Sunday, May 04, 2008

Baby Sheep, Right in my Backyard

well kinda... just over the creek from my house.

I moved to Utah about 10 years ago from Orange County. It was a hard change to leave my whole family but an easy change as I saw a lot of my friends from high school leave and move on to different locations and schools. I decided I needed a change in my life.

Not long after moving here I began to see how different Utah was from California. I remember a tumbleweed peacefully passing through State street. I remember the beautiful mountains and that there was this season called, hunting season. Coming for a city where the local freeway was 14 lanes wide, it made me really excited to get on the freeway and it would actually be moving at 5 o'clock.

Although there are many things I miss about California, I have made a home for myself here. I have enjoyed my drives home as I get to be close to farms with sheep, goats, horses and cows. The house down the street has a full on zoo there that is free with pigs, kangaroos, llamas, you name it. There is a stream that runs right outside my back yard. It's so fun to be apart of Utah. I just wish I could move back to California in the winter. The beauties of our Heavenly Father's creations amaze me everyday.


Lara said...

Beautiful thoughts!

Christina said...

Those are some of the very same things I loved about living in Utah too. Oh yeah, and don't forget the autumn leaves in Provo Canyon and those first warm spring days.