Thursday, August 19, 2010


We still can't believe that we settled in Utah!!!
Everyone asks the BIG question???
Why in the world would you move to Utah coming from HAWAII??
I guess that is a logical question , but for us it is all about being in the right place. When we moved to Hawaii we moved everything and planned to stay. Unfortunately with the economy and the harsh realities that the kids did not enjoy being a minority even though their Hawaiian Heritage says otherwise.
We arrived in Utah for some family reunions and to enjoy the summer, all the while looking for housing back in Temecula,California.
We had work in Utah reveal itself and every encounter with friends and family always seemed to end up in the same conversation beginning with "Why don't you move here to Utah?"
Even our son Travis who is on his Mission said he would love to come home to Utah!!!
Did I mention that my husband and I swore we would NEVER!! live in Utah....EVER!!
I am still eating our words but to our surprise we are really enjoying it here.
The kids are all ready for school on Monday, Connor is playing football with Alta High, and our home is lovely,the area is so beautiful and our Congregation is truly sweet!! Our neighbors have welcomed us so kindly, it has been wonderful!!
Did I mention that I live in UTAH!!!!!!!!!!
We have lots of friends and family that live in Utah, it has been a joy to visit over the summer and reconnect with those we love.
I have missed my blogging friends, I am so sorry to have been absent for so long.
I am grateful for the new friends and sweet adventures that have happened to me in my move from Hawaii.
This is the first time in our 21 years of marriage that we truly feel blessed to be in the right place. I really would like to not move ever again. The kids need to all finish school and have a sense of roots and home.
As for me, Hawaii is not just home but it;s in my blood and it is with me always.
I;m sure on snowy days I will wander back to the 42 steps from my door to the gentle creamy sand and clear turquoise water lapping up on the shore and washing over me feet to greet me. Balmy,breezy night with plumeria teasing my will be in my heart forever....
and I am so Grateful that Utah has said to us "E KOMO MAI" WELCOME......


  1. Sounds like everything is going great for you here on the mainland...WELCOME!!! Come by tomorrow and enter my new GIVEAWAY!


  2. It is so good to see you back in blog world,welcome back.
    I wish you well in your new home and I hope you will all be very happy.
    Look forward to hearing about your new adventures,with photographs of your new home and countryside.

  3. Welcome back my Sweet Friend~I have missed you so.I am glad to hear you found your place to lay your head at night and start growing some roots.

    I love the snow! Woo~hoo Utah Can't wait to hear from you.~Blessings Kim

  4. Welcome back to the mainland. I'm so happy your settelin' in but I can tell you really loved the island life but ya just can't beat the peace of beein' where your suppose to be.

    God bless ya, you have been missed sweetie!!!

    Have a glorious day :o)

  5. Whoa! How did I miss this???!!! I've wondered so often about you; how happy I am that you've found your new home welcoming and enjoyable! Welcome back!

  6. Honey I have been by here several times checking on your but every time I try to leave a comment it gives me an error thing. Hopefully this will go through today.
    Hope you are well and still enjoying your home in Utah. What blessing that you feel so at home there.
    I miss you here in our world of blogging

  7. How are you enjoying Utah and the snow???

    This is Winter #3 here for me, I'm not dreading it quite as much this year, which is saying something for me!!

    Hope to hear from you soon!!

  8. It's nice to know you are settled and finding blessings in your move.

  9. Hey sweetie, I don't even know if you are still checkin' this but I wanted to pop in and wish ya'll a very blessed and Merry Christmas filled with friends, family and fudge baby, heaps of rich delicious fudge!!!

    Just spreadin' the sweetness!!!


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