Monday, February 14, 2011

Feeling the Love

I have definitely felt a lot of Love in the last couple of days!

From a friend, that brought over a warm homemade loaf of bread that has made a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

From my brother and his wife, who have sacrificed another one of their Saturdays, to help us pack up and clean our house.

From five guys, who also sacrificed their Saturday and helped load our truck,

From a good friends, who helped me clean and load.

From an amazing Sacrament meeting, that we almost didn't attend but are so glad we did, we were able to hear two AMAZING talks that we definitely needed to hear and I also got to hear my husband bear his testimony, Bishop called him up at the last minute and totally caught him off guard but was one of the sweetest testimonies I've ever heard him bear, man I LOVE that man!

From all the sweet ward families, that wished us luck and gave us some tear jerking goodbyes, I LOVE our ward family!!

From our neighbors, who have sent over beautiful cards and going away presents for my girls!

From my husband, who told me he bought me the best present of all this Valentines Day, a beautiful new house!

And most of all the Lord, who has blessed my life more than I ever could have imagined!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Goodbye Minnesota

I can't believe this day has finally arrived, we are closing on our home in Omaha today and I couldn't be more relieved! As I am finishing packing the finally boxes I can't help but get a little teary eyed! Minnesota has been good for our family we will carry with us a lot of good memories! We have had great friends here, some that have moved before us and some that we're leaving behind. We have grown so much as a family here in every possible way.

We have had great examples here. Great primary, young women and seminary teachers that have helped teach my girls the gospel. Great friends in the church that have helped our testimonies grow.

We have not only grown in size here in Minnesota, but also grown so much closer as a family.

We'll miss my brother and his family, but also look forward to seeing them as often as we can.

We'll miss the beautiful summer days at the lake, minutes from our house.

As exciting as I am to get to Omaha, I am as equally sad for my girls that they have to leave all their good friends behind!

Ashley's friends gave her this capsule to open on graduation day, since she won't be there with them, it is filled with letters and some other fun things.

*Reminder to self*
I hope that Omaha is our last move,(at least until all the kids are grown) it was hard to pack up our house by myself, but it was even harder being away from Mike for 2 1/2 months it is something that I don't want to do again!!