Friday was our FULL day in Arizona and boy, did we pack it full of everything that was on the girls’ wish lists for the trip…and my wish list, too!
First thing in the morning Ed & I took a little jaunt in this beautiful baby:
Can you believe I have NEVER ridden in a convertible before? It was a great mid-life crisis…
We just went to the store for milk & cheese. We are that cool. It feels very strange to park a convertible at the grocery store, get out, LOCK IT, and walk away. Why does one lock a convertible? I have no idea…
If I owned a convertible, I would have to get a wind-friendly hairdo.
The girls played on the Wii with Kinect…I don’t know if that’s how you spell it or even what it is, but they knew just what to do to have fun!
A little perspective here…taken from the landing at the top of the stairs.
The Logos House comes fully stocked…better than a wonderful hotel. Linens, all those goodies, food in the fridge and pantry (which is as big as my kitchen)…and of course Bethany had to document these sweet lotions and housekeeping details.
The room Sarah chose to sleep in was perfect for her…
When we got back from the store, the girls decided to take the bikes out for a little ride. They stayed inside the “gated community” but didn’t stay out too long because it was already 90 degrees at 9:00 in the morning.
When they got back we left in our van and went to see the Logos office in Tempe. It’s pretty small, but it was good to visit and see everyone there. Then we were told we must try Rita’s Italian Ice – an east coast chain with a treat quite different than anything else. It’s not quite a slurpy, not quite frozen yogurt, not quite gelato…it’s just Italian ice + custard if you want. A refreshing treat!
Then, FINALLY, it was pool time!!
I said, “1-2-3-JUMP!” But apparently Sarah missed the memo…
Got it that time!
Yes. Even I went down the waterslide and jumped off the rock.
We had a TON of fun. And then the Dunkin’s came to join us for even more fun!
We also did some relaxing…
After the Dunkin’s left, the little girls showered and got into PJ’s for MOVIE TIME in the “Cinema” – a HUGE screen with 8 cushy chairs and surround sound. (The big girls watched too…we just didn’t make them put on their pj’s). We watched “How to Train Your Dragon” all together. But first, we made popcorn!
Since I can’t eat popcorn, I found some other movie treats in the upstairs kitchen.
Elise sat next to me and let me smell her popcorn.
After the movie, the girls were not to be outdone and wanted their own rides in the convertible.
Sarah chose the fast Audi over the cool, but powerless Mustang. Don’t worry. We didn’t let her drive it. Very far.
A couple more random shots from around the house:
The misters on the patio…keeps it nice & cool while you eat lunch!
The putting green…it was too hot when the sun was out, but we went out after dark and did a little putting.
We had such an awesome time at the Logos house and are so grateful for amazingly generous employers who blessed us by letting us enjoy some family time at their home.