Monday, March 21, 2016

back at it!

Blogging has been quite difficult for me lately... not only because I cannot find the time to blog, but also because I don't have the time to do anything fun to blog about! And boy, do I miss it! 
But, hopefully (fingers crossed...) I will be back at it this week.

Lately I have been working a ton out of Arizona (normally I work from home in Texas), and I was so, so thankful that John was able to fly into Phoenix and spend the weekend with me. Here's a quick peek of all that we were up to!

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Cheese plates and wine on the patio at Postino... nothing better!


Hiking Piestewa Peak - with 10,000 of our closest friends... note to self: drive at least an hour out of Phoenix before trying to hike anything in March - the city trails are slammed! We had originally planned to hike Camelback, but the parking lot was already full by the time we arrived (which was before 8AM).


The wildflowers are blooming, and I can't get enough of them!


The weather was absolutely perfect for hiking... warm enough to not need a jacket, but not so hot that it was unbearable. And cheers for a little sun tan!


My favorite part of hiking? The apres-hike tacos and margaritas.


March is, without a doubt, the most beautiful month in Arizona... there is so much to do, the city is buzzing with people, and most of all - the trees still have their citrus. Makes my away-from-home heart happy.


We were able to sneak in a Spring training game with our good friends who I had been missing terribly! It was so nice to see them and catch up with everything that has been going on lately.


Arizona Diamondbacks and Kansas City Royals


Ping pong and dinner at Culinary Dropout


On our last day together we drove out to the Superstition Mountains for some hiking. And thankfully, it wasn't nearly as busy there as it was at Piestewa Peak.


John wanted to hike all the way to the top of Flatiron, but I wasn't feeling up for it, so I turned around half-way up and headed back down. 


When John was done with the hike, he met me back at the car and presented me with the sweetest little bouquet of wild flowers that he had picked. That man. He kills me... I just love him so much.


It was so nice having John out to visit me... now if we can just figure out a way for the pups to visit me too! ;)



29 comments :

  1. HELLO your life is fun!!!! Arizona looks amazing. I have my fingers crossed we will make it out west eventually ;) The tacos look ridiculous. I mean, I know they're are good tacos in TX too, but looks like AZ isn't so bad either.

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  2. You guys have been up to a BUNCH of fun stuff! What's not to love about it all? :)

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  3. Girl, I have felt the same way about blogging lately. Love John's tiny bouquet of flowers!! That's so sweet! That twilight sky picture is gorgeous too!!

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  4. Pretty photos! so jealous of your hiking adventures - I would love those views while out walking! Happy Monday!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  5. Arizona looks so gorgeous-- so nice that John was able to visit you for the weekend! I love the sweater you're wearing in the last picture of the two of you guys- so cute & your hair is always so gorgeous!

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  6. My fam was at spring training games this past week! glad you guys got a fun weekend together!

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  7. So glad he was able to come spend some time with you! Such awesome pictures!

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  8. How gorgeous are those hiking photos?! You guys have definitely been super busy, and yay for more time spent in AZ especially with spring training games!
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Wow, such stunning photos! You two are such a beautiful couple too. You guys have been super busy, and it looks like in the best way possible.

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  10. Your pictures are GORGEOUS!! And those tacos...yum. Looks like you have been enjoying life!

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  11. So nice that you've been spending some time back in Arizona. I love the wild flowers and spring training! Our goal is to make it out there for some baseball one of these springs :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  12. You two are the best looking couple EVER! So many fun things, your pictures are amazing! How long do you have to be out there by yourself? Ugh that's lonely :(

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  13. SO happy you are back at it - I've missed you! You two seriously take the cutest photos together!!! I wish I could come visit, your state looks amazing, especially in Spring!

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  14. I'm glad you're back! I've been missing you!

    Your Phoenix posts always get me so anxious to get back! Camelback, KANSAS CITY ROYALS!!!, Culinary Dropout....all just a few of my favorite things :)

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  15. Great to see your pretty face! It is so weird to be "back" after 5 months so I hear ya! Hope to see/hear more from you soon :)

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  16. Wondering where you have been! Glad to see you are well.

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  17. Aw Lisa! So glad you posted! Your AZ visit looks amazing, full of some of the most wonderful things, tacos, hikes, wildflowers... :) How long will you be working in AZ? Please soak up some of those warmer temps and sunshine for me, today it snowed in Mass! lol

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  18. Girrrrrlll, I totally feel ya on the blogging front. You & John are just too precious. Love that wildflower bouquet. It made me chuckle & was oh-so-sweet! Hope you are able to find more down time soon!!!

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  19. What an amazing time in Arizona! So glad John was able to join you in Arizona!

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  20. What a fun time in Arizona girl! How great that John was able to hang out with you there. All your hiking pictures make me wish there were places to hike in Chicago, so pretty!

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  21. Great you had a fun weekend with your man! That must be so tough being in different states.

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  22. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Apres hike tacos and margs are a must!

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  23. So much hiking, what a perfect weekend for John to come visit. Such a bummer that you have to be in Arizona so much though!

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  24. what a great visit! so many gorgeous views! and those flowers, just precious!

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  25. So sweet that John was able to come out and spend the weekend with you! It sounds like minus the busy trails you guys had a great weekend! Any weekend with tacos is a win in my opinion! ;)

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  26. Gorgeous photos! Your tacos look delicious! Can't wait for you to be back here! I miss your updates! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  27. So many gorgeous photos!!! Glad your enjoying your time in AZ!!

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  28. You have been busy, your photos are beautiful! Xo, Stephanie

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