In 2005 I decided to move to Utah. I had just graduated from BYU-Idaho and I was looking for a teaching job. I found I had a lot of options in Utah and would be close to some of my best friends. I made the move. I quickly regretted my decision (okay not really).
I'm often asked why I don't move back to California. The main reason is because I have a wonderful job, friends who are like family, and there is no job waiting for me in California. So instead of moving back to California, I fly back what seems like once a month. It is worth it because I get to see all of my family and enjoy wonderful California. My visits to California are always fun!
My little monkey!
My wonderful sister in law on her wedding day!
My sister with Camden and Kassidy in Disneyland!
My mom and Jayden
My Dad and I taking Kyle golfing before he gets married!
My crazy brother in law!
I also get asked a lot about my favorite things in Utah. There are few things :) My favorite thing is of course all of my many friends that I have here. They are wonderful. I feel so blessed to have people who I truly consider family surrounding me on a daily basis. Next, would be the LDS Temples. They are not only beautiful, but they also provide me with so much needed peace and comfort. My wonderful job. I'm so blessed to be at a school where I feel at home and love the people I work with and the families whose kids I teach. Lastly, would be the mountains. I do love having the mountains to look at every day. They are truly beautiful.
My amazing class from last year learning about reptiles!
The LDS Bountiful Temple
The mountains in the fall
My Person, Claudia, on her sealing day!
Lini, Josh (not pictured), and Ezias
Roommate picture from this summer
Lisa, Allison, and I in Ireland
Colette and Hood (Amanda should be in here also, but she couldn't come to the party and I can't find a picture of her!)
There are so many more friends that I have and love! Just can't seem to find pictures of everyone at the moment! You all know who you are and how much I love you guys though!
So for now I will try to be happy with these few great things about Utah and continue to to travel to lovely California as often as possible!