Well – we made the big move down to Florida. Our last week in Illinois was crazy busy and far from uneventful. We said our good byes, see you later and hasta la vista babe to everyone we could. Hugs, tears, long embraces, kind filled words and encouragement were shared between us and my family and friends.
These three cousins will be close friends forever. The bond between them is pretty strong and it’s a blessing to witness.
A few weeks before moving we made sure to spend quality time with family. The kids spent a few weekends with their great-grandmother and hung out with cousins. These are memories for a lifetime and I so wanted them to create them and remember them.
My son and his buddies on their 4th grade field trip. These boys were gentlemen and of course kept me on my toes.
The hillllllls are aliiiiive…
End of the school year bus stop picture. It was a cool rainy morning.
Mother and Daughter Craft Night. If my memory serves me right, the theme was Luau. :)
Count down to the last of the school year. This day was animal print day and she rocked it!
Her last chalk sketch on our driveway. Tear :'(
I really have to laugh at this picture every time I see it. I love these kids. Shall we say they are preparing to soak up some sun in Florida.
Getting some last-minute friend time.
Anthony made sure to get all the bike riding in that he could. I really don’t blame him. Reminds me of the ET scene when all the kids were on their bikes in a group. Cute!
The kids long-awaited good-bye. Sweet and endearing. LOVE THEM!!!
This picture was taken sometime during the last week of school. I just love this picture and had to share it.
Last day of school and the gang is posing for us moms.
The Sunday before we left I got together with some of my cousins and took the kids out for some fun. Nothing like a canoe ride!
Our next generation of craziness. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fun times on the coaster!
And seriously how sweet is this picture of Arianna with her dance teacher. Melt my heart. I only hope we can find another teacher that can compare.
My kids and their Awesome cousins after a full day of fun.
I know I know – she needs to stop being so darn cute and continue rocking them boots!
My B-Boy with his Hip Hop teacher. She’s awesome too!
Well here it is. The truck filled with all our things. Still can’t believe it.
This was really truly our last good-bye to our home. How sweet are my babies taking a last look. Good times and memories.