Marc came up with the idea of our vacation spot and I was the most excited! This may be one of our best vacations ever. We will both be in heaven; golf and sunshine! The best of both worlds. We will miss our pride & joy like no other, but we can have 5 straight nights of dates without having to worry about finding a baby-sitter, no diapers to change, no waking up in the middle of the night maybe once a week (hee hee, I know, we're mean to all of you who have had colicky babies!!), and no fighting over who gets to rock Mason Thomas to sleep. Aww, those are actually all the BEST things ever!! We will miss all that, but we can revert back to those "Marc & April" days for just a little while... those nonchalant summers of laying by the pool & being tan all the time, no "real" job to go to, sleeping in, and no grown-up responsibilities. :)
We are about to celebrate our 10-year "anniversary" of our first date and what better way to celebrate than going on a 6-day vacation to the Phoenician Spa Resort nestled in the beautiful mountains of Scottsdale, Arizona!!! It is right by Phoenix and a few hours from the Grand Canyon, which we hope to visit while we're there. Marc was inspired by our days of watching our "Newlyweds" DVD box set over and over again so that we could see that one episode when Nick & Jess went to Scottsdale with their best friends and stayed at this gorgeous relaxing spa & golf resort. The friends had a baby boy named "Mason." That is where we got the idea to name our first child after Marc's grandfather and to visit a resort just like that someday! But how ironic that we'll be visiting that resort without our Mason! We are soooo excited, well not the without Mason part, but the resort part! It's like it's own fantasy world with lots of pools, restaurants, golf courses, etc. Visit www.phoenician.com to get the scoop. There is this wonderful fancy schmancy world-renowned spa, but it costs $550 for a couples massage, so I don't think we'll be doing that. :) Thank you. I'll be just fine laying by the pool all day and Marc will spend lots of time with his 2nd girlfriend: golf. We get a complimentary breakfast every morning and they're going to upgrade our room for free! It's going to be so relaxing, just what we need right now with everything going on around us. We found the best deal at southwestvacations.com that includes the resort, our flights, and rental car.
Aww, doesn't this look like paradise to you? Now I just hope we can get there and enjoy it without being sick to our stomachs longing for our baby boy! Any advice for the first-vacation-away-from baby jitters? I know, I know, here I am worrying about going on a romantic getaway with my husband to a 5-star resort in the middle of the gorgeous mountains! I must be crazy! :)