Wednesday, June 29, 2011

California here I come! Right back where I started from...

WOW! So much has changed since my last post! We no longer live in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho! We have moved to Goleta, CA for my new job at Deckers Outdoor Corp. We're very excited to be back in the area and it's great to be close to all our Ventura friends and family. It's a mixed bag, very happy for the new opportunity at a crazy rad company, but also a little sad to leave our first home and friends we love so much.

We just loved this home in Sandpoint.

What a great yard and beautiful view of the mountains. It is beyond beautiful!

My lilacs gave me a beautiful going away present by blooming like they never had before! Our back fence was a lilac extravaganza. I was in heaven!

And DOG... well, how can we not miss this darling face!! I had all I could do not to dognap him and bring him with us to CA. We love him so much... by the look on his face, I think he'll miss us too.

Max's best friend, Chloe,will be greatly missed. She was so nice to come over and give Max a bunch of going away presents, including this drum. He just loves Chloe so much, we're going to have to work on the Parisians to come visit soon.

Rowan and Max were just really starting to hit it off as we were preparing to leave. Max looks at his pictures all the time and asks for Rowan. Nice for him to have a dude to hang out with.

Uncle Brian and Fergus were generous enough to let us stay with him for a few nights before we left town. I'm sure he won't make that mistake again. A three year old can really take over any space. Brian is probably the hardest person to "leave", although we know we will see him at least at Christmas time back in Boston. We will also be begging him to visit us as much as possible.

CA has it's perks. This is our temporary housing until our condo is ready in a couple of weeks. It's totally fabulous and we're blessed to have a great yard for Max to play in and not be cooped up in some econo-lodge.

We've already signed up for the annual family pass to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Max just loved it there. The animals were great, but he could have just ridden the train all day and been totally good with that. I have a feeling we're going to spend a LOT of time here. Lucky us!

We also have the perks of being close to so many friends and family. Amy might already be sick of us. Max is totally infatuated with her.

We went to see Max's first movie, Cars 2. It was a blast! He was so excited, that he just couldn't take it anymore. Feel asleep about 20 min before the movie ended. How stinkin' cute is that?

All in all, once the dust settles and we're in our new place, this is going to be a fantastic move for the family. I promise to keep this updated more regularly, but it's obviously been a busy couple of months.