We have headed out of Fargo on a wave of love…almost overwhelming in its surge and lift. The last week and a half has been filled with final tasks plus countless opportunities to notice all the relationships in our lives. Farewell dinners, hugs, calls and a whole lot of help ushered us through the days. Here are some highlights…
Goodbyes of all kinds and from people who have known us a short time:
(Aaron the letter carrier) and from people who have known us a long time:
(Pat the Barber, 2011 and 2015)
Yes, it really was Christmas in June when friends hosted our annual Sing-A-Long party at their home complete with Christmas trees, snowflakes, and cookies.
Furniture was moved out, nooks and crannies cleaned.
Heights recorded on the door frame. How much growing will happen in the next 12 months?
And the winner of the doll companion competition….Upendo. We reasoned that she started out in Africa (Kenya) so it ought to be an easy transition.
Visits and farewells in MN with Grandma Nancy and Great Grandma Lois.
And a packing victory as we started on our first of four airplane flights. The bag that could not exceed 50 pounds, weighed in at:
And the other that would be overweight anyway, but couldn’t exceed 70:
We say a big “Thank you!” to the many people who helped clean, move furniture, feed us meals, run errands, and entertain children! As we continue learning over and over again – it does take a village to do almost everything. Are we ever grateful for the people in ours.
Next stop Pennsylvania and New Jersey!