Christmas in Arizona, A Few of My Favorite Things

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a saguaro cactus with a Santa hat on top, with a blue sky in the background, signifying Christmas in Phoenix Arizona

Sweatshirts are jackets unless you go to Flagstaff

Ice Skating at the Princess with no major cold draft

 KEZ on the radio while looking at lights, hearing everyone sing

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Tamales and Zoo Lights and luminaries everywhere

Santa on the Polar Express and all the way up in Greer

Shopping for an angel and all the joy it brings

These are a few of my favorite things

 

No ice to scrape and no snow to shovel

No heavy coats to wear amongst all the hustle

Joy to the world, Feliz Navidad and We Three Kings

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Glendale GlittersTempe Fantasy of LightsChandlers Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

So many wonderful ways to enjoy the Holidays and nobody has to freeze

Hallmark Channel watching cute Holiday flings 

These are a few of my favorite things

 

Electric Light ParadeHoliday Tea at The PhoenicianDesert Botanical Garden, so many places to roam

Bring your family from the midwest, but warning they may never go home

After holiday cheer munching on yummy onion rings 

These are a few of my favorite things

 

When the heat strikes, when the cactus pokes

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember an Arizona Christmas 

Then I don’t feel…so bad

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Kim is an Arizona Native who grew up in Mesa, AZ, and slowly migrated south over the years. She now lives in South Gilbert with her husband, Andrew an EMS worker, and their 5 children. Kim’s oldest daughter, LilyAnna (18), suffers from a rare genetic disorder called CDD (CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder) that causes a multitude of disabilities. LilyAnna is nonverbal, epileptic and delayed in all areas resulting in her dependent on her family and caregivers for all her needs. Kim has been involved in the special needs community here in Arizona and loves being a supporter of newly diagnosed families with CDKL5 and helping other families on their special needs journey no matter their diagnosis. Additionally, Kim is Mom to Andi Jane (16) who stands over 6’ tall, plays competitive volleyball, who is a great student and super helpful at home and so much fun to be around! And to Oliver (12) a super smart, quick witted, hilarious boy who is handling all the things he has to handle at this tender age one smart aleck comment at a time. Also mama to Alfonso (5) a mama loving, animal loving, music loving boy with the best smile life has to offer and lastly (but certainly not least) miss Isabella (4) who rules every empire she comes in contact with. It's her world we are just mere peasants here to keep her fed and comfortable. Kim works from home trying to juggle it all. More accurately she’s just dropping a lot of balls and laughing about it and posting it to her IG stories.

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