Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Time

This year my husband and I decided we would spend Christmas up in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Little America Hotel. We were lucky enough to have a white Christmas, and my first white Christmas ever! It was peaceful, magical, and full of beauty. The Little America Hotel decorates the grounds with sparkling lights and makes the place look like a Winter Wonderland. Here are some photos of our stay...hope you enjoy. :)

Snow Angels in LOVE

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wishing for four seasons :(

Today....I really wish I lived somewhere with four seasons. Christmas is right around the corner and it's still in the 80's. It's nice, don't get me wrong, I enjoy not needing to turn on the heat and having coffee with the windows open, but I still wish I could feel a Christmas that was actually cold. Most years we will have the windows open and can usually get away with wearing shorts and t-shirt. I remember my dad telling me when I lived at home that he would like for just one year where he wasn't sweating putting up the Christmas lights. Yes, that is Christmas in Phoenix. I just think it would be nice to be able to wear a scarf and be all cozy next to a fire sipping some hot chocolate. Oh well.....I guess it's always greener on the other side, right? However, I will usually look over pictures of Flagstaff, Arizona in the snow to remind me that at least four seasons isn't too far away. Here are some pics of Flagstaff in the snow that I snapped while visiting my best friend. These always refresh me. Enjoy!

San Francisco Peaks


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, of my favorite towns in Arizona. If only I could live there! The vibe of the town, the four season weather, and the constant sites of nature make me want to pick up my life here in Phoenix and just simply move....leaving responsibilities of my upside down house, work, and so much more. I dream of a life with my husband and one day future children. I fantasize about leaving this big city and living in a town where I would shop in the unique cute boutiques, hike and bike through the urban trail, photograph fall colors and fresh fallen snow, and listen to summer thunderstorms on my make-believe porch while eating a rocky road ice-cream cone. I know if we ever did get the chance my husband would gladly pick up everything and go! However, I must stop dreaming and realize that for now I live in Phoenix and need to try to enjoy what this city has to offer. At least Flag is only two hours away from my home and in the autumn I can go and easily enjoy a true fall day. Here are some photos taken on a drive on a forest road in Flagstaff. Happy Fall!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A trip to the Bahamas

To celebrate the end of my journey towards becoming an RD, my husband and I went on a trip to the Bahamas. The glistening sea and soft breeze made me want to stay for much longer than a week. We started our trip in Miami before we left on our cruise and traveled to Grand Bahama Island, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau. It was one of the most relaxing vacations that Travis and I have went on.....mostly because I didn't have to cook one meal! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

My favorite season of all is near...Fall!

Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the colorful trees, yes, even here in Phoenix the trees change colors, you just have to know where to look. The shadows are looking longer and the light even seems softer right now as summer starts to transition. Although, it is still hot I'm starting to see signs that fall is approaching. Even my in-law's house as a couple of trees nearby that are starting to change to yellow. Soon it will be cool and wonderful! Below are some pictures of fall to celebrate its coming. These were taken during a road trip my husband and I went on last fall to Payson, Arizona.  Hope you enjoy!

© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona
© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona

© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona

© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona

© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona

© 2012 Gauthier Photography - Arizona