My husband and I did something this month that we haven't done since before Tiger Lily was born: go on a trip alone together. My parents came for an entire week so we could have a nice long trip to Arizona. Everyone there thought it was cold, but we enjoyed the 50–60 degree weather.
It was a true break: long enough and a complete change from everyday life. There was no work to do and nothing to worry about.
Once we got to Arizona, I was unprepared for how much I would like cacti and desert plants. They're so different! I couldn't stop admiring them, so my husband took me to Saguaro National Park and a desert botanical garden. We also visited a musical instrument museum, shopped at a bookstore, saw a play, walked the grounds of four(!) LDS temples, and ate lots of yummy food. I did get food poisoning one day, but I got over it quickly and enjoyed watching the Olympics while I was down.
All in all, I feel that I was thoroughly and completely spoiled! I'm grateful to have had such a thorough break, and I'm happy to be home again, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my regular tasks again.
|The Gilbert Arizona LDS Temple|
|Cactus at Saguaro National Park|