Five years ago today, five months pregnant with Wrigley, a moving truck came and hauled everything away from our little Santa Monica apartment.
We went on a final hike at Runyon, and said goodbye to a city that will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Our final night in SoCal was spent in Huntington Beach with family, and in the wee dark hours the next day, we were on our way to Minnesota.
The first leg of our drive was pretty uncomfortable, trekking through the dessert in our ’99 Honda Civic that did not have working AC. However, we ended the day in the Colorado rockies at a splurge resort in Vail, and quickly recovered in the crisp mountain air.
We almost made our one night stay into two, but needed to get to Southern Iowa for a bit of time with the grandparents, before completing our move and starting our new jobs that following Monday.
Late Sunday afternoon, feeling homesick for our beach city, we arrived in our new hometown, ready to start our next chapter. The baby years. Hello suburbia!
Five years later, three babies, three moves within Minnesota, and a few career transitions along the way; is all I can say is that life is insanely unpredictable.
Dan and I use to make these grand plans and visions for our future, but we have learned to be much more flexible with it all. Sure we have goals and dreams, but we ultimately take life week by week and month by month, and allow more room for life’s surprises!
Perhaps that surfer mentality from SoCal left a lifelong impression on us. 🙂