Thursday, February 05, 2009

My Top Ten

Top 10 Reasons I LOVE living in a small town:

1. We rarely fill up the gas tank.

2. Nothing to do means more time to spend with these guys.

3. SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE... need I say more?

4. Well I will anyway. Ro comes home for two hours in the morning and for another hour at lunch because we are so close to work and traffic is nonexistent.

5. You get to see weird things like THIS on the corner:

6. Speaking of "the corner", it is a BIG DEAL here... The Eagles put this town on the map! The "standin on the corner" part of town goes a little overboard, but you can bet I will be taking you there if you ever come to visit us!

7. Road trips are a necessity!

8. The lack of good restaurants means we eat at home more.

9. Houses are unique and there are really no cookie cutters.

10. There IS such thing as a free lunch! (At the Rootbeer Stand of course...)

I could actually go on and on, but I will leave it at that. Then I will have to be inspired to create more when I get sick of looking at the same brown dirt and need some new reasons to be happy. No, this is not a beautiful place or an exciting place, but I am AMAZED at how much it feels like home.


Sabra said...

I am so glad you are happy. Home sweet home.

The Greens said...

I am sick of my brown dirt backyard too:( I know what you mean though, somehow someway Winslow grows on you!

Crystal said...

Nat, I don't think Ava could be any cuter. Serious.

Jamie said...

I'm glad it already feels like home. If you go to Flag I want to come too. :)

mmg said...

The picture of your gorgeous children really made my day

the Painters said...

Your kids are adorable. I want a daughter so I can dress her like Ava. She is so cute!
"there's a girl my Lord in a flat bed ford....." Love that song.

KandK said...

Okay, so I am a lurker, and I check you blog frequently....well,okay, I am Roland's cousin. Glad Winslow is treating you well. My mom/dad keep us posted on how you are doing. Maybe we will get to see you this summer (July 4thish time frame) when we all come to invade Winslow!
You kids are cute!!

Jon Lawrence said...

I can't believe how much your son looks like Ro. He is a clone from the looks of it in that picture!

The Brewers said...

Tell Roland to go ask my dad (Uncle Denny) to teach Mase how to work the water balloon shooter...but don't tell my mom or Sandra :-o!!!!!

kristal said...

This is my favorite post of all posts on all blogs right now. and I agree 100%. Our family life improved a TON when we hit the small town...we're together as a familiy so much more for all those same reasons, nothing else to do, no where else to eat, Jase is so clse to home, no traffic. I LOVE IT! And you're right, Joseph City and Winslow have to be the 2 UGLIEST towns in Az, but the most homiest as well. Love it! Glad your close even though we'll NEVER hang out!!!! Get your butt over here!!!