Sunday, September 16, 2012

Time for Change

Sooo we are moving. Soon. End of this month to be exact. Just across Simi Valley for now, but early next year we are really moving. To Arizona. The big out of state move. It's very bitter sweet for me.

I'm not great with big changes like this. I keep thinking about all the things I'm going to miss and I end up just wanting to hide in my bed. Our families are here. Our friends are here. Our lives are here. But we can't stay here anymore.

We've tried to make it work in California for almost 7 years now. 7 years of up and down, scrimping and saving and barely getting by. We kept hoping opportunities would open up for us here, and that we'd be able to stay in our hometown. But we can't wait anymore. How long is one family supposed to live in a room for goodness sakes? Or with 30 something male roommates.

We came to the Arizona decision by making a list of pros and cons. Jimmy's brother is out there and he has offered to let us live with them for a while. Which is amazing and such a blessing. Jimmy can transfer his job out there, making California money in Arizona. It's not that long of a car ride from Simi Valley. The big's hot. Really really really hot. That is probably the main one. I hate heat. My first summer in AZ is going to be a miserable one, I'm already well aware of that. Somehow people live out there and like it though. I guess you just don't do anything that requires you leaving the house during the day. Like vampires almost. I like Twilight just as much as the next person!

Lately I've been sitting in my house and trying to take in all the memories here. We've been here for 4 years. We brought both Mitzie and Brynlee home in this house. I love it here. But it's time for us to move on. Our family is changing and this living situation can't accommodate us anymore the way it used to be able to. The guys will be staying here, so while we are still in CA I'll be able to come back and visit. If I want. I'm not sure I'll be able to do that right at first. It will make me too sad.

As school is coming to a close Brynlee and I will have a new schedule. She started pre school this year, so I don't want to pull her out of that. So she will go to school Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hopefully on those days I can work lunch time shifts to be home with the family during the evenings. Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays I'll have her home with me. I'm excited, and kind of nervous. It's going to be a lot of time together. I hope I can entertain her! I'll have to get creative about it, like all those fun stay at home Moms do!

So here is to some changes. Hopefully for the better!


Megan said...

I am so excited for you and all your changes! Scary, yes...but I am sure it will all be worth it. Then again I do live in Arizona so I am extra excited!

Sarah said...

From my experience living in different states, it takes a while for your body to adjust to a new climate, but it does adjust. The humidity here in Houston felt so oppressive at first, but now it truly, honestly feels normal. In fact, I like it. Same with the heat. This summer was SO much easier than last summer. You'll be able to do it!

Audrey Spence said...

You're going to AZ?! What the heck?! That's crazy! I really wish it was UT though. Housing is CHEAP right now and you can get amazing loans. We have a 2200 sq ft home on .23 acre and we're only paying $910/mo! So glorious. And summers aren't that hot and we have real fall. Leaves changing and all! You should see our mtns right now. Reds and oranges and yellows all around! I told you I'll never stop trying :) I'm going for the hard sell here. I miss my friends. I hated moving out of state but its a fun new adventure and to get to see new places and new things and meet new people. It'll all be fun and awesome. Good luck with it all and if you ever decide to come to UT Tooele is cheap and 35 min from SLC! ;)

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