Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Two weeks ago I told you that I was going to be scrambling for a few weeks. Remember? I gave you absolutely no closure. Here's my answer.



Yep, we moved. I'm officially a Southern California gal again. We went from full blown signs of Fall to sunshine and Santa Ana winds. My hands and feet are cracked and bleeding, and my back is ready to break. I've had to beg, borrow and steal to "borrow" internet time. But, lest you feel sorry for me, let me tell you that I'm almost moved in and acclimating. And I've had so much help. I can't wait to catch up with all of you. I'm doing the happy dance for a great Internet connection now!

In honor of my new digs and sunshine year round, I've decided to have a "party" where one of you takes home something I absolutely love. Stay tuned.
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135 comments:

MommyWizdom said...

Congratulations on the move. Are your hands really cracked and bleeding? Youch! I hope you get settled in really soon!

Happy Wednesday!

Rachel said...

Congrats on the move. Glad you got there safe! Can't wait to see your new digs!!!

Liz said...

woo hoo...congrats on the new place - moving is always so fun (ugh)

Mrs. S said...

I will totally be back to play tomorrow!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh - you have no idea how stinking jealous I am of you right this second!! I want to move to CA so bad, it is not even funny! My husband told me we could be living there within 5 years of marriage - we are heading to 8 years and still here - with snow on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

My name is Tammie said...

You're here!!! Woo hoo!!! Do we get to meet???? Please!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I'm SOOOO happy for you and I would LOVE to link right now because my post is actually ready but because of the nature of the post I promised someone it would not be up until 12:00am ughh so I am setting my alarm to wake up and link then. Congrats on your move!!!!!!!

Jennie said...

I feel for ya... moving is such hard work...

Jen said...

Wow, that is quite the move. I am glad that everything went well expect for you broken back and all. Can't wait to hear the story if you are telling.
Oh and I will so stay tuned.

Melissa said...

I'm glad that you are settling in. Looks like you guys have done A LOT of work!

stefanie said...

Yay! Glad it's (sort of) over. Welcome home...

Honey Mommy said...

Look at those U-Hauls!

Have fun unpacking... ugh!

Amy said...

Congrats on the move!!!

Still wondering if it is okay to be posting here with a Wordless Wednesday!!

Kacey Randolph said...

Yeah you for globe trotting...well at least a few states! :o) I can't wait to hear all about your move and the party sounds FAB! Glad to have to back - ish! Good luck on finding more internet time.

HeatherY said...

Oh how I hate moving! Enjoy settling into your new house!

Kristen Jensen said...

ahhhh! You did it! I'm so jealous! Do you love your new place? Where exactly do you live? Oh and about eyelashes, of COURSE I'll give you a good deal, whenever you want them done. xoxxoxo

Rhonda said...

Are the fires there affecting you??? I hope all is well! Congrats on the move! You're giving someone your old house, aren't you???

I KNEW you were my most generous bloggy friend, and how much you totally know that I want to relocate!

Oh, I'm so excited!

I'll start packing.....

latree said...

waiting for the report :D

Weeksie50 said...

Ack. I hate moving.. : )

sassy stephanie said...

How exciting! Noooo wonder all of those things were being done to the house! ha!

Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

wow, congrats on the move. I didn't have a clue! I hope you get settled in quickly. I miust say that I too am jealous, here in maine we are already using our heat! Have a great week!

AVT Coach said...

I have moved 6 times in 27 years but with only two children, one husband and a dog..and all moves within one state. I cannot imagine moving with a big family and across so many miles! It is definitely physical labor. It's kind of neat that no matter where you live your blog life at least stays constant. Hope it is a most postive move for your family.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hope the move went well!

The Georgia Peaches said...

Congratulations on the move. I hope that means you were able to sell your house in Oregon. Happy unpacking! I'm still working on it!

Sher said...

Welcome home!

I wish you and your sinuses much luck!

I'm in O.C., what about you?

Brooke said...

OK now I feel really out of it. Where in So. Cal did you move and I need the 411 so call me.

Genny said...

