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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Moving

Hello friends.  Well, our life as we know it is about to drastically change.  My cute husband interviewed way to well and landed himself a big attorney job in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Yes, I'm so super excited to live by my Family again but, I'm so nervous to go.  Orange has been our home for 5 years, we love our ward, they accepted us in when we knew nobody, and eventually became our Family.  Law school was crazy, we were broke, my job sucked, My Family was far away, Dave was always gone, life was hard.  We thought we'd be right back to Utah when it was over, but even through all the hard times we realized California living is pretty good.  We've made so many good friends whom we will miss dearly.  I have the best girlfriends who've always been there for me, I'm going to miss hanging out with them so much.  Dave has become quite the active guy thanks to his friends, he loves mountain biking and testing his endurance in triathalons and bike races.  We've had friends come and go but we have loved each of them.  
Cute little Noah will always be our OC baby, I brought him home on a bright sunny spring day, typical SoCal weather... Won't be the same for the next one.   We took him to the beach for picnics when he was just a few weeks old.  When he got old enough to crawl he would eat sand and I had to accept that it was inevitable.  He's never needed winter clothes or snow boots, just lots of swimsuits and beach toys.  He's been spoiled by his Grandma Booth, she and Jim take him at least once a week to Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm, they ride the trains and get cotton candy.  Um... what's better then that when you're a kid?  Not much.  He's going to miss her, when they arrive to pick him up he jumps up and down with excitement, he loves her.  
One thing I won't miss is paying way too much in rent for a small little townhouse.  Although, our home has been a blessing and we've made it our own.  My parents and sister came down this last weekend to help us pack and get everything ready to be moved.  Now our house is almost completely empty.  We'll be sleeping on an air mattress for the next 2 weeks... lovely.  It will be nice when I get my bed back! My Family did SO much and I am so grateful for their help, I actually had to work in Long Beach at a wedding while they packed up everything and they were so nice to me even though I wasn't there to help.  I love my Fam.  
We're looking forward to the changing seasons, BYU games, enjoying the outdoors, skiing and snowboarding, getting a house... with a yard, lower taxes, being around Family and just starting fresh.  We'll never forget our days here in Orange County, it's been the best and we've learned so much about ourselves.  Here's to the start of a new adventure... wish us luck!

18 comments:

Sariah said...

Yay! I'm so glad you'll be back here in Utah! I know Christopher is chomping at the bit to get active with Dave.
I know it's hard to say goodbye too. We just made the same move less than a year ago. Good luck!

Elise said...

We'll miss you a ton! You guys were one of the first couples to greet us in our new ward. Thanks for the fun times. Utah's not that far away and we're up there once or twice a year anyways. Come visit CA often!

heather said...

Congratulations on the new BIG job! That's exciting and will be nice to be near your family ... however the selfish person in me is wondering who could possibly replace my favorite hair stylist??
:)

jen said...

what a great post chels....we sure are going to miss you guys. i hope you keep posting and visit often! :)xoxo

SQ said...

yay! im excited for you to come back to utah!

Erin said...

So does that mean you can start doing my hair again??? I hope so, i know its sad to leave but we are happy you are coming back!

Laura said...

Oh I'm so jealous! That's awesome for you guys, but definitely hard too!
Congrats on the baby too!

Lynn said...

I love new adventures! I just hope this means we still get to see you guys fairly often. Washington is closer to Utah than Orange though!

Carli said...

Cha, We are so excited to have you moving back here. My boys were thrilled this morning to learn that you are bringing the "Mean" Cat & Lizard with you! I hope you are surviving on the air mattress, the floor may be more confy! Love you guys and cannot wait to see you in a few weeks!

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Sally said...

What exciting news--Congrats to all-Dave in all his accomplishments and new job and the new baby! I have so enjoyed you sharing your time in OC and watching Noah grow up!1 Keep it up when you get to Utah.

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Pattersons said...

you'll be missed. yay for a new adventure in utah:) good luck and many blessings!!!

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sara said...

i am so sad i didn't even get to say goodbye! we will miss you guys always being there for a party, your unbeatable hair cuts and colors, noah and now the new baby, pics, thrift store shopping, crafting, etc.. but i'm sure that will all go on without me in utah. boo hoo and whoo hoo all at the same time. congrats!

emily+brett said...

dang. i'm sure you are so sad but thrilled at the same time. your little place was so perfect. i loved the way you made it your home. best of luck with the move!