Friday, May 1, 2009

bye-bye (snif) house


I drove away from our house today, for the last time. All the boxes are packed and loaded on the truck. I've been so sad the last few days, thinking of all the wonderful times we've had in this house. It's been 4 great years, and it's hard to leave. Bye-Bye Utah. Hello Alabama!

In a few weeks, we'll be Alabamians... (is that what they're called?)
Our next Air Force Assignment, a new place, a new ward... a chance to make new friends and experience a new place. It's always an adventure!
It's sad to leave old friends, but I have to admit, that I LOVE decorating a new house every 4 years! And we get to see all parts of the country, so that when Jack retires in just 9 years, we should know exactly where we want to settle, and build our dream house. (This also means that we'll get to settle in one place before our kids start high school, so we won't have to make them change schools-- that would be awful.)

So, I fly to San Diego tomorrow, to be with Jack. He's attending an acquisitions class, and I can't wait to spend a few weeks in CA, and to be with my honey. I can't wait for walks on the beach, visits with my cousins, and some really good Mexican food...
I heart California.

5 comments:

3Brownbears said...

I am so sad to see you go too! I wish that I would have had more time to get to know you guys!! You are both Great!!! Mandi, see you soon for Girls camp.. I will try to keep you posted on anything new.. Jack, Thanks for being such a great home teacher it means the worls to us!!

Carlee Hoopes said...

Wow, I guess I didn't realize how quickly it was all happening. I can't believe you've moved and everything. So when are you coming back to our ward again?

sara said...

I heart California too. Good luck in Alabama!!

Joy said...

Mandi! I'm so excited for you, what a fun adventure! Decorating a new house is always so cathartic. You have such a sweet personality I'm sure all of Alabama will love you!

Suzy said...

Wow, Alabama!! You guys live such an adventurous life! You have moved so many times and it seems that you do always enjoy it!! How long will you be in San Diego? I wonder if we could come down and see you guys??