Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We're here!

Okay, so a week later I'm finally getting a chance to write about our moving experience. Looking back I just realized I didn't update any of our July activities, so those will have to come later.

Well we made it to California in one piece so to speak. The 15 hours in the car wasn't ideal, but Kassidy was much better than expected and the moving van wasn't too bad either. My sweet uncle and aunt were here to help us move our stuff in took us out to dinner afterward. Our apartment is nice and seems to be in a quiet area. We have done a little exploring in Fairfield and are quickly discovering the good and bad areas to shop. It's definitely NOT Utah though (I have a post coming that will explain what I mean) and we are missing our bubble and family.

Kassidy keeps asking to go home, which is making us feel bad for ripping her away from everything she knows and loves. I'm sure she'll adjust soon enough. In the meantime, I'm trying to distract her and help her like it here.

Kevin started school this week with orientation. He's liking it so far and is already buddies with the Dean. I think it helps that he's 1 of the 4 white males attending, 1 of the 5 out-of-state students, and 1 of the 6 married students. So he sticks out pretty well, plus he's pleasant and draws people to him.

We're adjusting and are excited for this new adventure.



Here are some pictures of our little over-priced apartment if you care to peek:

Kassidy definitely got the big room, but the other room had a balcony attached to it which we didn't really want her to have.

Kassidy's room #2

Kassidy's room #3

Guest bathroom

This is the view when you walk in the front door and see down the hall

The living room

Yeah, the kitchen table is in the living room...

Our miniature kitchen

Our bedroom

The master bathroom

16 comments:

Ryan & Amanda said...

I'm glad you made it okay, that long of a drive is so hard with little ones, I'm glad Kassidy did well! Your apartment looks so cute! Good job decorating it!

Laurel said...

You made it! Woo Hoo!! I am seriously thinking about going to see my Dad in October so if I do we will have to get together. I'll keep you posted!

Losee Family said...

I'm so glad you made it safe. I bet that was so nice to have some family when you got there. Andy is so jealous you are in cali. He would live there forever if i would let him. Hope you settle in fast and have good neighbors. Best of luck.

Tina said...

Glad to hear that you made it and are getting settled in! Your apartment looks so cute. You got it decorated and put together so fast! Yeah little and over-priced housing sucks. We were spoiled in Cedar! Poor little Kassidy...it's so sad taking them so far away from everything they know and love, but she will get adjusted fast. Good luck with everything!

Dallas said...

WE MADE IT!!!!! Isn't it great to know that we are living the dream now. Kevin and Tim are actually Pharmacy students. All our hard work and dedication paid off. What a fun adventure we have ahead of us now. Your house is DARLING! You are like super woman! I still don't have my house all put together they way I want and we have been here longer than you. Looks great. Good luck with school starting!

Melinda said...

I'm always excited for people who get a chance to go somewhere new and try out a new life! Your apartment looks really nice. Have fun!

Jenny Kay said...

I MISS YOU SO MUCH!! Im glad things are going well! Brynn still talks about "baby Kassie" and Robyn! I hope all keeps going well..keep me posted!!!

The Robisons said...

We miss seeing you guys! We especially miss cute Kassidy coming in to see us wearing her Cinderella dress up! You don't know how long those old guys talked about it! It was sweet! Oh, and tell Kevin I have a bone to pick with him! Ask him if he knows who sabotaged my WIMS board! I know it was him that moved my stickers and made them crooked! Cute apartment and I'm excited you guys are on such a fun adventure!!

Kent and Melanie: said...

I am glad you made it out there safely. We miss you guys already. Your apartment looks cute. You sure got things unpacked quickly. Kent is out in Boston now unpacking things. I hope everything is well and we hope to see you at Christmas! We are blessing our little one sometime around then so we hope you can make it. Love you guys!

Kurt+Whitney said...

I finally got to the Internet!!! The first thing i did was go to your blog so i could see your pictures of the new place! You've decorated it so cute!! I love what you've done with everything.I miss you guys so much i have a good cry everytime i get off the phone with you! NOT EVEN KIDDING!! We all know what a big baby i am. Give my baby a kiss for me ok!

Kurt+Whitney said...

P.S. how does kass like her big girl bed????

amanda webb said...

It is always good to see that you made it to Califoria in one piece! We miss having you in the ward, but we are happy for you guys and this fun new experience you are able to have! Your apartment is really cute...you are better than me, I don't know if i would have everything put up yet! Keep in touch!

The Esplin Family said...

Your apartment is darling!! So I am so excited and you probably already know but I met your mom and she is the sweetest lady!! We are so excited to be moving into their rental!! Oh and by the way James and his wife Christina live really close to Oakland!!

Phil and Kelly said...

That is nice that you are all settled in. I am glad you got there safe and all. Good luck with everything.

Colten and Megan said...

Wow how brave and exciting! Good luck with school and the new place!

Amber said...

Cute, you already have everything decorated! Looks great!