Sunday, August 7, 2011

On the Road Again

Packing everything up and saying our goodbyes in La Mirada was bittersweet. As much as I'm ready to move on from SoCal, there were many things I'd grown to love. Seeing mountains every day, amazing soft-serve yogurt, cool nights and mornings and East Whittier United Methodist, the church Kurt and I attended, will all be greatly missed.  I think leaving was harder for Kurt though. It'd been his home away from home for nearly five years. One thing is of great comfort though, no matter where we go in life from here on out we have each other. It's such a comfort!

We've been back on the road for nearly two weeks now. I feel like our marriage has been one stop and go marathon. We're having so much fun though and I can't believe how much of the country I've seen over the last couple months. We left La Mirada on July 26th and traveled cross-country to Memphis first to visit Kurt's sister and brother in-law. The heat caught us off guard but made for great time spent in the pool. We stayed a couple nights and then drove down to Tallahassee, Florida where we're visiting my family. We leave tomorrow and my heart feels like it's being pulled in so many directions. I'm excited to head back up to Chicago to see my new family and to continue prepping for London but I can't believe this is the last time I'll see everyone before our big move. 

Seeing my long-time best friends Hannah & Shalom in Florida was definitely one of the highlights of this trip. Hannah is 3 months pregnant and I couldn't wait to see her cute little self. Both of them have been such amazing friends over the years and are the type are always there for me no matter how far apart we are. A true treasure.

In Albuquerque Kurt and I stopped at an old diner on Route 66.

Moe's, one of the South's best treats. Kurt can never seem to get enough.

My sweet sister Lindsey and me. Kurt and I got to go on a double date with her and her hubby, Jared, to see Super 8. Such a cute film.

In Memphis I picked up Tart Deco from Target and I'm loving how summery it is.

We drove two cars from California to Memphis. I wasn't looking forward to driving separately but we bought walkie talkies and it was the best decision. It helped us keep each other awake, play eye-spy games and smack talk when we raced into new states. We passed the Insight on to Kurt's brother and now we only have one car. Can you believe we fit all that stuff in the small two-seater? 

I had no oven for the 6 weeks in California and I was itching to bake something when we got to Tallahassee. I made Sour Cream Raspberry Cupcakes. DELICIOUS!

My adorable Nephew, William. It worked out perfectly that he and Alicia came to visit for a wedding just when we got in town. 

My friend Victoria graduated from FSU this past weekend, another perfect coincidence. I got to hang out with her three times and it was an absolute blast. We love El Jaliscos!

Michaela Rae


  1. I'm going to miss you so much. I wish I had gotten to see you before you left. :(

    But! I'm so happy I'll get to see your new adventures in London! Ahh! And, can you puh-leeze post a sour cream raspberry cupcake tutorial post? I'd love to make those. My mouth is watering so bad.

  2. If your mouth is watering now, wait til you see where I found the recipe: I'd post a tutorial, but it's all right there.

  3. This is so awesome I wish you guys would have driven up North so I could have said hello.

    I'm so glad you guys are having such an adventurous beginning to your marriage.You will definitely have many treasured stories for later on.

  4. You and Kurt are amazing! I can only imagine the emotions of thise adventure, but I know you guys are also super excited. I love the blog! :)


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