You HAVE had a lot going on! What an exciting time for you!

jenn3 said...

Oh, I hate moving. Hope it goes smoothly.

Cecily R said...

Wow. I can't believe you kept it under wraps for this long!!! You and your obvious organizations skills amaze me. There is no WAY I could have managed to do what you did in the time you did it. You ROCK Angie!!!

Elaine A. said...

This all seems so sudden -like we are in a new relationship or something, but I guess we kind of are! ; )

Seriously, hope everything goes smoothly with the move. I will be in Cali next week (Napa) and am so excited!! : )

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am back!! Happy dance, happy dance...........

Jori-O said...

Good heavens, woman! I am sending calm, peaceful vibes your way...moving with hubby and 5 kids in tow! Whew, makes me cranky just thinking about it!!

Quirky said...

WOOHOO!
I'm sorry moving was/is so difficult, but I'm happy to welcome you back, back, to Cali, Cali :)

(Get it?! like Notorious B.I.G.... duh)

raising4boys said...

You sure are good at keeping secrets. Enjoy settling in your new home.

Good N Crazy said...

Way to go. Am on twitter now, my post MIGHT be up. Will tweet you out!!

Straight to Your Hart said...

Yeah!!! congratulations. a party?? I'm in..hope you are recovered!!

Wildtree Kristie said...

Congrats on the move! Take care of those hands, cracks and bleeding are no good!

Melissa said...

Ah Angie I really hope the move went ok and you're feeling better. It was only a couple of months ago I was feeling the same.
I hope things are great and you enjoy unpacking and this is the last BIG move you'll have to do.
Missed you.

rachael said...

glad to hear you are all moved and mostly settled! can't wait to see the new place!

girlytwins said...

You have no idea how excited I am for this. Jumping up and down as I type. The girls are looking at me very strangely. Oh now they are joining in. They don't know it yet but soon they will meet their future husbands. :) LOL

Happy to hear you are almost all moved in...sorry to hear it was a difficult journey for your hands & feet.

Lacey in the Sky said...

Oh goodness! It was REALLY big news! I'm glad the move is over for you and hope you get some you time soon! Rest those hands and feet of yours!

Casey's trio said...

Glad to hear you all are adjusting. I know it must be a BIG adjustment for you all. Let me know when you are back in business with email!

Lindsay said...

Wow! That is a MAJOR move with a family...and to keep it a "secret" from all your bloggy world friends - very impressive! May I ask why it was under wraps??

Wow. I can't get over that....I moved with 2 kids across four states, but my kids weren't in school, either. I feel for you - and glad you're almost settled (is that even possible with kids??) :-)

Mamarazzi said...

oh poor you! i hate moving!

let me know when you are ready to receive your Box of Mamarazzi Goodness!

keep those hands moisturized and covered! gloves now!

Robin said...

Congratulations! Hopefully having family around will make the settling in process a lot smoother. Enjoy!

Shannon said...

Glad your move went well!!!

Deb said...

THERE you are!!! yay! ugh, moving is tons of fun, no? but it sounds like the worst is behind you and now the good stuff begins. wish we were all with you to unpack all those dishes, books, toys.

Anonymous said...

OMG your in my neck of the woods! Welcome! dont you just LOVE the Santa ana winds- NOT! as I sit her sniffling anf sneezing ugh! oh yay im so excited that someone I know im blog land is actually near by now! now i gotta know where in socal you are...

( cant logg into blogger right now but im
www.krazyarmstrongks.blogspot.com )

mannequin said...

Welcome home Angie.

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Congrats on the new move!

Tammy W said...

Oh I hate moving and comletely love it at the sme time! I hope you are getting settled in well! Thanks for letting us know and continuing your blog when you have so much going on! Days without Angie? Oh NO!

Kathleen said...

Wow, that was amazingly fast! I'm glad you're all settled now, and hope you get that fast connection soon. Good luck with the unpacking (you probably still have some things left to do)

Sweet Serendipity said...

