December 29, 2009

Phoenix, Arizona And All The Festive Cheer One Could Ever Imagine


Wendy and I just got back from spending a week visiting my parents down in Phoenix.  For one, (and I’m not saying this because they’re going to read this) my parents rock, and the older I get the more I realize this and love them all the more.  They have so much positive energy it’s easy to understand where I get my love of life!  I’ll tell you though, I wasn’t expecting much from the weather, (because it usually ends up getting cold just as we arrive), but I really was hoping for temps in the 80’s.  Nope, yet again a cold front flows in and 50-60 temps prevent me from getting that tan I desperately wanted.

The images below are from a number of different moments during the trip.  My parents live fairly close to some amazing hiking trails call the White Tanks, so I took a camera with me and spent about 10 minutes photoshooting Wendy next to this huge cactus.  I love walking around in areas that are nothing like where we live.  Super picturesque and amazing colors!

The other images are of my parents church choir prior to mass beginning.  My mother was a professional opera singer prior to the birth of my brother and I and she continually amazes everyone with her voice.  My father has been singing in the choir for a number of years and seems to have found a new love in his voice!  The final images are of this house that wins the Christmas Spirit Award…enough said.

That’s Wendy getting a little too close to a LARGE cactus.

My mom, Ninfi Roe, dazzling hundreds of Midnight Mass goers with her soprano solo.  Just beautiful…

My father, Byron Roe, Sr., in the gray suit – singing baritone with the fellow choir.

The most elaborate house of Christmas lights I have EVER seen!

…it made the Phoenix news….did you know their electric bill is $800 for the month of December?

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