Thursday, June 6, 2013

A desert rat in a never ending forest.

Growing up in Mesa, I've really taken blue skies for granted.  Then came Idaho with the snow. Not ideal, but it was ok. The fun and friends outweighed the cold. 
Then Reno. A nice mix between the two; it came with the blue skies of Mesa mixed with a more temperate climate and SOME snow from Idaho. 
We have no idea where we are living. 
Microsoft is paying for a month free in an apartment, which is nice but the housing here is horribly expensive (I'm obviously comparing to Arizona, Idaho, and Reno). 
Plus neither of us like any of the houses our realtor is showing us. Picky picky. 
We've even contemplated buying land and building ourselves. Hmmm. 

Dallin is liking his new job which is wonderful. So proud of my Senior Financial Analyst.  We're super excited for this new adventure but still really sad to leave Reno. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I'm sure I can give that to the ward we moved into, the awesome friends we made, Dallin's amazing parents.  We're very sad to leave that behind, but nothing a round trip ticket can't fix. 

Every place I've ever lived, I've loved. I do have to say, I absolutely love the desert landscape! I found it in Idaho and in Reno...but it's nowhere to be found in Washington! NOWHERE!  It's beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I think Dallin said it best when he described all the tress, everywhere, as "claustrophobic".  

This desert rat misses cactus and rattlesnakes. 


jill said...

I grew up in Mill Creek Ash! Still expensive and a little far from Seattle (30-40 minutes) but nice little community. Kirkland/Bellevue are my FAVORITE, they have the best shopping and some great restaurants. Also expensive. Cost of living sucks in Seattle!

Julie said...

Girl you are crazy, the Northwest landscape is amazing! Idaho does not even compare. I'm glad you are here, I can't wait to see you and you will find a house...probably before we do, so don't worry!

LJ said...

BABYGIRL!!! oh my gosh that makes me so excited!! you will be close to me YOOHOO!!! I ended up in Oregon of all places and am in LOVE with all the green and weather here, could do with out all the B.O. smelling hippies but im happy to hear you will be closer!! you will be good and oh my that baby girl looks just like her mommy!!!! So gorgeous!! <3 Auntie La La

Dallin & Ashley said...

Lauren, where are you?? I'd love to see you!