10/20/14

saying goodbye

our days left in utah are limited to 6. it's a surreal feeling to know that we go so soon, but we do. we spent tonight saying goodbye to our friends & having our last get together at our house with everyone. it didn't feel different from any other time we've had our friends over. we had food, we talked about what every had been up to lately, about old times, future times, tv shows we're obsessed with, books everyone should read, funny things that babies do, you know, those kind of things. but then the goodbyes happened.

i had to hold back from crying a couple times.

it's hard to think that all of these people that we've spent all of our time with the last few years (or for me, my entire life) won't just be a call away anymore. the majority of the people that were over tonight were the kids i have grown up with my whole life. we've experienced nearly everything together. elementary school, middle school, high school.. all the schools.. they've been there for me through tragedies, through the best moments of my life, we've gone to different countries & different states together. we've spent family holidays with each others families, we count each other as our family & each other's families as our family. we've stuck together through thick & thin. we've created a family within each other & i'm really sad to be leaving it.

i think it's safe to say that the next two weeks in general will be extremely emotional for me, haha.

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  1. saying goodbye is always so hard. here's a virtual hug.

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    1. it's harder than i expected! thanks for the hug :)

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  2. so bittersweet but more sweet once you arrive and start the adventure!!!
    friends and family will always be there and luckily with facetime, etc. it's easier to feel connected! not easy to get through the goodbyes though! thinking of you!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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    1. i know, i know, you are completely right. & i really am SO excited to go! we definitely are lucky to have face time!

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  3. i'm thinking about ya - good luck on your big move. it'll be great! xo

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  4. I'll be thinking of you and sending good vibes your way! I'm sure it's a terribly difficult transition but I'm also sure that great things will come of it. Here's to new adventures and cherished time with friends :)

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