Well, last week was our last week apart from Dad before we all move to Utah. His last trip out to Utah was for 12 days, which meant he was there over Mother's Day weekend, which wasn't our favorite thing, but he was able to get a lot done on the unfinished laundry/storage room which made it better. There were several plumbing problems at the house that surfaced while he was there and so it was such a blessing to have him there to get that all taken care of. I know it was discouraging for him at times to have yet another plumbing issue to fix before he could move on with his projects, but prayers were answered in the form of loving friends and neighbors who, of their own free will and accord, would just randomly show up and spend time helping out with various projects and I know that helped lift his spirits and bring hope and light when things were looking dismal.
While Scott was busy working on our home in Utah, the kids and I tried to live a somewhat normal schedule, keeping up with school, soccer and piano lessons but also trying to get things cleaned and organized for our move. We even packed a few boxes of books. For Family Home Evening Monday night, we had our lesson during dinner and then rode our bikes to Zinga Frozen Yogurt for our activity and dessert. We had two free frozen yogurts that we had to use before we moved so this was the perfect time :).
Here's the boxes of books we packed up before Scott got home. We also took down all the wall hangings.
Last week we also got the kids school teachers, and their piano teacher, a little 'teacher appreciation' gift since school is almost over and we're moving. We did Jamba Juice gift cards for their school teachers and a Chipotle gift card for their piano teacher.