Monday, October 20

so long, farwell

bye california.
i will miss you and your dry air, mi familia, sea-weedy smelling beaches, prop 8 stickers (vote yes please!), convenient shopping (target of course), friends, yogurtland, beautiful smog sunsets and all the other goodness that come with being in california.
see you next year.
actually, see you all of next year.
i am pretty sure that i didn't mention that there was a chance we might be moving to redlands, ca for 2009. but we just found out that we are going to be coming for sure so i am mentioning it. luke is going to go back to school to get another masters. if one is good, two are better, right? there were lots of hoops that had to be jumped through, lots of waiting and praying and we were really wondering if everything was going to work out, but it has. school starts in january so we will be packing our suitcases and coming back for an extended visit- 11 months to be exact. i/we are really excited. it's gonna be fun and hard work for luke, but it's really going to be a lot of fun. we can't wait for beach camp outs, road trips, hangin with the billings side of our family, a central america surf trip, living in student housing, mexico, san fran, getting together with all our friends who live in (and visit) the golden state... like i said we are really looking forward to this next year.
and now, a 5 1/2 hour plane ride back to paradise.
aloha.

15 comments:

Autumn said...

Fly safe!
It was so fun finally hanging w/ you, Lauren and all your cute kids.
We will definitely have Aloha Fridays in HB, San-O or wherever the surf is good!
Chit chat soon!
p.s.- I think you meant prop 8!!

The Bradys said...

yayyyy! that is awesome news especially since my brood was sick during your visit and we missed u again ( i hope u read my blog so u know why i never called u back! i suck i know!).... cant wait for january so we can play ALOT!!!! have a safe flight back! see u in JANUARY!! YAYYYYY!!!

heidi said...

good luck on the airplane ride--i wish for you contented, sleepy kids that snuggle up and fall asleep for many many hours and then wake up happy with the toys that they have to play with for the last 5 minutes of the plane ride. hope we can see your fam in the san fran part of your cali trips.

Anonymous said...

FYI...it's prop 8. :) YES ON 8!!

The Grahams said...

yeah! That is exciting that everything worked out. I bet your parents are so excited to have their grandkids so close now! I am jealous..... you will get to eat In'n'out whenever you want :)

liko said...

oh, just when we become social, you decide to move away...sad. just kidding. i know i will see you again, ms. rippah (as in surfing-ripping). and i get to enjoy your company for a few more months...maybe if we end up visiting california while you guys are there, we can meet up. that would be nice...oh, how many people are gonna move away...??

liko said...

how many MORE*

aaron and meg facer said...

Congratulations! That's awesome it's all working out to go back for another masters. What a sweet deal! And what better location than California! When will you get there? We'll be there for Christmas. It would be fun to meet up.

ashley said...

ha ha, yeah it's prop 8! it was really late when i was posting!

Keli'i and Megan said...

Ash! I am excited for you! I would LOVE to move for 11 months, then come back, then go, then come back. I'm always torn between these two places: Cali and Hawaii! Ah, I love them both and always will! Congrats on school and glad you're coming back. See you soon!

In.A.Nutshell said...

yeah! hawaii misses you.

Jennelle said...

Brady and I just left Cali myself. It's so funny how beaches have such a different smell to them.

WoW congrats on school Luke!

Denae said...

Well now I'm even more jealous. You get to move between Hawaii & CA! And not just CA, but northern & southern CA! Who gets that!? Lucky kids! Good luck with every thing. Maybe though after January we'll have more of a chance to see you since there isn't the ocean in between anymore.

The Trotter Family said...

I can't believe you are really moving back. You seem to be made for Hawaii! We will be glad to have you guys back. Good for him getting a second masters. Chad is still working on his bachelor. It feels like it will be forever!

Lacey said...

i agree with megan, how fun to go from hawaii to cali and back, (even the change up and move with kids might not be the best) what fun experiences! hope to see you in cali!