so long, farewell

so long, farewell
last weekend we had all of the farewell 
festivities for my parents…with their
open house / going away party saturday night,
and their farewell talks and program sunday. 
it was lots of emotion and goodness wrapped up
into 48 hours! it was so fun to see all of our family
and friends and celebrate my parent’s new adventure.
they also gave the best best best talks that were
so memorable + inspirational, and this guy played
the cello which was the most powerful part. i 
still have chills! the party and the farewell made
for such a memorable way to send them off!
here are some pictures from both events.
^^ my parents house repping the SA flag!
our cute family & friends helped so much
with the party and themed everything “african”
^^ best food on earth
^^ so many sweet friends came throughout the night!
^^ reunited!!!
^^ i have the best friends and i loved
seeing these girls on such a big weekend!
they are the BEST of the best.
^^ fun to try this south african treat!
^^ these two will be so sad when
their papa + yaya leave, but i loved
this sweet picture of them by the SA flag!
“fixing their hair” for the picture.
my mom’s friends feel like my own
friends and have made all of these events
so sweet. at least i know i have them to understand!
big events like this always remind you how
many amazing people surround you!
glad to know i’m not the only one who
will be missing my parents :) i wish
i had taken more pictures with everyone
who came but the night flew by!
and, the next day walking to their farewell meeting…
^^ world’s most supportive friends
^^ walking home!

^^ and, let’s not forget it was FATHER’S DAY…
how fitting! i had this shirt made for him because
he really is the best papa ever. hope he wears this
in south africa and remembers his main job title! :)
trust me when i say lots of tears are being
shed this week…but lots of happiness is
part of it too. i’m not looking forward to
saying goodbye, but i am looking forward
to visiting and hearing about their incredible
experiences every day over there! love these two!