Sunday, June 14, 2009

Recipe for a Perfect Palm Springs Trip!

What do you do when your mom tells you that she has a time share in Palm Springs that is going to go to waste if you don't use it?! We packed up the car and headed to the Gorgeous Desert Springs Marriott Villas for a week stay without a moments hesitation (Thank you Mom for your generosity and thank you USANA for that time freedom!)

Here are a few of the ingredients that made for our perfect trip:

* lots of pool time

* consequently, lots of "motor boat"

* night swimming

* rub a dub dub... all three of us in the tub! (It was enormous, actually room for one or two more!)

* taking Harrison to his first movie, "UP"

* feeding the Ducks

* watching the sun set behind the purple mountains

* movies in bed

* eating breakfast, lunch and dinner on our balcony overlooking the golf course

* oven baked frozen pizza for dinner and drumsticks for dessert (that's what happens when you send your husband to the store for more milk : ) )

* a morning at the children's museum

* a walk around the pond and time at the park

* a walk down El Paseo and dinner at Tommy Bahama (Harrison especially loved the Steel Drum player!)

* reading Leif Enger's new book




...AND STEEL DRUM PLAYERS (he was mesmerized by his new friend!)

Even Harrison throwing up on the way home, (a little too much swallowed pool water) could not spoil our trip...we cleaned him up and he slept soundly on the way home. A stop at In n' Out for dinner on the way home topped off the trip just right : )


jess said...

so fun! i'm glad you guys had a good trip!

OceanDesert said...

Sounds like a fabulous family getaway!!! Harrison is ADORABLE, Shar!!! I love seeing how he's grown!!

Cysta Sara

Freddy and Mandy said...

We love Palm Desert! The kids always have a great time out there!! Glad you had fun!

Emily said...

So glad you had a fun family vacation. We just got back from our family trip, it's just always so nice to get away! Hope you are doing well.

Somer Love said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! What a lil stud in those shades :) Next time you go remember to pack your leathers for the bike pic :)

Can you send that info on the VIt D Drops when you get a chance.

Lots of hugs!

Courtney said...

I wanna go!!

Okay, but seriously, that picture of Ryan and Harrison with the ducks is sooo precious. It's like, Harrison totally wants to play with the duckies, but just isn't quite courageous enough......but good ol' dad will protect him!!

Glad you guys had such a great trip.

kellibelli said...

how are you feeling these days? We are healthy right now....lets do something!