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how to say goodbye for 3 years

i can’t believe we made it through the dreaded goodbye! it feels so much better to have spent a memorable + lovely week with family and now have the goodbye over with. here’s how we say goodbye for 3 years… :(  1. give memorable gifts… i had this map of our family painted by this darling etsy…


boxes & blessings

the final few days spent with my entire family before my parents are off on their adventure………… ^^ we helped them pack up their house for the movers, that’s when reality started to hit :( ^^ my dad starting to pack for 3 years… can you tell what his favorite color is??? he has a…


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…


my parents are moving to….

BIG news! a few weeks ago i hinted here that some  changes were coming in my family…well,  my parents are moving to johannesburg, south africa. they have been called by our church to be mission presidents there, and they will be leaving on july 1st for 3 years. it is a major change, but such an honor for…



last month, this little wonder joined our family {as our nephew}.  after almost not making it, we found out he was a fighter but that  he had a rare syndrome that is 1 in 50,000. it is a syndrome  affecting his face, but not his mind or body.   it was shocking to hear about this…

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