Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Goodbye Santa Monica! We will miss you!!!
Thank you for being so good to us.
We will never forget you.

So we packed our bags and with the help of a lot of friends, we emptied our apartment.
I want to go on the record and say Brian swore this would be the last move we do on our own - gathering friends to help load the truck. Please bless he was telling the truth.

LA has been such a great place for Brian and I that even though I have been ready for more space, seeing our apartment like this had me in full meltdown. I have never been so attached to a place. LA as a city will have a warm fuzzy place in my heart forever.

Brian and I both moved to LA single, ready to start our careers. We both had planned on being other places after graduating but felt strongly that we should be in LA.

Best decision ever.

After almost 6 years, it's the longest I've lived anywhere since leaving Batesville, Indiana when I was 14. I was excited when I moved to LA but I was scared. Ash drove me down and we hit rush hour traffic and I remember thinking - WHAT HAVE I DONE and wanting to run back to anywhere that felt more comfortable.

Luckily LA is easy to fall in love with.

I played at the beach, landed my dream job, made amazing friends, found Brian, got married, had 2 babies and we outgrew our apartment.

So here we are:Texans. =)

We live in a neighborhood called Turtle Cove a
nd we're a block from the lake. Look how pretty!
We moved to Rockwall - a lake community northeast of Dallas. Brian's working downtown which is a half hour commute but it beats the LA hour long bus ride any day. Less Asian women to hit on him, but with every move comes sacrifices right?
We had Brian's parents and my best friend help us get out here (yes it took FIVE people to get all our stuff, cars, + 2 babies to texas) and it was awesome because we ended up being super productive and got the house in good shape. I have no idea how we would have done it all on our own. After a million and 1 trips to Lowe's and all our Saturdays looking like this, we're getting closer.

Thanks to our ward (church group), our next door neighbors and the friendliest strangers I've ever met welcoming us to town - we are quickly feeling right at home.


Brit Warner said...

We miss you guys already! And your house looks awesome!

Lindsey the Muse-r said...

What an adventure! That house has got to be at least five times as big as your apartment:)

Taryn said...

Is that seriously your new house?! Wow!! Please post pictures of every single room, I want to see it all! You guys had the best decorated apartment I've seen, so I'm anxious to see what you can do with this huge house :)

Shadow - JingQin said...

i'd love to bring my little family to visit you guys there one day!

Jennefer said...

Congrats on the new place! Looks fabulous! I would be more upset about you leaving LA if we didn't leave first, but it is still sad to see all of our friends leaving....

Kristen said...

I still can't believe you're gone! Some guys from the singles ward moved into your apt...not the same. Thank you for the gift card, I'm excited to use it!

Angie Fellows said...

What a gorgeous house and area to live! I'm so glad you have a house and are liking it there. I love and miss you! I'll call soon!

jazmine said...

We MISS YOU!!! It's not the same having two single guys live below us. You're house is beautiful! Come back and visit!