Monsoons in Arizona

Posted on October 27, 2010. Filed under: The places we have been | Tags: , , , , , , |

So we have plenty of sun filled days in Arizona. Lots and lots.

However when the rain comes it comes in like a Lion.

Monsoons.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I have to say I was really impressed.

After months of months of the same beautiful sunny weather.

TB and I were mesmerized with the first big monsoon headed our way.

Yes we sat outside for over an hour watching the storm approach and the rain come down.

I laughed at us going I can understand why their our storm chasers.

We had seen our share of the lightning storms.

We had heard the stories of the monsoons.

But this was our first experience.

Huge pieces of hail falling from the sky. Causing thousands and thousands of damage to cars all around. Fortunately ours were in the garage.

Just crazy intense rain.

TB thought ahead and moved out our grill so it could get cleaned. Worked wonders.

 

I always love a good rainstorm, but this was just spectacular.

Monsoon season is done for the year, but looking forward to a more active season next year!

For now bring on more sun and the wonderful fall and winter weather!

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Soccer Saturday

Posted on October 8, 2010. Filed under: Capture the moment, Good Finds, Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MB is just loving her soccer team. I am really happy we decided to ease into it. Her team only meets one hour on Saturday. 40 min of practice and drills and then a 20min game. It is just what she needs to learn the basics, build confidence, and score a few little goals. It also is great for our schedule. With gymnastics, swimming, and girls scouts, I was ready for the full time commitment of 2 practices a week and Saturday games. We are going to have to drop one other sport when we go to that.

This week MB won the sportsmanship award for the week. She was so excited as you can tell from the photo!!!

TB and I were excited too…finally the temps were below 100 degrees. We didn’t get eaten by fire ants watching the practice and our new breathable REI chairs arrived…so when I got up to cheer I didn’t have what can only be summarized as soggy pants. Much to TB’s disappointment he will have to find something else to tease me about…these chairs rock! I am looking forward to the rest of the season which much cooler weather.

I just love this photo too….it took me a while at looking at it to realize what it was. It’s the blue skies. The skies in AZ are so bright and so blue and it is like this almost every day. I love it!!!!! Thinking about the doom and gloom about to hit Syracuse I am so excited to be where we are for the winter. I have already forgotten the miserable heat of August.

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What is out the window?

Posted on August 29, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are still adjusting to the AZ summer.

I have to admit the monsoons are really cool.

The light shows are outstanding.

Seeing the columns of rain around the valley are picturesque.

The smell of rain is just perfect.

All things I love about the monsoons. The humidity it brings I could do without.

Today’s monsoon was really special.

MB and I were driving to Chick-fil-A for kid’s night. As we drive we noticed if you look out one window it was dark, lightening, and you could see the rain. Out the other window was the blue sky.

As we pulled into the Chick-fil-A parking lot I turned to MB. Look- Chick-fil-A is in the middle. It was seriously like the separation of the storm went right down the middle of the building. It was like a line drawn in the sky between storm and blue skies.

MB and I marveled at it for a moment and then went in for dinner and 50 cent make your own sundaes. TB she wanted to make one for you with 3 scoops of oreos…so you are missed!

As we are eating dinner I look out the window and it was pouring. I say something to MB…she goes no it’s not. I look out the other window and she is right no rain. Now this Chick-fil-A is not bigger than normal. It is a normal sized joint….but seroiusly for 15min rain was pouring down on one side and there wasn’t a drop on the other side.

It was pretty crazy to watch cars go through the drive thru. Wipers on as they entered, off as they exited.

Made for some interesting weather conversation.

What will AZ storms have in store for us next.

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