Monday, November 25, 2013

Recent Travels - Los Angeles & Scottsdale

In the last couple months, we've taken two little getaways - and taken our little trooper on her first flights.  We went to Los Angeles to visit my sweet girlfriends and then took a mini vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona.

LA was so much fun.  I have missed my girlfriends so much, and it felt so good to be reunited with them.  It was beautiful weather and we ventured out to a few new restaurants, the Fairfax Flea Market, and we had a Sunday BBQ.  Andie did well on her first flight... no tears and was just observing all of the new things to see.
  Thanks Nikki for these pictures!!
Fairfax Flea Market
{another one from Nikki} - love these girls!

Then last week, we spent a couple days in Scottsdale, Arizona!  I have never been there and was really impressed by how nice it was.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was thinking more desert... and it was beautiful.  The cactus is truly an amazing plant to me and I couldn't believe how they were everywhere.  That was my first experience with them :)  Scottsdale has so many amazing restaurants and the shopping areas are beautiful.  We just strolled around and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  And spent some time just relaxing by the pool.  Andie got in to swim for the first time with TL and didn't seem to mind the water!
Our little frequent flyer now!  She did well on all of her flights.
While we were in Scottsdale, we ate at Olive & Ivy and True Food.  Both were delicious (we ate at True Food in LA as well).  Strongly recommend going there if you visit AZ.

TL and I love to travel together... it gives us our time together to reconnect.  We've stop buying gifts for  each other for the last few years, and now we just go somewhere and make memories!

16 comments:

desiree Hanlon said...

she is so precious!

Lauren said...

what precious pictures! so glad that you are able to travel and take little Miss with you!

Tricia said...

The photo of you and the girls in the hammock is so cute...that should be in a fun frame. :) I can't believe how big Andie is getting...she's adorable, and looking precious in her swimsuit and hat. :) Arizona looks phenomenal. I've never been, nor to LA, so there are two must stops on my list.

Kristin said...

My mom has a home in Scottsdale! I LOVE it there! So glad you had a good time and glad Andie did so well on her first trips. :)

Nicole Marie said...

right there with you girl, i'd rather travel than have a gift. so good seeing you! and meeting andie!

Karrine Beasley said...

The photos with your friends are just gorgeous, what a lovely way to record the visit!
:)
xx

simone antoniazzi said...

Does Andie have the largest collection of headbows/bands in Cali?! She is completely adorable....love the photos of her first flight (looking very at home) & in her super-cute swimsuit especially.

What fun trips!! Xx

Leslee said...

I know how much you love to travel and how great to begin taking Andie along! She will grow up loving to travel too!!!

Lindsay @ Love In Her Eyes said...

seriously just want to squeeze her cheeks. she is the cutest girl ever!!! :)

Nicole said...

Omg that one with the hat & glasses! Your baby girl is too adorable. Glad you had good trips =)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Awesome visit with the girls - would love to meet you and Nicole one day x

Allison said...

You and your friends are absolutely beautiful! So much fun to catch up with girlfriends that you haven't seen in a while!
And seriously - your family is just so gorgeous. You and Tim look so happy in every picture, and Andie is one of the most precious babies I have seen in my entire life. Her outfits make me absolutely swoon - and I want every single one of her headbands!
Happy belated Thanksgiving, dear friend. If you guys decide to take Andie on a longer flight (like, to NYC), we definitely need to brunch!

Jax said...

Eric and I have talked about nixing gifts and just traveling together, too. We just love it...and it definitely helps us reconnect. :) You and your friends are so pretty! Love all the brown hair now! Your color looks great on you btw in case I haven't mentioned! And Andie in that pic poolside..with her shades and hat...yeah that's fantastic!

Jess said...

Those little chubby legs are to die for! What a little cutie!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She's got that sense of adventure in her just like her parents! That's why she did so well!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

She is quite the jetsetting baby! I love it!