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.


Lavendar L 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.