Friday, October 2, 2015

Moving Day!!

Well y'all - John and I are packing up and shipping out to Texas today!  And although we are both super excited to be settling, there is a lot that will be missed about Arizona.

So, I've rounded up a list of the 5 things that I will miss most about Arizona.
Beyond missing all of the obvious things when moving (church, friends, co-workers, etc.), there are a slew of other things that are specific to the state that we will be sad to leave behind.

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ONE  |  Access to the Mountains

Although metro Phoenix is the desert, we have the awesome benefit of being so close to Flagstaff, which has a snowy winter and high elevation mountains.  Living in Arizona really is the best of both worlds because you have access to snow when you want it, but an otherwise warm winter.
I will certainly miss those snowy mountains being a hop, skip, and a jump away.




TWO  |  AJ's Iced Tea

Sometimes it is the little routines that make life so lovely... and my daily routine consists of an AJ's tea every day at lunch.  AJ's is a grocery store (similar to Whole Foods) that sells massively large unsweetened iced teas for only $1.50 (larger than the Starbucks trenta!).  I get one every day, and I will cry many tears when I am no longer able to enjoy my obnoxiously large iced teas.
Many, many, many tears.




THREE  |  Condo Living

Don't get me wrong, I am so dang excited to be a home owner, but along with that comes yard work... something that I have never had to worry about while living in my condo.  Although it is a very, very (very) worthy tradeoff, I'm not looking forward to having to buy a lawn mower... it is about as exciting as paying for an oil change (which is not exciting at all!).




FOUR  |  Citrus

There is something that I absolutely love about citrus... I love to eat it, I love to drink it, I love to put it in a bowl on my table - I just love everything about it!  And although you can buy citrus at the grocery store, there is something just way more fun about picking it yourself!  So needless to say, I will very much miss all of the Arizona citrus trees.




FIVE  |  Dry Heat

I'm not going to lie, Arizona is hot... like, really hot.  But, do you ever wake up in the morning and not want to dry your hair after you shower?  If so, wet hair is not a concern in Arizona, because all you have to do is go stand outside in the heat for 5 minutes and your hair will dry perfectly.  It's kind of amazing (especially since I have long hair!).  Moving to humidity will certainly be an adjustment!



24 comments :

  1. Good luck with the move!! And I totally agree about the yard work, but it will just be another new adventure :)

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  2. Hahah the humidity is no joke! But at least you won't have to experience it for a while!

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  3. Good luck with your move! You'll find all sorts of new things to love about Texas! Although the unsweetened ice tea might be hard to find! And yes to the dry heat, the humidity is horrible! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Love the picture of you two in the snowy mountains. Yes, home ownership means paying for all the things you wish you never spent a dime on haha. Also, I'm not a humidity person so I would love that dry heat. Good luck with the move :)

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  5. Great pictures!! Good luck with the move today and safe travels!! :-)

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  6. Safe travels! Dry heat and citrus trees are legit things to miss! Andddddd we just hired a yard guy. It's cheaper (usually) than buying yard equipment and takes way less time. More affordable than I expected. ;)

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  7. Good luck and safe travels!! Can't wait to see all of the adventures that are in store for you in Texas!

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  8. Good luck with the move!! So true about yard work - we were in shock last winter when we got our first big snow and realized we didn't even own a snow shovel and they were sold out everywhere!! At least you won't have to worry about that problem :) Safe travels!

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  9. Good luck with the move, pretty lady. I've heard amazing things about living in AZ and the dry heat is something I would love to experience. Have a great Friday.

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  10. Yea the humidity is kind of a downer, buuuuuuttttt you're a Southern gal now! :-) oh and there are always lawn guys to take care of your yard for ya! Can't wait to see how this next adventure plays out for yall!!! So excited!!! Safe travels & big hugs!!!

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  11. Happy moving day! Can't wait to see your home!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  12. Yardwork is dumb. Be like us lazy New Yorkers and hire a landscaper. I have the tiniest backyard ever and I still don't mow it. I cant wait to see your house in Texas! Please post a full tour! xo

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  13. Awww!! So bittersweet for both of you, but you will have such a wonderful time in your new home!

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  14. Happy moving day!! Hope all goes smoothly and I can't wait to see your new home!

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  15. Yes, to not wanting to do yard work!! We just bought a lawnmower and for the first time every "weeding and mulching" is on the agenda for the weekend. Blah. Hope the move goes well!! Can't wait to see the new digs! xo

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  16. What a fun tribute! Safe travels and I can't wait to see your adventures in Texas! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  17. Happy moving!!! I cannot wait to hear all about it. Update us soon! Xoxox

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  18. Yard work has not been my jam lately. My front and back yards are super small but somehow I still can't manage!

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  19. Hope moving weekend went well!! Yard work has been the biggest transition for us but it's hard to complain about since we never had a yard or outside space of our own. Hope you're loving the new house!

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  20. Oh I'm soooo behind on blogging so this is very big news to me! So excited for you guys! Best of luck with your move! So many great memories you made in AZ! I'm sure you will find lots of great things in your new home state! :)

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  21. Oh yes...the humidity :-p That's not fun but to be honest, it hasn't killed me here. Houston is much worse. I think being far from mountains will be the hardest for y'all...there are still plenty of awesome places to hike around here but yeah, mountains are quite a drive. I actually have seen some citrus trees - can't remember what kind - BUT peaches grow really well here. I hope you like peaches! :)

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  22. I am already missing those runs to AJ's!

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  23. Oh humidity...we all know the joy that it does NOT bring. Ha!

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  24. Arizona is beautiful, I totally understand all of these things you'll miss. But as a Texas resident, I've got to say that Texas is pretty awesome! I'm new to your blog - where are you moving?

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