Easter Weekend Back Home in San Diego

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hi guys!
How was your weekend?!

I spent mine just trying to catch up on sleep from our trip home, Joshua's new shift change at work, and getting ready for our big move! We are supposed to close early this upcoming week and get the keys soon after. We'll have some work (paint, flooring, carpet) to do before we're fully moved in, but it's right up our alley.... we wanted something we could fix up a bit (but not a lot) and are obsessed with HGTV shows that are getting us excited for this process. The house is only 6 years old so it's not really too much work. We feel really blessed to have found the house we did and for the price we did, all in a great time frame with our current rental's lease expiring (and a baby on the way)! Did I tell you guys that the ONLY room in the whole house that is painted is the room that we were planning on using for our baby's nursery? And, ironically enough, it's painted purple?! Not that we are keeping the purple, but I mean, how weird is it that we are having a girl? I loved it! It was definitely a sign ;)

I also went to a girl's night out on Friday night and 12 of us all played Bunco for the first time-- it was so much fun! It's going to become a monthly thing that we do and I'm really looking forward to it. I also got to see my girlfriend's new baby for the first time and spend some time with her and her new little man. Every time I hold a baby, our little girl starts kicking me! I love it! Joshua and I also had a few coffee dates (well, coffee for him, hot chocolate for me), we went to a huge community garage sale (scored an awesome vintage chair for the nursery for a steal of a price!) and really enjoyed Sunday morning at church. I love how we're finally starting to get plugged into a community and church here. Our church meets on the high school campus that's located in our new neighborhood and I love that we'll be able to ride our bikes to church as a family in the coming years :)

I'm also so thankful that we were able to go home for a 4-day weekend last week. I was really homesick for a few weeks leading up to our trip and I was glad that Joshua was able to merge his weekends at work and come with me! One of my best friend's little brother (who's like my cousin, we've been family friends for 20+ years) graduated from the Marine Corps bootcamp and it was amazing to watch him graduate. We had a wonderful time with our families and are already looking forward to our next trip back for our baby shower in June!

Life is really good right now, just really busy and super exciting. They say that you really appreciate the sunshine after the cloudy times and that is true. God has been so good and faithful to us over the years. It's awesome to finally be in a good spot.

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww what a beautiful, happy post. Sounds like everything is working out. And how nice to be able to ride a bike together as a family to go to church. That sounds so sweet. Yes, God is so good sweetie. Cheers to more blessings to come.

Lauren said...

I would LOVE to go to California. The beach looks so beautiful! Love your fabric rose necklace too :)

Lauren Rebecca

Meredith said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your house! So excited for you, friend :)

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Katie @ minivan diva said...

Oh, your baby belly is looking so cute! Glad you had a great Easter!

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

I just can't get over that bubble of yours! It's like a little basketball...all in front. Hot mamma!

Ruthie Hart said...

Your pictures make me wish I lived ANYWHERE near a beach. My favorite is the one of you and Joshua back to back...um he is TALL!!!!!!!! And your bump is about the cutest thing on the planet. How is packing going?! Praying for a smooth closing and easy move for you! And my mom has played Bunco for years...her group of friends call themselves the Bunco babes and ever since I was young I couldn't wait to have a bunco group. Hoping to find one in our new neighborhood. I even had a bunco themed birthday party when I was 10! xoxoxo

Jami said...

So glad you had a wonderful weekend, and you look amazing!

MissMorgan said...

Love this idea, and LOVE San Diego!

Lottie said...

Love that the room was purple--it was meant to be.

And how cute your baby kicks when you hold a baby--she knows :)

Ashley said...

It's so true that you appreciate the sunshine more after the cloudy times, and it's awesome that you acknowledge and praise Him for that sunshine!
We live on the Texas coast, and it's crazy how different the beaches look! They are some of God's most beautiful creations!
Btw...loving your bump!!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Your belly is just so freakin cute. CUTE BELLY=CUTE BABY, right? :)

And I meant to mention this on Twitter..but I can't believe that was the first time you played Bunco! That's like REQUIRED in Utah! :)

Miss your face!

Alyssa said...

Thanks for the linky party! I'm pretty excited! I'm your newest reader!!

Flor said...

you are glowing girlfriend! you look beautiful, it warms my heart to see you so happy. God is SO good!
i'm so excited about your house! woohooo!! you are living and loving this wonderful life God gave you :)

Erin said...

These photos make me smile! You are your family are beautiful, and I just love that area in San Diego - have so many family memories there myself :)
Your baby bump is ADORABLE and you just get cuter each and every day, sweetie!!

Happy Monday! XO

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray for the new house and God's perfect timing! Aaah garage sale season is here... so fun.

review said...

great shots!:)

Shanda said...

A happy content post! I love the beach and love San Diego (I live close to LA) Thanks for hosting. This is my first time here.

Shanda said...

I'm putting your button on my blog hop page.

zeys said...

i loved your blog, you are looking so elegant, i am following you if you follow me too i would be so happy :)


zeys said...

i loved your blog, you are looking so elegant, i am following you if you follow me too i would be so happy :)


Sailing with bare feet said...

Thanks for the Link up fun!!
Love your blog !!!
I have a May photo challenge going on soon !! I hope you join in the fun !!! http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/2012/04/re-do-may-photo-challenge.html

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I had my wedding reception at that base :)!

JAIMIE @ roxyloveblog said...

Oh, gosh. My husband and I just moved away from San Diego, much to my dismay. I miss it so! Such a beautiful place to be.