When we return from the cruise we will be home just long enough to pack up the things we want to take to Jax...so not much time at all. We are really feeling the pressure right now as we try to pack for our 2 weeks away and at the same time pack for 9 months away! In between the packing, we have also been trying to spend some time with our friends here for one last time before we leave. Our church friends had a going away party for us Saturday night, which was very fun! Then our young marrieds class prayed a blessing over us on Sunday morning...which was difficult to get through. We had dinner one last time with Brian, Lauren and Sophie Simpson on Sunday night and we are on our way to lunch with The Jackson fam. And in 2 weeks, when we get back from the cruise, I will have my last evening with the Monday night girls that get together at Sheila's.
This move is so bittersweet, because we always look forward to what God has in store for us and the adventure that is ahead but we will miss all of the dear friends we have in Houston so much. When we first moved here I was convinced God put us here because of the difficult pregnancy and the incredible Children's hospital here in Houston. But then when Hunter was born completely healthy, I realized it is the people that God placed in our lives here in Houston...they are the reason we are here. This is such a time of transition in our lives starting a family...God placed the perfect people in my life at the absolute perfect time to guide me and teach me how to be a Godly wife and mother. The lessons I have learned here and the friendships I have made will be with me forever. After seeing what God had in store for me here, I look forward to what God has planned in Jacksonville!
Here are some pics of our last dinner with The Simpsons, I can't believe how much Sophie and Hunter have grown since they moved here and had her. Hunter was just 5 months old when they stayed with us (while building their house). We will really miss them :(
Hunter (11 months) Sophie (3 months)
Watchin momma pack like a mad woman (you can't tell in the picture but the room was completely upside down..as well as the bathroom...the closets)