Life Lately…..

Winter in Arizona is the time the people come out to play because the weather is so great.  It feels like spring and the temps are in the high 60’s and low 70’s. Before you get ready to hate me, I’ll just remind you that our summers are so darn hot that we spend most of that time indoors while all the other states come out to play ;) 

Anyway….we have thoroughly been enjoying the weather right now and are taking advantage of every moment!

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to lately.

We continue to attend Saturday night church services and we like this set up because my husband works 6 days a week.  So we are able to have Sundays as a family day of rest.  Check out the palm trees and the Christmas lights and the blue sky… at.the.same.time.  One of the many things we are loving about Arizona right now.

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My three boys (love them so much!) 2 weeks before Christmas.

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Caden showing off his Green Machine that he got for Christmas.  He has been happily zipping around the neighborhood.  We are in a closed neighborhood loop and he has been loving playing outside everyday with the neighbor kids.  This was something we did not have previously. In the summer it was hard to meet neighbors because people stayed inside due to the HOT weather. 

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Rainbow loom bracelets.  It’s cool for boys too!

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The hiking is awesome around here!  We are taking advantage of the season to get out and explore and have done several in the last month.

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We celebrated 20 years of marriage with a short trip to San Diego.IMG_4138[1]

We took a 4 hour whale watching tour boat and the day was just beautiful!  I grew up on the Puget Sound near Seattle, WA so it felt like coming home being on the ocean again.  We saw several whales and they showed off nicely for us by breaching over and over.  Of course I was so into watching it that I forgot to take any pics…

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Our dear friends were celebrating a birthday and we were able to coordinate our trips to see each other while in San Diego.  We have been so blessed by their friendship and even though we live in different states, they are lifelong friends for sure. 

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We have had several neighborhood birthday parties and this have been great for getting to know more people, not to mention fun.  This party had a mad scientist theme complete with experiments!

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Our trombone player had his first concert and they also played for the school flag ceremony.  I was actually amazed at how good they sounded for their first year in band.

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It has been a busy and fun month! 

What about you?  What does life look like lately for you?

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