Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Missing Friends!

First of all, TOFW asked if they could feature another post from us, so I wrote about my feelings for Graci's birthmother.  You can click HERE to read it.  TOFW is such a great organization that has uplifted and strengthened me many times in the last few years!

Remember cute little Annie that we've blogged about so many times?  She and her darling family have moved 20 minutes away.  You would think that I'm a grown woman and wouldn't be so affected by having a neighbor move, but let me tell you-- I've been a mess!  Annie and Levi practically lived here so much of the time, and they were such perfect friends for Lexi, Sophi, Xander and Jesi.  Gracie Star and Jesi were really beginning to click.  And of course Daisy, Alli, and Seth are among our favorite kids ever-- and are being missed by Graci, Taylor, and Parker especially.  What are we going to do???

We've already been to their new home for a BBQ, which only solidified how much we need them in our lives.  So I'm doing my best to get them to move back.  Bribery.  Tricks.  Flat out begging.  We'll see if it works.  (:

Here are Jesi and Graci at one of their many "tea parties."  Cracks me up.

I'm so grateful for the blessing of living next to this family for almost five years.  They have been so perfect for our family.  We love you, Schellenbergs!  THANK YOU.

 And... I thought I'd give you a sneak peek from our family photo session:

I LOVE this picture of our feet!  So much fun.  Got the idea from a very talented photographer-- thanks, Kim!



  1. We "lost" some dear neighbors several months ago and I literally went through the mourning process. It is so hard! There should be laws against such tragedies!

  2. Love the 'preview' - can't wait to see the rest!

    hugs - aus and co.

  3. Your entry about Graci is so beautiful. I pray that her birthmother feels peace about Graci, even though she can't know all the details about the fabulous young woman Graci has become.

    Does Jesi have a future in catering?

    Love the feet!

  4. I love your feet picture! Also I am willing to help bribe the Schellenbergs to move back too :)

  5. How is it possible to tell so much about someone by looking at their feet? Seriously...there is a little personality in each one. I miss you!