We're settling, sort of, in Arizona. San Tan Valley to be precise. In March of 2016 my oldest daughter and son-in-law moved from California to Tucson. After much family discussion we decided it was best to move closer to them so Fiona could be nearer her best friend - her big sister! Especially during her teen years. So in June 2016 we left Wisconsin to move to Arizona.
It wasn't easy. Fiona even had to think twice about leaving the beautiful snowy winters in Wisconsin to live in hot, dry Arizona. We all loved the snow, winter, the seasons in Wisconsin! Arizona though did have her big sister, Joel's good friend Terry, my aunt, uncle, and cousin. The drier weather would probably be good for my rheumatoid arthritis. So we made plans and moved.
After staying with our good friends, Terry & Virgie, for a couple of months, we found the place we're now living in. We do like the house and where it's located - far away from the bustle of the big city of Phoenix. Close enough to take Fiona to visit her big sister monthly instead of only once a year. We've made some really, really good friends.
We did go back to Wisconsin last August to get some relief from the heat - and visited all our friends there that we missed as well as Joel's mom and my son James. We plan to do that again this year.
Arizona does have its own beauty - like these beautiful days when the sky is so blue and the clouds puffy white. For now, we're settling here. So far, so good.