Tuesday, August 14, 2012

So hard to say goodbye...

It's moving day, and it is so bitter sweet.
SO hard to leave a place that you love so much.
Our family has been richly blessed living here and it has been so touching to see
all of our neighbors come together to serve and send us off.
We are so very grateful for all the countless hours spent babysitting,
packing, giving us meals, cleaning, bringing send off gifts for my little ones, 
and just being our neighborhood family.
I cannot imagine loving a place more than this one.
We have been deeply blessed to have lived here 
on Bluerock Ave.
We will miss you all and hold you in our hearts forever.

The Bubblegums

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Moving Update

Finally caught up on this thing...well, kinda.
The past week has been a whirlwind!
Packing, cleaning, visiting, and trying to fit in all of our last activities in this area.
Our neighbors/friends have been amazing as usual,
watching kids, bringing meals, and shedding some tears to make us know we will be missed.
It is crazy how fast everything has gone.
I cannot believe that we will be outta here in two more days.
Today, was our last Sunday and I think my heart nearly broke in two listening for the last time
my Young Women sing my favorite song "A Child's Prayer"
They all brought a flower from their yard too to give me in a vase.
I know. So tender!
I just love them.

The kids are doing okay. The Rockstar is starting to give us a bit of a run with the tantrums,
but I am coming to know that is how he deals with hard change.
I'm not sure they even realize how much life is going to change.
We are going from a ward that is jam packed with kids (seriously, 4 nurseries)
to a ward that may not even have a primary (if rumors are true)

And that brings me to my next point,
we found a home to rent.
I haven's seen it.
Sonny picked it out and we are renting from some great people that Sonny does some work for
from time to time.
It is an older home (built in 80's) and I don't know much about the inside, but the yard seems amazing::
splash pad, rock slide, huge trees, firepit, swing set, tree house with tube slide, built in BBQ,
basket ball court, and in ground trampoline. 
I know. Who needs to see the inside!?
We are excited for this new adventure and we know it is right,
so it makes it a teeny tiny bit easier to leave our home.

Oh and we met the family who bought our house today at church.
They seem great! I am so excited (and maybe a little envious) for them to get to enjoy this place
as we have.

We are off to a "going away potluck" now.
Our last time with some of the greatest people I know.
I have so many emotions that I feel brewing in the pit of my stomach.
Sadness, anxiety, excitement, loss, happiness,
but most overwhelmingly
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to live in such a place for the past 4 years.
I can see God's hand in it all and it makes everything a lot less scary knowing he is in charge.

Thank you.
for absolutely everything.

Girls Camp::part 3

I love you girls!
Thank you for all the hugs, love, laughter, and 
most of all the light that you are bringing to the world.
I'll be keeping tabs on all of you :)

And Remember...$100 if you send me a wedding announcement
one day

Girls Camp::Part 2

girls camp::part 1

{July 18-21}
This weekend in July was one of the best of my life.
I have so loved serving in the Young Womens for these last several months.
These girls are just amazing. I love learning from them and really just hanging out with them.
We had the BEST time at camp.
Giggling, crafting, playing games, zip lining, goofing off, eating, getting fart sprayed by a gorilla (haha!), singing, dancing, 
and building our testimonies.
I just love these girlies.