We were staying at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Definitely one of the poshier places I’ve ever stayed. When we left Salt Lake that morning, it was snowing on the mountains. Arriving in Arizona and seeing flowers still in bloom and palm trees swaying was a little unexpected. The resort itself had a sprawling green golf course, and the air was scented with some unidentifiable plant I spent days trying to find. (I literally walked around the hotel and smelled every leaf I could and couldn’t figure it out.)
So for those of you following my blog (all ten of you? Haha.) I’ve been pulling some blog posts over from my old blog, so you’ll notice many new back-logged posts from 2010 and 2011 (I have 15 posts planned for 2011 over the next couple weeks). This is because, while I hope this blog is somewhat entertaining, it’s also a journal for my husband and I.
Because I really suck at keeping my blog posts up-to-date, this is from October. Well, you get to see reminders of the beautiful fall we had! The weekend before our birthdays (mine October 9, Colton’s October 8) we took a drive up the mountains. We were watching Autumn for a few days so we brought her along with us.
We’re lucky enough to have a bunch of friends who are Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fanatics with us. Like, let’s-get-together-and-have-marathons-at-least-twice-a-year friends. So we randomly decided to have a Harry Potter night. Megan and Caleb hosted, and we were all in charge of bringing some sort of treat related to Harry Potter.