Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ode to Phoenix

In less than two weeks, Brian and I will be moving to Arizona. We are thrilled to be moving and starting a new chapter in our lives. We are also excited to be closer to my family and their love, encouragement and support, although we aren't excited about Jay and Joely and Jalen moving to OK rather soon after we arrive. We do know this is a good and exciting chapter for them in their lives as well. We will DEARLY miss them.

As Brian and I have been physically and mentally been preparing for the move, we have been making a mental list of all of the things we are excited to see, do, experience, etc. upon our arrival in Phx.

Here is a short list of those things in no particular order:

  • being close to my family, especially my grandparents
  • reuniting with old friends and making new ones
  • being in the desert climate
  • being in the "west" where we can find solidarity with those who have more progressive views of life than the south
  • attending ASU football, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Cardinals, and maybe MLS games
  • showing Brian all of the houses I lived in while growing up
  • showing Brian the different schools I attended
  • attending performances by the AZ Ballet and Phx Symphony
  • having a strong support system
  • spending time with my best friends
  • spending time with my siblings
  • swimming in my parents' pool
  • exploring various parts of AZ
  • exploring other parts of the west such as San Diego, San Fran, Anaheim, Portland, Seattle, Vegas
  • taking Brian to Disneyland- the happiest place on earth and IMHO, much better than Epcot
  • spending time in Sedona again
  • hot air ballooning in Sedona
  • helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon
  • escaping the humidity of TN
  • riding the light-rail
  • going to SupperThyme/Dinner-a-Fare
That's all for now. We're counting down the days!!!


Brian said...

i would add 2 more things to this, babe.

1) seeing U2 on October 20th in PHX
2) the moment i finally see a roadrunner in the wild. :)

Julieo said...


- Jamba Juice
- Chipotle
- Sunscreen
- PebbleTek pools
- car sunshades
- Cornish Pasties
- Chuckbox
- Panchos