In the comments found in my blogs from my siblings there seems to be some desires that I join the clan in Utah!!! :)
I would love to move to Utah. I have made both direct and indirect requests of my husband. There is a huge part of me that feels left out or left behind with everyone in Utah. I miss the ability to just run down the stairs to ask mom and dad a question. I miss the family game nights with my crazy brother and sisters. I miss sharing experiences with my family.
Every time I have expressed my desire to be near family, Victor reminds me of the weather and then I am happy to stay in California. However, it doesn't change the fact that I am so far away from family.
When David and Debbie were living in California and they were living in the same ward boundries we spent a lot of time together. I got to know Debbie a little better and I grew very fond of my niece and nephews. I have always felt close to David and felt privledged that he enjoyed spending time with me and my family.
When Jennifer and Andy were living in California we would drive to Beaumont and visit them or they would come to Oxnard and spend time with us. It was nice because our kids are close in age and the cousins became very close and enjoy spending time with one another.
So, my suggestion is that the UTAH peeps move to California. There are houses in our neighborhood for sale. We could all live in the same neighborhood; even on the same street. We could have street parties and quarterly family dinners. :)