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!!!


Meladie said...

I just love friend get togethers!! Good luck with getting all moved took us awhile, even after being here for a bit. Oh, and I noticed your going private too... I don't know if I've already given my email to you but if not its
We would love to keep in touch with you guys!

ryanfam said...

Super cute with all your friends getting together to say goodbye. So sad your gone and I may not run into you at another race:( but I'm plannin on september for the apple Fest baby!! Soak up the beach for me. I'm totally J!!

Nicole said...

I have that couch! Good luck in California. You will make friends so easily. Hope everything goes well.

Abbie said...

Good luck, and ENJOY the weather!

Alicia Dabney said...

Welcome to California, Marcae! We really love it here. Keep in touch. :)

Tricia said...

I will write you when it is 35 below and you won't miss this country as much.

Marie Holmes said...

What an adventure. I was so sad to miss the Roper party and to see all of you guys!
Mia is getting so big!! What a darling girl she is!
By the way, please email me your email address at: so I can invite you to our blog. I ended up following your lead!!
Anyways, take care!

The Dumas Family said...

If you're going to constantly brag about the weather there I'm not sure if I'm going to check your blog :0) We miss you, but are so glad you made it safe and sound. Can't wait to see you for a visit there and or your visit there. Love you!

Vicki said...

Love the pictures and the fact that the big move is finally over and now you can enjoy settling in! Of course, we miss you tons but are excited for you and your new adventure in Cali. We will definitely visit when we go there next time. Since you are going private our email is Take care!

Brynnly and Alan said...

What an adventure! I am SO jealous! Please get lots of beach time for me! :D

katie said...

Love you, miss you. Hope all is well.

Jen said...

good luck with your new home!! You guys will do great and, you are right, the weather can't be beat :).

--Jen Roper