Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Love

During this time of the year, many are traveling to graduations and weddings and spending moments with family and friends. There is so much love in the air! I just returned from my 31st wedding anniversary, where I spent great moments with the love of my life in the mountains of Phoenix Arizona! We stayed at the Phoenician Spa & Golf Resort in Scottsdale. How refreshing to enjoy a couples massage before attacking the golf course the next day in 111 degree weather! Whew, we were teeing off the top of mountain cliffs- such a spectacular view! I didn't win but it was an experience to behold! We spent moments hanging around the pool and fighting off the ducks and black crows from eating our guacamole, salsa and chips!! Ugh!! We enjoyed traveling to the shops downtown where I discovered a great consignment boutique with some outrageous finds and ate at a great BBQ joint that could have been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Drives. It was such a unique dining experience where after putting our meal in a large crate, we ate our chicken and ribs on white paper- how cool! Overall, my days would not have been complete without spending my moments laughing and screaming with my best friend! My husband has been my best friend over the three decades that we have been married- these moments and countless others are priceless memories I have cataloged in our marriage. The beauty of making memories is that they are not all created or experienced by way of extravagant purchases. Rather in between the frenzy of fighting away ducks and laughing over delicious barbeque, we continued living out pieces of our love together. This is an experience I believe all should have - so this summer find love and joy in the presence of friends and family and guess what? You will discover God is smack in the middle of those moments! Go for it and have a blast!