Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Still Here, Promise...

I'm still committed to this blog! Internet should be established at our house tomorrow, and I promise to get back into regular postings...I probably don't need to tell you, but we are just soooo crazy busy right now! The house is coming together, but I'll be honest, it's a mess! It's more or less unpacked so that we can "live" but there's still so much organizing, setting up and (sadly) shopping to do. Good news- we bought a couch and it's going to be amazing. Bad news- we have to wait 8-10 weeks for it to be delivered. So, bar stools and patio seating it is!

Last night was the 4th of July, and John and I watched the fireworks from the beach. It was so fun, and surprisingly felt way less packed than Donner Lake on the 4th. The beach in Huntington is HUGE. In fact, it's the largest beach in Orange County. I heard there were 60,000 people in town, and on the beach last night, but it didn't feel too packed. We were really happy to live walking distance though. I couldn't imagine having to drive home after that craziness. Traffic hasn't been nearly as bad for John as we expected either. Today he went to the VA in Long Beach, and it took him 20 minutes door-to-door. UCI in Orange has been about 20-30 minutes each trip too. I think that's the best we could ask for, and again- we're so lucky to live on the beach! Our condo is super nice too. It's not huge- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom- but everything is really updated, new stainless steel appliances, a cute backyard, a sweet pool across the street, large rooms...Right now, I feel like I live at a vacation resort...But, I guess we kinda do. We had a MAJOR pet odor issue the first few days, but it's already under control. Thank God.

Tonight we're going to dinner with some of the residents at UCI. The first official social gathering of the year, and I'm looking forward to meeting new people. I'll let you know how it goes...John seems to be really happy about choosing both Radiology, and UCI. I think it's going to be a good year. Whew!

Thanks again to our parents for all their help moving us in, unpacking, cleaning, watching Audrey, etc...I promise next time you'll have more of a vacation, and less work to do. ;)

love, kerry

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