This was the best week!! Dara Hanrahan, my best friend from high school days, came to visit us in Arizona! It was such a blast doing all of the fun Arizona things with her. PLUS, some NCAA final four games as well. It was perfect.
FIrst off, we had General Conference weekend. There were a lot of great and uplifting messages, as usual.
Tom bought us this adorable puzzle to complete while we were watching Conference.
We took a hike at Camelback Mountain. I have never done this, and it was beautiful. Since I’m pregnant, and it’s harder to move now, we only did a short hike. Not the whole mountain.
King of the Hill.
Arizona can be so beautiful in all its desert glory.
I can’t believe that’s my shadow.
Dara looks like a natural Arizonan, she should move here!
Prepping for the big UK game!
We were definitely getting in the spirit of things. What else are best friends for?
We went to this bar in Scottsdale with the UK Alumni group to watch the Final Four NCAA game, and then the FINAL championship game. GOOO CATS! It was a lot of fun to be surrounded by all the Arizona Kentuckians. 🙂
We love Kentucky! True Blue through and through!
We won the whole NCAA National Championship! Go UK! It was a pretty big deal.
Yeah, we’re #1!!!
We took a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden – also a first for me.
They had a butterfly pavilion. It was very peaceful.
And this cool thing…
We definitely had a good time walking around.
THEN, we took the four hour drive up to the Grand Canyon! It was definitely worth it. It is a majestic sight. Tom and Dara had never been, so it was fun to share the beauty of Arizona with them. (And it was nice to wear a sweatshirt.)
We had a little picnic for lunch.
On the edge.
No, honey! Think of the baby!
We took a bus tour of the canyon. We walked a little bit – but mostly rode from point to point.
We took a short hike a little ways down into the canyon.
I love my husband.
And I love Dara!
This was a pretty cool look-out point.
Can you even believe that view?
There was a neat little train station.
I am so glad that we took the drive!! Thanks for coming to visit us, Dara! It was a wonderful weekend.
On the 7th, we went to the Temple Easter Pageant with the Adams. Emma was loving the live animals walking around.
The audience and stage. It is a great and spiritual performance. I have to say that it’s not as amazing as the Hill Cumorah Pageant…but it’s still pretty good. 😉