Jackie they look great! I love your pots and "additions" like the bunnies and elephant!! How beautiful! I too decided to go with more cold succulents because I seem to be right on a line between zone 7 and 8, so most zone 8 things are fine, but every now and then we have a cold year and things don't make it!
Its fun to have plants that go outside in summer, you are able to fill up an outside space with plants and pots and its instantly more homey and welcoming!
I think you'll continue to enjoy these guys! Just keep a mantra going in your head - succulents, winter, no water...succulents, winter, no water