Monday, August 20, 2007

Last Post from Durant!!!

Whoa this weekend has been the most stressful and busiest of my life!!It all started with the garage sale, and I got rid of a bunch of stuff (though not nearly enough!) and made a nice chunk of change. About 12 Saturday afternoon I started getting stuff ready for my birthday party! It was so fun and so many people showed up! We had a watermelon eating contest...










a tiki bar set up under a canopy (thanks to carissa's way cute sign!)...








and some SERIOUSLY yummy hot dogs and hamburgers! (thanks to mom and Brandon, otherwise known as Grill Daddy.)





we even had a "beach" set up for the kids! They had a ton of fun!


And of course, what get together would be complete without a kid getting injured? Liam fell on the wet slippery concrete in the garage and banged his eyebrow into a bicycle. Thank goodness Dr. Jamie was there!

It was so much fun and really great to see all the people I love for one more time before we left Durant!

Then when everyone cleared out we continued packing stuff into the truck and realized that there was no way we were going to be done by monday morning if we went to church the next day. So sadly we had to miss our last sunday at Durant Ward, but I know I'll see them again sometime and am really grateful for the fantastic ladies I know there!

So, I dont know when I'll get to post again- at this very moment I am sitting on the floor because everything else is gone. The people that bought our house are here wrangling all their stuff into the house and they are very nice people. A very nice family which is what I prayed for to get the house. This house is very special to me because shawn and I didnt think we would be able to have a house of our own for a long time because we thought we would go to medical school. But for some reason med school didnt work out and we ended up back here in Durant. This is the first place as a married couple that we could really call "home". We brought Addison home as a newborn here, and this place just has a very special feeling and I am very sad to be leaving it! But I know that life will be really great where we will be now because I just have that feeling! For a while I wasnt really sure if we needed to move, should move, etc. but I had some very vivid answers to prayer and I'm thankful Heavenly Father is mindful of our trials and problems.

So I guess thats it.... signing off from Durant now....

4 comments:

Brandon & Lisa said...

Cute pictures! I am so glad that you had fun!! I am sad for you too sweetie but you just wait and see! Your new home will be just as good if not better.
PS
Aren't you glad that I took pictures of when Liam got hurt? It's the scrapbook girl within me to take pictures of absolutly everything!

Karie said...

I'm bummed we missed the party. It looked totally fun! After looking at the pictures I realized that I had not seen the house with grass and sidewalk. I'm glad you found some good buyers. Get plugged in as soon as possible when you get to your in-laws! Love ya!

akingang said...

OK, We've missed you since Sunday. I'm sorry I wasn't there Monday when you came by. I hope things are going well in Falcon Head. luv ya.

gibsoncasa said...

Hey, missed ya when you came by our place too. :)