Sunday, February 27, 2011

Home Sweet Home - By the Beach

It has been about a month and a half now since we have moved to California. In some ways it seems like we just got here and in others it feels like we have been here forever. I am glad to say it has been a smooth transition for everyone. I had a lot of people back home in Texas giving us a little grief about moving here and "Why would we do that?", "I would never make such a drastic move with young kids?", "You are going to leave your spacious, beautiful TX home to live in much smaller quarters in CA?", "Are the schools good? I have heard they are not.", etc...and so on and so on. So not that any of those people would be reading my blog, but in case you is why we made the move, and yes we love it, and yes the kids love it, and even the dog is in seventh heaven.

What we love so far:
We live in a beach house - 2 blocks from the sand.
The house is not too big, but not too small, it is just right and has amazing views.
The weather (for the most part) has been great.
We can walk to restaurants, shops, ice cream in less than 5 minutes
We are close to old friends and have made new ones.
The girls love their schools and teachers (their schools are 2 blocks apart which makes drop off and pick up easy peasy).
The sunsets are intoxicating.
We are slowly falling into a regular schedule that will soon include seeing Charlie at lot more.
No pool or yard to take care of.

What we miss:
Family and Friends
Tex Mex and a combo plate that isn't $15.
Our great babysitters that DID NOT charge $15+/hour.


AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

As a girl who grew up moving more times than I could count, having kids transition every so often isn't so bad! It gives them more "worldly" views in my opinion (even when they are really young).

And being in CA you do make sacrifices elsewhere, but heaven knows that you can't put a price tag on a good ocean view and sunset!

I'm glad you guys have transitioned OK and are falling into a routine. Walking for ice creams sounds like a dream!

Best of luck to you guys.
And the pictures of your place are gorgeous.

Sara said...

Some of those pictures are just amazing!! What a great post.

Anonymous said...

oh, Tamara! may I please live vicariously through your photos? how wonderful!
Katie B.

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