(sorry for the terrible quality above, but it's what we're working with, so...)
We did it, we really did it. We packed/threw away/stored all of our stuff and caravanned northward to Pleasanton, California. This past month and then some has been an absolute whirlwind of change, a breathtaking experience of dependence on Yelp, Google Maps, Target, and above all else, the good Lord, and it has been good, so very good.
After completing our last days at work and before our actual move, Allan and I began our family and friends reunion tour.
First, we travelled to Southern California and spent some quality time with my family and Mickey Mouse (hello, Disneyland). As our time came to an end in Lake Elsinore, we had to travel back up north to participate in the Velo wedding festivities in Fresno, but nature had another plan and failed to run it by us (mewithoutyou reference, anyone?!). Mother nature decided to close nearly every main route to Fresno with terrifying mudslides, but the Wheeler’s weren’t having any of that. So, instead, we took the most sketchiest/prettiest route home in spite of Mother Nature and in spite of iPhone flash flood warnings. Yikes! We took the one open route and barely made it to the Velo rehearsal dinner! I felt like some sort of magician.
At the crack of dawn the next day, Allan, Zach, and I boarded a plane bound for Idaho! We spent a week with the Harrington duo, kissing on/dancing with Baby Judah, and exploring Zach and Lacy’s new home in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. It is beautiful and we’re so happy to have a resort town to visit whenever we want ; ) Right Zach and Lacy!?
THEN, we actually and finally moved. On October 29, 2015 we arrived in Pleasanton at the Worrell household dazed and completely travel-logged.
(Side note: Jannelle and Clay have been incredibly patient, gracious, and giving during this entire transition!)
The past three? four? five? weeks have been an absolute blur. Instances of this include immediately finding myself in the city in attendance at a Hanson reunion concert (what?!) and sampling their new launch of brew, fittingly deemed MmHops (serious), Allan and I both getting jobs within days of moving here (God provides so hard!), big changes at our new home, and returning to the city for yet another Renegade Craft Fair. I have a feeling a solid amount of exploring the city will be in our future.
So there you have it, our life has changed, we are here, and we are excited for what God has in store!