Saying Goodbye to Phoenix

As we have been driving across the country, we have talked about almost everything. As we were in West Texas we got to talking about the things that we were going to miss in Phoenix. Phoenix has been “home” to us for a year and a half. Phoenix has some great places, and we feel that we left too soon to do everything that we wanted to do. But we couldn’t have passed up on this great opportunity in West Virginia.

Part of the reason I started this blog was to be a virtual scrapbook on our lives! Gary and I want to say bye to Phoenix. A city that will always have a place in our hearts.

We are going to miss:

I’m going to miss the weather. I LOVED the fact that I could wear flip flops all year around!
Beautiful scenery. Arizona has the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. I swear AZ invents new colors for the coloring box. (The palm trees were nice too.)
Sports. It was so nice to have all the major sports around.
Friends. Also, bloggers friends who have turned real-life friends. Plus the friends we (Gary’s friends who have accepted me) knew coming into town.

IKEA.. I’m going to miss one is right down the street. I love that place!!

In AZ I experienced a career change. It was one of the best decisions. I loved the experience with the Coyotes, but think I found what I am supposed to do.

I’m sure that we are missing more things, but that’s really all we could think of. Today we are heading to Louisville, Kentucky to meet up with my parents. They have been so nice to take Heisman for a few weeks so we could get settled in.

Holiday Challenge

Sunday, Dec 1: Make Advent Calendar
Monday, Dec 2: Decorate House for Christmas
Tuesday, Dec 3: Listen to Pandora Christmas
Wednesday, Dec 4: Holiday DIY Crafts
Thursday, Dec 5: Drink Egg Nog
Friday, Dec 6: Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 7: Football Game (PAC 12 Championship)

Sunday, Dec 8: Stocking Stuffer
Monday, Dec 9: Go See Santa Claus
Tuesday, Dec 10: Random Act of Kindness
Wednesday, Dec 11: Mail Off Christmas Presents
Thursday, Dec 12: Try a NEW holiday drink
Friday, Dec 13: Christmas Lights
Saturday, Dec 14: Holiday Photos

Sunday, Dec 15: Stocking Stuffer
Monday, Dec 16: Make Gingerbread House
Tuesday, Dec 17: Secret Santa
Wednesday, Dec 18: Give Clothes to Shelter
Thursday, Dec 19: Try a Holiday Beer Flight
Friday, Dec 20: Make cookies
Saturday, Dec 21: Zoo Lights
Sunday, Dec 22: Stocking Stuffer

Monday, Dec 23: Holiday PJ Party
Tuesday, Dec 24: Christmas Movie Marathon
Wednesday, Dec 25: Christmas DAY!! Open presents

Heisman Goes to Doggie Day Care

I haven’t blogged much about Heisman. He is a dog. He sits, sleeps poop, and plays. Nothing really special until TODAY. We put him in doggie daycare.

This is something we have been thinking about for some time, but we are on lockout budget. (I work for an NHL team. That’s really all I can say without getting in trouble.) But today our apartment is coming to look at our apartment, so we thought it would be better if he was gone.

At first, I was really excited and that he was going to doggie daycare. I was really good until it came to actually leaving the store. The lady asked one question and I broke down. I started crying. I couldn’t help it. It’s his first time away, and I REALLY want him to stay the whole day with the other dogs. It will be good for him. I will keep everyone posted on how it turns out.

A little background on Heisman. We got him last Christmas. That was our big gift to each other. From the first moment, we LOVED him. He was perfect.

Heis is half weenie and half jack Russell. Many people think he is the Taco Bell dog. I get really upset when people say that. I don’t know why because it’s not that big of a deal.

Many people ask if he is named after the Heisman trophy. Yes, he is. I have always wanted a dog and name him Heisman. Gary picked his middle name which is Barkley. After Matt Barkley the quarterback for the USC Trojans. (His favorite team)

Below are some random pictures from my phone.