Author: Lala
•Sunday, September 02, 2012
This past week has been very busy for us preparing for the move to St. Petersburg, Florida. I'm pretty much done with most of the packing. Those that are left are either for donation or will be taken in the car. We are so thankful for good friends who are so willing to help in any way and take care of the kids while we focus on packing and organizing. Carl has been equally busy too with work and hauling stuff. It was amazing how much stuff we had for donation and trash. We feel really good about being able to go through boxes and sort out the things to keep or put away. It is a good feeling to know that the things we have are those that we really need and want. This coming week is definitely going to be really busy. We will do the final packing on Monday, the mover comes on Tuesday, and we leave on Wednesday. 

Aside from packing, part of our to do list was to visit places and people before we go. This week we were able to see my best friend, Christine, and enjoy a pool party with cousins and Aunt Nancy's family. We as well went to the mall to say our goodbye's to the capitol and monument. Here are some of our pictures:

 On last train ride going to the mall
Our girls thought that a half hour travel was all worth it to see those rocks at the mall.
 They had so much fun with pretend eating and feeding the dog.

 Bye bye cup-itol
Carl saying goodbye to Capital Bikeshare of which he was a member.
  Heading home. 

We got a little emotional as we start heading back to the train station. We had so many fun memories here. This is where Carl gave me our engagement ring. We visited this place during the Benac Reunion where I met Carl's family, we came here with my mom, and have gone here a number of times with our girls since they were really young. We will definitely miss this place.

Enjoying the pool party
Swimming with cousins
Thank you Nancy for the dinner! We will miss you all!!
I can't express how sad I am to be moving away from my best friend. It was such a blessing living close to her. Her friendship means a lot to me and I will definitely miss her.
My girls will surely hear a lot about you my dearest friend. Thank you for everything and I love you!
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On September 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM , Melinda said...

We're all going to miss you guys so much! Good luck in Florida.

On September 4, 2012 at 10:28 PM , Ellen Sorenson said...

Travel safely and happily to your new adventures! Mom

On September 5, 2012 at 11:06 AM , Rebecca said...

It is always so hard to move away from a place we love! The next few months will be hard because there won't be those memories and friends, but it will come. And then in a few years or more (when you may have to leave St. Petersburg), you'll find the same thing about your home there. It's the dream home of your future (because in the future you may feel similarly about it)! Just keep remembering that and pretty soon it will be.

On September 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM , Rebecca said...

ps I LOVE the Cup-itol video too! So cute. Paul was too young (about 16 months) when we moved to our house. He didn't have any language yet. He liked playing in a new place, though (so many empty closets!!).