Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome to California

So, our lives have been a whirlwind of craziness lately, and I realize with how fast everything happened, there are quite a few of you who aren't up-to-date with all of our news! So here it is:
Brad and I graduated! WAHOOOOOO! Best accomplishment this far in our lives and we are so happy to be done. I am now a college educated journalist and Brad is a college educated (BFA to boot) graphic designer!

Officially BYU-Idaho Graduates!
Brad's family of supporters
The smallest supporter, baby Uriah Albrecht, born the weekend before graduation!
Even Jenny got to come! Her and brad watching basketball together
My family of supporters
And I won the Newel K. Whitney Scholar Award! Amazing honor :)

During the final semester, Brad had been doing freelance work for a company in Orange County, so after graduation, we decided to make the drive down to meet the owners in person...and make some pit stops along the way :) We stopped in Vegas for a couple of days and had a good time there and then spent time on the beach in California.
After a good meeting with the company, they offered Brad a full time position! Within the next couple of days, we made the decision to move to California, signed a lease on the apartment, and went home to pack our things only to move 6 days later (on Easter) with the amazing help of our friends and family in Rexburg. It was crazy and waaaay fast, but we are so happy with our decision! We live in a beautiful place, Brad LOVES his job, and Keeva and I are kicking it in the sunshine while I figure out my next move in life :)

View of our apartment complex
View from the stairs
Sunset on the beach
Brad and Keeva playing on the beach (15 min from our house)
View of our pool from the courtyard

Pictures of the interior of our home is yet to come. We are still setting things up and getting furniture and things...so we will unveil it all when we finish it :) But until then, feast your eyes on those photo and plan your trip to visit!