Thursday, July 29, 2010

Final countdown and a mohawk.

Raedin's Awesome New Do!!!

One week from tomorrow, Nate will be headed with the truck to Arizona and I will be doing my last henna show in Utah (until next summer).
I canceled my show for this Sunday so I could spend more time with our family and friends before heading to Bear Lake on Wednesday. I won't see Taylor and Evelynn for a week, Raedin and Nate for 5 days, and Afton for 4 days! The girls will be staying with Grandma, Raedin will be driving down with Nate, Afton will be staying with Mandy until Saturday night and then will drive down with me on Sunday. Such a complicated and busy weekend ahead!
I'm looking forward to things calming down and getting back into a routine with the kids. School will be starting soon, I'll be done with shows, Nate will have a set schedule for school, and Raedin can have some alone time with mommy and Squeakers every day (he has really missed that). I'm also looking forward to a clean house! I've been away every weekend for 2-4 days for the last 2 months, plus a 10 day trip to Vermont. My house has suffered greatly from that. Unpacking will help me organize and redecorate the new place. I was so good at keeping up with the chores during the school year! Fingers crossed I can do so again this year.
I've been packing all day, stopping to eat and have Brianna cut Raedin's hair and now to blog. Back to work!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

4 3 2 1

counting down!

We will be leaving in just 3 weeks~not enough time to say goodbye!
I will really miss it here.
Yes there are modern ways of communication: cell phones, webcams, email, facebook, etc.
But those don't replace the interactions we have with our loved ones when in the same room!
I honestly won't know what to do without Phyllis (Grandma) and Mandy (Aunt/BFF).
They are always just a call away, willing to babysit, pick up children, provide support during times of need. How to cope without them? I DON'T WANT TO!
The independence we will have is appealing, finally being 'on our own' in the world and having to face the day to day, week to week all by ourselves. Yet I have always had family around. ALWAYS. The thought of being alone, without anyone is frightening.
The comfort of knowing the Church will be there helps. Even though I may not have my family members nearby, I will have a "ward family" to help us. (Assuming they are awesome and willing to step up and into the shoes the Park 11th ward has been wearing for the last 3 years!)

I most likely will not have time to post between now and the move. I have a feeling that things will start to become even more hectic in the coming weeks.

To my amazing friends and family:

Thank you for the love and support you have given us, we will miss you.
I hope you know how much we love you!

To my ward family:

You have been such an inspiration to us and have strengthened our testimonies far more than you realize. We have grown in this ward: gone to the temple, been sealed, blessed our children, cried and mourned for ward members, and so much more.
I will miss each and everyone of you!

If anyone is ever in Arizona, give us a call, we would be so happy to see you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010