Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. It’s always amazing to me when it seems like we spend countless hours preparing for the holidays over a period of several months, and then poof! it’s all over in the blink of an eye. A new year often brings with it the hope of exciting things ahead, the feeling of a fresh start, and a sense of adventure. I have been keeping a bit of a secret as I have spent the last month trying to process the adventure that is ahead for our family in 2017. And now the secret is out…we are moving! John recently had an opportunity presented to him that was too good to pass up, so we are packing our bags (or a few large moving trucks) and heading north to Salt Lake City, UT for a bit of an adventure. Born and raised in So Cal, this is a little bit of a shock to my system, but I also know it will be a fun chance to try something new and explore new territory. Plus, a new home to decorate doesn’t seem like the worst thing in the world. 😉 With a quick and inexpensive flight back to Long Beach and our OC home in good hands here, I don’t feel like I am completely cutting ties, which helps tremendously too. 😉 Over this next year I will be sharing our journey hunting for and buying a home, a possible renovation, packing and moving across the country, and getting settled in a new place. If you are a Utah friend, please say hi! It’s been a long time since I’ve moved, and the older I get and more settled I am, the more picking up and moving and starting over seems a bit scary and unsettling…and to be completely honest…totally overwhelming and quite terrifying, actually…but I’m trying to be brave for the kiddos! 😉
We took a quick trip the week before Christmas to identify some areas and neighborhoods where we might be interested in living and here are a few homes that caught my eye. I keep looking at these to remind myself of the fun part of moving. 😉
I’d love to hear your favorite things to do, places to eat and things to see in Utah. I need to start compiling my list so we are ready to hit the ground running when we arrive in June. 🙂
Have a great day!