Call Off the House Hunt!


Not our actual home.

We found a house in California!
(Thanks to everyone who kept an eye out for us.
Thanks especially to my in-laws who did a LOT of legwork to get this place for us.)


Kevin will be able to bike to work!

Not my actual husband


We will live three blocks from here
Not an actual library
and here
Not our park
and here!
No actual coffee served from this image.

And every Friday night we can walk here!

Not an actual farmer, in spite of overall-evidence.


The only drawback we see, and it potentially is a big one, is that the landlord lives right. next. door.  By all accounts he is a nice man.  I only pray that my children’s volume doesn’t send him to the asylum.


San Gabriel Valley locals: if you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re moving to a little town that begins with “M” and ends with “-onrovia.”


15 days until we fly out of South Korea.  Sorry to be crude but: barf-o-rama.


Today (Friday) is the last day for submissions to May’s “3 Reasons I Love Catholicism” link up.  But don’t fret!  A new one opens up next Friday!  You can view the first 2 here and here and get directions on how to participate here.

I am so thankful to all the contributors so far.  Your posts always lift my spirits.

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Click on over to Jen’s place for the rest of the Quick Takes.


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  2. You’ll also be in the hometown of a grocery chain that rhymes with “Fader Lows”. (Their headquarters is a plain-looking two story building with no outside indication of the awesomeness it contains.)

  3. Can’t wait!!! Please tell me when we can help you with meals and kid playing and all that so you can unload and get settled!

  4. Sounds like you got the perfect house!!! I’m sure the landlord knows what he’s getting into when he rents a house out to a family your (my) size!

  5. Congratulations finding your new home!
    Good luck with the move.

  6. It’s an exciting/nerve-wrecking time! Prayers for you as you leave the land of morning calm! Sounds like your new location is quite ideal!

  7. COngrats! Looks so ideal! I am sure the landlord will fall madly in love with your beautiful family like the rest of us.

  8. Wow, the location sounds great!! And I love the clip art, what a fun idea.

  9. That looks so fabulous!!! Good look on the plane – hopefully they have a Dramamine equivalent in SK!