Sunday, January 31, 2010

Home Sweet Home {Almost}

I can say FINALLY say that we are unpacked, organized {somewhat} and things are starting to feel like home {away from home}. I can't believe that we have been here for 2 weeks already. It's definitely taken some time to familiarize myself with a new place. I have relied 110% on my GPS to get me EVERY where and I am starting to get my bearings straight {I think}. I can already tell we are really going to like it here and not to mention, we are totally LOVING the weather!!! However, the entire first week we were here it rained CATS and DOGS!!! I don't mind the rain, though, especially when it's still 60 degrees. I won't lie, I really don't miss the cold weather!!!

Bryan has really been working hard and spent most of the weekend helping get the office put together and ready to move in to. The office is in Carlsbad {about 15 miles away} and he will start working from there tomorrow :( It's definitely going to be a change of pace {for the both of us}. For the past 8 months he has been working from home. I have loved it, but I know it'll be nice for him to not have all the distractions :)

Here are just a few things that we have been up to:

We heard there was a fabulous children's museum in Temecula {Pennypickles}, so we drove up there last weekend and spent the day there. Temecula is such a darling little town with fun restaurants and darling little shops and boutiques. The museum was so much fun. It was geared mainly for older kids, but Mia had a ball.

We have spent A LOT of time at the park........

......and of course THE BEACH!!!

We live about 10 minutes from the beach and enjoy going down there when the sun sets. It's so beautiful. Mia loves looking for seashells and throwing rocks into the ocean. If only it were warm enough to swim......soon, very soon!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Goodbye Beehive State....Hello Golden State!

Since last July we have sold our home in Lehi, moved to our townhome in Provo, rented out the townhome, moved our stuff to Oceanside, drove to Fillmore, stayed in Fillmore for 2 weeks and drove back to California. makes me tired just thinking about it.

Well, we are FINALLY here. Not quite settled in yet, but here. It's crazy to think how life can change in just a matter of months. It's hard not to feel like this is where we need to be, especially because things have just fallen into place......and we are so grateful. We are excited to be here in California, especially when we left Utah at 10 degrees and arrived in California at 70 degrees. It's hard to complain about that!!! We had originally planned on being here the first week of the year, but with Bryan's post-surgery appointments {in Utah} we needed to be there for those. So, we spent 2 weeks in Fillmore with my parents. And for the past 2 weeks I have felt like I have been on vacation. It was so nice being able to spend that time with our friends and family before we left.
Lizzie {LuLu's mommy}, Ally {creator of"Tea for Two"} and little Paige
My dear friend The Lacer {Lacie}
Lacie's handsome hunk {Tytan}
Paige & Miss Mia
Rollins {Colby & Cydney}, Haehl's {Greg & Mindi}, Christensen's {Kellen & Charlynn}
My good friends Lindsey and Mia's favorite friends {Laney & Grayden}
We sure are going to miss you guys :(
SUU Sistas'
Lacey, Terri, Me, Kelly, Summer

One last sleepover with the girls {In Fillmore}
Kenz, Jalene, Me, Treo & Gina

We are really excited to be here, but are going to miss our friends so much :( We just hope we get LOTS of visitors!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"A Tea For Two"

In my last post, I mentioned how I love to imagine the time that Mia and Kate must have had together after Kate passed away and Mia was born. My sweet, TALENTED friend, Ally, created this priceless masterpiece for me {as a gift}. It's showing Angel Kate and Mia doing what sisters do best......enjoying one another at a tea party.
This picture I took does not do it justice. It is completely hand-made with so much intricate detail. Check out
Ally Brynn Designs to see other darling creations!