Thanks Karlee for doing this interview! I know that families who are looking at moving here or who are new to Farmington, can learn some great tips on how to adjust here and what to appreciate about this area. Thanks!
Where did you move here from, what year, and what brought you here?
We moved from Edmond, Oklahoma in June 2009 to buy our practice.
When we first started looking at options of where to go after graduating from school, I had to put it in my mind that I could make it work for our family wherever we were as long as our basic needs were being met. When Farmington came up as an option, I half jokingly told my husband, “It’s got a Sam’s Club, a Walmart, a Target, a Hobby Lobby and a Lowe’s… that’s more than I could ask for!” Had I not gone into our move with this attitude, I am sure I would have focused on all the things I didn’t like and made myself miserable.
Did you and the family easily adjust or did it take a while?
It took a while.
What do you love about Farmington?
Honestly I am not sure I can totally say I LOVE anything yet. But here is what I can say I appreciate: I have met some great people, I have everything I need here, Farmington is really pretty central to a lot of places that I like to go. We have good weather (not too cold, icy or snowy in the winter, not too hot in the summer and no crazy tornadoes!!). We have some pretty scenery and sunsets and we are close to a lot of different activities and learning/historical places. There really is something for everyone here; you just might have to take some initiative and find it.
What are some things that your children enjoy about Farmington? Are they involved in any sports or activities?
Lots of parks! My kids were pretty young when we moved here so they really have adjusted well and I really tried hard to find the positives and focus on that when we first moved here. So I think it’s been easier for them. They are involved in volleyball, baseball, softball and music right now. They have done golf and my son wants to start soccer.
What are some of your favorite activities to do in Farmington or the surrounding areas?
We camp, go 4-wheeling, hunt, snow ski, water ski, golf, hike, go to the shooting range, volleyball, baseball, and softball.
What are some of your favorite date places?
Uhhhh….. we are kinda boring and usually just do dinner and a movie.
Are you involved in any clubs or activities?
I play on a women’s league volleyball team; I have recently started learning to play tennis. I golf and am involved my church. I do lots of crafting and wood working (she’s amazing!).
What are some things that you do not like about Farmington (just keepin’ it real)?
For the most part now, there is not much I don’t like but I still do struggle with variety and accessibility. I grew up in a big city so I am used to having a lot of variety and always being able to just run out and get whatever I wanted/needed right then. Its been a bit of adjustment for me – I have to plan better so I can find it online and get it here in time.