I made Christmas cards and among the life of living with a house of boys... I forgot to mail them out.
so, yes, you are reading our Christmas letter... in January.... but, you know.... that's how I roll. I just go with it, and it just moves me along.
What a year for us.
It was packed with changes, twists and turns.... a real roller coaster ride.
Early in the year we began thinking about moving back to California. There were many different reasons, but the biggest reason was to be help/ and to have help from family. We love Oregon. We love Oregon so much that our heart aches with this move. But... we did what we felt we needed to do for our family, not what Bryan and I wanted. With all the medical needs that came up for Bjorn we knew that this move was the best decision. So, with toes dragging in the sand... we jumped! It didnt help that a job practically fell in Bryan's lap, and a house near my mom and around the corner from Bry's sister was available for us. Our house sold the first weekend on the market. All this move needed was a red ribbon wrapped around it....
At the end of July, we loaded up a large truck.... shed many tears among friends and neighbors... and drove south. We landed in Oceanside, CA... and our adjustment to the lifestyle, the culture, the differences, and just about everything new began. The biggest thing to get use to was the weather. The lack of seasons has my living in a constant "summer vacation" mode. The Holiday Season hit me like a Mac truck and I was not as willingly prepared as I could have been. But along with the warmer drier weather... comes the beach. As a crow flies, we live 5 miles off the coast... so many days I can load up my boys, drive to the beach, walk the pier, write in the sand, watch the sunset and be back at home before dinner. Not to bad.... Not to bad, at all.
from our home to yours.
the Hellum Family.