Wednesday, March 23, 2011

tribute to Tucson

The first phase of our move was completed successfully. The house sold and closed without any problems, and all of our worldly possessions are on a semi, somewhere near Burlington, VT. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out, watching our girls, helping us move furniture, and being just all around great friends.

We are hanging out in Denver, house sitting for my parents while they are in Ireland. It's been a nice break from the chaos of moving. When my parents come back we'll start on phase 2 of the move: Finding a House. We are going to leave Ella and Sophie to play with the grandparents while Jacob and I fly to Burlington and check it out. Fingers are crossed that it will be easier to find a house than it was to buy our "new" car. Note to self: 2 weeks before moving across the country is not the best time to be trying to buy a car. It's a used, but in beautiful condition, Acura TSX (if you're curious). It's awesome.

We left Tucson a week ago today and it's been fun, but it just feels like we're on vacation. I end up with a little bit of anxiety when I remember that we're not going back home.

Here is a little farewell to our great friends, experiences, memories...(Jacob's proposal on Mt Lemmon, first apartment, teaching dance, dance festival, my internship at St Mary's, our first house, our girls' births', Jacob's master's degree, amazing friends, and our adventures-camping, exploring, parties, running, biking, serving in Mutual). It was a great 10 years. Tucson is a great place to live.

Farewell Tucson (480p) from Heather Dahle on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

mw-p1: day 4

No pictures today, but it's starting to sink that we're leaving the place that's been home for the last (almost) 10 years. We have met many amazing people that we admire and feel privileged to call friends. We are excited for our Vermont adventure, but also anticipating the pangs of homesickness that are sure to come.

a few of the things we'll miss (in no particular order)...

great friends
mexican food
never having to worry about being under dressed
november bike rides
january picnics
monsoon season
the best book club ever
tucson's laid back pace
warm summer nights
350 days of sunshine per year
arizona sunsets
no daylight savings nonsense
installing christmas lights/ decor in 80 degree weather
road runners
fresh citrus right off the tree
"sonoran desert, after rain" smell
driving up mount lemmon
antifreeze? what's that?
flip flops=always appropriate foot wear

mw-p1: day 3

Saturday, March 12, 2011

moving week-phase 1: day 2

A deer friend was reclaimed from storage, and keeps mysteriously escaping from it's moving box.

Sophie learned to ride a bike!

*we realized right after taking a few photos that we forgot the helmet, and she wore it for the rest of her ride.

Meanwhile Ella decided the birds needed a nest, in case the new owners of our house want a nest for birds in the back yard.

Thursday, March 10, 2011