Sunday, May 20, 2012

Is it June 8th yet?

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since we've moved to Arizona.  We arrived here in June where the days here were averaging about 106*.  We didn't think the weather was too bad, considering I heard it could get much hotter here.  Well it didn't take long for the temps to sky rocket.  I remember taking a picture of the thermostat in my car when it was 113*.  Ugh!
We moved to a community that has all major conveniences close by.  Target is only about a mile away.  It doesn't get better than that.  LOL
We brought home this cute little fluff of love in July.  Her name is Daisy Mae!  She's so sweet and ornery all at the same time.

We've visited some of the touristy places in Arizona.  One very hot day in July we drove to Apache Junction and Superstition Mountain.  There was a little museum close by that used to be the hot spot for filming western movies.  This little church was used in an old Elvis movie "Charro".

Down the road is Goldfield Ghost Town.  

I don't have a picture on my computer, but we "hiked" White Tank Mountain.  While walking we came across a pretty sizable tarantula right off the trail.  bleh! 

When we moved here I told my hubby the ONE thing I wanted to do while living here was visit Tombstone. Just recently, before he started traveling to Las Vegas for his job, we loaded everybody in car drove out there. Of course we visited the O.K. Corral and watched a reenactment. 
We went on a stagecoach ride. This is me and my goofy son.

We had such a good time.  It was perfect time as far as weather goes.  Still relatively mild out.

Now we're preparing to move...again.  This should be our last move for quite a while.  We're moving to...

 I know, I know.  You wouldn't want to live there.  I've heard it said lots of times.  However, this is where the job offer was for my husband after he retired from the Navy.  The deal has always been to train in Arizona and move to Las  Vegas a year later.  It's going to be only 4.5 hours away from our families.  We haven't lived that close to our families for a 11 years.  That was the driving factor in our decision to make the move.  I have to trust God in that we'll be okay.  So...we found the perfect house...

It's in a gated community, in a neighborhood with only 9 houses in it.  The access street is quiet with horse properties.  You would never know this neighborhood is here unless you were driving to one of the horse properties.  I think we'll be pretty happy here.  I am so excited!  
So, what makes this house so wonderful?  It's a ranch style (there's a lot of 2 stories here), 3 car garage, 5 bedrooms, nice size front porch, RED doors, butlers pantry, drop off station, big laundry room, big master walk in closet, a door from one of the bathrooms to the backyard(great for backyard parties), a big covered back patio with access from the main part of the house, master bedroom and that bathroom., and RV parking...just to name a few.LOL
I'll post pictures when we move in.  We're scheduled to close the 8th of June(notice my title).  I can't wait to get in and decorate!  
Well, this post was a lot longer than I anticipated.  I hope you all have a good week.
love, Jeanette

1 comment:

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Hi Jeannete! The red doors would have sold me! There is something about red front entry doors that seems inviting. I know that you will be so happy being closer to family. My dad was in the Coast Guard and when we were stationed 6 hours from one set of grandparents, we thought we were in heaven! I am a new follower and can't wait to hear more of your next adventure in life.
May God bless you and your family as you make this next move.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse