This is the first year that we will be buying teacher gifts and I am so excited with how ours turned out! I wasn’t trying to spend a fortune but I wanted to give functional and realistic gifts that not everyone would be giving. I decided on a basket filled with goodies. Kellan has his teacher and a teachers assistant. So we doubled up on our gifts. After purchasing our mugs for our teachers it was brought to my attention that mugs are a no-no gift because all parents every year want to give a mug gift. If you decide you want to there is nothing wrong with that but try and add a little something else.
A couple of weekends ago we went to St. George and had so much fun! We went to some really awesome places and found some really pretty spots to take the kids. I met some fun moms and over all we really enjoyed our time. Of course we can’t forget about all of the food we ate while we were there! I want to thank My Place St. George for hosting us! We made some fun memories and the kids are STILL talking about the heated pool!
First off this hotel has everything you’re looking for when traveling with your family or even solo. My absolute favorite thing is breakfast in bed! Yes you read that right! You have the option to order breakfast in bed for a small $4.95 fee. You pick from a list of items and they bring it to you the night before, so when you wake in the morning there is no need to wait on anyone, everything is right there for you. The kids were so excited in the morning to drink their chocolate milk and eat breakfast. I personally loved it because I didn’t have to jump up and feed all five us! That’s what I call a Win-Win for everyone!
Which brings me to, if you don’t want breakfast in bed and you want to cook breakfast for yourself you have the option to! Each room is equipped with a small kitchen. It includes a full sized fridge, sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and 2 burner stove top! Yes, your room has a stove! If you want to make pancakes and eggs you can totally do that! The kitchen is one of my favorite aspects of the room because traveling with kids we come with a lot of snacks and food so having a place to keep everything makes my life so much easier.
One of the biggest game changers for a hotel is having a place to do your laundry. This is such an ideal amenity to have available for guest and is definitely one of my favorites. I love being able to do laundry before heading home from a long trip. The boys and I went down to the laundry area and played a game while we were waiting for it to finish. They have the space very open and available. The guest laundry room is open 24/7 and is a great space that include a lounge and TV.
And last but not least the heated pool! At first we were kind of sad to see the pool being outside because it’s definitely colder in St. George than it is in Arizona but when we found out that it was heated the kids couldn’t get in there fast enough. It’s fun and super kid friendly with the palm tree that spouts water and the little fountains on the side. The boys loved it and even made a point to dip their toes in one last time.
One of the best parts about us staying in St. George was that we were a short drive away from Zion National Park. If you’ve never been this is definitely a place to have on your list. We planned a day trip with the kids and had such a nice time enjoying the fresh air and a little hike. This was our second time going out here and it was definitely one for the books. Can’t wait for all of us to go again.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay when planning your next trip to St. George, Utah than My Place St. George is the place to be! You can use code HEYERIN15 at check out to save 15% on your next trip to St. George.
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I want to start this first with that fact that this is my TWO year blogiversary!
Can you believe I’ve had this blog of mine for 2 years now!!!! I can’t get over how fast the time has gone and how much I have had planned for this baby of mine. I started it to have a place to share things I love and to give little life updates, kind of like the one you’re about to read. I wanted to grow a community of people that enjoyed doing some of the same things I love and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for each and every one of you. I have had some amazing opportunities and have had some of my biggest supporters in the crazy endeavor I started.
I love fall not only because of the cooler weather and sweaters but because you can wear all of the dark vampy lipsticks around! My favorite colors to wear are the very subtle oranges, deep reds, and the purples. When I volunteered at Kellans school the other day I was wearing this darker purple lip and this little 4 year old girl told me she LOVED my purple lipstick!! So there you have it folks purple lips are toddler approved!
Chili is a staple in our house come fall/winter time. A huge perk is any dinner I can make in the crockpot. It’s so convenient to start in the middle of the day after school drop-off and not have to worry about it again until dinner time! This chili recipe feeds about 8-10 people so it’s perfect if you want to invite friends over or have plenty of leftovers!