August 2017 in Photos

Apparently it's been over half a year since I posted my monthly photos here! That's definitely longer than I thought it had been. But as we've had an eventful last month, I thought it was maybe a good time to post a few photos with an update. I shared a few months ago that we were expecting some big changes, basically a baby and move to California. We've been in Santa Cruz a little over a month now, settling in well, and luckily it's still a couple months until the baby should arrive, so we have a little more time to get things sorted.

Aside from the usual downsides to moving (packing/unpacking all the boxes, putting together all the furniture...), this move has been rather effortless. Santa Cruz is a rather charming town and has made the transition not much of a burden to bear.


We are weirdly now residents of California and I'm just waiting for my surfboard to show up so I can consider myself fully acclimated.

We are living on the UCSC campus which is largely forested and walking around bears more of a resemblance to a state park than to a college campus. Getting lost in the woods seems like a real possibility.

In all the towns I've lived in, none have had quite the holiday vibe that Santa Cruz does. I mean, we have a roller coaster.

I am definitely looking forward to our next two years and seeing what else the area has to offer.

Recent Comments

Paddy Wolf
Paddy Wolf Tue, 09/26/2017 - 01:04

now that's what i call 7th heaven :) wonderfull to see you guys doing well!

Shawna Adkerson
Shawna Adkerson Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:12

;-) My BFF is only 4'7" When we haven't seen each other for a long time and I see her and hug her, I worry I will break her if I squeeze too tight... since I'm a foot taller than herr. Believe it or not her hubby met her and said he knew she was just the woman for him because he was 1" taller than her... hahaha He always thought he'd be the short one in their family. Now (25+ yrs later, their kids are all teens (13-19) and the parents are about 6-9" shorter than all of them. ;-)

Marisa Lerin
Marisa Lerin Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:21

@Shawna: Jordan is over a foot taller than me, so that's how we roll :D

Shawna Adkerson
Shawna Adkerson Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:53

Looks like it's been a "fun" kind of eventful. Glad things are coming together. Is Jordan really that much taller than you or is it just an illusion of the angle(in the pic behind the car)? My fear of heights would probably make me freeze and not smile for a pic in the sky buckets ride. ;-)

Beatrice Loren
Beatrice Loren Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:36

Gorgeous photos!

Maude Landan
Maude Landan Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:57

Santa Cruz and the UCSC campus sound so wonderful! And those gondola buckets are too cute.