Reasons we love AZ

I remember telling a coworker in Illinois that I was applying for a job in Arizona and I was really, really hoping I would get it. And I will never forget what she said, "Well, if you don't get the job, at least you can say that you missed out on living in a desert." Ha.

Well, for those of you who have yet to experience life in the desert, here are some things to be jealous of:
  • This week, if finally cooled down....to 85 degrees 
  • Living here has brought the words "purple mountains majesty" to a beautiful reality
  • CACTI EVERYWHERE! Seriously, the various cacti are so beautiful and so different than the reg'lar, ho-hum tree (the above picture is of my fave: the prickly pear! Reminds me of The Jungle Book...)
  • Warm days/chilly, cozy nights
  • No clouds mean the most beautiful starry nights. We can literally look up and see the Milky Way
But don't get too jelly! I will say that apart from the first day we moved here, it has not rained once. I know, I know, that's what makes it a desert....xx Janel


  1. You can ride motorcycles year 'round too! I always thought the desert was nice. Glad you are finding the positives! Miss you guys!

  2. Haha, we see lots of motorcycle and bike riders around here! Miss you too! Come visit us if you're hankerin' for the desert!