2.22.2011

Gardiner's Out

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It is happening.

Tomorrow the packers will be here and they will load up our lives into boxes that will be shipped across 4 states to find a new home in practically a new land.

I'm guessing at that point, while sitting in our lonely empty house all of this will actually hit me.


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We will be gone.

It's the harsh reality that I've been internalizing for the past 4 weeks. Apparently internalized too much because I have a fat cold-sore on my lip and am consistently on the verge of bawling my eyes out.

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When we arrived in AZ in Feb of 2006, just out of college, and into a state we had both never set foot in. We had a little white-haired baby girl in-tow and we settled in a tiny little apartment in North Scottsdale. Since then we have added two other beautiful daughters, many adventures, 4 local moves, pets, and countless friends.

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We have now finished nursing school, bought and fixed up our first home, explored the state, created the best memories, and soaked up all the sunshine possible in the desert.

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We have been close enough to our families to barely enjoy holiday's and special occasions and we have been fortunate enough to have the best friends around when family was too far to make it. Our lives have been incredibly blessed here.

We leave the West rich!

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Dear Jord - July? Aug? Please get on that plane asap! I don't know how long we'll be able to make it without you.

Dear Aly -- I've loved being so close to you. Let's stay that way. If you get to TX in the next year, I promise to visit. BFF!

Dear Mandy and Tiff -- Seriously, where are The Weavers?

Dear Sal -- Thanks for keeping it real. I love us.

Dear Sarah, Angela, Shasta, and Erin -- They are hiring New Grads in AR. You coming?

Christen -- Thanks for always inspiring me and inviting us in as family. Xoxo!

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See ya on the flip-side!

Gardiner's Out!

15 comments:

{Erica} said...

Oh I feel for you! It's a new chapter and there will be challenges but there will also be amazing things that happen in this chapter!

When we left friends and family to move to the midwest people thought we were CRAZY! I have to say those 5 years were the best thing for our family. Bret and I grew closer together and learned to rely on eachother and not our family and friends.

I will always cherish that time in my life and know that it was a VERY important chapter.

Also...LOVE YOUR HOUSE!

best of luck and I look forward to hearing about your crazy adventures.

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

All the best to your family as you embark on new adventures and new memories to be made. Sounds like you've mastered the gift of "blooming where you're planted."
By the way, I love your style...your interior design is perfect!

Alisha said...

:( gonna miss our monthly visits. dang, i'm sad for us. i'm also very excited for you and nursing and moving and new adventures. love you.

Rachel said...

I'm so sad you guys are moving! It was great to see you all the few times we could. Good luck with the move and good luck with AR!

Carly said...

Good luck to you guys. This post made me sad for you but you guys are gonna rock it out there in Arkansas. I can't wait to see what adventures you will have.

Travel safe. We'll miss you here on the West Coast.

JCLS said...

Hayley you are amazing. I wish we lived closer so we could hangout and our kids could be friends....maybe someday you will move back to Idaho??? Haha. Good luck and be safe getting to Arkansas....I am sure your new house will be as beautiful as the one you showed!

Christina- floresdelsol said...

beautiful home. so beautiful! i have no doubt that you will make a better life and home in the mid west! or is it considered the south?

DK Johnston said...

Good luck Haley!! Where are you going in AR? I have a good friend in Fayetteville.
-Kristan

Jord said...

That is one beautiful house! And seeing it packed up was awful. Pure awful. I'm already making trip plans so it is not goodbye, just see you soon.

Sally said...

Wow, your place looks so beautiful in all of those pics. I have to admit though, I'd love the pics better with you guys in them.

It is so unreal that you are leaving in just a couple of days. I tried to keep it together Monday, but the tears are comin' now. Thank you for your friendship. Honestly when you came to Anthem I was a little off. I had been stuck at home with 2 babies and feeling out of place. I love that from the beginning it has always just been so easy to hang! Kinda like family. I love us too!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxo!!!!

PS You know that thing I was upset about? It is not what they thought!!!!! Sigh of relief!

Christen said...

I love you and miss you already! You know you, E and your beautiful blondes are family. By the way Michael said the other night that he is "not ok" with you guys moving. He and I will have to plan a trip out to visit!

banananutmeg said...

I feel so lucky.

Heard this last night...and kept thinking of you and your big move. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgEfYGzojcA

Kent said...

tt - i hear that it is considered the south.

meg - thanks for the video. totally brightened my spirits today!

Hayley said...

lol. didn't know eric's dad was still signed in here...

Mandy, Kelly, Jackson and Grace said...

I'm so sad we didn't get a chance to play before you left town. I hope you made it there safely and are settling in.
*Seriously, where are the Weavers? I know that we don't have them because if we did, Kelly would be sporting them on many occasion.
:)

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