Saturday, October 25, 2008

We're Here!!!

Here are a few pics of our CA place... we love our little spot of our own.

The kids playroom


Living Room and Dining Room

Kitchen and Entry way
The Street we live on... We love that it is lined with Magnolia trees


The Boys' Room

Our House


The surfer girl, sports car loving persona of my college dreams has pretty much died out by now. She’s been replaced by a woman who gets a high from seeing how much savings we can accumulate in a month and who can’t sleep until she’s checked that the children are still breathing, twice. So, when we found that we were coming to CA, I really only thought it was good for the sake of its proximity to Utah.

Turns out, I really love it…

The weather is perfect, the beach is gorgeous, the people are so friendly, and the produce is awesome! (When you all come out here, we’ll take you to the glass chapel which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son and is placed looking over the ocean in the middle of a little piece of forest.)

We adore our little home and neighborhood. The ward and neighbors couldn’t be better. Strangers constantly stop to admire our ‘adorable’ children (it is going to be hard to keep them humble out here!). The mailman delivers the mail right to our door. We only have to turn on our sprinklers for literally one minute each day. And did I mention that we have a gardener (came with our contract for the place… everyone has a gardener out here)? I am even thinking that Glenn and I may take surfing lessons this summer after all. We are loving it here.

Glenn adores what he does and the company and people he works for. Seriously, we just keep trying to remember the source of all our blessings because we are humbled by how happy this transition has been. We know we don’t have to ask for trials to come, they always do- but for the moment, we are loving this time to catch our breath and count our blessings (not that we shouldn’t thank the Lord for our trials too- I am working on that!).

We'll soon post some pics of our recent adventures, but it has been challenging enough to get the house pics up and running! Best to all of you- we miss you!

17 comments:

Mindy said...

It's so good to see pictures of your cute house! It looks and sounds wonderful. As always, you did a great job decorating. (Love the vinyl!) Do you plan to paint? I look forward to coming to visit someday.

Karen said...

Wonderful to see your place! I love the progressive pictures of the boys' room that show the whole of it - very creative! The front of your house looks a lot like Mike's in Boise! I'm delighted you're so happy in sunny California - how could you not be!

H-less E-less said...

I love you! You're house is just perfect. So you in it's perfectly tidiness. I too love the street lined with trees, how cozy and beautiful! And as always you don't let any complaining fester but quickly turn everything into a positive, of course you love California! Your you! So happy for you!

TysonandMarthaGerber said...

Oh Kristen thank you for posting. The anticipation has been killing me. Your new place is wonderful and it seems the Lord has great things in store. The Lord is so good! He just loves us. Keep us updated with all the fun things.

Andrea said...

Yeah! I've been waiting for pics. of your new place. It looks beautiful. I'm so happy for you. And... you may have some visitors next fall. We may be taking a trip to D-land next year....we'll see. I would love to come visit. I'll talk to you soon:)

Tristie or Dax said...

SO thrilled for your transition so far. Your house looks SO great. I love how you posted the pics in a stack like that. You all deserve good, happy times. I can't think of better people!

Britt Wright said...

Looks great! I'm glad you put pics on your blog! I hope dinner went okay with your neighbor's tonight. I'll be checking often.

J Chad Erekson said...

glad you are all there safe and happy, the place looks great.

Brandon And Kimberlee said...

Yeah for you Kristen! I have been checking your blog all the time wondering where you will settle! I can't imagine all you have done in so little time! I am so happy for you and as much as you are already missed, I know you will do amazing things around there! All the best to you in your new adventure!

Emilie said...

I am so glad that you are settled it! Your house looks great of course :) I couldn't be more happy for you guys.

Jody said...

I was so excited to see that you had posted pictures of your new home! The anticipation nearly killed me...I was checking your blog everyday. I am so impressed with how quickly you got settled. You truly are amazing, Kristen! Glad to hear that Glenn is loving his new job and co-workers. And my, aren't you lucky to have a gardener...gives you that much more time to play with your adorable kids in the CA sun! We might be out next summer. If we make it, I will have to let you know. We would absolutely love to see you guys. Congratulations again. Best wishes to you all in your new and exciting adventure!

vickiticki said...

Fantastic! Thank you for posting pictures... Trevor said he loved your place! He mentioned your 3 months of food storage too!

It is a real blessing to know you and your family... so glad you are family

Meagan said...

I'm glad you are enjoying sunny California. let us know how those surf lessons go. I'm glad everything is going well for you guys.

Meet The Thompson's said...

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So the girls at work at the type that talk behind my back. And here's the thing, I think it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't two against one.

Any advice - because in all honestly I don't that christ life feelings that I should have.

Tamlynn said...

Well hello! lol. I linked here from Dan and Kori's. Glad you like it here.

Miguel said...

We finally saw your pictures of Cali because Mindy reminded us today at Jordan's B-day party. Each time you mentioned the word "surf" I wanted to cry I was SO jealous. That is the one thing I covet more than anything...proximity to a real beach. Ugh.

theborgstop said...

Your house is beautiful. Can't wait to visit!