Congrats! And blessings on your new home. How exciting!

jsprik said...

congratulations!! hopefully i will be doing the same here soon! not right away, we have to sell our house before we can get a new one, but we are working on getting all "the little thing done" before we can actually put it up for sale. hugs and prayers...

mommaof4wife2r said...

well it all makes sense now...i am glad u had help, but i still hate moving...poor thing. i do hate you for being in CA though...it's getting cooler and the winter is just around the corner. boooo! i can't wait to see pics of your new decorating!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

WOw!! Where'd you land? I love visiting SoCal..

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! Congrats on the new move! Can't wait to hear all about it :)
Now the "fun" begins.... cleaning & decorating.

Octamom said...

Congrats, congrats! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!!

Blessings!

Discursivelyhappy said...

Angie, as I am staring out at the very cloudy and drizzling rain I am a little jealous of your new warm temps! :-)

Jaysi said...

Wow....it is 7 am and I am number 53....crazy!!!

Congrats on the move. It is so great that things are going smoothly for you. I can't wait to get some pics of the famous orange carpet!! Have a great day!

Oh, by the way, I tagged you....sorry :)

Mrs. De Miranda said...

Oh my goodness! Moving is the BIGGEST pain! But congrats! I know you are so happy to have it over with!! I really enjoyed California! I spent some time in Santa Maria and Pasa Robles with some friends that live there and it is gorgeous!!

Laurie said...

How did you do that so quickly?
You sold your house, and packed it all up in 2 weeks!!!???
You guys are good. If Jeff working with his Dad? I can't wait for the catch us up blog. So many questions.....
I'm glad it all went well and you are safely moved.

Laurie said...

One more.. I am so jealous, reading some of the other comments of those who are close enough for a visit. It makes me want to move, kindof. I am one of the weird ones I know but I love fall and yes am even looking forward to the four letter word..snow!

Rhea said...

Congrats on your big move!! Woohoo! And a party? Sounds awesome!

Joy said...

Congrats on getting all moved in, hope you get all settled soon.

marina said...

I Have moved so many times that it's almost second nature to me. But at least you get to clean out all your junk, and kind of start from scratch.
Wordless Wednesday

Letti said...

Welcome to California. I live in Southern California too. You are goiong to love the weather but as for the seasons you don't see those very often.

PS I love your blog.

KatieZ said...

You moved?!? How great for you! Hubby and I are seriously pondering a new move. But not even within the same state. Not sure if I am completely on board yet! Good luck with the new place, and have fun.

lifegoesbyfast said...

Shoot, I forgot to link to you. I promise to do it tonight when I get home!

Candy said...

moving sucks.

I'm praying that things go smoothly- and that you're settled in very soon:-)

Michelle said...

Angie -- Welcome back to Southern California! My post has some So. Cal pictures in honor of your move!

Happy unpacking!!

Crazymamaof6 said...

OH MY GOSH! so exciting! Congrats on the big change. and glad you are back in business on the internet! WHOOHOO! there is just something fabulous about being able to get online any time you want. whew!

and i'm doing my first wordful Wednesday! it will be up in a bit! YAY!

Mark and Kiss said...

So, was that picture taken at 4 am? Seriously, I am so impressed that you are already moved in and set up after a few short days! Someone above said you rock, could not have said it better! Hope you recuperate quickly.

Following Him said...

Moving with school in session, 5 kiddos, and in the fall. WoW!!! Also-I linked my Wordful Wednesday, but there is not a picture today-oh well I can not keep my mouth shut!
~Elyse~

He And Me + 3 said...

I hate moving...done it way too many times. Hope your back gets back to normal soon and the aches go away quickly.

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

ok, im back, i did my post and im stil wondering where in socal you are! wanna have a starbucks? lol

Julie said...

I would love to meet you while down there too. My sister also lives there.

Carrie said...

Yeah, for the big reveal. I'm jealous of where you live. I'm sure you will miss the seasons but will get over it fast looking out your front window.

I kept thinking your new reveal was going to be a haircut. How shallow of me..Congrat, love to read more when you have time.

(my camera is broken so I'm out from WW until it is fixed or I buy a new one.:( )

Heather said...

