Arizona Day 1: Picking Oranges

Wes’s family is in the process of moving down to Arizona, and this week we have the pleasure of visiting them!

Yesterday we got to visit their church and took a tour of some of the surrounding neighborhoods. When we got home we relaxed by the pool for a while and then went for a nice evening walk to pick some oranges. – I can’t believe how gorgeous it is here in January! I knew there wasn’t much grass, but they make up for it with lots of other green plants, including orange trees everywhere. It’s lovely. Here are some pictures from our walk:

little girl did great in her stroller – she loves walks!
so precious
las montanas!
we stopped for a little photo op along the way… & were also amused @ the bicycle guy’s helmet
Wes’s dad Matt picking oranges at a different spot on our way home
And here’s Wes’s parents’ current rental {where we are staying with them}… I’m loving the southwestern architecture!


Today we went for a nice hike in those mountain areas, it was around 82 degrees I believe. More on that to come later!

Check out the next posts, Day 2, Day 3, &  Day 4

Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to six amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!


  1. Ugh I totally know what you mean. When I was in Hawaii last year, I was like why in the world do I live in Nebraska? I have no need for seasons.

  2. LOVE the pictures…..little Miss Muffet looks adorable 🙂 as always.  Shout out to all the Bro's. Enjoy the sun!!   BTW..We have the sleigh, now we "need" snow …lol… (so there is at least one good use for snow!  We'd look silly out there on a sleigh ride without it!!) 

  3. Hi Kate, I am glad you were able to find some warmth in the winter. I personally am getting tired of the warmth because it's been 80 degrees here in San Diego (I am seriously not joking and I'm seriously not bragging) for the past month and we need some rain or something. It would be nice to have at least a few weeks of winter, lol! I don't need it to snow or anything, but I'd like to wear a scarf and boots every once in awhile!

    Hope you're having fun in Arizona!

  4. My husband and I lived in the Phoenix area for two years while completing our degrees. The weather is nice in the "winter" but the rest of the year it's miserably hot 🙁

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