• our 4 favorite things in Arizona

    Happy Monday, friends!  I super love writing favorites posts, because I get to share a little piece of what I have been loving.  My standard favorites posts from back in the day (click here for examples) would have me all up in my personal day-to-day, and you know I have been getting down with some T-Swift and Gilmore Girls these days, but what I want to share with you today are four things we have loved the most so far in Arizona! #1—The food! My new life goal is to only eat Mexican food for the rest of our time in Arizona. No but seriously, the tacos are out of…

  • living it up in arizona—part I | learning to live in & love a new home

    Will and I have been in Arizona for a little over a month now, and let me tell you—the adventuring is real.  In this month we have tried three churches and settled on one.   We have visited three neighboring towns and road tripped to Utah.  We have climbed a couple mountains, watched some 4th of July fireworks in a park while munching on shave ice, started a Bible study group going through Colossians, and explored local staples like the farmer’s market and La Casitas Mexican restaurant.   The #SuiteLifeofWillandJamie We have met a lot of new people, through work and through the community, and have found that this temporary…

  • the road home & the craziest lightning storm ever

    And just like that, 5 Days of Blogging week has come to an end!  I hope you’ve all enjoyed it!  It’s been very exciting for me, personally.  I’ve been itching to blog again for a while now, and finally getting back at it has been a dream.   Starting next week, I will be committing to post once a week, so keep an eye out for something new every Monday!  Until then, please enjoy these wonderful desert landscapes. The most beautiful desert drive I have ever experienced.   After an overnight road trip and a whirlwind reunion (click here to read that blog post), we loaded up our little Ford…

  • the overnight road trip & the whirlwind reunion

    Will is from Utah and his parents still live in the house he grew up in.  He had the kind of locational stability growing up that I got jealous of and longed for a bit in my teen years.  He has three brothers and one sister and they all live in this little clump in the western states right now.  We took advantage of the closeness of family almost immediately after moving to Arizona and road tripped up for a big family reunion—his mom’s 50th birthday party! Friday, July 6, 2018 I spent the day packing and cleaning.  I worked out (leg day), did laundry, and prepped everything to go so…