So, I mentioned our possible move to the desert. Justin has a job opportunity that could take us out to the Phoenix area in about a year. It’s not something we’d have to do, but he’s always wanted to live out there and I feel like this is the time in our life for us to make a move like this that could benefit us long term.

Part of me is really excited. I’ve never lived outside the Midwest and it would be a family adventure for sure! The other part of me is scared to death and dreading the hot, dry, brown desert climate and landscape. I love having all four seasons and think it’s really important for the girls, as well. Not to mention the obvious fact that we’d be leaving the security of our friends and family for the widely unknown.

Nothing is is certain, but I’m mentally preparing myself for the hardest move I’ve ever had to make and I’ve moved A LOT in my 30 years on this earth. I’m glad I have a year to get used to the idea. I’m savoring every blade of green grass and spring shower we have. One good thing is that we’d be moving from the 10th worst to the 17th best city for air quality! See here: http://www.webmd.com/news/20070501/top-25-cities-for-clean-air

That article made me feel a little better about moving until I read about the scorpions THAT COME IN YOUR HOUSE. Apparently scorpions are to Phoenix what mice are to us. OMG, if I EVER find a scorpion or tarantula or rattle snake anywhere near myself or my girls Justin might have to scrape me off the ceiling. I did mention they have clean air, right?