Thursday, October 22, 2015

Visiting The Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Monument Valley

This year Hubby and I took a trip to Arizona to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary! Hubby took a few days off work, and I paid for the trip with our Shaklee biz income. 

We flew from Indy to Las Vegas, NV.

We caught a short flight into Phoenix, AZ. (Looking back, we wish we would have just drove from Nevada into Arizona, as we wasted time getting a flight into Phoenix.)

It was a warm 80* in Phoenix.... we got a rental car in Phoenix and started driving North. The scenery with the open land, mountains, hills and cacti was absolutely beautiful!

We stopped in Camden to get gas, eat, and stretch our legs. They have the cutest gift shop with everything you can imagine at the Camden Trading Post. (The food and service was great too!) And, the weather was perfect!

We crossed into Utah and reached Monument Valley around dusk. We stayed overnight in the one and only Monument Valley Hotel. The views were amazing! Every room has a balcony facing the valley!

Did I mention our rental car was a 2015 Mustang Convertible? Hubby was great and let me drive it 99% of the time!
 (If you haven't caught on.... we both love Mustangs!) 

We visited Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ....... that was interesting! It's the second largest dam in the USA.

We stopped by Horseshoe Bend. It was pouring down rain, but we decided to hike down to the look out... It was very much worth hiking in the rain to see it!

Once again - I loved the open spaces and the beautiful views....

We then headed over to the Grand Canyon South Rim... it was still rainy, so we stopped at the lookout and then headed to our hotel for the night.

It snowed that first night in the Canyon!

But the next day, the sun came out and shone brightly over the Canyon.....

We stopped by a Navajo roadside stand to buy some keepsakes.

We headed down to Happy Valley for the evening, and back to Phoenix the next day for our flight home.

I love traveling and seeing God's beauty and spending time with my amazing hubby, but it's always good to be home..... 

Here's to another 10 years of doing life together!
I love you, Stephen!

You can see more of our 10 yr. Anniversary Trip pictures in our photo album at shutterfly here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Things You Don't Know About Me

Ok, so here's 10 things you may not know about me.

1. I used to drive a truck with a sleeper cab pulling a 53' long wedge trailer and if I didn't have a family - I'd consider driving truck again -it's a great way to see the USA.

2. I have written well over 400 poems and have had some of my poetry published.

3. I hate (am terrified of) worms and snakes. My kids actually get punished if they pick one up around me.

4. I have worked at a cemetery doing burials and actually enjoyed it. I think cemeteries are peaceful. - but I am scarred of open caskets. I hate walking by an open casket.

5. I want to live a primitive lifestyle in the middle of nowhere with no neighbors and could totally live without most modern conveniences and technology, including a cell phone.

6. I get stressed every easily - for example this morning I cried for two hours, because I was stressed about how the day would go. (-it went fine, by the way) My cancer, skin disease, and autoimmune disease is all caused by stress - go figure!

7. I don't like ketchup. Did you know they use crushed red bugs to make it red? Gross!

8. I finished school, graduated one year early with a high school Deploma, and paid for the last two years of schooling myself.

9. With the exception of two best friends who were girls (Carla and Suzie) My best friends have always been and still are guys. -They are so much less drama! But overall, I have no close friends. I am a loner except for my hubby and kids.

10. Although I love my kids - I don't like being a mom. I got pregnant as a teen and feel like I never really got to live life. (don't judge me - I'm just being honest with you all).

What's something about you that not many people know?? I'd love it if you'd share in the comments below!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Grand Canyon Gettaway

Yay!!! I'm super excited.... I just booked our gettaway tickets to the Grand Canyon!!! ...and the best part is that this vacation is paid with our Shaklee Income!!!
 #‎whyishaklee  #‎srkindred  #‎grandcanyon  #‎10yranniversary  #‎ilovemybiz


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