Ok, it is now the end of November and I haven’t been caught up at all… so here we go, are you ready for some serious posting? Let’s see if I can catch up at all, and get our journaling back on track!
So we spent a lot of June saying goodbye to people, rounding up the end of the year and packing up the house. I tried to document it as much as possible, but sometimes moments just pass you by!
We had the last week of school. Which included a MB party with friends and a lot of fun things at school. The girls had great teachers this year, they continued to love school, learned and grew so much, and had a good year!
We also had a Kindergarten graduation party. It was small this year, so many people left as soon as school ended, so we had just a couple kids, but had a fun time anyway!
We had our lsat game night with our favorite families, and celebrated Molly’s birthday early with water slides, water balloons and lots of fun.
The big girls headed to LIS sports camp. We had a couple good playdates (including the last ones with Varvara and Henry, so sad).
We had our last week at church, I took a couple pictures of the neighborhood and the building. We also had one last dinner with President and Sister Merrill, we sure miss them a lot.
We had some fun with the families who were left for the first of summer. We had dinner at the new restaurant on the Ilha, and the kids played on the beach for a long time. These were the best neighbors ever, when else will I be able to just walk into my neighbor’s home and sit, or cook, or visit, and not worry? We also spent a good amount of time clearing out the food in our freezers. The creative meat oriented dinners we had those last few weeks were impressive! We got to spend some of the time watching Manimal with Edgar and Lina… hilarious!
Hattie played a fun balloon game with Rosa and a balloon, she sure is going to miss her one on one spoiling from Rosa. (Also, I have pictures of our family with Rosa and Afonso, but cannot find them… coming soon). And we had our last day with Agosto, he was my favorite relief driver, and we had quite a few of them.
We spent the afternoon walking around taking some pictures of Monte Belo. Our home of 4 years, crazy!
Packing up was surprisingly easy, but the buildup was stressful. The amount of stuff that we collected in 4 years?!?! Unbelievable! But a lot of sales, giveaways and trash later we packed up everything that was left and said “Hope to see you soon.”
The kids had to keep busy, so we used every tattoo left from every party and holiday. They were quite the sight! We also ate delicious candy from a missionary who came back to visit. Yay, Elder Rush! We also got to swim at Ms. Amanda’s pool whenever we wanted.
We took our last walk around the compound.
And then it was time to say goodbye and take our last trip to the crazy airport and start on our new adventure. we had a whole section to ourselves… couldn’t ask for more privacy than a section of a plane for you and your best friends!
The car they sent to pick us up (because of all our luggage) was a party van… crazy! Then off to our new house in Houston, and the start of the crazy process of moving in.