We have decided to not move forward with the idea of moving out west. It's more than just a decision, we are unable to do so. We would lose $$ selling our home right now and we wouldn't make the $$ needed to buy a new home much less move across the country. (I heard that can be about 10k!!) It is the same situation many people are in with the housing market today. We had a realtor come in to view our house and he was very knowledgeable and knew what homes were selling for in our neighborhood. Boy, what a wake up call. Although we are a little disappointed, we do love our house. We love our neighborhood, our friends and family and we don't have to leave our loved ones:) We just wanted to save some $$$ and have a smaller mortgage, and maybe a new adventure. But we have all the adventure we need right here. Every day is an adventure!!! (it really is) I am happy for the trip to AZ! It was so nice to see a different place and meet some of my friends in person.