It's obvious that people don't post as often anymore. I know because I check. And I can only assume if people aren't checking to update their own blogs, they certainly aren't reading mine. But truthfully, I blog more for posterity than anything else, as I am printing my blogs in multiple volumes to keep as family heirlooms. So here I go.
Jack and I road tripped to Arizona to visit Josh and the Dahl's because we had many things to celebrate. One, our 8th Anniversary. Two, my Birthday. Three, Cali's Baptism. Four, the partial eclipse. Five, the fact that we are a family, and we love one another.
So we stopped in Vegas to stay at Hotel Shaffer... thank heavens for that place. They are so generous. Then we took the Sentra through the desert- over rough roads, through high winds, and tested it beyond its expected abilities. Right around the 190,000 mile mark we arrived in Phoenix and made out way over to Mesa.
We were welcomed into 99 degree weather but luckily had a pool there to relieve the heat. Josh was happy to see us and vice versa... We were thrilled to be with such a fun family and excited for the weekend.
My birthday was fun because I have been thinking I was turning 32.... for I don't know how long. And it wasn't until my dad corrected me that I learned I had one more year than I thought. Yay. The Dahl's are big on birthday breakfasts- so I got a stack of pancakes with a candle. :)
We spent the day at the pool and did a lot of relaxing. We had a REALLY good dinner (Thank you, Tasha) and a really nice night. I took some star shots.. and caught myself a shooting star.