Weekend with Mom

I can’t believe it is already Monday. The weekend flew by! My Mom was in town visiting Kevin and I this weekend from Michigan. We had the best time together and it was sad to drop her off at the airport yesterday after a fun weekend together. We are already counting down the days until we visit for Christmas!

Thursday my Mom arrived and we got our nails done and made dinner at our place. Friday we hit the gym and did a killer upper body workout before a relaxing spa day at my favorite spa in Scottsdale, The Camelback Inn. We enjoyed lunch with beautiful weather and lounged by the pool before getting massages.

After the spa we met up with Kevin for dinner outside on the patio at Chelsea’s Kitchen.

Saturday we did a lower body workout together. So much fun working out with my Mom and showing her some exercises! After the gym Kevin spoiled us with breakfast and we did some shopping. At night we watched the Michigan State game at Wasted Grain, the MSU bar in Scottsdale. It was not a good game, but we still had a lot of fun watching it together.

I am so thankful my Mom came to visit! I’m excited to see her in Michigan soon. Have a great week everyone!

– A –

Finally reunited

Happy Monday! We are all smiles today as we spent the weekend together and are enjoying our time together today before Amanda and Kevin fly back to Arizona this evening. We hope you all had a great weekend too!

Yesterday, we enjoyed a barbecue with Kevin’s parents, our parents, grandma (91 years old and going strong!), and aunt and uncle. It was a perfect day full of quality time together, yard games, and of course yummy food and drinks. We were also able to celebrate our parent’s 30th anniversary which is tomorrow. We are so lucky to have parents who have such a strong relationship and have shown us how to love. Congratulations to 30 years together Mom and Dad! Here’s to many more!

We started off our Monday with an early morning Barbell Strength class at Meg’s gym. We definitely felt the burn as we worked out each body part individually using a barbell loaded with weights. Of course we had to reward ourselves with a protein smoothie afterwards.

We are cherishing each moment together before Amanda has to take off later. The weekend went by way too fast, but as always it was SO good to spend time together! Have a great week everyone!

– A & M – 

Family Weekend

This weekend my in-laws were in town. Kevin and I were excited to show them around our new home! They arrived on Friday and we went to one of our favorite spots for dinner in Phoenix.


Saturday morning we hiked Camelback Mountain and enjoyed the beautiful weather! I always love seeing other people’s reactions once you reach the top. It still blows my mind how great the view is.

Later in the day we went to a local Michigan State bar to cheer on our Spartans. What a game! So glad we pulled out a win.


On Sunday my mother-in-law and I papered ourselves at the spa. We had a great breakfast at the Camelback Inn followed by an hour massage. If we weren’t relaxed enough, next we headed to the nail salon for some more pampering!


Tonight we are making a healthy bean burrito recipe at our apartment. I’ll share it soon! We are excited to spend more time with Kevin’s parents and someone may have a birthday to celebrate this week! 😉 I’m thinking 26 is going to be a good year. I hope everyone has a great week.

– A –