Friday, June 6, 2008

Blessed to Be ALIVE

Let's break it down... shall we?

My house used to look like THIS:


Now it looks like THIS:

Thanks in LARGE part to Heidi, Kara, Amy, Lindsay, Holly, Whitney(she swears she is going to start a blog any day now, Karen, Lori and Emily.
These are the ladies in my hood. Yes, I am privileged enough to live just a stones throw away from ALL of these girls, even if it is just for a few more days. I talked them into going to a swanky restaurant for my final soiree... and they agreed! We talked we laughed, we talked some more.. we laughed.. But we sure as heck didn't take any pictures, and I blame Lindsay (not me) because she is the only one who had a camera.

Either way, afterward these ladies took pity on a single mother of three (Peter has been in AZ over a week now) and came over until 11:00p.m. to help me pack. They were a whirling dervish of activity and rather than tell them what they should and shouldn't pack, I just let them at it. They were amazing, and although I just really wanted to be in bed at like 9:00, I was thrilled with everything they accomplished. Even though I didn't have a bowl to eat cereal in this morning. (That is ok girls, I managed)

Let me tell you though, I love them. Yes, that brings tears to my eyes to say it. And even though I am thrilled as I have ever been about our move to AZ for various reasons, I am torn in two to have to leave my hood. I love you girls. And I am so grateful for the blogging world that will keep us together. Thank you for your years of love and endless service. I will never forget how it felt to live among sisters and saints. THANK YOU. (Ok, now that I am crying, I will move on)I will miss you. Tremendously.


So, today, more packing and ONE more party.. Abby's Fake Birthday. It went pretty well. Pizza: Check, Cake from Walmart: Check (remember, we are doing easy here) Party Favors: Check. Everything went pretty well EXCEPT FOR: 1 wandering partier, (NOT SHOWN HERE... we were still looking).
little shy on cake and pizza,
and Abby's Strep Infection.... in her ARM. Great, just one more thing to go on this crazy weekend. The pen mark was drawn by the Dr. who drew a circle around the infection to track how big it gets... Yeah, so, I have been a little busy, and didn't notice that Abby's arm was about to fall off until she was in her swimming suit! Okay???After packing most of the morning, getting pizza, babysitter, and party ready..THEN Party.. what would be a crazy day be WITHOUT a trip to the Urgent Care. Honestly, I just don't know. I survived.. I am blessed... and now, I have assumed the "position" (Prone in my bed with my laptop on my head (I mean lap) And this is how I want to be... Shhhhhhhhhhhh....

21 comments:

Bridget said...

OH my. I am exhausted just reading this post. Moving is mentally, emotionally and physically draining. It sounds like you are leaving some really great friends too. Hope there's some good ones waiting for you in AZ. Can't wait to hear more adventures!

Melissa-Mc said...

Good friends are the best. I'm glad that you can keep in touch through blogging. It can help those first few awkward months in a new town a little less traumatic.

Tricia said...

As I was reading this I thought to myself, if anyone could do this, its Linds! You are wonder woman. I hope Abby's okay and that everything goes smoothly for you next week! =)

i'm kelly said...

oh heavens! you've been busy busy busy. i love that you've been so close to so many gals... what fun friendships you have formed. and don't you love blogging? it'll be like you never left (almost)!

Tiffany said...

I wished I lived a stone's throw from so many wonderful girls. I'm sure you will be missed greatly. But I have NO doubt that you'll find even MORE fun Friends. Good luck to you! BTW I fell in love with your kitchen.

Tiffany said...

PS did you decorate that cake?

calibosmom said...

Sleep...and dream good dreams! Friends are the best!

aric & jess said...

I'm already exhausted from my crazy week and now I'm even more exhausted from reading about yours! I'm sad you are moving, you really are surrounded by some great people.

Tate Family said...

Lindz,
I've been out of the blogging world for a couple of months while I've been so sick with the babies...needless to say, I just found out about your move. Wow! Do you have an address yet? I'm excited for you, it'll be a big change from the NW. You are awesome at facing change! Jules

TravelinOma said...

Good luck with the move!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love making these connections!

Pineapple Princess said...

Here from Jessica's blog and here to be one of the first to welcome you to AZ.

I'm having a little pipe dream that you are moving into mine and Jessica's Aunt Lorena's ward and we can be your welcome wagon. If you need connections, we've got them.

Good luck with the packing.

Kara Jayne said...

Hey! I too found you from Jessica's blog and am wondering what part of AZ you are moving to? I'm here in the sunny town of Gilbert. Good luck with the move...and get ready for some HEAT!!!

abbyandcompany said...

This is sad. My first friend in Spokane is leaving me. For a place that I have been begging Daniel to move me to. Unfair. Totally unfair.

Tina said...

I'm feeling a bit tired FOR you.
Strep infection in her ARM? I have never heard of that...but I guess it can hit you anywhere. Wishing you a stress-free move...is there such a thing? It's always hard to leave good friends behind. Thank goodness for blogs!

gab said...

Please take a nap today.

Love that cute kitchen!!

Thea said...

Moving is one of the most stressful things we do. I really hope you have some down time scheduled in once you get settled in AZ.

Ilene said...

Pretty house! Even with all the boxes. Good luck through the moving madness. It will end, right?

I don't know any of those names you sent me from the 7th ward but honestly I am HORRIBLE with names. Still, what a super small world. We probably passed each other in the halls or sat near each other at stake conference... and we probably saw the same man who loved to wear a speedo and tie-dye shirt to the Albertson's on Coburg.

Ilene said...

Pretty house! Even with all the boxes. Good luck through the moving madness. It will end, right?

I don't know any of those names you sent me from the 7th ward but honestly I am HORRIBLE with names. Still, what a super small world. We probably passed each other in the halls or sat near each other at stake conference... and we probably saw the same man who loved to wear a speedo and tie-dye shirt to the Albertson's on Coburg.

Lene said...

Good luck with the move....ugh!

Are you ready for the AZ heat? It has been pretty warm down here the last week. That sounds funny...of course it is warm it is Az, but we have really had a mild spring and hopefully summer won't be too bad this year. *fingers crossed*

Anne said...

No new post for three days...you MUST be consumed by the move! enjoy your new adventure!

Jenibelle said...

Cute cake! Cute house! I will never move, I don't want to have to go through that. I hate it when friends move, they go on to new adventures and they have taken a piece of your heart with them. Your friends will miss you. But how fun to make more!!!

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