Monday, July 15, 2013

around here...

:: welcome home ::
 :: we made it happen ::
Our huge move out of state!
It wasn't easy... and Southern California made sure, we would never forget her! 
We packed the moving truck for 4 days straight; early morning till late into the night.
We were seeing triple-digit temperatures all the way through, as California was experiencing a "heat-wave".

We hit the road...
a moving truck, 2 vehicles, Hubby's Harley Davidson, my race bike, 2 windmills, 
the family dog, and my parrot "mojo". 
We drove 3 days / 1,500 + miles to get to Washington State.
We unloaded the truck that night,for the rental was due the following morning. 
We have been non-stop unpacking box after box... trying to settle in.

We have been here a little over a week now.
Went to the DMV registered our vehicles and applied for our new driver licenses.
Got the phone line, cable TV, and internet installed just this weekend.
** Ive been warned about "Island time!" **
this will take some getting use to.
I got to spending a little time with my nature journal.
The weather is great... so I am enjoying the outdoors 
in-between unpacking, settling in, and making this our "happy nest". 
:: it is wonderful to be back, I missed you all ::


  1. Glad you are safely in your new nest, even if there is still a lot of feathering to be done! It seems to be a beautiful place, have fun! Hugs, Valerie

    1. Hello Valerie :]
      **THANK YOU** for your encouragement and your beautiful thoughts! ~xx
      Enjoy your visit, it feels good to be back... "slowly in the swing of things" LOL

  2. Wow, that sounds like a marathon move! Glad you've had time to create some art - that birdis amazing.

    1. Hello Deborah!! :]
      ** wonderful to have you visit here today... love your company **
      Enjoy your visit... ~xx

  3. What an adventure! Welcome to Washington! So nice to see you back online.

    1. Hello Terrie!! :]
      **THANK YOU** for the warm welcome ~xx

      It is good to be back!

  4. It's good to see you back! You were missed. That heat wave must have made it so hard to get anything done. I can't even imagine trying to move during that. But now you don't have to worry about that. You can just settle in to your new home.

    1. Hello Janet
      **THANK YOU**
      Aww... missed you too!
      I am glad to be back, and read your lovely words. ~xx
      Enjoy your visit...

  5. I am over the moon so happy for u both!!!!!!!! xo xo u did it!

    1. Hello Bonita :]

      ** YES!! ** we did it!!!
      Thank you for stoping by, leaving your support & encouragement... ~xx
      Love your company, always.

  6. Welcome home April! Enjoy settling into your island life! Greetings from another island. ;-)

    1. Aww... ** thanks! **

      ~ yes, I am an "Island Girl" now... ~xx

  7. Lots of adjustments to make, but I'm sure it will all be worth it, April.
    The page from you nature journal is just amazing. You are so talented. Jx

  8. Oh moving is never easy--so exhausting but I'm sure your new home will be worth every minute. Hope you love your West Coast island as much as we love ours xoxo