Category Archives: arizona attractions

West Virginians in the West Valley

Mom, Dad and my three sisters came to visit us for two weeks. During our first week together, we visited several attractions around the Valley—some that were new for me too. One of the cool places we toured was the … Continue reading

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Ride ‘em, Cowboy!

The other weekend we took friends of ours, the Horkavys, to Rawhide—complete with gunfights in the streets, burro rides, and gold panning.  We visited the shops and attractions along the street. Stephen found a cowboy hat for himself, and Cooper … Continue reading

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Grammy, Grampy, and Uncle Ben

Our family visits continued for a third week in a row when Mom and Dad Moody and Ben flew in from Indiana. We’ll take family any time we can get them! Spring is here, so the palo verde trees were … Continue reading

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A Sister Spring Break

How special that my sister Charis wanted to spend her spring break with us! She came from snowy Massachusetts to sunny Arizona and was glad to escape the cold. The boys liked “helping” Aunt Charis play the piano. Family time … Continue reading

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We Took a Bike Ride…

...on a sunny day near the river. A few Saturdays ago, we rented some bikes and a kid trailer from the Bicycle Cellar in Tempe. I hadn’t been on a bike ride in years! It’s really true that you never … Continue reading

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Birthday Weekend

Birthdays are a big deal to Silas. He’s been asking me, “How old am I today?” to see if he’s still three or if he’s gotten older overnight. We talked about my birthday this past weekend, so now he knows … Continue reading

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Arizona State Senate

Last Thursday, I attended part of the Arizona state senate session in the capitol complex. My dad teaches history and travels the country as an evangelist during the summer. He writes letters to the editor, applicable to certain states/cities, and … Continue reading

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Heart Day & Other Days

For this year’s valentines I used the Christmas pictures we had taken of the boys. With a picture like that on the front, of course the valentines were adorable! On Valentine’s Day, the boys and I drove to Stephen’s office … Continue reading

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Quick Trip North

We were longing for a change of scenery, so we packed up the boys and drove up to Prescott this past Saturday. The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary was our destination. It was perfect for our two munchkins! The weather was … Continue reading

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Our Merry Little Christmas

Early, early tomorrow morning we’ll be headed to the airport to catch a Christmas Eve flight. This will be our first Christmas with my parents and sisters since we moved out to Arizona in 2009. The family celebration should be … Continue reading

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