finally, Jason and i were able to take advantage of a State Farm vacation properly, by going kid-free. okay, verbal kid-free, we did take Avery. we had a weekend getaway at the Kierland Westin here in Scottsdale. Anna and Madeline had a weekend in Villa Park, CA. we took long walks, had fabulous meals, shopped, saw a movie, slept in, watched almost the whole season 4 of 24, listened to the rain on the rooftops, and generally enjoyed ourselves. they, ate junk food, lost sleep, played with cousins, ate more junk food, watched almost the entire collection of Disney movies, and generally enjoyed themselves. a blissful weekend for all!