FAMILY DAY AT THE TEAPOT IN PHOENIX

Yesterday we explored Phoenix. We live in the west valley, so downtown Phoenix is only about 20-30 minutes from our house. We love going down there to check out new places to eat and shop at. Logan and I would love to live in the heart of downtown, but unfortunately it is just way too expensive! In fact- last night I was browsing 3 bedroom apartments and found one that looked somewhat affordable but too good to be true. So, we called to verify the price, and…well…the price that was listed was actually PER ROOM. So TRIPLE the price that we thought was reasonable. HA! So we will just have to accept the 20 minute drive [for now].

Anyways, one place that we love to stop at for some coffee is The Teapot. It’s very kid-friendly, and the large backyard area with the playground is perfect for beautiful days like yesterday. [The high was in the 70’s]

I took some photos of the kids playing there. We got there about an hour before they closed [they close at 2 P.M.] so we had the place to ourselves. 🙂

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Cash having fun on the playground.

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We got a hummus + veggie + pita bread tray, along with a fruit cup. The kids approved.

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The kids never want to leave!

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Soy Bean had to check out these pretty plants before getting into the car.

Until next time!

So many things to check out downtown. I will have to try to document some more good Phoenix-finds!

 

xx

Video Blog #1

So, I have loved making videos & editing since I was really young. There’s tons of embarrassing videos on a YouTube account I had from High School. It’s full of improv skits with my friends & I. I did all the editing and uploaded them, and still go back and watch them on occasion. I love being able to have those to look back on, it definitely makes me super nostalgic, and I am SO happy I can easily go and watch them whenever I want.
I recently stumbled upon some family “vloggers” on YouTube, and it really made me want to start a channel for my family. I mentioned it to my husband and he agreed to help me make it happen. Well, we tried a few times to get some good footage but it just kept getting put on the back burner. I finally motivated myself to get it done. Logan did most of the editing, I just added and took away a few things and then FINALLY hit the “UPLOAD” button. I am so excited to start this “vlogging” journey.
I love the fact that I will be able to look back on these over time, and my family that doesn’t get to see us often will still be able to watch my children grow.
Even if no one watches, I think the memories that these videos will hold will make it so worth it!

Here is our first video blog…don’t judge our amateur video/editing skills…we’re still learning! 😉