Christmas without snow in Chandler AZ ~ How I used to hate it

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Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com DRE# SA528757000

chandler az christmasThis is my 10th Christmas in the Valley of the Sun in Chandler, AZ after moving here from Kenosha, WI.  Every year I complained about the fact that it "just doesn't feel like Christmas" with temps in the 60's and not a single threat of snow....not ever.

Growing up in the midwest, we always prayed for a white Christmas.  Here? Hmmm... Nope, no such hopes.

I love it when it clouds up and rain threatens for at the very least a little gloomy weather feels a little more like Christmas to me.

I've spoken to folks who grew up in the desert.  They, of course, don't miss snow at Christmas.  I say, they just don't know what they're missing.

Today as I prepare to pick up my eldest daughter from the airport and look forward to celebrating Christmas with both daughters and their families this year, I must admit...It's beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas. 

Oh, there's still no snow, but it's a lot more than that, isn't it? It's about being around those we love and I guess it really doesn't matter if we're wearing shorts or snowpants.  We'll all be together and for that, I am truly blessed.

Merry Christmas to you all.

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Thank your lucky stars you aren't in the freezing snow tonight. Our forecast is snow again on Christmas Eve. We had an ice storm plus snow already. On a happy note, I will be in the car headed to Scottsdale next Wed.! YAY!!!!

December 23, 2010 07:27 PM
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The prettiest "Snow" in the world is the White Sand Beaches in Northwest Florida    ;)

 

 

December 23, 2010 08:44 PM
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Cynthia Larsen
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I've been in California for 27 years and I've seen it snow here at sea level only once. But then again, I don't miss it! I'll take sea level and the Pacific Ocean any day of the week!

December 23, 2010 08:59 PM
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Donna Paul
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AMY wishing you a wonderful Christmas and  happy New Years. My all your dreams come TURE this year and have tons of fun with your daughter.

December 24, 2010 08:31 AM
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Lizette~ I know...when I was in the midst of winter, I hated the cold...but loved the snow (while sitting inside by a fire of course).  Enjoy your time in Arizona!!!

Fred ~ Hmmm... that's a matter of opinion I guess!

Cynthia ~ Seeing the ocean would be nice, but snow still holds my heart!

Donna ~ Thanks so much...and the VERY same to you!  God bless~

December 24, 2010 10:58 AM
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Amy,  We don't have snow here either in Boca Raton, FL.  At the mall and in Delray Beach, they have ice skating set up for the kids.  After 16 years in south Florida, it feels like the holidays to me.

Happy Holidays to you!

December 24, 2010 10:32 PM
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Well, just come up and visit us. We are in Payson, about and hour North of Fountain Hills, and we're supposed to get snow Wednesday and Thursday this week.

December 27, 2010 01:14 PM
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Elyse ~ We have some malls who have "snowfall" every 15 minutes or so.  The kids love it!

Leslie~  My husband and I have a cabin in Pinetop so we do get to enjoy the snow.  It's great having the best of both worlds!

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