So these past few days, having my Mom and my Aunt Nancy staying here in Phoenix with us has been like a little piece of my old home here at my present home. And it's been nice.
And it hasn't hurt that the weather has been perfect! Also, it was the weekend for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival...so we headed there Saturday afternoon.
|Great Arizona Picnic of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in Old Town|
|Mom and Nancy enjoying some funnel cake|
|Jalapeno mac and cheese from Sandbar|
|Nancy with a DELICIOUS dessert from Caketini|
|Slice of pizza from Spinato's|
|Mother and Daughter|
And then on Sunday, Mom and Nancy helped Eric and me buy and plant flowers and succulents and cactus. I do NOT have a green thumb so I very much appreciated their guidance! Let's hope I can keep everything alive!
|Lots of empty pots...just waiting on Mom and Nancy!|
|Work in progress|
|Finished pots full of pretty!|
|Nancy CAREFULLY helping Eric plant the saguaro!|
|We found this BEAUTIFUL HibisKiss that Eric planted in the back|
|The pool area is looking a little more tropical and colorful|
|Flowers on one of the succulents we planted|
|And we added a bit more to the front of the house|
Only one more day of having family here. Not only family, but also a strong female presence...the girl talk has been nice. Eric, Cyrus, Grace, Hemingway, and I will miss these lovely ladies. Our Family. XoXoXo
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. -Alex Haley