There are many times I forget why in heaven’s name we live in the desert. Those are the days when I can’t even think very straight since I’m just trying to keep from melting in the heat.

But in the winter? That is when I remember.

Right now we live in a wonderland I tell you!

Our trees are dripping with the tastiest oranges:

We are trying to take advantage of gorgeous hiking weather whenever we can squeeze it in:

And soaking up winter sunsets from our “sunset spot.”

We can just hang and kiss outside whenever we want.

Ha! (That was just when my brother was showing us the photographic capacities of his new iPhone…it was totally dark outside when he took those pictures, which was kinda cool.)

Often I just have to stop in my tracks and feel all that gratitude in my heart.

Happy Wednesday!

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    1. I’m glad you shared this. What a easy and great way to open communication with our children. Thanks for suggesting the link

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  2. I grew up in California and am currently living there. My husband is looking at a job out in Arizona and when I was talking to my sister she told me to look at your blog to get me excited about the state. I love lawns, trees, flowers and plants and I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to get any of that in moving to Arizona but in your pictures it looks green and beautiful. If you don’t mind me asking, what area you live in or what areas are more green in Arizona?

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