Friday, May 11, 2012

We're not in Kansas anymore...


It's been about 2 months since we moved to Arizona now, and so far we are loving it here. However, I have definately realized a few things since we've been here. Just to name a few....

1. We would be completely lost without the GPS. Seriously! I don't know how people survived moving before GPS.

2. Purchasing Rosetta Stone may be inevitable. I swear there are more spanish radio stations than there are English. I'm definately considering taking some sort of class....because the 3 years of spanish I took at Battery Creek just aren't cutting it. I do love those Mexicans and their food though!!

3. It's no longer socially acceptable to go places looking like a bum. It Beaufort....no onc cared if you went to the store or to grab something to eat after you worked out or just didn't feel like doing your hair and putting on make-up that day. Well...reality check! Normal people in other places don't do that. haha

4. The desert isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I remember Kenny's mom telling me that the desert is really beautiful in it's own way, but growing up surrounded by water and trees I thought it would be a major adjustment for me to become a desert girl. As we were driving into Arizona and over bridges that went over "rivers" that were completely dried up I thought I was doomed. But since we've been here I have found so many things that I love about the desert. One of my favorites are all of the flowers and other weird plants. Who knew there could be so many flowers growing out of a bunch of rocks and sand? My favorite flowers are called bougainvillea ( I know right...say that 10 times fast) and they are growing everywhere on the sides of the road. They remind me of azaleas. I love them.

5. Eating dinner outside on the patio may become one of my new favorite pastimes. The weather was so nice when Kenny and I moved here (no bugs or humidity) that we ate dinner outside everynight. I love it. Apparently it isn't quite as nice during the hot Summer months, but we will definately be taking advantage of it the rest of the year!

6. Last but not least....I have been reminded of all of the reasons I married Kenny. Not that I forgot, but 2 months of moving and traveling with no job and TONS of time together (literally we spent almost every second of every day together before we both got jobs) most people would have probably gotten sick of each other by now. For me though, it was a reminder of how lucky I am to be married to my best friend. In a way I'm glad it took so long for us to find jobs so we had that extra time to spend together before he starts school, we have a brand new baby, and life gets crazy!

Here are a few more pictures from our new home :)