It's that time again. Moving always seems to creep up on me. While I am so excited to move to Virginia I can't help but think about all the things I will miss in Missouri. When we arrived here in 2006 we really didn't know what to expect. I can't say that I was thrilled to leave Germany but I was just glad that Rob and I would be living in the same house for awhile. We have been pretty lucky in Rob's assignments here and appreciate the time we have had as a family.
I was especially thrilled to have more time with our Army "family" (Julie and Company) and never expected to meet such great friends here. From Friday night dinners with the other Aides and their families and BBQ's with our Career Course neighbors to our Wednesday/Tuesday lunches with the ladies of Delafield, our time here brought us together with some really wonderful people. Taking care of Caroline and being part of her family for awhile was also a great blessing for me and really helped me prepare for mommy-hood. