First, I have to start by saying that I did not want to move to Arizona. I have always thought of Arizona as the arm-pit of the universe. It’s really HOT here in the summer time. So, when the opportunity came…I was less than thrilled. There was a lot of weeping and wailing!
The first year was super hard. And then, just when I thought life was getting back on track, Curtis was in a terrible car accident…and the past 3 years, our life has revolved around TBI Rehab.
And now, just when life is starting to feel a bit “normal” again…
Just when I have finally learned to pronounce saguaro, mogollon, estrella and bougainvillea! (Sheesh!) We are moving…
Good-bye stifling summer heat!
In all honesty, Arizona has grown on me. So, this is a just a list of a few things that I will miss:
*Gorgeous weather October-May
*Warm weather for Halloween/Trick-or-Treating without being all bundled up!
*Warm weather for Thanksgiving and Christmas (took a couple years to get used to this!)
*Beautiful desert flora! Esperanza, Texas Sage, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Hibiscus,to name a few
*Our house (we love our house! We have lived in this house just a little over a year, we bought it brand new last Spring…and then found out we were being transferred back to Utah.
*Orange Blossoms in the spring
*The Easter Pageant
*The moon! It often looks HUGE, hanging just above the horizon
*Driving to Phoenix numerous times a week…sometimes numerous times a day (wait, I won’t miss that!)
*QT! (Quick Trip…a gas station and convenience store with the BEST soda)
*Saying “soda” instead of “pop”
*Not having to wear nylons to church (seriously, no one here wears nylons…ever! Except me…old habits die hard!)
*Monsoon Thunderstorms (except for when the roof leaks…and the ceiling collapses on the kitchen table). Not Fun!
*Dust Storms aka Haboobs…interesting to see at least once! We saw a huge one a couple of years ago and it was amazing to see this huge wall of sand and dust sweeping across the valley.
*F-16’s thundering across the sky (we live in the West Valley, near Luke Air Force Base)