Spring Desert Road Trip


We couldn’t have picked a better weekend to all meet together for my granddaughter’s birthday party.  The half-way point for our families is Yuma, Arizona, and we spent the weekend at the Marriott.  The weather hit a high of about 80 degrees; the sun felt hot with cool breezes, perfect! 


Our road trip shouted, “Spring” with the bright yellow desert wild flowers which graced the landscape with a background of Saguaro cactus.  












Amy turned three.  For her birthday theme, she chose “Peppa Pig and Friends.”  When we weren’t laughing or hugging, we were swimming, playing balloon games, opening presents, playing on swings and slides at the park and taking pictures of each other wearing her funny glasses. Her menu included pizza, salad, chocolate birthday cake and ice cream.
















Of course, there’s always one in the crowd that has to work out in the hotel gym the morning after pizza and cake.  The rest of us took the birthday girl to the hotel lobby and ate blueberry muffins.  Later in the day, we ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel.   







Love my girls and the way they bring everyone together!



What did you do this weekend?

Comments

  1. How cute! Happy birthday to your grand daughter! Such cuties with you and your SIL!! Great time celebrating her special day! Looked like lots of fun!

    Our weekends are whirlwinds these days. I do like them but they go way too fast and looking forward to life in the slower lane that might happen sometime soon :)

    betty

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  2. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! And I love all your photos, beautiful faces and lovely smiles! :)

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  3. How wonderful that you could spend such an exciting time together! She is such a cute, little girl! I know you are super-proud of her. Thanks for sharing the pictures! God bless you and your whole family!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your weekend, Mary. I love family times like these. Blessings to you and yours!

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  5. Weather is so crucial! it can brighten your life or make it gloomy. Arizona's weather sounds great.
    Happy belated birthday to your sweet, little granddaughter!

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  6. Happy (belated) birthday. What a sweet photos. Nice desert pictures. Never seen. How beautiful is our planet.

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  7. Hi Mary! I loved the photos of the family, what fun you had! I think your granddaughters menu would be my own as well. Yum. I can only hope that I'd work out after such a splurge, but something tells me I wouldn't...
    Carl and I went out for dinner on Saturday, which is something we don't do enough. It's always the change of scenery that helps us talk about things we wouldn't normally. It was fun. No pizza though :(
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  8. I can't believe Amy is 3 y/o already!
    Seriously, would y'all stop looking so stinkin' photogenic? I'm starting to get a complex. LOL!

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  9. What a wonderful weekend! My granddaughters stayed overnight this weekend and we had lots of fun. Our Alaina was a huge Peppa Pig fan when she was 3, so I've seen more than my share of that show!

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  10. How wonderful to get together with family to both celebrate a precious little girl, and to just enjoy being together as a family! That is the most important thing! Enjoyed your picture, loved all that yellow! We are in the midst of spring rains and gray weather here, not much color. Enjoyed seeing your splashes of color :)

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  11. Wow...it does not seem as though Amy should be three already! She is adorable. I'm so glad that you had this family time together to celebrate young Amy's life...as well as to celebrate family. xx

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  12. There's a saying "Better late than never..." so caught up with your posts. So glad you liked the healthy plan and how awesome that you guys are doing it as a family. Happy Birthday to your lovely granddaughter! 3 already. Beautiful family! And yes, so many beautiful, colorful flowers around. But achooo!!! Been using my allergy meds. However, I'm just thankful...to the Lord. For His everlasting kindness!!! It's always awesome to hear from you sister Mary and I pray that you are remaining strong in the Lord's mighty power! Love to you.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your family with us! Beautiful memories:) What a lovely excuse for a road trip?! Lol

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  14. Good for you! What a great occasion! Those are some of the best gifts God gives to us. Love those pictures... they bring a smile to my face. You have a knack for that.

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  15. What did I do during the weekend? Well...packing and then looking for something I really needed that I'd already packed. LOL Your weekend sounded better. Sweet family.

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  16. It looks like a fun-filled birthday party! I love the spring desert pictures, it reminds me of pleasant memories from my Arizona childhood :)

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  17. I love that you got to have a family gathering. Nothing like a touch from our family to help us along the way.
    Great pictures.

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