Girls Write Out
Thursday, August 03, 2006

For those of you who have endured my saga (ie., whining), I'm proud to announce I'm going back home to Silicon Valley; where the rocket scientists (engineers from NASA) take on warring with children at Laserquest and coffee is an artform.

You see, living in isolation is not for me. I just went to see my grandmother and my daughter announced she'd been camping with her dad. "Did Kris go?" Grandma asked. "She always hated camping."

Okay, there it is. This is not a new thing. I was born with it. I am not into dirt or natural beauty (though I will take a house in Montecito and I love to be in the redwoods, so I'm not completely anti-nature). It's just that I prefer the banana slug to the rattlesnake.

This move is not without a cost. I'm leaving a custom built home with a killer bathtub and Viking stove (for looks, not my cooking ability!) for a tract home half the size, but I will be home, home, home! Back to my people, where my church celebrates "National Mustard Day" with a wiener dog race and my mini-van will be the object of scorn amongst the German car snobs.

Silicon Valley, here I come!

Picture one is the wiener dog race at church this past Sunday and two is my homeys who made life in the country bearable. Praise God for these fantastic women!
Kristin Billerbeck  
posted at 8:21 PM  
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At 9:15 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

Wohoo! Yea for Silicon Valley! I'm so happy for you you're back home.

Now for the important question, is it time to get another Audi or are you waiting for the kids to get a little bigger? Either way I know you don't look like van mom. :)

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I tip my Starbucks to you! :)
Happy you get to move out of the country ... well, not literally out of the country ... oh, well you know what I mean!! Every now and then the Lord just tops off life with one big cherry... enjoy yours! :)

At 12:08 AM, Anonymous LMB said...

I can't believe you're moving! You were so excited abou the office and the view and the bathtub...
I'm glad you're happy though...
Your family IS moving with you, right? LOL

hugs and much love LM

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Great, Kristin. I'm glad for you.

Just learned Diann Hunt's birthday was yesterday! So was mine. Someone posted this on my blog. (I know this is totally unrelated to your post, K.)

If you're reading this, Diann, happy birthday!

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Diann had a great birthday. WOOOHOOO!!! I'm taking my family with me BTW. The kids are going back to their old Christian school, which I love and hubby is going back to high tech. He misses the excitement. : )

At 1:37 PM, Blogger :-)Ronie said...

Kristin - I'm so glad for you!! Been praying. So relieved for you that it all came together.

...too bad about the Viking. :-/


At 5:52 PM, Blogger Winter said...

That old saying you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl must be true, but in reverse for you. Glad to hear you're going home.

To answer your question from your last post, I don't barrel race personally, :( I live in the country, but can't afford my own horse yet. I have SIL who does though. One day I hope to, or at least have my daughter do it ( she's a big horse lover too.)

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Kris, anywhere where coffee is an art form is my kind of place! LOL

For Diann's birthday, I had a frappachino and a pedicure in her honor. LOL I even got the ladies at the nail shop to sing happy birthday to her. It was a cyber birthday selebration.

Blessings on your new home. A corner in a a tract house is better than contentious, unhappy woman in a mansion. Ane paraphrase.

Starbucks doesn't hurt, either.

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I'm just now reading this, Kristy! How fun that we share birthdays! I think I remember that now from last year, but I had forgotten (it's an age thing). Anyway, I hope you had an AWESOME birthday, Kristy!!

Mine was fabulous, and I think it's because the gals at Ane's beauty shop sang to me. ;-)

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Hi, Diann. Thanks for the happy birthday. I had a great one. Among other things, my daughter gave me a massage.

I blogged about it today.

Milton said if I'd come home, HE'D give me a massage! (I'm out of town.)


At 3:30 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...


This IS Friday, isn't it?


Miss all four of you!

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Kristy, we were all getting bogged down (not to be confused with blogged down)and decided to post M-Th. So there you have it. :-)

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

I won't be able to move back to where I once was and loved, like you get to do, I understand the underlying longing to do it, and I'm happy for you that you're going back!
As to camping, though I am a nature girl and love to be outdoors, when it comes time for a shower and an indoor potty, and sleep--put me in a 5-star hotel...I'm with ya, sistah. If God meant for us to camp, we'd still be out there on the Sinai peninsula, saying, "Promised Land? There's something better than THIS?"

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

I'm sorry you don't get to go back, Crystal. I think, for me, the struggle came with the fact, that I felt like our family never belonged here. We have met some great people, but the truth was, I just had no purpose here, and that's the underlying problem. : (

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Audra said...

Awesome news! I know you are just thrilled!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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