Monday, January 19, 2009

Goodbye For Now

We were able to make breakfast with Liv and Gabe this morning, which used to be one of our special things to do together when we lived next door to them. We made banana and chocolate chip pancakes which were fabulous! Then we took them and the dogs for a hike on the trails. The weather was perfect for hiking even though it was overcast so a tad bit chilly for other activities.Then we sadly said goodbye (for now) to Renie, Bryce, Gabe and Olivia. We had a blast with them and will cherish the memories from this special time with them. Our hearts were sad as they drove away and yet we hope we will share many happy times with them again, God willing.

It is one of the emotionally charged aspects of this life choice, that it affects how we spend time with extended family. The saddest part being that we don't see some of our family as often as we used to be able to. On the other hand, we've been able to spend more time with other family members more than we have been able to before now. And there doesn't seem to be a way for both to happen so we will always be torn emotionally over that fact, I suppose.The weather is warming up here and I'm thrilled about that. I don't mind chilly but we ran out of propane the one night and it was so cold I couldn't even sleep because of it.