Monday, October 29, 2012

California is:

perfect. It is exactly what I expected and we are so, so happy here. After being here for a month, we are finally all settled in and making our condo feel like home. I am finishing up organizing and decorating, so once everything is done I will put some photos on here. We bought a file cabinet for the office and a big mirror for the living room the other day and I was so excited about it... does that make me old?

This last weekend we went to one of the beaches near our place-- Salt Creek Beach in front of the Ritz Carlton hotel. There's something about seeing surfers everywhere that makes me feel like I'm on vacation. :) Then on Sunday I went with a friend from college and one of her friends to a little town called Jillian near San Diego.  Jillian is known for the apples, so everything we did was apple related and so so yummy. We made apple cider, fed the remains of the apples to goats at the farm, ate apple pie and went wine tasting (yes, there was apple wine!).

We are so happy with our decision to live North of base. We have gotten so used to saying "we are moving to the San Diego area" but really, we are much closer to LA. But with Nick working on the North side of Pendleton (base is HUGE!) his commute to work is only about 20 minutes. It works out perfect and we really like the area up here.

Nick is all checked in and is working away. He really likes his job and the people he works with. And I have been doing my classes, laying by the pool, running with Lucy, and enjoying the weather! We haven't been doing anything too exciting, but are thinking about going to the San Diego zoo soon. :)

Come visit us, we have an extra room!



  1. oh...I am so happy everything is perfect! I can't wait to see pictures! I need to go visit Jillian next time we are there. It sounds cool!

  2. So glad to hear you guys are settling in there! Life in Cali sounds amazing!