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Monday, March 04, 2013


I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me so long to get back into blogging! I have definitely missed you all! I have no excuses, except life is just busy, busy, busy as always! 

Against my will my husband has convinced me that I like to run. I don't. But I like to spend time with him, so because of that, I have decided to give it a spin. Plus, he lets me buy way more of this when I run with him....;)

A few weeks ago we ran the Rock n Roll marathon in Phoenix. I have to admit it was ALOT of fun! We stayed in Tempe (which I don't recommend unless you are in college and like to party and go to ratty bars) because we wanted to be close to the start line. That was a VERY good idea! I am learning that on race day the bathroom is the most important part of the race..:)-

Below is a picture at the pre-race expo. They were promoting the Las Vegas race! I don't know if this showgirl raced but I sure hope she wore two bras! 
My sweetheart right before the start! He finished in and hour 45. And well, I just finished. We will leave it at that! :)

 Somehow I ended up in the first corral with all the Kenyans! Stephen was VERY jealous. 
 Craziness right before the start! 

 Now for the important stuff! We also hit up "Last Chance" This place was ugh.mah.zing in a good kinda amazing way. This is where everything that is returned from Nordstroms goes! And I am NOT lying I got some GREAT stuff. The kids shoes were insane. As in, brand new Uggs for $19.00 and Sperry's for Muffin for $9.00!! Stephen got two pair of Ferragamos for next to nothing. And yes, on Monday morning, there were THIS many people there! They have more security than Jennifer Lopez's entourage.

 This spa was amazing as well. I HIGHLY recommend the Intercontinental. Absolutely breathtaking grounds. The weather was 75 degrees everyday. 
It was wonderful. 

Modern Steak was the most beautiful restaurant I have ever seen in my entire life! And although it was in a mall, it was in the Scottsdale Fashion Square, which by the way, was the most beautiful mall I have ever seen in my life! What a gem! 

Who would have thought such a chic, hip and fun restaurant would be located at the mall?! 
Certainly not me! Lets just say my expectations were far exceeded by this spot. Our bartender was fabulous, and the food was delicious. 
Definitely watch out for the Parmesan fries....they are addicting!

I want my house to look like this place! It is so beautiful! 

Check out the Trina Turk fabric below on the chairs. I mean the details were incredible!!! 
 My other favorite place in Scottsdale? The Restoration Hardware. It  was quite possibly what I imagine heaven will be like. And there was a steak house next door. So between the smell of a kobe filet and looking at the most beautiful leather on earth, the experience was out-of-this-world. And then, when it could not get any better, there was a Lululemon next door.

 And thats all I got for now. Whew! I love trips with just my Stephen. Thanks to my in laws for babysitting! Love you all very much!

 I will be posting LOTS over the next week or so. SO much to catch you all up on. Leave me some comments. I have missed you all!



Erin said...

Glad you're back! I've missed your posts! :-)

jenny winstead said...

so glad you are blogging again!! and congrats on your race!!!! awesome!

Mara said...

That's awesome about the running! My husband begs me to run too & it's just hard. I only want to because it is a great way to lose weight. I notice your vita blender too. Are you trying to be healthy or lose weight? Very inspiring!