Congratulations on your move. Only 2 uhauls with all your kids?!? You're amazing.

:D

Dana said...

That's quite the news! So glad you arrived safely. Put some Bag Balm on your poor hands. It works wonders!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

LMAO Angie I was stalking my feedjit to see if you'd come by! lol Im in Corona, just down the 15 freeway from you. My cousin's lives in Upland, LOVE it up there! But its not too far from me! :)Congrats on the move!

Aubrey said...

Oh! Southern California...must be wonderful. Can't wait to hear more about your move AND the party!

Heather said...

Hey, look at me 69! ;)

Have a great Wednesday!

Kally said...

Congrats on your move! While enjoying your SoCal sunshine try to send some sunny thoughts to PDX. It is c-c-cold here.

Momstart said...

YEAH!!!!!!! We have to sell and buy before we can move. Maybe next year.

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

I had no idea you were moving. Did you miss California or did you just want to be closer to your sister? I am so happy that you could move back home. I wish I could move to Southern Cal. I love it there, true I only vacationed, but I love it. I am having trouble pulling up your blog.

Simply AnonyMom said...

Congrats on a successful move.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Hi Angie! Finally got your button on my blog. Sorry... it's been a little hit and miss with this post.

BTW: Congrats on the move. Hope you love it. And... love the birthday cake for Jen. That is like those you see on those cake shows. Awesome!

Happy WW!

Shannon said...

Yay! So glad the move is done with. Can't believe you pulled it off...of course you did. Can't wait to see the new digs and hear all about your adventure.

Heather said...

I'm weird and love unpacking. Hate packing, but love to get it out and set it all up. Hang in there!!!

Debra said...

So glad that you are getting settled in! I was wondering if you arrived safely and in one piece. How many grey hairs did you earn?

Cinnamon said...

Hi Angie!
Thanks for the linky love and for visiting my blog! You rock!
:) Robin
cinnamon & honey

Churchill said...

Congratulations on the move! I hope the unpacking goes smoothly!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am glad your move went well and that you are settling in!

les_mason_curt said...

I love how WW is growing so fast.... What a great idea... I would much rather put words to my pictures- it makes me be able to remember just why I took each one, and I can remember that moment much easier if it has words!

Have a great Wednesday and good luck with finishing unpacking, I cannot wait to see new pictures of the house... Got an extra room, I would love to see So. Co! Lol

Melissa said...

Oh my Angie- you need a spa day for sure!!

blueviolet said...

How exciting for you to be in sunny CA! I hope you love your new home!

Tabitha said...

Wow...you left one of my favorite places in the world for California? :-) I hope you settle in well and enjoy your new home!

Jessica said...

Wowza..so glad you had lots of help. My thoughts go out to you as you settle in to your new home. I lived in Southern Cal for college, and loved loved laying by the pool in Feb, and flip flops year round!!! I am doing the happy dance for you..and with you!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Wow you are anamazing woman to get all that done in 2 weeks!I am so glad things are going well for you!

Mrs. S said...

thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. I hope you're recovering from the blogathon (and moving...phew!).

MoziEsmé said...

Congrats on your move! And best wishes with all that unpacking!

Emily said...

COngrats on your move! I wish I had sunshine year round! In Ohio we have grey year round LOL

BTW I love your blog and you've been tagged! Visit me at Mama and Hustler???
to find out how to play!

April said...

Congrats on the move! Moving is SO crazy and stressful, I don't envy that part of it!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats on your move! and, what party have I been missing over here? ;-)

Jacki said...

I have been wondering about your move ever since you told me! So glad you made it safe and sound!!

Munchkins and Music said...

Happy moving! The only reason I like moving is because I can throw out stuff I forgot I had!

Jennifer P. said...

oooh! Angie! You MUST email me and tell me where you are exactly....I might be joining you soon!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

Anna Lefler said...

Congrats on the move! I'm here in So Cal, too and, yes, it's freakin' HOT!

Welcome, welcome and good luck settling in. Shout out if you need help with anything!!

