Climbing Phoenix

Temperatures continue to rise in the Valley of the Sun, but we were blessed with a high of under 80 degrees one day last week (probably the last day like that for a while)! We took full advantage of the cooler weather and decided to hike the trails around Piestewa Peak one more time before…

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Desert Botanical Garden

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henry Matisse Growing up, neither of us loved or even liked the desert. Evan always dreamed of living by the beach or in a huge metropolis (high rise living is still a dream, actually). And with most of my family living in Illinois,…

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The State Fair

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” – Randy Pausch The state fair makes the list of things we need to do come every Autumn. It wasn’t always this way though, at least not for Evan. The fair had always given Evan the creeps, but I grew up loving it. The games, the rides,…

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