We Found Our Nitch

The reason Bill and I wanted McDowell Mountain Regional Park to be our winter home is because it puts us so much closer to our family and friends that live in either Scottsdale or Fountain Hills.

McDowell Mountain Park allows us to see our dear friends, Holly (my sister by choice) and her husband, Chuck, that live in Fountain Hills, as often as we like. Now they are within 15 minutes of us. So love that we can see each other anytime we want.

We also have very dear friends Robin (my frissy) and her husband, Bob, that live in Scottsdale, and are approx. 35 minutes away from us now, as opposed to about an hour away when we were at San Tan.

Robin and Bob visited us yesterday, and we had lunch together at our picnic table, then took the self-guided interpretive trail hike. We had so much fun on that 3.1 mile easy hike. Both Robin and I agreed that hike would allow us to have one glass of wine free of calories, due to the exercise we got.

I worked with both Holly, and Robin, when I worked in the Corporate environment…. They both were in my life as Bill and I were raising our adopted daughter, Shantel, who lost her sight to cancer before she was two. And they were both instrumental in helping Bill and I get through that period in our lives.

If not for both Holly and Chuck, and Robin and Bob, I don’t know how Bill and I would have survived emotionally during that period of our lives. They all played a HUGE part in my emotional stability…  And they all totally understood what Bill and I needed as far as friends that understood our situation, and accepted, welcomed, and included us into their lives…

So here is to you, Holly and Chuck, and Robin and Bob.

We would not have made it without you, and we love your MORE than you will ever know…

We love you for seeing us through so many challenges, that eventually led us to where we are today…

And we think we found our “nitch”,  for our winter months here at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

Stay Tuned!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 23:47:20

    Love you girl. Both of you. Here’s to many wonderful times to be had in MMRP! You’ve hit the jackpot in that location. So deserving! Love you, frissy.


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 00:09:31

    What a great area you have found. Harvey and I so enjoy our time out there when we would visit. Always heard you talking about these couples but never had the occasion of meeting them. They sound like a fun bunch, that I know Harvey and I would have enjoyed a glass of wine or two. As we get into this Christmas Season we want to truly wish you and Bill and Shantel all the best . Advent Season is one of the joyful times for all to get ourselves ready for the Blessed Coming and Christmas always brings back such beautiful memories of our family and to really be honest and sincere in telling you just how much we love you and thank you for all the kindness and love you have shared with your Mom and Dad and your siblings. God’s Blessings to you both and may you Rejoice and be Glad this Merry Christmas Day.🎄❄️☃️💜💫✝️


    • beyondcinderella
      Dec 06, 2016 @ 01:41:16

      Oh, Aunt Ellen, you and uncle Harvey would LOVE Holly and Chuck and Robin and Bob.. Both couples are the kind of people that just love you unconditionally, and welcome you into their lives as if you were their own family… Wishing your and yours the merriest of this beautiful Christmas season… XoXo


  3. Bill
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 01:17:24

    We couldn’t have been any luckier than to have friends as good as Holly,Chuck,Robin and Bob. They have given us support through all the trials we went through, dealing with Shantels issues, and are always willing to help when ever asked. A big Thank You to all.

    Love you all


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