Saturday, December 21, 2013

Going Back to Cali & Solstice



I was going to share earlier this week, but needed to get the go ahead that phone calls had been made and I was in the clear to share that...

we are moving back to California!

We have been wanting this for a long time and had just about given up hope that it would come to pass.
Last week Wes got an email that changed all of that, and we had the weekend to weigh all of the pros and cons. (Just because you really want something does not mean that it totally works out logistically.) But in the end we decided that the sacrifices that would need to be made are worth it and we are heading back to our home state at the end of February!

There are so many wonderful opportunities there for all of us. We are just a little excited and a bit overwhelmed with the idea.

Right now we are trying to get through the winter holiday season before we get to dramatic about cleaning out (there will be some downsizing involved) and packing. But the cleaning out has begun in little bursts (a natural result of making and the expectation that new things will inevitably make there way into our home this time of year).

Speaking of this time of year, we are excited about winter solstice today.

A hike, a sun cake, the lighting of lots of candles (including a special beeswax bird candle the kids picked out), a few little gifts, sushi, and sitting by the fire and under the stars. A good way to welcome back the light... on so many levels this year!

So, this busy little life is going to get a bit busier in the near future, but we could not be happier about that.


24 comments:

  1. Wow, exciting news, congratulations!

    Happy Solstice, enjoy your celebration.

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  2. Wow!!! It is exciting!!
    Congratulations! that is so great!

    happy solstice. xxoo

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    1. We are going to be SO close to you now!

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    1. Thanks, Alex.
      Hope you had a wonderful Solstice.

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  4. That is exciting news....looks like 2014 will bring a very exciting set of adventures for all of you! Happy Solstice!

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  5. How exciting! I'm thrilled for you...a move you want, what a wonderful omen at the end of a year! Can't wait to read more about all to come!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa!
      And yes, we all see the news at a very good omen for a wonderful year ahead!

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  6. I'm very excited for you all and the opportunities to come. Sounds like everything is working out!. :) xx

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    1. Thanks, Tam!
      I wish we could have been closer with this move. Skype is awesome but just not the same as sitting at your kitchen table with a cup of tea!
      xx

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  7. Yippie! I can't wait to see all the pictures you will take from the beach again. I hope your Solstice was wonderful.

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    1. You can count in beach photos... I think you guys might have to plan a Cali vacation and come camp with us on the beach! ;-)

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  8. Congratulations!! Here's wishing you a smooth and easy move! Will miss the view of your backyard but know there will be plenty of beautiful awe inspiring views that you will share!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Yes, I will miss our view too but I promise we will visit lots of pretty places in Cali!

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  9. I am so happy for you!!! May you have a smooth transition and that the move is filled with wonderfulness.

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  10. How exciting! Will you be moving close to our neck of the woods?Merriest of holiday wishes for you and your family!

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    1. Oh, yes, Summer! We are coming back to Ventura! ;-)

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    2. yay! How exciting! Maybe one of these days we can meet up! I'm thrilled we will be neighbors! :)

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    3. Oh, yes! A meet up for sure! I am looking forward to it! We will be there at the end of Feb!

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  11. What fantastic news. I appreciate your pausing to make sure it is the right move. Tis so true that just because we want it does not always mean it is right, but I love that this is right for you! Now a road trip to California will need to be planned instead of NM.

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    1. Yes! Yes! I am so excited to plan some meet ups with friends in the west! That would be great fun!

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