Away from the Weather

We decided that the weather forecast for Boston this past weekend was just too ugly and thus, we decided to spend Saturday in Phoenix where it was sunny and 70 degrees. You know, because we could.

Of course, it was far more complex than all that and involved Bart’s work travel schedule, riduculous amounts of driving and time at the airport, and some very late nights.

But it was all worth it to spend an entire Saturday with Kayla and Aaron and Wes. Also, to not have to wear rainboots or a coat or carry an umbrella.

Despite my getting in at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (Kayla clearly really loves me to get out of bed at that time and drive to the airport to pick me up), we got up fairly early, had a fabulous breakfast of french toast (will be hiring Kayla to come cook for me when I am super wealthy and also have a guest house), and then headed out to hike.

Which is the only place we took pictures the whole weekend. And in most of them, I look like such a huge nerd, I will not share them with you.

Did we take any pictures later in the evening when I had actually SHOWERED and had makeup on? No, of course we did not. I know for a fact that there were no less than FOUR cameras on the premises.

As Kayla said (um, don’t go look at that link because she posted the ugly pictures too, curse her), besides the hiking, mainly we ate. Because it’s what we do. Lunch at Taco Tote (hello, Mexican food. How I miss you here on the east coast where people don’t really seem to know what you are) and dinner at Cheeburger Cheeburger (don’t you just like saying that?). Where we ate outside. Because it was not freezing or pouring rain. Does it get better than that? No, it does not, when your standards have sunk as low as mine clearly have.

Even the fact that three of my four flights were delayed by 90 minutes or more (and the fourth flight was overbooked) couldn’t get me down.

I’m guessing this Saturday’s adventures won’t be quite as globe-trotting. On the other hand, my dad is coming in to visit from Las Vegas, so, you know, SOMEONE will be doing some globe-trotting.

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  • Reply megan March 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    sounds perfect. Maybe I should hire you to book me a flight somewhere. anywhere. except not today because it's going to be 60 degrees here. don't mind the fact that it was snowing and freezing on saturday and sunday. anyway…good for you!

  • Reply Melinda March 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Whoa. You were right. Nerd city! 😉 Good thing you also looked freakin' adorable!!!!! What a great idea to zip out to see a friend!

  • Reply RA March 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    It's true; Mexican food is not the east coast's strong point. That's mostly what we ate when we were in Colorado, and JG had forgotten that he liked it.

    I think the weather is supposed to good this weekend, so maybe you and your dad can get out and about – maybe even without coats.

  • Reply TheMoncurs March 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Haha you do NOT look like a nerd in those pictures. Well, maybe that last one but we both look like nerds. I'm not sure what was going on but it must have been funny.

    And I'm with you…why didn't we take pictures when we were like..showered? And prettied?

  • Reply Jess March 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    The pictures are so cute! You guys are adorable.

  • Reply emandtrev March 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I could go for some Phoenix sunshine. We did get sunshine here, but it's still fairly chilly. I'll take sunshine any day, though. 🙂

    I love the pictures! You are both such pretty pregnant ladies!

  • Reply Angella March 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I think you look cute. 🙂

    You're making me want to hop on a plane!

  • Reply Lisa March 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    cheeburger cheeburger!!! LOVE.

    And now will think about it the rest of the day.

  • Reply Sarah March 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    You were here? On my birthday…and you didn't call or come over to see us? 🙁 Not that I would have been so willing to come get you at the airport at that hour… I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit. I am in love with Phoenix!

  • Reply Jenny March 17, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Hello, Janssen?
    Noah called.
    But you were GONE.

  • Reply Monica March 17, 2010 at 1:14 am

    You look like me when I've lost ten pounds. You are too beautiful!

    Have I told you yet that when I read your posts, I can totally hear your voice inside my head?

  • Reply kristen March 17, 2010 at 4:48 am

    oh you know how jealous i am right now. especially because we went out with both kids FOUR times in that dreaded sideways rain. phoenix is looking better every second. and your stomach looks like mine right now… but i'm not pregnant.

  • Reply Bean March 17, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I'm going to Phoenix on the 26th!

  • Reply Ari March 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Fun pictures! Sounds good.

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