Wordful Wednesday

Two weeks ago I told you that I was going to be scrambling for a few weeks. Remember? I gave you absolutely no closure. Here’s my answer.

Yep, we moved. I’m officially a Southern California gal again. We went from full blown signs of Fall to sunshine and Santa Ana winds. My hands and feet are cracked and bleeding, and my back is ready to break. I’ve had to beg, borrow and steal to “borrow” internet time. But, lest you feel sorry for me, let me tell you that I’m almost moved in and acclimating. And I’ve had so much help. I can’t wait to catch up with all of you. I’m doing the happy dance for a great Internet connection now!

In honor of my new digs and sunshine year round, I’ve decided to have a “party” where one of you takes home something I absolutely love. Stay tuned.


  1. 1

    MommyWizdom says

    Congratulations on the move. Are your hands really cracked and bleeding? Youch! I hope you get settled in really soon!

    Happy Wednesday!

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    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    Oh – you have no idea how stinking jealous I am of you right this second!! I want to move to CA so bad, it is not even funny! My husband told me we could be living there within 5 years of marriage – we are heading to 8 years and still here – with snow on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    I’m SOOOO happy for you and I would LOVE to link right now because my post is actually ready but because of the nature of the post I promised someone it would not be up until 12:00am ughh so I am setting my alarm to wake up and link then. Congrats on your move!!!!!!!

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    Jen says

    Wow, that is quite the move. I am glad that everything went well expect for you broken back and all. Can’t wait to hear the story if you are telling.
    Oh and I will so stay tuned.

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    Kacey Randolph says

    Yeah you for globe trotting…well at least a few states! :o) I can’t wait to hear all about your move and the party sounds FAB! Glad to have to back – ish! Good luck on finding more internet time.

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    Kristen Jensen says

    ahhhh! You did it! I’m so jealous! Do you love your new place? Where exactly do you live? Oh and about eyelashes, of COURSE I’ll give you a good deal, whenever you want them done. xoxxoxo

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    Rhonda says

    Are the fires there affecting you??? I hope all is well! Congrats on the move! You’re giving someone your old house, aren’t you???

    I KNEW you were my most generous bloggy friend, and how much you totally know that I want to relocate!

    Oh, I’m so excited!

    I’ll start packing…..

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    Doug & Stacy Fournier says

    wow, congrats on the move. I didn’t have a clue! I hope you get settled in quickly. I miust say that I too am jealous, here in maine we are already using our heat! Have a great week!

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    AVT Coach says

    I have moved 6 times in 27 years but with only two children, one husband and a dog..and all moves within one state. I cannot imagine moving with a big family and across so many miles! It is definitely physical labor. It’s kind of neat that no matter where you live your blog life at least stays constant. Hope it is a most postive move for your family.

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    The Georgia Peaches says

    Congratulations on the move. I hope that means you were able to sell your house in Oregon. Happy unpacking! I’m still working on it!

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    Cecily R says

    Wow. I can’t believe you kept it under wraps for this long!!! You and your obvious organizations skills amaze me. There is no WAY I could have managed to do what you did in the time you did it. You ROCK Angie!!!

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    Elaine A. says

    This all seems so sudden -like we are in a new relationship or something, but I guess we kind of are! ; )

    Seriously, hope everything goes smoothly with the move. I will be in Cali next week (Napa) and am so excited!! : )

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    Jori-O says

    Good heavens, woman! I am sending calm, peaceful vibes your way…moving with hubby and 5 kids in tow! Whew, makes me cranky just thinking about it!!

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    Quirky says

    I’m sorry moving was/is so difficult, but I’m happy to welcome you back, back, to Cali, Cali πŸ™‚

    (Get it?! like Notorious B.I.G…. duh)

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    Melissa says

    Ah Angie I really hope the move went ok and you’re feeling better. It was only a couple of months ago I was feeling the same.
    I hope things are great and you enjoy unpacking and this is the last BIG move you’ll have to do.
    Missed you.

