Just the Facts: For approximately the next nine months of our lives, our family is based at the NTM Aviation headquarters in Arizona. Here, Jared will undergo missions-specific flight training and contribute to the maintenance team in this final stage of preparation for overseas service. Carol is learning in a class with other ladies how to effectively fulfill the role of a missionary pilot’s wife. Titus is starting preschool at home, and Ivan is just loving life as a two-year-old!
Arizona has a very different beauty than our home State of Michigan (a little drier and pokier, you might say). We thought you’d like to share this evening walk with us, complete with plant life, animal life, and beautiful horizons.
Prickly pear cactus (the boys know all about this one…it was the first thing they touched upon arriving at our new home!)
Another lovely pokey plant in the backyard.
Tarantulas aren’t dangerous to humans, but we’re told not to touch them because their hair is like fiberglass. Not that we were really longing to touch one, anyway…
A stinkbug getting ready to do some stinking!
We live in a large, flat valley in the high desert.
The view in the East at sunset.
The air cools as the sun sets; perfect for an evening walk…
…or an evening bike ride.
The kids ride on the cement pad at the hangar.
We love him!
And they both love Arizona!