I am sorry for my leave of absence. I have been vacationing with Zach and his family in Arizona. I never had an interest to go to Arizona, but we went to visit his grandfather who I adore. My opinion of Arizona quickly changed when I realized how beautiful it is there.
Zach's grandfather (Grandpa M) is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and I love getting to spend time with him. I was so excited to get an invitation to come and visit his new home. Grandpa M has been a widow for almost 2 years now and loves when family and friends come to see him. You could see the joy in his eyes light up when we finally arrived. While we were there he felt the need to entertain us and made us feel right at home. I enjoyed all the meals he made, our conversations, laying around outside, picking grape fruit, me and him dancing together, and being around his loving personality. I wish everyone could have the chance to meet him, but I at least hope everyone has someone like him in their life.
While in Phoenix we had the opportunity to visit Scottsdale. It was awesome!!! The town was awesome and filled with great restaurants and shopping. Oh...how I love to shop! They had a Nordstrom Rack that was filled with my favorite brands: Tory Burch, Trina Turk, Kate Spade and many more. Let's just say it was a successful shopping spree! Mrs. M (Zach's Mom) loves to take me shopping since she has two boys and never got to shop/buy for girls. She always insists that I try stuff on and then she'll buy her favorite piece I tried on. I feel terrible when she does this because she'll never let me buy anything. I'm always thankful and we have a great time. She just really enjoys going shopping with someone that's not a male.
In Phoenix, we enjoyed the wonderful company of Grandpa M, laying out in the sun, shopping, and the hot tub where we'd chat about our day. It was a great time and I was sad to say good bye. I had to hold back the tears when the time came to leave because I didn't want this wonderful time to end. Grandpa M just touches my heart more and more when I'm around him.
I also went to Sedona, AZ and will blog about that journey next :)
Our 2014 Christmas Cards
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