Tuesday, May 19, 2015

California living

I'm not going to lie. Things have been really rough since we got here. Things just keep falling apart and going wrong. So much to the point that we are wondering if we really made the right choice. We truly felt that moving here was the best option out of the choices we had. But things are really hard. We are trying to stay positive and rely on the fact that we felt that this is where we're supposed to be. We've tried to get out and do fun things as much as we can. There really are a lot of beautiful places around here.

Not to far from our house, up the mountains, is Lake Arrowhead. It's really pretty.

And of course, the beach is about an hour.

Matt ran into Elder Augenstein from our ward in Riverton who is serving in Redlands. That was fun!

The kids and I (and all the bikes, scooters, etc) drove out at the end of April. I was really nervous about driving the whole way by myself, but the kids did really well. And we made it.

Emmy is already turning into a California girl. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the beach! Even though it's cold water, she loves it!

We had to buy a new fridge when we got here (not in the plan, but the previous owners took the fridge that was supposed to stay). Anyway, Emmy and Zach had a ball crumbling up the styrofoam packaging all over the house. I"m still finding it.

This is the view from the park that we walk to a couple times a week.

We found a pick-your-own blueberry patch and the kids were in HEAVEN! Seriously, Emmy asks if we can go back there every day.

Zach just ate the blueberries, and Emmy examined every single one that went into her bucket. Only the best for her!

More beach fun! Emmy loved making "sand angels." Ha!

I really hope things start going better for us. We are trying to enjoy what Southern California has to offer!

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