Thursday, July 29, 2010

Visions of Home

I haven't been home in over 9mo... I'm not dying of homesickness. I just miss it. The longest I'd ever gone before I got married and moved my life 2,300+mi away was 3.5mo. It's just weird to think about...

I miss...
  • My family - yeah, they are a phone call away, but it's not the same.
  • My best friend & XA friends - I feel as if they truly cared about me and were my friends because of who I am, not because of who I am married too. (no offense ladies.)
  • My (parents) dogs- we have our sweet guinea piggies, but someday we both want Labrador Retrievers again (I've had yellow & black, he's had chocolate).
  • My church- the one we go to here is great, scripture based sermons, contemporary worship, etc. But it isn't my church family. People smile and greet me, but besides the small group of people from our young married's class...they don't know my name.
  • My parent's house- It's open layout, tiled floors, the giant 8-person dinner table (even though we only had 4 people in the family), nice covered patio, jacuzzi, large open backyard... ahhh.
  • The scenery- anyone who thinks Arizona is just a whole bunch of desert sand. You are wrong. Completely. I miss the sunsets that look as if they were just painted, the beautiful red rocks in the mountains, the blooming wildflowers in spring, the endless hiking trails, the lizards & hummingbirds, rock climbing/bouldering, the lakes, trips down the river, playing in the snow up north, canyoneering, and backpacking the Grand Canyon.
  • Dry Heat- what the crap is this humidity thing we've got going on? How do you people live with it?
  • Yogurt-land- If you don't know what this is, it is safe to say you are missing out.
  • Serrano's- or any authentic Mexican food for that matter, the stuff they try to pass off as "authentic" here makes me cringe.
  • Directions- knowing where everything is. I've been here for a little over 9mo (obviously) and I'm getting pretty good with the freeways/highways, but what on earth is with giving a street a name & a # and changing that 3 times within a 5mi span? All of the roads seem to run whichever way they like, I come from normal-land... roads run E-W and N-S... none of this crazy curvy shenanigans, haha.


  1. I just moved back to AZ and Yogurtland is seriously an obsession... I eat it for dinner at least twice a week! And the whole 'dry heat' thing is SO true - I MELT in humidity, give me 115 degrees any day:)

  2. The parents house is always the best! It sucks when you're living there but then you always want to go back!
    I don't have a clue about this yogurtland business...I must be missin' out!

  3. Okay you had me bawling because I miss my family and Arizona SO much!

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  5. My home church is the hardest part of not being "home" too. Our church started as 40 people when I was 4 years old, and now has around 300! But everyone is still so close, and those 40 are still there and are like the parents of everyone. I miss walking in and instantly feeling rejuvenated by the meaningful relationship of everyone there, all of them who care about you in a level nobody else anywhere else does!

    And I miss my horses, dog, and cats. We have Giggy Piggy... but def not the same. I miss my horse so much.

  6. I've been to Arizona a few times and I really enjoyed it. I'd love to go back once we get back to the States.

  7. I wish I could giv eyuo a big ole hug. I think being home sick is worse then having a cold. : (

  8. Hi, I'm a new follower!

    I grew up in NM, so I totally get loving the dry heat. I moved to Alabama for school, and the humidity nearly killed me.

    When I moved from NM to AL, I also missed having the mountains to help me navigate. The things they call mountains in AL were like hills.

  9. We've been stationed in Tucson at DM AFB for the past two years and we love it! The desert is absolutely beautiful. But I'm homesick for North Carolina, I miss the green and the beaches and the mountains...but not the humidity!


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