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Waiting and waiting and waiting

I have been spending my days thinkings about Arizona. I have been home for four days and yet it seems like a lifetime. Prior to our trip to Mesa, I knew that I would like it there and I knew that was where I would be happy because I was with Greg, but I never realized that I would feel so totally at peace there. Our visit there felt as if we had never lived anywhere else. Now that I am home (and I am using that term loosely these days when referring to Minnesota), it seems that all I do is spend my time thinking about when I can get to Arizona again, and how I can get there permanently. The boys and I had a chance to meet all of Greg's family. The boys got along really well with the girls and with their cousins. They enjoyed being so close to Grandma and Grandpa. I also enjoyed getting to know my new family very much. I was surprised at how easy it was to be around them. It was as if we were always family and good friends. There never seemed to be any of the awkward mom…

Visit for the Holidays

My wonderful wife came with her two beautiful boys to visit for the holidays. It was great! The boys got along great with their sisters and did really well with cousins and family friends.

With new territory comes new perspective.

Jen was driving with me down the road and saw a sign marked "ORGAN STOP PIZZA". She then gave me a puzzled look as if to say, "Why did they call it that?"

Well for those who haven't been initiated, it's a Pizza place that has a huge pipe organ inside and you order a pizza and listen to the organist play whatever you want him to play. (He's quite talented)

It's very popular with the snowbirds so it’s usually packed during the winter.

After this explanation, Jen understood everything clearly. I asked her why she was so puzzled and she said, "I can't understand why anyone would want to eat pizza that can stop your organs."

(It still cracks me up to hear this one!)