tee~ gift from my sister, Kristin
necklace~ gift from my mother-in-law
I'm back! I missed you all so much. I have tried keeping up with all of your blogs throughout the last two weeks, but I haven't been doing the best job. I promise I am back in the blogging saddle now! Thank you so much to Megan Bird for being so amazing and (wo)manning the blog on her own so I could get a bit settled after the big move.
Well, we are finally here. Now you all don't have to listen to me talk about how I am moving to California because we finally moved. It felt like the longest process ever. But we are here now and we are really enjoying it so far. I think we are still kind of in the honeymoon phase. It still feels like a bit of a vacation and it hasn't quite sunk in yet that we are actually California residents. The first few days were sort of rough. A lot of unpacking and figuring out how to fit all of our stuff into a bit of a smaller space (hint: you don't). That ended in lots of trips to Goodwill to donate items that didn't fit or we no longer need. We got the kids rooms set up and all of their toys unpacked first, just to let them feel a bit more settled and start adjusting to their new home. The rest is still coming along, slowly but surely. But I really love our new place. I am excited to show you around once we have everything set up and looking the way we want it to. Other than that, we have been exploring our new neighborhood and the surrounding areas. We have had a trip to the beach, taken some hikes, tried a lot of new and delicious restaurants, checked out local farmer's and flea markets, played in the nearby parks, and have really been enjoying the beautiful weather that California has been giving us lately. I wish I could move my entire Midwest family and whole crew of friends here with me! That's definitely something we are missing a whole lot. But we really are loving this new adventure we are on! I am excited to have you all along for the ride.
xoxo, nora bird