Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Unwilling conversion

Just to let everyone know what's up, we have converted to the Amish lifestyle, no, not by choice.  We absolutely love it here in California, the weather (which actually isn't that different from other places we've lived), our ward (totally rocks, maybe even more than Ferndale 1st ward, maybe), Klave's job.  It's all going really well.  Only we haven't sold our home in Moses Lake so we've had to sacrifice many former necessities the hardest being the internet.  And since we got kicked out of the library, I'm kind of nervous to go back.  Also we don't have cable or satellite, which we can do without but then the wires on our car radio melted out when we charged the battery so we have no contact with the rest of the world besides our cellphones.  Luckily we've made some good friends here so once in a while I can get online and touch base with the rest of the world.  We're living in a really small town right now, that's really close to Klave's work.  Everyday we take a walk to the post office to get our mail and then walk around almost the entire town and stop at the school playground for a while.  There is tons of hiking and outdoors stuff to do around here, so especially when it gets warmer we'll be taking advantage of that.  I've been running with a friend and her four dogs, up on a mountain trail and as you go into the park there is a sign that says, "Beware of mountain lions"  I don't think I would go without her dogs.  Once when she was running alone with her dogs, a bear came pummeling down the mountain and across the trail right in front of her.  There is so much wildlife out here, it's pretty cool to see it all.  Well I'll have to post some pictures next time, or just come and visit!  

5 comments:

Korbi said...

AAHHHH! I am going crazy wondering what you are up to and how you are doing! I just dropped Brittanny Callahan off at her house earlier this evening and I saw that your house was for sale, if we didn't already have a house I would buy it, I will send house hunters your way.... :) Best wishes! PLEASE stay in touch! (Your new life sounds dreamy...)Can you believe that Pais and Lucy will be a year in a month???? What is your address?

Jut and Char said...

I am glad to hear you are all doing so well. We just might have to make a day trip and come see you.
Char

Brownies said...

I miss you guys so much! I'm glad to hear you're doing well.
Please don't get attacked by a bear or mountain lion.

Beckstead Family said...

Living the Amish life! That's great, well, I guess we'll see you guys in August!

Aaron and Amy said...

YOU'RE ALIVE!!!!! I have missed you and your updates. I have been meaning to call you but my brain doesnt work very well and i remember when its way too late or when its not convienient like when im in church. We will have to make a trip out to see you and the wildlife.