Sunday, December 21, 2008


Matthew and I are still in Arizona. It is an interesting time with the excitement of having our baby pretty soon, and the sadness of still not being able to sell our house or for Matthew to find a job to relocate us. It is a bittersweet time. The part that gets us really sick is the timing of everything. If we had just listed our house a few months earlier or started looking for jobs earlier before the entire economy officially fell apart, maybe we would have just gotten out!!

We had planned on being in Philadelphia for Autumn and Winter this year and were really looking forward to the changing of the leaves and snow and cold. When the Phillies won the World Series, though neither of us are Phillies fans (I am not even a baseball fan) we were so sad to have missed the excitment and utter chaos in the streets there. Then Obama won in November and again the energy and frenzy going on in the streets would have been so fun to be there for! Instead, we looked at pictures of it online.

With the recent storms throughout the United States, a lot of snow and ice have fallen in Philly and NYC and all over. It really makes me sad we are still here! I am so grateful for how cold and rainy it had been this winter in Arizona though, because it almost feels like we live somewhere else. I have gotten to wear my wool winter coats 4 or 5 times and even a couple scarfs! I don't feel entirely nutty busting out my warm tights this year and have worn my boots quite a few times too. I can't wait to move somewhere new, but at the same time I am so grateful for what I have and what the future holds!

Here are a few pictures that I fell in love with of beautiful snow- mainly in New York City, but a few in Seattle, California and in the Midwest. I know a lot of people who live in these areas may not be as thankful and excited about the snow storms as I am here sitting in sixty degree Arizona, but when you live in sunny Arizona your entire life, sometimes you start to crave something new.


Evelyn Curtis said...

We have the prospect of moving somewhere new aswell. My husband just graduated from college, and we are looking every where.
As cold as it gets (below zero), I know that I would miss the snow. Especially when I wake up in the morning to a literal winter wonder land, where nothing has dirtied the snow yet. Don't let anyone kid you, it IS great. Just a little tiresome after Christmas!

E-town said...

I love these pictures! It looks like fun living in a place with actual reliable public transit and tasteful architecture.