Everyone always complains about how hot Arizona is, but no one ever RAVES about the Fall. Seriously people, it's a DREAM! In October and November, I was in heaven with the perfect weather. We've gotten some chillier days a couple times, but I'll take that any day over the Snow for months (sorry Utah).
These are just some highlights of my first Fall in Arizona!
I finally got to meet Juliana's adorable little girl, Blakeleigh! Juliana's in-laws are from Arizona so we were able to grab some lunch at BJ's and catch up! It was so fun seeing her!
I've become soul sisters with this lady, Mackenzie. We both have a love for baseball so we went to one of the last Diamondback games of the season! Her parents have season tickets right behind their dugout. Heaven. I'm excited I'll get to go to more baseball games next year!
Mackenzie and I took a trip one day to the new Gilbert Temple. They had a cute little visitors center in a trailer, but I loved it! I'm so excited that I'll get to live by another beautiful house of the Lord!
The Tempe Singles Stake played softball every Tuesday night until Thanksgiving! (That's where I first met Kenz) So I played a couple of times and had a blast! It was a hopping place every Tuesday night! I'm sad the season is over, but I'll start prepping for next season in hopes of going to the championship game!
In the middle of October I went to the lake and was in HEAVEN! The weather was absolutely perfect! No one Arizona people never want to leave this place. If I could, I would go to the lake every day!
I went to the Mesa temple to do baptisms one afternoon, walked into the visitors center, and ran into this cute little lady from my home, Kelsey Hamstead! She is so happy to be there and it was so fun to see her!
Since my dear friend, Ross, is becoming a Doctor and studying his life away at Midwestern, which is an hour away from me, we decided to meet halfway in Scottsdale! We walked around the mall for a little bit, then took a stroll outside and devoured some delicious Sprinkles cupcakes. I wish we lived closer, he is one of my few Provo connections these days.
I attended my first ASU game and was reminded how much I love (and miss) going to college football games! Even though we lost that day, it was a blast tailgating all morning with Kenz's family and friends!
Halloween snuck up on me way to quickly, but I managed to whip up a costume . The weekend before Halloween, Kenz and I went to a Halloween/Birthday party that ended up being pretty fun! There was a photo booth, dancing, and lots of people. The birthday boy decided to be Gumby all night so he was a mystery all night. His loss.
And to end such a great night, we went to Waffle House and I was in heaven! Thank goodness Arizona can provide me with some of the things I love from Georgia!
Brother Bear came into town the following week for his interview at Midwestern! He was only here for a few short days and since I had to work, I only got to see him a few hours each night, but it was fun to be with him!
We spent Halloween Eve at the families house carving a pumpkin, and eating chili and roasting halloween shaped s'mores by the fire pit. It was a perfect fall evening! And as always, I love spending time with these cute cousins of mine! I'm so lucky to live nearby some incredible family!
And I love when the family comes in town! We went to lunch at a japanese steak house then went swimming at the JW for a few hours. I love that place. And I love seeing my family!
The day Provo got a TON of snow, I went on a hike with my friend to the Wind Caves. I haven't been on a hike in forever so it was fun to finally get to go again and enjoy the view!
The roommates and I became Home Improvement ladies and put together my bookshelf! My room is slowly coming together and looking like a home! I love it!
Fall flew by, but I enjoyed every minute of it! I honestly can't believe I have been living in Arizona for over 4 months now! Time has gone by so quickly, but I continue to feel blessed and happier as each day passes.