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    girlytwins says

    You have no idea how excited I am for this. Jumping up and down as I type. The girls are looking at me very strangely. Oh now they are joining in. They don't know it yet but soon they will meet their future husbands. πŸ™‚ LOL

    Happy to hear you are almost all moved in…sorry to hear it was a difficult journey for your hands & feet.

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    Lacey in the Sky says

    Oh goodness! It was REALLY big news! I’m glad the move is over for you and hope you get some you time soon! Rest those hands and feet of yours!

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    Casey's trio says

    Glad to hear you all are adjusting. I know it must be a BIG adjustment for you all. Let me know when you are back in business with email!

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    Lindsay says

    Wow! That is a MAJOR move with a family…and to keep it a “secret” from all your bloggy world friends – very impressive! May I ask why it was under wraps??

    Wow. I can’t get over that….I moved with 2 kids across four states, but my kids weren’t in school, either. I feel for you – and glad you’re almost settled (is that even possible with kids??) πŸ™‚

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    Mamarazzi says

    oh poor you! i hate moving!

    let me know when you are ready to receive your Box of Mamarazzi Goodness!

    keep those hands moisturized and covered! gloves now!

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    Deb says

    THERE you are!!! yay! ugh, moving is tons of fun, no? but it sounds like the worst is behind you and now the good stuff begins. wish we were all with you to unpack all those dishes, books, toys.

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    Anonymous says

    OMG your in my neck of the woods! Welcome! dont you just LOVE the Santa ana winds- NOT! as I sit her sniffling anf sneezing ugh! oh yay im so excited that someone I know im blog land is actually near by now! now i gotta know where in socal you are…

    ( cant logg into blogger right now but im
    http://www.krazyarmstrongks.blogspot.com )

  23. 51

    Tammy W says

    Oh I hate moving and comletely love it at the sme time! I hope you are getting settled in well! Thanks for letting us know and continuing your blog when you have so much going on! Days without Angie? Oh NO!

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    Kathleen says

    Wow, that was amazingly fast! I’m glad you’re all settled now, and hope you get that fast connection soon. Good luck with the unpacking (you probably still have some things left to do)

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    jsprik says

    congratulations!! hopefully i will be doing the same here soon! not right away, we have to sell our house before we can get a new one, but we are working on getting all “the little thing done” before we can actually put it up for sale. hugs and prayers…

  26. 55

    mommaof4wife2r says

    well it all makes sense now…i am glad u had help, but i still hate moving…poor thing. i do hate you for being in CA though…it’s getting cooler and the winter is just around the corner. boooo! i can’t wait to see pics of your new decorating!!

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    BoufMom9 says

    WOW! Congrats on the new move! Can't wait to hear all about it πŸ™‚
    Now the "fun" begins…. cleaning & decorating.

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    Discursivelyhappy says

    Angie, as I am staring out at the very cloudy and drizzling rain I am a little jealous of your new warm temps! πŸ™‚

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    Jaysi says

    Wow….it is 7 am and I am number 53….crazy!!!

    Congrats on the move. It is so great that things are going smoothly for you. I can’t wait to get some pics of the famous orange carpet!! Have a great day!

    Oh, by the way, I tagged you….sorry πŸ™‚

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    Mrs. De Miranda says

    Oh my goodness! Moving is the BIGGEST pain! But congrats! I know you are so happy to have it over with!! I really enjoyed California! I spent some time in Santa Maria and Pasa Robles with some friends that live there and it is gorgeous!!

  31. 62

    Laurie says

    How did you do that so quickly?
    You sold your house, and packed it all up in 2 weeks!!!???
    You guys are good. If Jeff working with his Dad? I can’t wait for the catch us up blog. So many questions…..
    I’m glad it all went well and you are safely moved.

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    Laurie says

    One more.. I am so jealous, reading some of the other comments of those who are close enough for a visit. It makes me want to move, kindof. I am one of the weird ones I know but I love fall and yes am even looking forward to the four letter word..snow!

