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    Our New Home

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Frank Sinatra said it first, but we're getting ready to say the same thing about our new home...

    L.A. is our lady!


    That's right friends! This Southern family is moving from Tokyo to the City of Angels.

    We make our triumphant return to the US this Monday, and will land in our new home city of glitz and glamour the exact same day.

    Isn't international travel a trip? (Excuse the pun)

    To us, living in California will be almost as foreign an experience as living in Japan. In its own way there will be a great deal of culture shock. Thankfully it will be wrapped up in things that are familiar and recognizable~with a language we all understand.

    There is so much anticipation in this move we can almost taste it.

    We're looking forward to finding our new home and enrolling the children in their new schools. Husband is happy to return to work on US soil and excited about living near the beaches.

    Then let's talk about the really fun stuff! We'll have oodles of great food at our disposal, familiar stores to shop in, and perhaps a celebrity sighting or two thrown in for good measure.

    Already there have been tentative talks about trips to Mexico, San Francisco, and a girls weekend in wine country. There will be so much to do, so many places to visit...It's a very good thing our stay in California will be a lengthy one.

    The greatest joy about our return to the US, though, is being able to make plans to visit and be visited by family and friends. It is such a relief to be closer to the people we love. We've started making loose plans for this next year, but I cannot wait for them to become a reality.

    We're eager to find a place to nest in L.A., make California our home, and invite everyone to come along with us on this new, wild ride.

    Living in Japan has been a journey of incredible proportions, and one we are so glad to have shared with you all. Thank you for following along with our adventures and fun, our mishaps, our temporary home's greatest tragedy, our traditions.

    Thank you for stopping by to see how our family adapted and lived for a year in Tokyo. We love that you went on this journey with us.

    We learned so much~not only about a completely different culture, but about ourselves. It's almost cliche, but the entire period abroad was one of growth. As a family and individuals we learned things about ourselves we never would have had we remained in the US. We now know it's because this was the path we were meant to take. It was part of the bigger plan that God laid out for us.

    Thank goodness for Him being at the wheel. Our lives would have no direction were He not with us. And since He is, we know He'll lead us in the right direction once we're in Los Angeles.

    We hope you'll follow us as we begin our lives back in the US! We cannot wait to start anew in a sparkly new city.

    A lovely evening to you all!

    9 Responses to “
    Our New Home

    Katie@Yoga Gal said...

    I am so excited for you! Living in California is going to be so interesting, you will have lots of topics for your blog. :) I look forward to reading them. Just avoid Carmageddon!!! :D

    Casey said...

    Congratulations on this next step in your lives! I can't wait to see all you discover in LA!

    burningitdown said...

    Delightful!! You and the fam are truly very lucky to have such adventures to share. Good luck with the move and finding your new place!!

    Lori Ellen @ Kitchen Doesn't Travel said...

    Congrats! I had no idea. And, I totally understand. No, we haven't lived abroad, but we did 18 mon in San Diego. I frequently felt like I was on a different planet...but in a good way. Welcome home...sort of.

    Ally Garner said...

    Oh WOW!! Congrats Quon family! How exciting and fun to live in LA for a while. Beaches, shopping, wine country, culture, and Hollywood. Just WOW! I'm so thrilled for you to be back in America and can't wait for all the delicious blog posts about your adventures.

    I must admit though, i had my fingers crossed y'all would be landing somewhere in the South, specifically Charlotte :( but who wouldn't be tickled pink to experience glorious California? Not I.

    Many blessings as always sweet Quon Family and safe travels to you all.

    PS - this (http://is.gd/t2MSyW) landed in my Reader today & thought you'd get a chuckle. It's a bunch of UGA students studying abroad & "Calling The Dawgs" at The Great Wall Of China haha!

    Your Southern Peach said...

    Wow, this is so exciting! I know you will adjust nicely and find many fun things to do and see in CA. I look forward to seeing what adventures lie ahead for you.

    Safe travels my friend!

    Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

    That's so exciting!! Y'all are going to have so many great adventures in this next fun chapter. I can't wait to read all about them. And though silly...be honest...how excited are you to have a Target in yoru life again? Every girl loves her some Tar-jay!! Tehe.

    Ruth said...

    I am so excited. A girls weekend in wine country sounds fabulous.

    Kerri said...

    Welcome home Lady E! I have never been out West - can't wait to tour with my favorite Southern Blossoms!