Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Am I Overprotective?

As I was bundling up the kids to go to the park this afternoon, I looked at them in their hats and gloves and thought, "We live in arizona. I might be overdoing it." Then we took one step outside and experienced the 50 degree wind and immediately froze to death. I don't see how it can be so darn hot until november and now, not even a month into our "fall" weather, it is freezing. Now, those of you who live where actual winter weather occurres will have to humor me on this one. I am afraid I just can't handle the 30 degree low that is forcasted for tonight.

Hopefully this freezing weather will kill all of the scorpions and not all of our oranges.


  1. Anonymous8:54 PM

    You sound like me. I live in Utah now, but I lived in Texas for 25 years. I can't stand cool breezes- I get goosebumps. It can be 70 degrees and if there is a breeze I am FREEZING!! Today the high was 26. I need to move to Arizona.

  2. Luckily it's just the cold front that Cali is sending our way from the ocean... never fear by the weekend we will be in the high 70's. The wind was a killer today.
    At least you braved it... we stayed inside.

  3. ya...the low tonight in provo is 7. and the high today was 20. but it's absolutely gorgeous - the mountains are just glowing with snow!

  4. today was freezing! we had our enrichment christmas dinner tonight and had to change things up at the last minute to move everything joke, it was chicago windy cold. that means it was really really cold.

  5. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I was freezing all day yesterday. We bundled Sophie in 2 blankets and a beanie last night.

  6. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Arizona does get cold. It is like here ( it was freezing yesterday and last night) when the wind is blowing very hard from the north.
    What a difference for you from hot hot to cold cold.
    Love you

  7. Anonymous8:10 AM

    as someone who grew up in arizona and now lives in chicago, i could remind my dear friend hilari that "chicago windy cold" is what i'm experiencing today today -- blizzard conditions, 8-12 inches of snow and a low of -5 this weekend. but since i grew up in arizona and honestly thought it was as cold at times, i'll refrain. it's all about perspective. and when you live through 120 degree summer days, you are totally entitled to get chilly when it's only 50 dregrees outside. i'd break out your down coats.

  8. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Even if it wasn't super-cold I'd put the hats and mittens on my kids too. They are just so darn cute!!

  9. Anonymous10:07 AM

    yeah, 50 IS cold when you are used to 100... I was thinking about all my buddies in AZ and how cold they must be right now!
    it's funny how we acclimate to the tempurature no matter where we live. coming from DRY colorado, the humidity here in buffalo NY makes the cold so much worse - I'm always freezing in the "chicago windy cold" that we get out here too! (but heck, if you get too cold in AZ, you can always come to NY for a week and go back home to tropical paradise and feel warm...) :)

  10. after growing up in SLC, then moving to AZ for 3-5 grades, I remember the contrast vividly. I got a scooter for Christmas one of those years and I remember takin' it out for a spin and all I wore was my new light teal sweatsuit - crazy. your kiddos look ADORABLE (as usual) in their winter wear.

  11. I'm glad to be able to tell Annie that it is cold in AZ--she thinks that the sidewalk there is always hot and is sooo concerned that Mabel and Oliver are burning their feet. Annie and Jack are missing them so much.


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