Our last days as Iowans went by so quickly. Knowing we were most likely going to make this move in March it seemed like this day was so far away. We quickly realized it was approaching very soon...we had so much we had to think about besides the things in Georgia like a house to live in, good schools for the kids, utilities, cable, insurance for the cars...just the little things you haven't had to think about changing for quite some time. Besides all the changes down south we were still tying up loose ends in Iowa and mainly for the kids. Like:
There was the last day of school! I think this was harder for me than the kids. Mainly because I went to Denver so I just thought it would be normal for my kids to go there too. Ava's friends were too young to try and comprehend that she wouldn't be back in the fall. At their age, most of them don't see each other during the summers anyway, so I don't think it will hit them until they get to school and don't see her there.
Isaiah's classmates were different. His close "guy" friends totally got it. His friend Stratton (in the Texas hat) asked me if Isaiah really had to move to Georgia, and one of his closest friends Kyler (to the right of Isaiah) asked me if we were just pulling a prank on him. It's so different now. When we were young (as if I am old now) there was no texting, Instagram or any other app that helped kids stay in touch. They had to actually pick up a phone and call or actually write a letter (gasp!). I know that Isaiah will stay in touch with his friends for a while...some of them will fade with time, while others he will continue a strong bond and that makes me happy!
Then we had to finish the soccer season for Isaiah. That was the last part for us before we could leave. Isaiah met so many new friends playing this year in Cedar Falls/Waterloo league. These two below had a bond right away. It's funny how that happens. They don't see each other constantly but when they do, they pick up right where they left off. You can't tell at all that they like each other :). Daniel's parents are amazing and are a wonderful family who we will miss (and his dad was our doctor so we will miss them in more ways than one haha).
We got a chance to play with the Piehl clan one last time. Isaiah was sick so he sat this one out and Ellie was too comfy in her carseat and it was too cool to take her out...so we got most of them here and all looking and even smiling (well most of them)
So...that is our last few days in Iowa...next time...onto Georgia...to be continued!!!