Hey there, gorgeous! How the heck are ya? It’s been a minute, yeah? More than a month, actually, if you can believe it. Call it writers block, laziness, busyness, boredom, lack of time – I think a combo of all the above applies! This summer was busy and fun and HOT (still hot, BTW). So many times blog post ideas crossed my mind, and yet, I couldn’t bring myself to log in and record any thoughts. So we’ll ease back into it, yeah? Over the summer, we spent a weekend in Flagstaff with the coolest neighbors on the planet.
After our initial camping/getting to know you trip, we couldn’t wait to travel with them again! We met up in Flagstaff for an annual birthday celebration where everyone brings camping gear, participates in a horseshoe and keg ball tournament, enjoys delicious food and hangs out with all their peeps from the past. Of course, Joe and I were the new kids on the block, but we had a total and complete blast meeting new people and getting to know those we’re already acquainted with just a little bit better. As an added bonus, we were able to bring Jones with us because it’s also sort of a doggie fest! He looooooved meeting all the new dogs and dog peeps! <3
a weekend in flagstaff
Here are some photos, if you’d like to see…
The early morning brought a beautiful blue fog over everything. Such a serene and peaceful start to our weekend! The evening before, our first night, we stayed up late eating homemade enchiladas and playing Cards Against Humanity. Can I just say there’s no better way to get to know new people than Cards Against Humanity? Like, seriously. By the end of the game, you kinda get how their mind works in a way that is far more in-depth than small talk…
Mr. Serious. I swear he had a good time! HAHA! He definitely wasn’t use to the hustle and bustle of people arriving and setting up over the course of two days, and wanted to protect the pack with every newcomer. Luckily, we know he’s harmless, but his throaty, deep bark is deceiving. By the morning we left, he was an old pro and everyone was warmed up to each other. He enjoyed some serious spoiling (and a couple time outs, won’t lie!) during our visit.
We marveled at how different Snowbowl looked throughout the day. Every time I looked back at the mountain, the light and cloud cover changed. Rainstorms came and went, and the temperature was perfect!
Getting away for a weekend in Flagstaff was exactly what we needed to escape the Phoenix monsoons this year. We laughed, we played, we had a great time! Fingers crossed the annual event continues – rumors has it, this was the last year!
In the meantime, we’ve got about a month left of the desert summer and I have a million things I want to talk about before fall! How was your summer? What are you looking forward to? I’d love to hear 😉
ps – -> my heart goes out to all who are working through natural and man-made disasters. love and light to you, my dears. xoxo