Our Grand Canyon Adventure Trip

Awesome.  If I had to describe our trip to the Grand Canyon in one word, that would be it.  My husband put it this way: “It’s not a vacation, it’s an adventure”. If a 12+ mile hike in and a steep decent into a waterfall sounds like a vacation to you, you’re my hero.  To […]

Summer Activity Guide: Enjoy a meal at Sauce (or any of the other 10 Fox Restaurants) *$50 g/c giveaway*

Since we’re a one income family, we really try to limit the money we spend eating out.  However, when we do eat out we like to be sure our money is well spent.  It’s not often we try new places; we know what we like and we want to be sure we aren’t sorry for […]

Summer Activity Guide: Cirque du Soleil KOOZA- A MUST SEE!

We were recently invited to see Cique du Soleil KOOZA here in Phoenix.   KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of […]

Our Vacation, part 2: Yosemite National Park, CA

Yes, part 2 FINALLY! If  you missed part one of our trip, check it out on my Vacation, part 1 post! Also, beware of picture overload here… I took almost 2000 pictures and had to narrow it WAY down! We left Solvang for Yosemite early the next morning.  Since there are no grocery stores in […]

Our Vacation- part 1: Solvang, CA

Finally, part 1 of our California vacation!  Better late than never, right?! SO, this was a family trip, planned to visit my mom’s family and celebrate my cousin’s graduation from college.  He graduated from UC Merced, which is a good 11-12 hour drive from us.  My aunt reserved a few houses in Yosemite for the […]

Spring Training 2011

I love Arizona for so many reasons, but one reason is for our amazing weather which brings so many awesome events! 15 major league baseball teams have spring training here at 10 beautiful stadiums. Today we were able to enjoy a Diamondbacks spring training game at the new stadium they share with the Colorado Rockies, […]


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