:^) Anna

Mandy said...

You are right! A big reveal in deed! I wanted to participate this week, but the reveal took over my entire blog. :) Next week I.AM.IN.

Lula! said...

You MOVED? Wow!

Can't wait to hear more, please!!!

Mrs. S said...

thanks for visiting on Thursday. I only wish it was a real life visit; you'd be so fun to hang out with!!

How is unpacking going? Oh I hope we'll be doing that soon but it's the one thing I'm not looking forward to doing!

American in Norway said...

OK...I need to figure out Wordful Wed. I see it all over the place...

Tulsi said...

I'm not sure what wordful Wed. is either.

It takes us 2 or 3 moving vans when we go. As long as you keep blogging, we won't have to miss you. Keep us posted. I wish I could help somehow.
I can help in prayers and thoughts.

Karin Katherine said...

Congrats on the move. I lived in southern Cal and I loved it.
Good luck on the unpacking and nesting.

Ronnica said...

I'm glad that the move is going, well, just as moves go. I hope the settling goe well!

Munchkins and Music said...

To answer your question, yes I do teach music lessons. :)

hippos toes said...

Congratulations on your new digs. I'm glad the move went well. Now for all the unpacking. If you're like me, we moved 2 yrs ago and I still have boxes in my office and don't even ask about the garage....... :)

VE said...

Perfect time to leave Portland. The rains are about here. I don't think I could live in California unless I was wealthy. My standard of living would go way down given the costs of housing and commute realities.

Kelsey said...

Congrats on the move!
I'm a southern Fl girl, so I hear you about the no fall thing! Hey, maybe you can try going swimming on Christmas! It's a tradition that we do from time to time.

SITS Girls said...

Okay GIRL. This is freakin me out cause I was SURE I saw you and your kids at Disneyland today....
where in So Cal????

Email me... no need to wait until January...

And then there was 4... said...

Goodluck Angie!!! We miss you , so start blogging

marina said...

How's the move going?
I've added you to my new blogger friends! Can't wait to read more of your posts.
MuchaCostaRica

Cristin said...

123 comments!! Holy Crap!! I didn't participate this week sorry... glad the move went well... I feel special that I knew all about it...;)

* TONYA * said...

As I told you the other day I'm so glad you are down this way now.

Oh and I do plan on stalking you on a regular basis until I finally get to meet you ha ha.

Aren't you lucky :)

Laurie said...

Can't wait to catch up with you again. Love the Angie, sunshine hoarder. UMM can you send the sun to Ohio. It was a warm 48 here today. Hate that winter is coming. So jealous of you and the sun..

Hope you are unpacked and doing well.

GoteeMan said...

Congratulations! I've only been to SO CAL once, but it was beautiful...

kinda jealous, to be honest...
but glad for you!

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

Cecilia said...

Congrats on the move. Glad you got there safe!

Have fun unpacking...ugh!

We miss you!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

How long of a haul was it? (I'm new here, so I don't know where you moved from),

And welcome to California!

Darla said...

Holy Hannah! 129 (now 130) comments? I'm adding mine late. Umm, somehow I missed this post entirely! I've had a very, very tired last week so I was reading cross-eyed all last week all of the blogs I keep up with. Woo-hoo on the move being done and behind you! :)

Adrian said...

Congrats on your move. I'm a former SoCal girl myself - Costa Mesa, Orange, Santa Ana - yuck, Irvine, Tustin, you name it. But I bugged out a couple of decades ago - right before the fires, floods, earthquakes, bankruptcy, freeway collapse, etc.

We'll be out there again next month, but only for a visit. I kind of like it better on those terms. Sort of like someone you date occasionally instead of marrying them....

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Wow! congrats on the new area! You've really become popular! 131 comments!

Taya said...

I have been wondering where you were hiding out lately. I was thinking maybe another fabulous, kid free vacation? But a move! Wow! After all that house remodeling?

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Congrats on the move! So tell me do you HATE moving as much as I do? I'm so tired of unpacking... :)

TuTu's Bliss said...

CONGRATS!!!