Sunday, June 30, 2013

End of June

While my brother was here Jon flew out to Texas to check out the law school we were planning on attending and to find an apartment. Towards the end of the trip I get a phone call from Jon telling me that he just isn't sure about this and about moving us to Texas. He tells me the apartments we can afford are near a prison and all have curfews due to gang activity. We log onto an apartment review site and the things that were on there were frightening. After thinking long and hard about it we decided we just couldn't move out to Texas 22 hours away from the closest family member. It just didn't feel right.

Right before Jon left for Texas he had gotten an acceptance letter from a school in Los Angeles that we had applied to just for fun. After praying and thinking about what we needed to do after Texas was a no we felt we needed to drive up to Los Angeles and at least check out the school and see how we felt about it. We knew nothing about the school really or where it was. As we drive in we find out that it's smack in the middle of Koreatown.

Have I ever mentioned that Jon served his mission in Korea and still speaks, writes and reads Korean perfectly? Well he does. He loves anything Korea so driving into Koreatown felt like home to him.

We find out that the school is right in Koreatown but there are a lot of Central Americans that live here too, so like my people, what? Maybe it was a sign who knows but we took a tour of the school and drove around the neighborhood and almost on the spot decided this was it. It just felt right. We put our seat deposit the very next day.

After that we got a hotel room for the night right by the beach to take Bentley to the beach for the first time ever. The boy was in heaven. I'm not sure what he had more fun with if it was the water or the sand but he had more sand in his hair than I thought possible. He didn't want to leave the beach even after dark. We had a fun little getaway.

The next day we headed back into downtown LA to visit apartments and found our perfect new home. Then we decided to drive to Santa Monica since I had always heard amazing things about it. On the way there we drove by the LA temple, which is beautiful. We past Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. After forever due to LA traffic we made it to Santa Monica which was just as beautiful as I had imagined it but by then it was too late to get out so we just did a drive by.

Shortly after our LA trip Bentley began swim lessons, He had been asking for them for a year now and I figured this was the year to have him learn. He really is awesome in the water with his water wings so it was time to have him learn for reals. He has been loving his swim lessons and learning so fast it has me scared.

At the end of the month we had family come into down so to the lake house we went for the weekend and we had a relaxed weekend filled of fun times jumping and swimming in the lake and boating.

1 comment:

Midwayedancer said...

I love your photo collages! My parents were married in the LA temple!