Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Break in the Desert & A Winner


I had a great vacation in Arizona a few weeks ago.  My Dad spends half of the year there, and my sister and I usually go out to visit a few times.  In March, we plan our visit around our brother's Spring Break.  We always have a good time with him!

We don't do much when we are out there.  We like to relax, enjoy the sun, and swim.  We spend most days looking at this:



My Dad's grapefruit trees were blooming like crazy and the smell perfumed the whole area by the pool.  What a beutiful scent.



Dad & I played a round of golf.  I didn't beat Dad, but did beat his two friends who we played with.  Not bad for my first round of 2012!





A few photos before heading out to dinner at Flemings. 


Me with Baby Sister.  We were in a great mood because our Spartans had just beat OSU in the Big 10 Championship game.  We gave up pool time to watch the game.  Nothing usually trumps pool time!

Me with Dad:


My sister with our Grandpa.  He's 91!


So many interesting plants to photograph:








Heading out to watch MSU play in their first game of the NCAA tournament.



It was another great trip to the desert!
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And now, on to the winner of the giveaway from Modern Fabric Studio. 


Congrats to Rachel of The Traveling Spoon!


8 comments:

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Loved looking at your gorgeous pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful week full of beautiful scenery and precious time with family. Sounds like the perfect vacation!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Looks like such a warm and fun place to visit. Love the photos of the plants!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You came at such a pretty time of year. It has been gorgeous and the weather perfect. So glad you had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Rachel said...

Thanks so much, Alissa! I can't remember the last time I won anything - I'm so excited! Also, it looks like you had a great trip. I lived in AZ for a while and your photos just reminded me how great it was :)

Jenna said...

Glad you got to spend sometime with your family :) Arizona looks beautiful this time of year!

xxx
Jenna

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

Great photos! Now I'm ready for a vacation. :) The pool looks so refreshing.

-Shelly
Quiet Luxury


debjdarby said...

WOW! What a young looking Dad you have! I love Arizona, but not in the summer.

SnoWhite said...

Looks like a great week & beautiful weather :) Love the MSU photo -- too bad they aren't playing tonight!!

 

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