It’s been 2 1/2 years or so since Jared and I have had a getaway together. Life happens sometimes and time and money have been scarce. But we finally decided we needed some time away to relax with just the two of us. The 21st of November was our 21st anniversary of being together and last week was my bday. We had a few reasons to celebrate. 🙂 With the help of my parents the stars aligned and we were able to have a stay-cation. 🙂
 I had gotten a bday email from one of my fave lunch spots Jason’s Deli so we took advantage of the coupon and started the weekend off! 🙂

After lunch we did a little window shopping and then headed to our hotel. We stayed at The Copperwynd Resort in Fountain Hills. 

The hotel was so thoughtful and when we arrived this is what we found! Not many places do that free of charge. Little touches like that go a long way in my book! 

The room was beautiful. This bed was huge and the pillows were so fluffy! I forgot to take a pic of the bathroom but it had a giant soaking tub. It was wonderful!

This was the view right out our balcony. That white thing in the middle of the shot is the fountain in Fountain Hills! Pretty cool huh?!

 The weather was chilly and overcast but it was a gorgeous evening.

We walked around the resort grounds and took pics. 🙂

The resort also has an award winning restaurant called Alchamy. We’ve never eaten there before so we wanted to give it a try. We were seated right by the window..which in warmer months opens up completely. 

 This was our view! 


Dinner did NOT dissapoint! I’m still drooling over my steak and salad. I had ordered the ceasar which was delicious, but after taking a bite of Jared’s salad I fell in love with his and we traded. 🙂 He’s sweet like that. I had the filet mignon paired with a beet sauce, asparagus, and potatoes and mushrooms in a balsamic glaze. (Excuse me while I wipe my face…LOL!)
Jared ordered the pork osso bucco on a bed of yukon mashed potatoes. Jared said they were the best potatoes he’s ever eaten and the pork was melt in your mouth falling off the bone tender! We left stuffed to the brim!!

We went back to our room and once we had a little room in our bellies we had our chocolate covered, toasted coconut, covered strawberries we made at home and brought with us. We also brought everything we needed to make our famous pina coladas! We watched a movie, had some snacks and enjoyed our view of the city. It was perfect!

The next morning the weather warmed up and the sun came out. 🙂
We packed up pretty early and went to brunch at a new place we’ve never been to but will certainly return. It’s sorta far but it was SO good. It was called The Perk. I ordered the huevos rancheros..oh my heavens it was out of this world! I wish I had a picture of!
Once we were sufficiently stuffed there we went and did some more window shopping at the Scottsdale Mall. Then we stopped at my favorite chocolate store, See’s Candy and got a box of nuts and chews! Sooo good! If you haven’t noticed the theme of the weekend was stuffing our faces! Haha!
It was getting late and we still had to get the kids from Mom & Dad’s so we decided it was time to go pick them up and headed home. 
It was an amazing weekend that was LONG overdue. We needed that couple time together and it was so relaxing. I hope we don’t have to wait so long to do it again. 🙂
Here’s to another 21 years together….. and more! 

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