Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Next Chapter

Well, folks, the time has come to say goodbye (for a season) to California,

the land of

Taquerias (on every corner)
redwood forests
year round farmer's markets
and, consequently, fresh flowers and produce all year long
The 2010 World Series Champions (Giants, if you were wondering)
the beach
new friends
70 degree weather in January, and February, and March, and...well, you get the idea
on average an hour commute
paying rent
the birthplace of our son

*not a racist thing, just a silicon valley thing-if you live here, you know what I am talking about.

This last year and a half has been great and as I walked down main street Campbell the other day I started to feel a little sad. I have such wonderful memories of this place. Our lives changed forever while we lived in our tiny one bedroom apartment, and it will always be a special place to me and Mike. And as I sit here trying to figure out what to take to Utah and what to put in storage, I am happy to be returning to good old K-Town, but sad at the same time because our reason for moving back is an unfortunate one.

Mike is being deployed this summer and although he doesn't leave until June, the deployment is looming in the back of my mind (and has been for quite some time) and it is even more real to me now that we are actually making accomodations for the time that he is gone.

With that said, he doesn't leave until June, so for the next couple of months we will be able to spend time together and enjoy time with our friends and family.

Now that I have that off my chest, I am looking forward and getting excited to spend my time with Ben, and not in an office. Yes that is right, I am not going to work when I return to Utah. I have been looking forward to this day since I found out I pregnant! Who knows if I will end up going back to work one day, but for now I am going to welcome all the fun adventures that await me and Ben.
And so, without further ado, here's to Utah,

the land of
LDS churches (on every corner)
the salt lake bees
the UTES
the cougs
old friends
red rock (brewery and land formations)
sunday dinner with family
the dear old brown and gold
4 seasons
the famous 4th of july parade and fireworks
the birthplace of our family
To those new friends we made while living here, you will be missed. Make sure to call when you visit family in the Beehive state. And keep those blogs updated (and I vow to be better at updating mine)!


Chanty Cling said...

WELCOME HOME!!! I am glad you are coming back, but only for selfish reasons. I am glad that you got to experience life elsewhere. It can be a little monotonous living in one place forever.

BrittanyB said...

My sister just moved back to Ca for the same reason. Enjoy your family time for the while, and good luck on the move!

Jason, Ginny and Oliver said...

We are going to miss you!!! Come back soon and visit, and next time we are in UT we will give you a call.

Heather said...

YAY for moving home....boo for deployments!! Let me know if you ever need to talk or anything....just keep yourself busy!

DustLinz Anderson Family said...

Yay, you're coming to Utah!
Sad that Mike is being deployed :-( Do you know for how long?
Where are you living in UT?
We need to get together!!