Friday, August 29, 2008

Leaving Aber




Well, we are leaving Aber in two days and we are feeling bittersweet. We have really enjoyed our time here. It is beautiful and the town is great to walk around. I have loved being able to walk everywhere. We have made some lovely friends, here is a photo of Anya with a family from church


Many of the people we have met and befriended will be friends for a long time and we will miss them much. However we are really excited to be going home. It has been a year and a half since we have had our stuff, and as much as I try my hardest to not be attached to possessions, I love my furniture and kitchen ware. It has been difficult to live in two separate apartments that have been outfitted with the bare minimum of essentials, non of which have been quality. I cook a lot and we love to entertain but it is hard to prepare many dishes without proper kitchen essentials. I also have missed being in a ward. Our branch has been lovely, but it has many, many problems that wards do not, or maybe I just don't see the same problems because the group is so much larger. I will be glad to not have callings that needs my full attention during every hour of church, but our little girl will miss being so loved by the church members here.

Anyway, we are very busy cleaning out our apartment and giving away stuff. Sunday we will drive to Manchester and Monday we will be flying to Detroit and then drive up to Ottawa. We have found a great apartment there and then hopefully we will find jobs. Here are a couple of pictures of our girl for you to enjoy.



8 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh, the mixed feelings. I so want you home. And I so want you to stay in a foreign country so I can visit you there. Kidding. No, there is something very lovable about Aberystwyth. I'm sorry the education continuation didn't work out for now. Next year for sure! Oh, and the photo's are very beautiful!!!! mum

Blake and Catherine Potter said...

Oh wow already!! That seemed to have gone by quick...your little girl is soo adorable, i have no words for it...her and benson need to meet! We won't be there for another few year, but we look forward to being back too! Gotta love O-town :)

Trevor and Liz Covington said...

o I love the hydrangea!!! Good luck on your next cross country move! You are always wanted in Carlsbad if you guys need a little vacation from the cold this winter!!! liz

Judy said...

Great pictures. It's amazing to see the hydrangeas actually growing in such qualities! Anya is so darling. No wonder the Branch enjoys her so much!

james n mary said...

SANDORS! we are going to be in Chicago at the end of Sept for a few days. maybe we can plan something???!!!

and i'm 100% sure the grandmas do not mind at all to have baby anya in canada :)

james n mary said...

Chrys, sorry C-town is a bit too far :( I was thinking of you the other day actually! Maybe you can make some more knit friends and sell them in an Etsy shop!!! They look totally cute and I'm sure there will be buyers!!!

we demand more photos and updates! What's with the Sandors, yo?!

-Mary

Adamzes said...

Little miss Anya, do they have such pretty hydrangeas in Canada? If not, where is your mommy going to snap your cute little face? Hope all is well with the move and the adjusting and the changes that are taking place.

Lynn said...

Time for a new post already!