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!!!!!