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    Letti says

    Welcome to California. I live in Southern California too. You are goiong to love the weather but as for the seasons you don’t see those very often.

    PS I love your blog.

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    KatieZ says

    You moved?!? How great for you! Hubby and I are seriously pondering a new move. But not even within the same state. Not sure if I am completely on board yet! Good luck with the new place, and have fun.

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    Michelle says

    Angie — Welcome back to Southern California! My post has some So. Cal pictures in honor of your move!

    Happy unpacking!!

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    OH MY GOSH! so exciting! Congrats on the big change. and glad you are back in business on the internet! WHOOHOO! there is just something fabulous about being able to get online any time you want. whew!

    and i’m doing my first wordful Wednesday! it will be up in a bit! YAY!

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    Mark and Kiss says

    So, was that picture taken at 4 am? Seriously, I am so impressed that you are already moved in and set up after a few short days! Someone above said you rock, could not have said it better! Hope you recuperate quickly.

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    Following Him says

    Moving with school in session, 5 kiddos, and in the fall. WoW!!! Also-I linked my Wordful Wednesday, but there is not a picture today-oh well I can not keep my mouth shut!

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    He And Me + 3 says

    I hate moving…done it way too many times. Hope your back gets back to normal soon and the aches go away quickly.

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    Krazy Armstrong K's! says

    ok, im back, i did my post and im stil wondering where in socal you are! wanna have a starbucks? lol

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    Carrie says

    Yeah, for the big reveal. I’m jealous of where you live. I’m sure you will miss the seasons but will get over it fast looking out your front window.

    I kept thinking your new reveal was going to be a haircut. How shallow of me..Congrat, love to read more when you have time.

    (my camera is broken so I’m out from WW until it is fixed or I buy a new one.:( )

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    Krazy Armstrong K's! says

    LMAO Angie I was stalking my feedjit to see if you’d come by! lol Im in Corona, just down the 15 freeway from you. My cousin’s lives in Upland, LOVE it up there! But its not too far from me! :)Congrats on the move!

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    Kally says

    Congrats on your move! While enjoying your SoCal sunshine try to send some sunny thoughts to PDX. It is c-c-cold here.

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    I had no idea you were moving. Did you miss California or did you just want to be closer to your sister? I am so happy that you could move back home. I wish I could move to Southern Cal. I love it there, true I only vacationed, but I love it. I am having trouble pulling up your blog.

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    Jyl @ MommyGossip says

    Hi Angie! Finally got your button on my blog. Sorry… it’s been a little hit and miss with this post.

    BTW: Congrats on the move. Hope you love it. And… love the birthday cake for Jen. That is like those you see on those cake shows. Awesome!

    Happy WW!

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    Shannon says

    Yay! So glad the move is done with. Can’t believe you pulled it off…of course you did. Can’t wait to see the new digs and hear all about your adventure.

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    Debra says

    So glad that you are getting settled in! I was wondering if you arrived safely and in one piece. How many grey hairs did you earn?

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    les_mason_curt says

    I love how WW is growing so fast…. What a great idea… I would much rather put words to my pictures- it makes me be able to remember just why I took each one, and I can remember that moment much easier if it has words!

    Have a great Wednesday and good luck with finishing unpacking, I cannot wait to see new pictures of the house… Got an extra room, I would love to see So. Co! Lol

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    Tabitha says

    Wow…you left one of my favorite places in the world for California? πŸ™‚ I hope you settle in well and enjoy your new home!

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    Jessica says

    Wowza..so glad you had lots of help. My thoughts go out to you as you settle in to your new home. I lived in Southern Cal for college, and loved loved laying by the pool in Feb, and flip flops year round!!! I am doing the happy dance for you..and with you!

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    Bonnie the Boss says

    Wow you are anamazing woman to get all that done in 2 weeks!I am so glad things are going well for you!

