I LOVE Arizona!

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I was in Arizona last week. Alex and I went on an adventure there to visit Steph and her awesome kids. We also had my parents meet us there so we could enjoy a vacation with them as well. It was a great trip and I can easily say that I LOVE Arizona!

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How fun is that LOVE sign? I'm so glad we got to see that. It's by the Civic Center near Old Town in Scottsdale. We got there right before the sun went down and it was a fun area to walk around and explore.

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The weather was absolutely perfect while we there. It stayed in the 70s and 80s all week. If it didn't get up into triple digits in the summer, I could totally live there.

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We had great food on our trip. We stayed in Scottsdale and there were so many yummy things to eat there! We really enjoyed Houston's and Blanco. We also liked Sprinkles Cupcakes (of course!) My Mom and I went to lunch with Steph at Tom Thumb and that was very tasty! 

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We went to the pool. We walked in the sunshine. We visited the Desert Botanical Garden. What a beautiful place!

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We watched the sunset there and I got to practice silhouette photography. It helps to have cool cactus shapes in the background. This was actually a sculpture and I love how it looks against the sky!

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They had a special seasonal display of lights that were fun and a bit challenging to photograph. There several areas of the garden that had special lights set up. It was very crowded though!

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A big highlight for me was going to Becky Higgins' office to meet her and her team. I actually met her at CHA back in 2013, but it was so cool this time to go and visit her office that I've seen so much about online. They were all so gracious and kind and made me feel very welcome. Steph is friends with all of them so it was super sweet of her to be our chauffeur and tour guide that day. 

The neatest part of the whole experience for me was how much time Becky spent talking to my Mom. She was genuinely interested in her and wanted to know about her experience with the Project Life App. She just went out of her way to make her feel special and even posted this photo and caption on her Instagram!

  beckyhigginsllc #BHBehindTheScenes //Special visitors in the office today! Kari is holding her newest addition, Tilly. And that's Katie (on our Creative Team), her mom Kathy, and a long-time friend to our company, Steph. All 3 of them are fantastic documenters who are each killing it with the #ProjectLifeApp. I especially loved Kathy sharing that after all her attempts, NOW is the season she's having the greatest success with scrapbooking. Makes me so happy.

 

beckyhigginsllc #BHBehindTheScenes //Special visitors in the office today! Kari is holding her newest addition, Tilly. And that's Katie (on our Creative Team), her mom Kathy, and a long-time friend to our company, Steph. All 3 of them are fantastic documenters who are each killing it with the #ProjectLifeApp. I especially loved Kathy sharing that after all her attempts, NOW is the season she's having the greatest success with scrapbooking. Makes me so happy.

Oh, and Kari Holt (with the dog) was so awesome to come in to meet us that day because it was her day off. How nice is that?! She and I have a special connection right now because she served a mission in Iowa and my daughter is there now. It's fun to have that common bond!

Of course, one of the best parts of the whole trip was getting to see Steph! When she posted this picture on her Instagram, she summed it up so perfectly. 

  regardingsteph My time with  @ktscrapbooklady ended with a trip to my very favorite soda and treat shop on earth (yes, on earth!) @sodarushaz Katie and I worked together every single day @dailydigi for five years. You get to know a person pretty well in situations like that. Katie has so many qualities that I love and value. We marvel at how digital scrapbooking brought us together, and as much as the technology we us to scrap has changed, our friendship has too. We often spend as much (or more) time talking about our kids, toys, games, Disney, and being missionary moms, as we do memory keeping. Thanks for coming to see me (and my kids) @ktscrapbooklady and Alex and thanks for bringing Kathy too; it was a joy and delight to finally meet her!

 

regardingsteph My time with  @ktscrapbooklady ended with a trip to my very favorite soda and treat shop on earth (yes, on earth!) @sodarushaz Katie and I worked together every single day @dailydigi for five years. You get to know a person pretty well in situations like that. Katie has so many qualities that I love and value. We marvel at how digital scrapbooking brought us together, and as much as the technology we us to scrap has changed, our friendship has too. We often spend as much (or more) time talking about our kids, toys, games, Disney, and being missionary moms, as we do memory keeping. Thanks for coming to see me (and my kids) @ktscrapbooklady and Alex and thanks for bringing Kathy too; it was a joy and delight to finally meet her!

Our friendship really has evolved and grown over time and now we are lucky that our kids are friends as well. So awesome! We love it when they come visit us in Utah and it was so great to visit them in Arizona. I'm hoping that we can do that again because it sure was fun. Hooray for sunny weather, yummy cupcakes, sightseeing, and fabulous friends!