Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Well we spent our first day in Phoenix, Sunday, getting situated and moving us and all our stuff to my Great Uncle Ben's house. Him and his wife Vicki have been very nice letting us stay during our extra long layover. We also got to visit with my Great Aunt Margie.

Our second and third days began with a hike in the city recreation area/park behind their house. Basically the desert and mountains with some trails for hiking and biking. We hiked up the mountain and got some great views of the city of Phoenix. Rebekah saw her first cacti, which she was very excited about. We need to get in a lot better shape before we start hiking up the giant mountains in Alaska. On Tuesday afternoon we picked oranges off the tree in the backyard and made some fresh orange juice.

Tommorrow we are driving up to Sedona to go on some hikes. I also need to figure out how to better change the layout for multiple pics. I'll work on that...


Sunday, March 29, 2009

5 day layover in Phoenix

Mt. Redoubt (south of Anchorage) erupts only about once every decade. Who would ever have thought that it would happen on the weekend that we are trying to move to Anchorage!

When we arrived in Phoenix last night, we went to catch our connecting flight to ANC. Unfortunately, our flight was cancelled due to all of the volcanic ash in the air. We are now booked on another flight on Thursday night. Pray that the volcano settles down and goes back to sleep.

For now though, we are just enjoying the lovely weather here in Phoenix. Luckily, we were able to contact Steven's great uncle and are staying at his house in Moon Valley (a neighborhood area in Phoenix).

Tomorrow we are planning on doing some hiking and enjoying the warm weather before we try to journey again to the Land of the Midnight Sun. We are just making the best of this CRAZY situation.

I will post some photos of Arizona soon. I saw a real-live cactus today- very exciting!

We are missing everyone!


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Today is the day!

The day is here. All of our bags are packed. Momma don't be worried...get excited! We will miss everyone here in Georgia, but our offer for visitors always stands! Come visit! Pack your parka!