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    Mrs. S says

    thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. I hope you’re recovering from the blogathon (and moving…phew!).

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    Jennifer P. says

    oooh! Angie! You MUST email me and tell me where you are exactly….I might be joining you soon!!!!


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    Anna Lefler says

    Congrats on the move! I’m here in So Cal, too and, yes, it’s freakin’ HOT!

    Welcome, welcome and good luck settling in. Shout out if you need help with anything!!

    :^) Anna

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    Mandy says

    You are right! A big reveal in deed! I wanted to participate this week, but the reveal took over my entire blog. πŸ™‚ Next week I.AM.IN.

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    Mrs. S says

    thanks for visiting on Thursday. I only wish it was a real life visit; you’d be so fun to hang out with!!

    How is unpacking going? Oh I hope we’ll be doing that soon but it’s the one thing I’m not looking forward to doing!

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    Tulsi says

    I’m not sure what wordful Wed. is either.

    It takes us 2 or 3 moving vans when we go. As long as you keep blogging, we won’t have to miss you. Keep us posted. I wish I could help somehow.
    I can help in prayers and thoughts.

  58. 115

    Karin Katherine says

    Congrats on the move. I lived in southern Cal and I loved it.
    Good luck on the unpacking and nesting.

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    hippos toes says

    Congratulations on your new digs. I’m glad the move went well. Now for all the unpacking. If you’re like me, we moved 2 yrs ago and I still have boxes in my office and don’t even ask about the garage……. πŸ™‚

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    VE says

    Perfect time to leave Portland. The rains are about here. I don’t think I could live in California unless I was wealthy. My standard of living would go way down given the costs of housing and commute realities.

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    Kelsey says

    Congrats on the move!
    I’m a southern Fl girl, so I hear you about the no fall thing! Hey, maybe you can try going swimming on Christmas! It’s a tradition that we do from time to time.

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    SITS Girls says

    Okay GIRL. This is freakin me out cause I was SURE I saw you and your kids at Disneyland today….
    where in So Cal????

    Email me… no need to wait until January…

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    Cristin says

    123 comments!! Holy Crap!! I didn’t participate this week sorry… glad the move went well… I feel special that I knew all about it…;)

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    * TONYA * says

    As I told you the other day I’m so glad you are down this way now.

    Oh and I do plan on stalking you on a regular basis until I finally get to meet you ha ha.

    Aren’t you lucky πŸ™‚

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    Laurie says

    Can’t wait to catch up with you again. Love the Angie, sunshine hoarder. UMM can you send the sun to Ohio. It was a warm 48 here today. Hate that winter is coming. So jealous of you and the sun..

    Hope you are unpacked and doing well.

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    GoteeMan says

    Congratulations! I’ve only been to SO CAL once, but it was beautiful…

    kinda jealous, to be honest…
    but glad for you!

    J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

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    Nanny Goats In Panties says

    How long of a haul was it? (I’m new here, so I don’t know where you moved from),

    And welcome to California!

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    Darla says

    Holy Hannah! 129 (now 130) comments? I’m adding mine late. Umm, somehow I missed this post entirely! I’ve had a very, very tired last week so I was reading cross-eyed all last week all of the blogs I keep up with. Woo-hoo on the move being done and behind you! πŸ™‚

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    Adrian says

    Congrats on your move. I’m a former SoCal girl myself – Costa Mesa, Orange, Santa Ana – yuck, Irvine, Tustin, you name it. But I bugged out a couple of decades ago – right before the fires, floods, earthquakes, bankruptcy, freeway collapse, etc.

    We’ll be out there again next month, but only for a visit. I kind of like it better on those terms. Sort of like someone you date occasionally instead of marrying them….

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    Taya says

    I have been wondering where you were hiding out lately. I was thinking maybe another fabulous, kid free vacation? But a move! Wow! After all that house remodeling?

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    Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ Congrats on the move! So tell me do you HATE moving as much as I do? I'm so tired of unpacking… πŸ™‚

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