Monday, June 16, 2014

My second home...

I can't believe that California has captured so much of my heart. I understand that with its vast population that most people love it, but when I moved to Southern California for college, it was one of my hardest adjustments. The population of my entire town (and surrounding areas) could fit into the Dodger stadium. I like the cold and tons of space with few people. So....not really California. But now almost all my family lives there. I fell in love with the ocean and living close enough to go to Disneyland for the afternoon. It's really about the people though. I love my family so much and have some of my best friends there. We always miss them.

I spent the better part of May there. Caleb's brother got married so it was basically a constant party. It started with Caleb's parents flying to us for the weekend. Then we left Caleb behind to finish up work while the rest of us drove to California. It was an adventure with Elijah and Amelia getting very car sick about an hour into the trip. But we made it. 

I got spend a couple days with Caleb's family, before I headed down to see my sisters. I spent the following weekend with them and we had such a good time. I made it to my nephews baseball game and Elijah decided this is his new sport.

I got to see some friends that we hadn't seen in a long time and I loved catching up with them. 

There was great time with Caleb's sisters...

Now all the Bussell's are married off...

There was a trip to the coast.

Lots of cousin time.

Sweet friends.

One of the best parts was meeting my two newest nephews. 

And then the long trip which they barely looked like this. But again, we made it and with less car sickness than before.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Welcome back! I've missed you in this little virtual space!

I can totally relate to your adjustment to CA. It took me 12 years and eventually a move away from the big city before I could appreciate it. I just couldn't get used to the heat, dirt and smog, and the congestion. You know, there are more cars in CA than there are people in my entire native country (Canada)! Now I love it and CA is my home, not just the place where I live. Living in a place you can call "home" makes a huge difference!

Lovely pictures! It looks like you really had a wonderful time! I can't believe how much your girls have grown.

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