Monday, August 11, 2008

What the?!?

So, for some odd reason, the server will not let me upload any pictures! So, for those who have been keeping tabs, we made it to Oregon, we got moved into our new little place (all 750 sq. ft. ... WOW!) and we are making friends and getting to know the area quickly. So I have no pics to show right now...that's my favorite part of looking at other people blogs...but I'll try again later. Thanks again to EVERYONE who assisted us in this move!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Let me just say that I really, really don't like the word "goodbye". I'll try not to get all sappy, but I just had to do a post that was dedicated to my AwEsOmE sister, Jewels and her husband, Eric. We spent our last evening in Rexburg, Idaho at their home, and all I can say is, packing the kids up and heading for our empty home came way too quickly.
Jewels has been our #1 babysitter (along with my sister Melanie when she was up here) ever since we moved to Idaho. I sometimes wonder if she knows Jemma better than I do! :o) Her willingness to help our family out allowed me to work a couple of days a week as a Dental Hygienist to support our family while Brandon went to school. And ever since Eric joined the family, he has been just as eager and willing to assist us with the kids (and anything else that requires a little muscle for that matter).
About a week ago, Jewels and Eric were gone to Washington, and not a day went by that Jemma didn't ask "Where's Jew?", or say, "Jew and Ewic are coming!!!?".
I truly wonder how she will handle things when she realize that today was more than just, "Goodbye, I'll see you later"...(which of course it sort of was), but that it will really be a long time before she gets to see two of her best buds again.
I just have to say to the both of you, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Seriously, you have been the perfect definition of family. We will miss you both terribly and owe you so much for all the sacrifices you have made on our behalf. Thanks for giving us back "Date Night" and sharing every Sunday dinner with us.
Thanks for helping pack a ton of boxes, taking Jemma on walks, accompanying me to the duck pond, being a great listener, and soooooo, so, much more.
Thank you Jewels for being such a wonderful friend! I don't know what I'm going to do in Oregon without a sister!
I have to say that I have truly been blessed to have five WONDERFUL sisters, all of whom I love dearly and consider my closest friends. I am so thankful to know that families are eternal and that I can be with not only my sisters, but all of my family - Brandon, Jemma, Carter, parents, brothers, grandparents - for eternity.