Desert Living

Alisha is featuring me today over on her blog, check it out.
So I arrived back in California on Saturday night, back to the waiting arms of my husband and my adorable pups. My week was in Tucson was great, just great, that is the best adjective I could use to describe it. Things with my mom's surgery were great, even better than expect, God really protected her and cared for her. Due to God's provision, it meant my mom and I could go out, do some shopping and eating. 
My mom was expecting a 8 week timeframe of her arm in a sling and ability not to use it but by Tuesday night the sling was gone! That is how awesome He is! 

What I did last week:
went out to eat a few times for Mexican for 99 cents chicken tacos, Chinese, dim sum, bbq
shopped and found an awesome pair of ikat shorts at Gap
saw a variety of wildlife from bunnies to javalinas and a rattle snake right next to my parents house

had it rain a few times while I was there
saw the first game of a doubleheader played by the Tucson Padres (the SD Padres Triple A team)

saw this awesome balloon hat

photographed a lot of desert plants




met up with Lauren of Life. Love. Lauren, the only Tucson blogger I know yet, any more out there?
went for a run at 5:30am each morning
saw a dumb campaign sign
felt loved on by my mom and dad
listened to some great podcasts
That's it! Tomorrow, I'll share some sunset photos I took during the week and then I am going to really embarrass myself, I am sharing baby photos of myself here on the blog titled, Where I got my start part 1 and 2. There are photos that capture the things I loved back then and continue to love today can you say baking and watermelon?
Hope you all are doing great! Catch me up on you!

29 comments:

Ashley said...

Visiting from Alisha's blog today! I love your photos of desert plants, they're beautiful... but that rattlesnake, yikes.

Alisha said...

Such a blessing to hear your mom is doing well. God is good all the time!
Sounds like a fabulous time out in Cali. :)
Hope you have a wonderful week, sweet girl! xo

Kira said...

Yay, do glad your mom is recovering quickly!

still being [molly] said...

AHHHHH a rattlesnake?! i would NOT get anywhere near that thing. i don't do snakes. nope. not in a second. no snakes. AH. hahaha

erica said...

Glad your mom is doing good! A rattlesnake I think I would have had a panic attack lol. xo

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Yay! Sounds like fun, with the exception of the rattle snake; I would have freaked out!

Hilary said...

OMG that SNAKE! ...So funny, I've been seeing a lot of MLB posts today. I posted yesterday about being hit by the ball at the game ;) Happy Monday girl!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

So glad your Mom is doing so well! That rattlesnake looks scary! Can't wait to see your baby pics, how fun!

Lindsay said...

So glad your mom's sugery went well! :) ..and I cant believe you got close enough to the snake for a picture!? eeek! My mom has found a few in her neighborhood too!

Alicia Marie said...

I love cactus, but I can never grow them. I think over water them, cause I get afraid of them dying, and then kill them anyways. -___- Looked like a nice visit and glad to hear your mom's doing good!

Ashley McCardia said...

oh myyy....that snake is huge. gives me cold chills! Stopping by from Simply, Ashley. I am your newest follower!

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99 cent tacos are right up my alley, yum! I'd be freaking out like crazy if I saw a rattlesnake!

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Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

this sounds like such a fun little trip! i am obsessed with desert plants/landscape (an d live no where near anything like that) so i love those pics!

Ashley said...

I almost couldn't get past that rattlesnake pic....Ahhhhh!!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

So great to meet you! Haha that sign really is dumb! Glad you got home safe!

Allison said...

Happy to hear your momma is doing well. Glad you got some fun things in while you were home. Oh and I can't wait to see pictures of little Meg. :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Glad that your mom is already on the mend! Im sure having you there helped. Looks like a great week!

Emily said...

Sounds like a great trip! Glad your Momma is doing well!! God is so good!! I wish I had your motivation to get up and run at 5:30 AM! What's your secret? :) Happy Monday!!

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

I wold totally rock that balloon hat. Sounds like you had an excellent trip and I'm glad to hear your mom is having a good recovery :)

Brooklyn said...

so glad to hear your mom is doing well! sounds like quite an adventurous trip...that snake gave me the chills! ha!

Alexa said...

SO glad about your mom Meg! That doctor is beyond awesome! Love all of the cactus plants..and glad you are home safe! xo

Amanda C. said...

What in the world was that snake eating. He looks so fat!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Glad your mother is doing well! I can handle bugs but snakes....yikes!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Yay for your mama being on the mend...and a rattle snake? Ewwwwww!

Lisamarie said...

Oh my gosh... I cannot believe you got that close to a rattle snake. That snake definately looks like he just swallowed a mouse whole. I would have died if I saw that. And seriously... my husband is so protective of me, but when it comes to snakes and earthquakes he is an "every man for himself" kind of guy... we hate them!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

There would have been no running at 5:30 am if I had seen that snake unless it was deceased.

Treasure Tromp said...

ah, that snake is sick nasty. And, juding by that bulge, I'm pretty sure that it is digesting dinner. double sick. On another (slightly less gross) note, I was just looking at the bloggers coast to coast page and realized that we live so close! I live out in Claremont, probably just a hop, skip and jump away from you!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm glad everything went well! It sounds like you had a good week!