Monday, May 19, 2008

Here comes the Sun.


That is right... we are moving to sunny ARIZONA! Here is the scoop. The entrepreneur aka "Peter" has long since wanted to "be his own boss." He has been working for his Dad's company for the last 9 years (on and off, but mostly on) and has generally been in the hotel business. His long term dream involved working with his Dad developing hotels in cities all over the West. He has been able to do this for the past two years or so. HOWEVER, Peter's dad is retiring and although we THOUGHT we would be venturing off to do "this sort of thing" in a couple of years... the OPPORTUNITY presented itself a little "early"...

We are excited, scared, nervous, thrilled, anxious, overwhelmed, stunned, happy, and pretty much every other adjective in the book about it. We never thought we would leave here. We have family ties, we have real estate investments, we have a home that we love... we have everything.... except.... "our own thing" which we just happened to find in PHOENIX.

You might ask, WHY PHOENIX? Well, the long and the short of it is just plain OPPORTUNITY. There just happens to be more of it THERE. (It might have something to do with the fact that Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US or something- Not to mention the FASTEST GROWING city) Anywho... my sister lives there as well and my parents have been there to "visit" (i.e. get warm) at least 4 times already this year. As a matter of fact, my mom actually said, "We are glad you are moving CLOSER." Apparently my mom thinks that being warm makes you PHYSICALLY closer because in actuality Phoenix is only 69 miles closer in driving miles. . . (Love you mom).

If you need a "sunny place to go" in lets say... January? Or February or.. if you are from the Northwest like we are... APRIL or MAY? Please remember us.. we will be warm... we will have a pool (and air conditioning).. and we love visitors. :)

15 comments:

Shally said...

We lived in the Phoenix area for Spring Training for 3 years in a row--loved it.

Just be careful on the highways-- I swear there were multiple accidents on a daily basis...

Natalie said...

YEA!!! We will have to get together...

Lene said...

You will love it down here. Yes the summers are hot, but you learn how to adapt to the heat. And the wonderful winters more than make up for it.

Ilene said...

Phoenix- how fun! I've only heard good things about the area. That is awesome. I hope it works out splendidly so that your next move will be like two years in the future rather than one!

Shally said...

No necklace yet.. hopefully tomorrow! :)

i'm kelly said...

everyone seems love arizona! congrats. what an exciting opportunity. yahoo! you are going to do awesome!

Bridget said...

How fun for you! I love a new adventure. My brother and his family are actually moving to Phoenix this summer too and my sister and family live in Tucson. I love the idea of not every being cold again.

Tina said...

My sister lives in Queen Creek, about an hour outside of PHX but they love it there. They also have a pool so its a great place for our family to visit!
Best of luck to you!

Not quite the Bradys said...

We were in the middle of buying a house in Queen Creek when we transferred here instead. It's really nice there. I'm sure you'll like it.

Do you get Family Fun magazine? They had the cutest treats in there this month that immediately made me think of you. If you don't, I'll send the link next month. They don't have this month's issue on their website yet.

Lauralee said...

saw your little "interview" on gab's blog..

loved what you had to say about being tall.. (5'10)I am not quite as tall as you.. but what you had to say really "hit home"


like people recognizing you.. remembering you.. I always hear- you look so familiar.. I just say I have a generic face!

anyway.. love your dad's advice to you.. I will pass that on to my kids who are on their way to being tall people..
thanks for sharing.. love your blog!
I am in Wa state too.. you probably don't want to say where on here, but email me!

Jessica said...

I'm just sad. I'll try to feel happy for your oppurtunity, but I'm sad we have to relegate this friendship to blogland. Boo.

JBelle said...

well. Well!

Lindsay said...

Do you hear the tears falling? And you better believe we want a piece of that time share (wink)!

Jen said...

I found you by way of the Kelly's swap. I'm traveling through all of these fantastic links. And when I read AZ in your recent post my heart skipped. AZ?! NO! Yes? Really? I'm in Tucson, a two hour drive through nothing special. A bit different from PHX. Smaller. I like to think of it as cozy. So if you ever venture down this way, please drop me a line. A tour of the Old Pueblo might be worth the two hour blah... ;) Jen

terahreu said...

Ah, ha! I now see what desert you are in. Enjoy. The winters there are fantastic. It will only go up from here for you. We lived in Peoria while my husband and I went to grad school. There is great shopping there. Is there really an Ikea now? I also loved to go up to the outlet mall towards Flagstaff. The Ann Taylor used to have fantastic deals! Good luck with settling in.

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