Archive for January, 2011

Good Morning Arizona!

Posted in this that on January 16, 2011 by jessicastarr

and this is why I love living here… Andy and I both agreed the clouds looked like cotton candy ice cream. The pic doesn’t do justice how pretty it was this morning.


Antiquing and more…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2011 by jessicastarr

I got up this morning not wanting to sit around at home all day.  So I went to an antique sale going on at the community center in Fountain Hills.  It was ok… to much old stuff! hahaha I did see some pretty cool old rings… you wonder who they belong to and what the history would be.  Maybe next time they come back I may have to check them out and invest in one.  I then went to Bealle’s (sp)… it’s not as nice as Ross’ which is just like a TJ Maxx or Marshalls.  It’s kind of crappy even if you ask me BUT I did find a really cute jar with my initial on it to keep my change in.

It only cost me $3.99… not to shabby! Then I found a V.C. Andrews book for $2.99.  I then went to the grocery store to get a roast, potatoes and carrots so I can make a roast in the crock pot on Monday! yea!

Father in law wanted me to run with him to drop off some clothes of my mother in laws.  It was at a place like a salvation army but all the money goes to hospice which they used for her.  But first we went to lunch at a awesome chinese restuarant called Flo’s Chinese Restuarant… VERY GOOD!!! I can’t wait to have my left overs for dinner!!!  I then took the boys to the park as usual.  I really hope wherever we move to from here we find a great park as this one.  Even though I am probably the youngest one there, they are manly seniors, I am starting to feel at home and making new friends!! But for your enjoyment, here are a few pics of Ty at the park!

Hi mommy… so he says.

 little crazy pug after wiggling in the grass…

now we are relaxing… waiting for Andy to get home. Have a great evening!

Here we are!

Posted in this that on January 14, 2011 by jessicastarr

Well we made it to Arizona on New Years eve.  Talk about a crazy drive down however.  We left on Wed morning around 430am.  We hit fog big time through Iowa and up to Kansas.  We finally stopped in Liberal, KS for the night… OMG what a hole in the wall hotel.  Never again will we stay in an Economy Inn.  We then left around 6am Thursday and it started out pretty decent.  We then got to New Mexico and the wind storms were crazy.  We had our own version of a video game dodging tumble weeds and dust storms.  We then had to skip going through ABQ due to the huge snow storm.  We ended up going down into Las Cruces, NM and stopping around 230p at a Motel 6.  There were so many snow storm warnings we were ready to stop. Within an hour of us stopping we got hit by flurries big time and they aren’t used to snow down there.  Anyway, it was a very nice motel and made up for the night before. We were so exhausted we fell asleep by 6p that night.  We got on the road at 7a the next morning and the roads were decent. We actually had to go through a boarder crossing since we were so close to Mexico but were waived right on through… am thinking we didn’t look to foreign to the patrol! lol  We then drove up through Tucson and made it to dad’s around 230p. 

Andy’s job is going wonderful for him.  Heckuva lot better than Albertville. I am still looking for a job.  I have applied for a mazillion places, but nothing yet… am kind of liking being a stay at home pug mom but it will get old soon. Thank goodness Andy will be making enough!!

I am going to go do a little shopping then take the boys to the dog park.  There is a fantastic park here in Fountain Hills that I try to take the boys to daily.

Have a great day!