We have been in denial for a while that this day would come. We kind of treated it like any other business trip, where Cale would be gone for a couple of weeks and then return and we would move on with the normal routine. As we drove to the airport, Cale knew better. He knew that this would be the last time he could call Michigan home.
We have truly grown to love this place and we will miss it terribly. I seriously thought about making a list of all the people we know here and writing what I have learned from each person. Cale and I have grown so much because of our experiences here with each of you.
Thinking back on the seven years spent here... we went from being young college graduates to parents of three. We've owned two homes, had four jobs between the two of us, served in three church wards, lived in three cities, met many wonderful friend and neighbors, and enjoyed living close to family. And you wonder why we are attached!
On a lighter note, We returned home from the airport to find the HUGE car-carrying semi in our street. Can you believe we decided to send our beater Nissan to Wyoming? We are almost positive it costs more to send than it's worth!
Brenna helped Daddy pack. On a side note, Brenna had her 15-month appointment this week. She fell below the charts for weight and height and is only in the 18-pound range. Meaning we STILL can't turn her car seat around. The doctor reassured me that there is nothing to worry about. Her thighs, belly, and cheeks are still chubby! She's recently started squawking out of frustration... a lot (a friend referred to this as the Pterodactyl stage, so true)! But if she has your one-on-one attention, she is still as sweet as can be.
We have felt so much love and support. We were lucky enough to paaaarty it up the last couple of weekends during going away festivities with neighbors, church friends, and family.