One of the perks of an Arizona spring (besides the beautiful weather and fragrant orange blossoms) is the time we get to spend with visitors – and there is never a shortage because who doesn’t want a weekend away from some cold and dreary weather.

My dear friend/college roommate came for a surprise birthday getaway to Scottsdale. Her husband was so thoughtful to arrange a watercolor class for the two of us – which she thought she was doing alone until I walked in to surprise her.

I’ve played around with watercolors but haven’t received any direction so it was a very insightful experience, and it peaked my interest to take some more classes. I’ll add that to my list of potential hobbies I’d like to put more resources into when the time is right. 🙂

We went out for Mexican food after and sat on the patio and talked the night away. We’ve known each other long enough – long before marriage and kids – and we are comfortable discussing everything on every level. And we do. Kids. Work. Health. Church. Dreams. Hardships. If only we had more time!