Love the cannon ball picture. The only thing that would have made it better would have been seeing an 8 month pregnant Sarah Bisel doing a canon ball!

Ponczoch Family said...

Glad you were able to have a good time. What fun pics! How come Madeline had to miss out on the fun?

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