Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just Me: Moving To The OC

In general, I don't use this blog as a personal journal. I am a very visual person so I choose to fill my blog with lots of pictures of my clients, vendors I love, and inspiration boards. But, it was brought to my attention recently that a blog is not just looked at, it is read. And people follow blogs sometimes for the pretty pictures, but more often than not it's to get a glimpse into the life of someone else.

So, for today's post I thought I'd share a bit about what's going on in my life.

For those of you who don't know, I moved to Orange County recently. I grew up in Ventura County and have spent the last 8 years in the L.A. area. I wouldn't say the OC is "new" to me, but in a way it is. Thank God for the iPhone otherwise I'd get lost on all these new streets and freeways.

My husband and I have been attending Saddleback Church, located in Lake Forest, for almost 2 years now. He recently got hired on staff in their Jr. High Youth Department. He is beyond excited, thrilled, amazed that he gets to work with people he's looked up to for his youth ministry career and he's read their books and heard them speak, and now he gets to trade ideas and learn from them every day.

So, we decided to make the move an hour south-east of Glendale to a small town called Rancho Santa Margarita. It reminds me of one of the towns I spent much of my time growing up in, Westlake Village. Both towns have a manmade lake, or two, new shopping centers, manicured landscaping, good schools, and Trader Joe's (hehe).

We packed up the UHaul along with our dog Bella and made the treck to our new home. It hasn't even hit me yet that I live here. I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me and say "yes, it's real".

So for all of you OC people's let me know of any hot spots I "must see" and perhaps lets grab some coffee and hang out. I'm game. I love meeting new people.

And to all my L.A. peeps, I am still up in the area at least once a week. I cover all of So Cal for weddings & special events. Stay tuned for pics of my recent weddings at Stone Manor, Four Seasons Westlake Village, The Ebell, and The Valley Club in Montecito.

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