Moving Day

On the morning of our moving day we woke up to pouring rain. Our prayers were answered, though, and during the hour and a half that we had many great volunteers from our ward to help us load the boxes into the truck, we had no rain!
While Bryan was getting the tarp set up, I ran with the boys to the store to get some rain ponchos, (just in case), a plastic cover for my queen bed, when I realized the other package didn't come with two like the twin package did, and some donuts for our helpers. I couldn't believe my eyes when I came back and there were about 20 helpers, AND they were just finishing up! I missed the entire move! It took them only an hour to load everything, even though we were on the top floor of a third story apartment, and there are four flights of stairs to get to the top! Bryan said they made a line-up on the stairs and just passed the boxes along. Thank you Camarillo 5th ward, you're amazing!!

Bryan's dad using his engineer skills to pack the truck just right! Thanks Jeff!

This is how it looked when I walked in after returning from the store! It's empty!

Trying to entertain the boys while we cleaned the place, with the help of my amazing mother-in-law! Thanks Barbara!

Ethan's Goodbye Party

Ethan's Kindergarten teacher was so nice to have a goodbye party for Ethan before he moved. The kids all signed a card, a few students made goodbye cards of their own, his good friend Joshua gave him a present with all sort of fun things to do while traveling, and the class gave him a framed photo of the entire class. They also got to eat cupcakes. Ethan will miss his great class and teacher!

Farewell Camarillo

Well, we moved to Utah. I have mixed feelings about the move, especially now when I glance out the window and there is snow everywhere, and then I look at pictures of our time in Camarillo and think of the great weather it always had! I know it's the right move for us at this point in our life, but I hope that sometime in the future we can call Camarillo home again. We are currently in Alpine, looking for a place in Provo. The only thing negative I can think of about California is the cost of living. We are hoping to buy a townhome or home here in Utah and will be paying less on a mortgage payment than renting a two bedroom apartment in Camarillo! Here are some pretty shots of Camarillo and the area where we lived. A lot of these were taken with my iPhone, so not the best quality.

A drive I often took going up and down Potrero Canyon to teach piano lessons in Dos Vientos
I loved driving down and seeing the Channel Islands and the beautiful sunset.

There's something very cool about fog.

Our water fountain outside our place
Love the Spanish architecture

The huge field in our community

This is a picture of the almost-completed new pool and gym. This is looking out of our bedroom window. They already had one pool and gym on the other side of the community, but it was going to be so nice right across from us!

Farewell Camarillo, hope to see you soon!

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