Saturday, June 14, 2008

Farewell Tucson.

It's been a nice ride. When I first arrived here, I was 34 weeks pregnant, with Eddie. Completely clueless about being a mother. I couldn't imagine ever growing accustomed to this dry and dusty climate. Eventually I learned. I had no idea that so quickly after having Eddie, that I would be blessed again with a beautiful baby girl. But she's here. And this city will always hold a special place in my heart, even if I dislike it just a little.

Now it's time to say goodbye. Our bags are packed, the toe tags for our luggage are filled out and we just need to get dressed and go to the airport. We've been living outside of our own house and without our own household items since April 29, when the moving truck drove away with our stuff.

I'm a different person than when I arrived. But I would have to say a better one. I've got kids. (I still think I need Valium) But most days are good ones. Most days are great ones. I wouldn't change a thing. I can't wait to start our new lives in our new country. It's time to make a new home.

From the looks of things, we need to get really familiar with hotel living. As I failed to blog about our latest news, it looks like we will be living in Santiago. We are happy. Very happy. Of course I will share our adventures here. (Or my mom will hop on a plane and fly 9 1/2 hours and beat me silly.) I've already been warned. Either I blog, or my parents are going to move in with us. Hmmmm...... let me think for a minute. OK, I'll blog. That was easy.

Today and for the remaining hours we will be having breakfast with my parents and my brother. And then they are helping to get us and ALL of our luggage to the airport. 6 suitcases, 2 car seats, one stroller, and 4 carry ons. OMG. It's insane.

But you know what??? I can do this. If Kate Gosselin can go skiing with 8 of her children, I can certainly take 2 half pints to Chile. Bring. It. On. I'm so ready. Stay tuned for pics of our travel. I've charged my camera battery.

Tucson, it's been great. Thank you for being kind to us. And we will miss all of the friends that we made and those of our family members that we leave behind.

We love you very much! We are only miles apart and we will see you again!

Much Love......
Leslie, Ed, Eddie, and Alexa~


Anonymous said...

Alright turkey... go ahead and mention the parents, the brother but not me!! Well, I see where I rate! hmmmpfff.

jk, kinda.

love the last blog
Mom just called.
So glad you are there safe.. I was just looking at pics! Beautiful!
Have fun, stay safe and post post post!!!

Love ya

Anonymous said...

PS.. I forgot
Y don't you try to text me
via alltel's internet??
try it, maybe it will work???