Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saying goodbye is never easy!

Again, I have to start off by saying I am WAY behind on posting. I just can't seem to catch up! I am going to try to get caught up over the next week or so, we will see how that goes!

Anyway, the past several weeks have been full of goodbyes for us as we prepared to leave Florida. Our first goodbye was very hard, we had to say goodbye to the McMenamy's earlier than expected due to Sam's medical situation with the twins. The Saturday before they left Susan watched Abby, Nolan and Olivia so that the 4 of us could go out to dinner together. We went and ate on the water at Harbor Walk and it was a very enjoyable evening. I had spent most of the weeks leading up to their departure in denial about the whole thing and I think that it really hit me at dinner that we wouldn't be seeing them again for a very long time. They have been such incredible friends and made our time in Florida very memorable! I am so sad that I won't be there to meet, hold, and snuggle those 2 little miracles in Sam's belly but I know our paths will cross again someday and until then the phone, facebook, and blogger will just have to do!!

Myself and Sam before dinner

The 4 of us before dinner. Believe it or not, this was the first and only time that JUST the 4 of us went out to dinner together!!

The weekend before the girls and I left for Colorado some of our friends had a farewell BBQ for us. It was great hanging out with everyone and the food was plentiful and delicious. The kids had a blast running around and playing together. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Saying goodbye is very hard for me, I have never been good at it! I guess I should get used to it, its and Air Force way of life. I think the hardest part of the whole thing was talking to Abby on the way home and her crying and telling me how much she was going to miss her friends. We have been in Colorado now for nearly 2 weeks and she still says she misses Florida and her friends. I know its only going to get harder as she grows older, but children are resilient and she has already made some new friends here in Colorado! Bottom line is we miss Florida and our friends, but we are looking forward to the adventures that await us in the future!!

This was supposed to be a picture of the adults, but we had a few sneaky kids jump in the picture with us!

Andrew and Olivia getting ready to play washers!

Some of the kiddos dancing to the music in the living room, they had such a blast playing together!

We were surprised with a bag full of goodies for our trip (which of course made me cry!) Here is Abby with one of her treats from our friends!

Most of the kids:
Top: Cameron
Middle: Dylan, Abby, Lily, Ella
Front: Jack, Brandon

Emily (the wonderful hostess), myself, and Staci
These girls have been wonderful and I am so happy I was able to get to know them and their beautiful families. I am just bummed we didn't find the friendships sooner. I feel like just as we were getting to know each other it was time to move!!

The Mommies and kids (minus Brandon)

The guys:
Brian, Andrew, Dan and Ben


Jennifer Baldovinos said...

I know you miss Florida, but we are glad to have you back in Colorado, even if it is for a short time :).

Susan said...

It is so hard to travel on to a new place in your lives - the good thing is that all of those who have become your friends will always be your friends - even if you become disconnected for a while. Friendships are like flowers - you just have to fertilize (connect) on a somewhat regular basis and they will continue to grow.

Ross and Jill's Blog said...

How small the AF world is though!! I see Ben and Emily, in there:) We knew them at Hanscom once we moved up the street!! Hope your move went smoothly!

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