Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"california here i come, right back where i started from..."

i apologize for my nonexistence among my blogging friends lately. my life had been crazy and my computer is in the same room where joel takes naps, so..... the day has finally arrived... we are leaving provo tomorrow morning and moving to california. i'm so ecstatic, i can hardly contain myself. at the same time, i'm surprisingly sad. i've spent many of my years in utah counting down the time when i would get to leave and now i don't want to... well, i'm all too ready to move on and have a real job, but there are so many wonderful things in utah that i'm just crushed to part with. my dear sister morgan, her silly husband, nate, and their darling son, asher... my beautiful sisters, ashley and jillian... my hilarious and fun brother and sister-in-law, doug and jackie... all our wonderful, close friends that we have grown to love over the years... the beautiful mountains... the hills that i've taken my morning run on so many times... BYU... our wonderful ward that we've been in for almost 5 years... all of our extended family that lives here, especially the mcneils, who have been so loving and generous... and on and on and on... what a wonderful place to live! but on to california and the next chapter in our lives. give us a call next time anybody is in the bay area! signing off in utah... catch ya on the flip side.

22 comments:

Miss Molly said...

Here's to moving onward and upward in life! Congrats! Afton Ferguson (now Bolz) lives in the bay area and so does Spencer Williams. (Afton is pregnant!) If I ever make it down that way let's have a reunion! Best of luck with the transition.

janaya said...

cali schmali! you can't leave! ;)

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

we will miss all ya'alls guts!! as i said in comment to janaya's post, it hasn't really hit me yet, at all. i still think i am just going to be able to pop over tomorrow or something. by the way, sorry that we didn't even offer to help today, for some reason i thought you were packing tomorrow. SORRY!! i will talk to you later tonight. maybe if mackay will get his behind over here, we can come hang out for one last night, although i might fall asleep! :)

Carlie said...

Whit I feel like a fool! I have thought about you a lot this last week and kept meaning to call. I can't believe you are leaving tomorrow! I hope you have a great trip and love the bay area. I'm sorry I didn't get to say "goodbye". I feel like a chunk of my life is ending with the last college friend to move away. It makes me cry! Keep it touch!
Love you-Carlie

Melanie and Will said...

I'm sad for you that you have to leave all the good stuff behind...what a bummer, BUT how fun to start a new chapter!!! I look forward to that day for us as well! Good luck.

Hey, will you guys be Sac for Thanksgiving??? We plan on heading up to grandma's for T-day! I hope SOMEONE is their to hang with! None of the Steyskal's besides us will be there. :(

Becki Becki Bo Becki said...

Congrats, guys! You will love the Sunnyvale sun! Have you found a place to live yet? Some day we'll visit San Fran and maybe see ya 'round. Good luck and keep blogging!

Bybees said...

Best of luck with the move to the Bay area! We sure miss it!

Scott, Erin, & Ellie said...

good luck! at least you will be closer to some members of your family - i know it does not make up for the loss - but the ones here will have to come and see you in the bay area! so enjoy ghiradeli square and all the bay area has to offer. toodles for now.

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Alison said...

Good luck with the move! It will be a memorable time in your lives. It is sad to leave Utah, but the next chapter of your lives will be so exciting!

Danielle said...

well come back to the blogging world whit and welcome back to cali!!

Summer Adams said...

I'm so sad you're gone but SOOOO glad we got to hang a few times before you left. It was great catching up with you after all these years and so great meeting the boys and Ben. What a darling family. I'm so excited for your new journey!!! You'll love it and I'm anxious to hear all about it. Safe travels! xoxo, Summer

The Richardsons said...

We are sad, happy and jealous all at the same time! You guys get to be real grown ups now! Congratulations! But we are sad for ourselves because we are losing some great friends and sources of inspiration! Thank heavens for blogs!

The Bells said...

We'll miss you guys! Enjoy California and keep in touch!

Jessica said...

I was wondering what happened to you. Congrats on the move. I think it is bittersweet to move. Good to move on, but not to leave good friends. Luckily good friends you always keep. Good luck.

Michal Thompson said...

Whit,
Long time. Sounds like fun. Reading your last post made me sad. How amazing it must be to have stayed in one place for 5 years. I can't say we have stayed anywhere longer than a year. But there are pros and cons to everything. Congrats on a job! We know just what that feels like- to finally have an income instead of an "outcome." Enjoy CA!!!

The Allred Family said...

Congrats to you and your family Whitney! It must be nice to be moving on to real life1 it feels like we will be students forever! I am excited for you guys! My brother Jason lives in San Ramon. If you need a contact let me know!

MYHowderFamily said...

Yeah! That is cool and I'm sure your parents are excited. I miss home horribly but am trying to really appreciate North Carolina for the moment and know it is going to take me awhile to feel like we fit in here but my heart is in California even though it's all burning at the moment. Thank goodness for the church it sure has made it easier.

Kjelstrom Family said...

BEN AND WHITNEY!! I'm so excited that you moved to California. Now that you're in California, the next step is to get you down here to the southern side of the state. Pay no attention to the wildfires.

The Young's said...

I think it is so awesome that you are going back to where you are from! You might miss P-town but change is definatley good! Good luck with the move!

Jarom & Charla said...

You're so brave. I'm not sure I could ever move back. The only way we would go back to Cali is if Mexico took back Arizona.

Breanne said...

Hey Whitney! How are you? Good to hear from you! - Sorry for the delayed response.
So you're in California now? What city? The Bay Area is SO gorgeous and has so much to offer - that's exciting. I hope you guys are enjoying your new local!
Good to hear from you! You and Morgan both look so happy!

Oh yah, and by the way, your boys are freakin CUTE!