We're all excited, nervous, sad, happy, etc. We really felt that Arizona was to be our home for quite a while so finding out that it isn't has been somewhat of a surprise.
It may have been for a reason that our home in Maryland didn't sell with our very first offer. If we owned a home here, it would be definitely more difficult for us to move, at least for me. A home is my nest and I tend to make lots of plans and dreams and invest time and energy into it.
And so..we are leaving. Arizona, you have been wonderful to us. We have enjoyed the warmth, up until the middle of October (and then not so much). We've enjoyed having a pool in our backyard. The people here are very friendly and the few Church congregations we have been a part of have been very welcoming and accepting. It's been wonderful! I've had a chance to work with the scouts, the toddlers, the Young Women and the 4 turning 5 year olds.
The kids have made great friends and are definitely sad to say goodbye to them, especially since we have one sixth grader, two fifth graders and a third grader. One friend offered to hide Jonah in his closet when we left. So sweet (but sorry buddy!)
ASU has been an amazing employer and we are sad to say goodbye.
We've been blessed to see two new Temples dedicated. So beautiful!
It's been a wonderful three years, Arizona. You will always have a place in our hearts. A big piece actually. A very big piece.