After what feels like a long absence, we've finally rejoined the 21st century and have working internet access in our apartment! (Cross your fingers that we won't have to call AT&T again anytime soon.)
We love California! We're ecstatic to be in our new apartment and getting used to life here (pre-baby, that is). The apartment is bigger than I remembered on our walk-through, which was a nice surprise, and our furniture looks cute in it. After our marathon two-week move (and with a LOT of help from our families!), it couldn't feel better to be settled down.
Our patio door leads to the pool, so we've taken our picnic basket out to the pool twice already for lunch. We went to family night at the bishop's house Monday, and we've done two activities with a couple in the ward. The HOA board members (especially the women!) seem happy to have us here, and we both like my new doctor.
The apartment had new carpet and paint when we arrived, and we've since gotten a new fridge, dishwasher, and oven. (How great is that?!) Now all we need is fully functioning plumbing! We've got a couple leaky toilets, a couple leaky sinks, a showerhead that had been pulled out of the wall, no mirrors in the bathrooms, etc. Oh yeah, and the door to our bathroom didn't work at all (my personal favorite). Slowly but surely, we're getting things taken care of. And once it's all done, this place will be perfect for us.