Autumnby Angie

17 Nov 2007
6:11 pm

When I was little, my mom wrote a song called “Days, Months, and Seasons.” I remember thinking that it was pretty silly of her to say in the lyrics that Winter starts in December, since where I lived (which, to a kid, is the whole world) we often had snow on the ground by Halloween. Well, here in California, I have discovered that November really is part of Fall! The trees are slowly changing colors, and the perfect weather makes it feel like just the first tinglings of Autumn.

We visited the Oakland Temple today, and it is a beautiful drive. For the last few miles, you drive on CA 13, which is a little 2-lane highway that diverts off I-580. Much of it is uphill as you drive north, and both sides of the freeway are covered with dense trees and thick foliage. Off to the left (to the West) there are a few breaks in the trees, and once in a while and you can catch glimpses of the Bay. Up at the temple, there is a gorgeous vista overlooking the Bay and San Francisco on the far side.

I love it here!

My first post!by Angie

13 Nov 2007
8:11 pm

Well, here we are on our brand new blog that Jim created for our little family! We’ve been living in California for several months now; we love the area and enjoy our new ward very much. Jim’s job keeps him busy, and he was recently called as a Teachers Quorum Advisor in our ward. I get to stay at home during the day cooking, cleaning, reading, and (yes, still) unpacking. You can often catch me on Google Talk and Facebook, too, since my computer is set up right in the living room.

We have lots of exciting things planned in the next couple months, and you’ll want to hear all about them! For instance, I have a big important doctor appointment this coming Thursday, and next week we are traveling to Portland to visit Joseph and Kelly for Thanksgiving! I hope this blog will be an interesting and entertaining place for our family and friends to visit, explore, and comment on. Please feel free to check back often and give us lots of feedback.