arizona vs. snow

I'm really hoping that Arizona has some charm.
I've lived in a bunch of places in my 27 years, and I can tell you that Arizona is one of those states I never wanted to live. 
I love me some seasons, and fall is my favorite.
The thought of living in a place that Ryan describes as "hotter than satan's bum" does not appeal to me.
However, it's inevitable, so I'm doing my best to find a little charm in the idea of being there.

Here's the thing:
Guys, I love snow. Like...I love snow.
There's a reason Ryan and I are spending our honeymoon in Quebec City in January. COLD!
As an aside, we booked our honeymoon yesterday.
It's only the most amazing hotel ever, and my work in travel affords us the chance to experience it...Le Chateau Frontenac.

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But I digress.
The point is, I'm absolutely thrilled to finally be with Ryan all the time.
However, we are less than thrilled that our first year is going to be, y'know, five minutes from Mexico...
And hotter than all get out.
I guess there's some comfort in the fact that it's going to be just less than a year?

I'm sure i'll be dreaming of doing handstands in the snow all the while.


Literally.

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  1. I love that hotel :) I'm form Maine so I know about love for snow. But just think on the bright side, you'll have a great tan!

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    1. Isn't the hotel perfect?! We can't wait! And yes, I'll be tan just in time to move to Germany haha

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  2. Uh, that hotel is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my entire life! I dream about living in South Carolina (currently living in Kansas) but I don't think I could leave the winter weather behind. That's half of the reason that I love Christmas! #FirstWorldProblems

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    1. Isn't it though?! Without my travel perks, we would never have been able to afford it, so we are SO excited! Winter makes Christmas though, right?!

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  3. I love snow too, I don't know what I'd do if I lived somewhere without it!

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    1. That's why I'm so excited for Germany in 2015! We'll get snow again! :D

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  4. I totally feel ya. I grew up in Vermont until I was 10 years old and have spent the last 16 winters hoping for a dusting of snow in Alabama. This is the first time I know that I'll have real snow and I CANNOT WAIT! At least it's just one year. And you'll get some snow before you move.
    Finding the unique things about new places has become one of my favorite parts of the military life. I'm sure you'll find tons of things you'll love about Arizona.
    I'm really curious now. What do you do in the travel industry?
    Also, I'm beyond jealous of your honeymoon.

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    1. I'm sure there will be some lovely things about Arizona...I just need to come around to them! I love traveling and new experiences, so I really shouldn't complain.

      I'm a writer for a company called World Travel Holdings. We partner with the biggest names in travel (like US Airways, Delta, United and rewards brands like Best Buy and BJs), and we market cruises for all the top cruise lines in the world (Norwegian, Royal, Carnival, Princess...all of them). It's AWESOME, and they're keeping me and letting me work remotely, which is invaluable because of the military lifestyle. Because I work in travel though, I'm issued an IATA card, which allows me to book at travel agent rates. It's incredible. As an aside...if you've ever wanted to be an at-home cruise agent, we are ALWAYS hiring! ;)

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  5. First, that hotel...gorg.
    Second...snow is magical.
    Third...it might be less than desirable but there is def something romantic about being away from everything and everyone you know with the person you love:)

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  6. I know what you mean by that ridiculous heat. We're moving to New Mexico next month, and I'm not exactly stoked about it. Although snow and I don't get along - I know you're going to have the BEST honeymoon, that hotel is magical!

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    1. Isn't it?! I can't wait to play in the snow and live for a week in that hotel! :D

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  7. everything about your honeymoon makes me jealous. i want it all. ps. i was in snow this weekend. be jealous.

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    1. haha I really AM jealous! it's almost 60 in NH today. blasphemy.

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  8. Oh Le Chateau!!!! Enjoy Quebec and the snow just a little extra for me--I miss them so much!!! I know you'll find things you enjoy in Arizona and at least it's only a year before Germany right!!!

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  9. Haha Parker and I live just a couple of hours for the Mexican border. We grew up in Texas and are used to the heat though. We are moving up north next year, and I am a little nervous to see how we do!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  10. I haaaaaate snow. Just when we were getting on so well. :/ ;p

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