This week will result in a BIG change in our family.  We will move from our lovely home we've spent the last 7 wonderful years in, and move our family to Gilbert.  It's a bittersweet time for us.
Bitter: We've had so many wonderful memories and made some of the most amazing friends...friendships that are still strong, although friends have come and gone.  Now we are the ones who will be gone.  I've experienced some great highs and lows during this time.  A great time of growth in so many way.  These were some of the best years for me, personally, in so many ways.
Sweet: We are excited to be up in town close to our family that we don't get to see near as often as we'd like to.  We will be closer to David's work.  The kids are in a great school district and I am impressed with the teachers.  Shopping is much closer too. ;)  Want to go to a movie?  just 2 miles away.  the mall? 5 minutes.  costco...just around the corner!  Temple!?...why not!  Just look across the field.  There it is.  no map needed.  If you can't tell, I'm excited for the new changes.

We said goodbye to our San Tan Branch family today.  Kaylee and her sweet primary teacher Leanne had a photo together.  I got to hug my sweet Julio...and many more sweet natives on our way out.  It was 2 years ago exactly that we were called to the Branch.  I've grown to love them so much...and the sweet spirit I feel there...I know when we visit it will be like coming home.  I've been in three different presidencies in three different organizations in those short 2 years.  It will be an adjustment coming to a ward from the branch.  So many people.  150 kids in primary...vs....well...not as many. ;)

Today we attended the last hour of our new ward today and had such a warm welcoming.  We are excited to meet more new friends.  The kids happily went to yet a 4th hour of church...wow.  I'm fortunate to know at least one friend in the new ward.  I already feel at home.

The kids love their new school and new teachers.  Conner is excited to start school as soon as we move.  He loves shadowing me during the day, and is mostly a happy camper when I drag him everywhere to prepare for the move.

Kaylee will be baptized on September 8th.  Family will attend.  All of David's family should be there, as well as my parents and Kelly too.  I'm excited to share this moment with so much family.  Kaylee is so excited to be baptized as well.  She will be baptized in the dress I was baptized in...the baptism dress my mom made for me.  I still need to get photos of her in it.

This week ends the past 4 1/2 months of living with boxes strewn about the house, picture-less walls, playroom boxed and blocked...living out of boxes...and sometimes breaking into them to get something I packed WAY too early. :)  our pantry is just about completely empty...I only have the meals planned until Thursday night...and I only need a pot and maybe some butter to cook these meals.  We will be happy to be back to a normal balanced diet.

After this week....the unpacking and nesting begins.

and oh....then painting begins.  drat!

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