Settling in CA

My emotions seem to sway back and forth depending on what I am working on or scheduling. We have arrived in California! I am glad the stress of the move is over, miss my Mom, and can’t wait until my kids make friends.

We took a few days to drive down from Washington, stopping early enough to have a nice dinner and swim at the hotels we stayed at each night. We also stopped at a couple of quilt shops – one really great one when we were visiting Chris’ adopted parents in the Bay Area!

The first week of being here was the normal getting things set up – arranging for our moving truck to be unloaded, getting the gas and electric turned on, getting the internet turned on, finding the library, unpacking a little. Ever since, we’ve been slowly unpacking and getting set up. We all have library cards but haven’t joined the Y. One kid is registered for school but the other has to wait until next month. JW doesn’t have a preschool but he may not because the cost of daycare/preschools down here, wow. I’m working on getting used to the cost of living, but I’m not sure that will ever happen!

We went to Legoland for the 4th of July. I am fairly certain that this year was the first year in my entire life that I didn’t have fireworks to blow up. I really missed it. Funny how you miss things like that when you don’t have them. As you can see, I don’t know how to use my (new! yay!) iphone camera to take pictures of fireworks.

I have fallen in love with instagram! Are you there? Follow me if you are, my user name there is tsoniki.

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