Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Saying Goodbye, twice

I really don't know how to sum up the last 7 or so months, except really to say that we've had enough change to last quite a while! We really left, we left the land of Elvis, B.B. King, and enough humidity to make me change my clothes three times a day and headed to Arizona.

Memphis was hot when we left, as you can see by swim diapers and swimming suits. This is really the only moving photo I have. Ha ha

And this is what we came to:

hot (117 degree hot), dry sun, and more cactus's

oh, did I mention there were cactus's every

We spent A LOT of time at the pool. The benefit of living in an apartment! As you can tell Javen thought being thrown in the air was pretty cool stuff. I also thought sitting like a beached whale at the pool and being able to cool off wasn't so bad either.

And here we are two days before one of the biggest changes:

Sweet Kate was born on Nov. 2nd
at 5:35 p.m.

We really loved Phoenix, once it cooled down. The dry air was not good for us, but once we invested in another humidifier and a few jars of raw local honey we were fine. And in case you were wondering since school was the reason we moved there, Jason had a incredible experience at the office he was at which made everything beyond worth it. We were also able to get out and do some hiking once Kate came.

The day we left we had to ride the desert breeze
train, Javen is obsessed.

And yes, we even saw Santa walking his dog. He offered a few ho ho ho's.

Leaving AZ to Utah was bittersweet also, mostly bitter because the weather was PERFECT when we left. But at least we get to play in the snow here!

Kate just stays inside and gets pictures taken

or bundles up in her car seat
We are excited to be here and it's good to be close to family again! It's also good to be this much closer to graduation and a little less change.


Ty and Meg said...

Love these pictures! Loved seeing you. Miss you terribly. Plan on a lot of me time in July when we are in Utah! :)

Becky Beazer said...

yay! an update! The pictures are so cute! I wish you could take pictures of mason :) Miss you guys!

Joe and Liz said...

Yay you blogged! We really miss you guys. I'm glad you made it through all the many changes..I'm sure that was pretty crazy. Your kids are just adorable. I love all the pictures!