This year we had the pleasure of wishing our son a very happy, first birthday, left him with his Nana and Gaba and took off to Mountain Standard Time. We chose a location neither of us had been to; thoughts along the lines of Montana, California, somewhere cozy and fun. Sedona, Arizona is where we chose. A direct flight to Phoenix and a beautiful drive a couple hours north we were there. A sleepy, picturesque town carved into the red rock. The combination of unfamiliar, to me, architecture, landscape and vegetation was a feast for the eyes. Our room at the hotel was more of a condo, with a fireplace we utilized each and every day. We ventured out for dinners, did various hiking trails, off roading on a jeep tour, walking around town…it was exactly what we needed.
Oliver’s birthday party and weekend was fantastic. All the grandparents flew or drove in from many miles away. Gave me great appreciation for the work that goes into party planning and execution. Had great weather, a nice break from what is to be expected with the usual gloomy January. Thank you to all that made the journey here and spent the weekend with us celebrating this amazing story that is our little boy.