11.16.2009

What's Been Goin' On...

This year, Halloween was one of the saddest days ever. I cried a lot. I am a baby. I knew it was the last time I'd be with my family and friends for Halloween.. at least for a while. I knew I'd have to say goodbye to my neighbors and of course, my house. It's been hard and I knew it would be.. but the kids and the babies are off schedule and don't fully get what's going on yet. Millie keeps asking me when we're going to go home. But...... our new neighborhood and home are perfect. We love where we are and we know we're supposed to be here right now. It's beautiful and w.a.r.m. and the people of Santa Clara are super nice to us. :)




Emtpy House. sad.


saying goodbye to best buddies




Halloween party at school on last day at Edgemont








More goodbyes to our favorite neighbors





Trunk or Treat.. don't I look so happy?


Millie's favorite person in the whole world.. her babysitter, Bryanna


Driving away from our cul de sac for the last time.. bawling..


Our moving truck pulling up to our new house!





Overwhelmed?


Grandpa Dave to the rescue

Gourmet meal out on the patio.. (still needs lots of work.. don't mind the high chair and wreath in the background)




The new homestead. Love it.

26 comments:

Kara said...

So Sad but your new house is Amazing!! Can't wait to see more of it!

More Caffiene, Please said...

This made me cry. I feel for you - and I never had a great neighborhood to leave behind. It's so weird being away from everyone.

I did cry the other day when my mom emailed me after she left your house and told me there were about 75 kids on your street. I literally closed my laptop, laid my head on the counter and bawled because I live on the lamest street in Boise!!! Your house is so beautiful, I can't wait to see what you do with it. Love your costume and Grandpa Dave with the snugglie on. That makes me cry, too!

Jessica Reeves said...

I LOVE your new house!! That's not fun to say goodbye! I felt the same way when I left St. George! I hope you like it there! You'll probably have lots of visitors!!

The Garcia's said...

Beautiful house! Its so hard to move, we've done it twice in the last few years, now were stuck at mom and dads still. I feel your pain, good byes are so hard! Good luck with everything.

Anne Marie said...

Wowsee that is one stinkin' beautiful house, now I'm feeling a little less sorry for you! I'm a little jealous, but so excited for you guys. I think the red in the kitchen is pretty. I want to see the rest of the house, send me pictures....please!

Five Bears said...

Haley... Wow, your new house is amazing! So is my new house! He he!! Glad to see your in! And enjoying the sun : / Its way too cold here for me already!! So we start our big move tomorrow! Can't wait to get this over and done with!

brit said...

i love the new house & can't wait to come down & visit:) it is weird driving by your house & knowing you're not there. i know you'll be around though! just smile though when you are still warm & we are all freezing:)

Lindsey Lee said...

Um, im completely crying. I want to be there with you!! I feel like your kids got bigger already and i missed it. I wish i could have been there to help with the move...
Can't wait till thanksgiving...literally. im THAT excited to see you guys.
love you. sniff sniff.
On a happier note, you look so happy eating outside on the patio in november!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Oh, Haley, what a wonderful post. The photos of your two kiddies in the red chairs should be a poster for something. I love it. The new house looks...different. I hope you will post photo's soon.

Pam says the cul-de-sac is weird and empty. I know you will bless people's lives down there as you did her. May God bless you every single day.

Seini Photography said...

Your home is beautiful! I can already feel the warm weather:) Good luck out there!

Jen said...

So sad. I'm glad you didn't have to wait in limbo too long and are in your home. Congrats. After the overwhelming feeling is gone, looks like it could be fun. Look forward to seeing your family soon.

Brenna LaPray said...

Beautiful home! I'm so jealous that you can take your babies out for a walk during the winter!! Good luck unpacking.

DeweesClan said...

Ever since I found your blog through NieNie's I have followed it. I loved the first post about the clueless lady in the park. but I love seeing the creativity in your photography and the blessing of having 5 so young! God bless you on your new journey. Please tell who built that house. Love it. Also,I have the nicest friend who lives in St. George. Who knows she may even be in your ward. Wish there was a way you guys could meet. Courtney

Mary and Ryan said...

My husband is from Santa Clara! You will love it there. The warm in the winter is nice. Your fam is the best though so I'll bet you are sad about that, but im sure they will come visit you lots! Im excited for you guys!

Mrs. Jones says said...

LOVE the new house guys and can't wait to visit and introduce/meet all the new munchkins ;)

Jenny S said...

Must be the pregnancy hormones, but I started crying reading your post. It's so sad to say goodbye to friends and loved ones. Then like Anne Marie, I stopped crying and feeling bad for you because your new home is so gorgeous! ;) I love that Jaime cried, not for you, but for her lame neighborhood. I love our friends!

l.g. mcfifi said...

I love that your dad had the baby attached to him as he was helping, that is great! who does that? sweet pad

Kristin said...

Change is ALWAYS hard, but we are SO EXCITED to have you guys in the neighborhood!! Hopefully we will make you feel "at home" soon. (Oh, and just wait until next Halloween... Our neighborhood is famous for Halloween fun. We had over 700 trick or treaters this year!!)

Alli Hunter said...

Hi Haley, for some reason I don't think your getting my facebook messages. I just wanted to wish you luck in your new life down south, and tell you your new home is beautiful! Best wishes. -Alli Hunter

Lindsay K. said...

Haley, I love the new place! Hopefully we can all stay in touch and get to see each other every once in awhile!

photography by Mikki said...

Haley I just know you're going to adore and love living in Santa Clara- I'm so glad you decided on that area! Hope all is going well- you're not missing out on weather up here, that is for sure:)

Alli Hunter said...

Hi Haley, so sorry to bug you about this here, but I don't trust facebook. I need a good printer for a 2 sided christmas card. I tried snelsons, and they came out really bad! I loved you little thanksgiving card and wondered if you would share with me who printed those for you. I had my best friends hubby design them for me, so I need to tell him where to send them. If you wouldn't mind sharing, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a ton -Alli Hunter

Kristen said...

I thought you moved to St. George...are you in California? Maybe I missed something on your blog.

Haley said...

Hey Kristen, We did move to the little town of Santa Clara, just west of St. George. :)

Kristen said...

thanks!

Marci said...

Love the new house and the high chair and wreath picture gave me a good laugh :-).