MAY I tell you something about myself?

My, it’s been a busy few days! Thanks to this final phase of the move, I’ve barely had time to breathe, much less blog. My family and I have been slowly making our way down the coast to our new hometown. We’ve finally arrived! Our furniture and household goods will be delivered tomorrow (yay!), and then we get to unpack. I can’t wait to be settled and back into some semblance of a routine. We’ve had a great time traveling, but I am such a creature of habit. All of these transitions and the constant roaming about is starting to wear me out. Plus, doesn’t it just figure that when I’m feeling truly inspired to write (the people watching! the music! the landscapes! the alone time to think while driving!), I don’t have the time to sit down and ACTUALLY WRITE? Such is life.

Anywho, for today’s Blog Me MAYbe post, I’d love to give you a few of the highlights of our road trip, starting with the song I’ve had on repeat pretty much the entire drive:

It’s a YA story waiting, to happen, right? I adore Lady Antebellum, and ‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’ is definitely a new favorite.

Admittedly, I haven’t had tons of reading time over the last week, but I have been leisurely working my way through This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (June 19, 2012). Um… It’s awesome.

This Is Not a Test

From Goodreads: It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

And, lastly, I’d love to share a few photos from our trip (I took dozens; this is merely a sampling!). If you use Instagram, you can view all of the photos I posted under the hashtag #CAHereWeCome, or you can check out my Instagrid.

And... We're off! First stop: Cannon Beach #CAHereWeCome #RoadTrip
Heading out… Can you tell how much my husband appreciates the way I commemorate EVERYTHING with a photograph?

We made it to the #beach! #CAHereWeCome #RoadTrip #Oregon #HaystackRock
My girls and me in front of Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR.

#SeaStar #Beach #HaystackRock #CannonBeach #CAHereWeCome #RoadTrip
Sea star!


My girlie took this photo… Pretty good for a four-year-old, I think!


Gorgeous beach sunset…


Ice cream at the Tillamook Cheese Factory… Yummy!


Post-picnic hiking, mid-Oregon.


Gosh, McDonald’s is fun!


Is it too soon to call ourselves California girls? (Somewhere outside Crescent City, CA)


That, my friends, is one big tree! (He’s called Grandfather Redwood, which totally makes me wonder if he’s married to Grandmother Willow from Disney’s Pocahontas. :))


Big Foot = Scary


And, FINALLY, home sweet home.

Tell me: What’s the best road trip you’ve been on?

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