Friday, April 16, 2010

Goodbye Rexburg...

Last Monday, our little family said goodbye to Rexburg forever.

I'm sure you're wondering why I didn't put an exclamation point at the end of that sentence.

Honestly, I was really sad! When I started thinking about all the things and people and memories we were leaving behind, it was tough for me.

On Sunday, our last Sunday in a married student ward EVER, I bore my testimony. My friend, Gena, that I've known since my very first semester up at BYU-I, came and sat in the front row to go after me, and I just couldn't hold it in anymore! I totally started crying and blamed it on her....Even though it was coming anyway :) Sorry, Gena.

Our ward was really wonderful and we really loved our neighbors, too! While I was writing Cody's graduation post, our downstairs neighbors came up and brought us brownies (AMAZING- seriously so so good) and when we got ready to leave our next door neighbors had left us a jamba juice gift card and a little homemade loaf of bread on Cody's front seat! How did we get so lucky with such wonderful people all around us?! Thank you, thank you!!!

Cody's parents had come up for his graduation and they, along with Cody's little brother, Cory, really helped us a TON getting stuff packed and loaded up in the moving truck. Dirk and Cory left Sunday afternoon, so the rest of Sunday and all day Monday Tami, Cody and I packed and cleaned and cleaned! (Tami cleaned probably 90% of it! She's amazing!!)

Chloe's friend, Avie (Gena's daughter) came over to say goodbye to us on Sunday before we left. We had a mini-photoshoot with them. It was so cute. They were so shy towards each other the whole time!


Avie was being nice - I promise. She was trying to give her a hug but Chloe was too shy.
Gena and Me

We will (Ok, I will) always think of Rexburg fondly and love it...Even as much as I complained about it at the time. It really is a wonderful place with wonderful people!!! We love you, Rexburg!!!!!

9 comments:

Grandma Nell said...

Rexburg holds a soft place in my heart too, because I had so much fun there - dated so much as a college student, and I had terrific roommates that I still am friends with today. I hope you always have fond memories of your college days there! Living in the frigid climate wasn't fun, but the people and the college are awesome! Love the pictures of Chloe with her friend! So cute!

Grandma Nell said...

And Susie - I love your long beautiful hair! The color looks so nice natural and the length is gorgeous!

Ainsley Anderson said...

you look so pretty stacey! and gena doesn't look like she is about to have a baby. are those normal jeans she is wearing? grrr.

I totally get the leaving Rexburg thing. I still miss it like crazy. And the married student ward... oh I so badly miss those days. there isn't even one person close to my age in our ward in CA. hate it.

regardless moving on is exciting! congrats.

Gena said...

Yesterday Avie and I went outside to walk around the street. When we started toward your building, she was saying, "Toey, Toey." We miss you guys already!

Those pictures are cute. We are no where close to leaving Rexburg, but I think I'll be the same way. It's where we all kinda started our little families and all. And I'm sure you'll be back some day... whether to drop Chloe off or just to come see campus! :)

denny said...

The memories will last a life time. God bless you where every you go. Bishop Fillmore

jonandalicia said...

I totally miss Rexburg too! I did not think that I would, but there were too many great people and memories not to! Chloe is so big and so adorable!

derek and michelle said...

aw sad! good luck in your new adventure! I love gena too, shes awesome!!

Amy said...

Stacey you look Goo.hood! And how cute is that little Chloe??? Oh my gosh I've gotta come see you guys so soon. I miss you guys sooooooooooo bad!!!!!!

Amy said...

And cool that your Bishop commented on your blog!

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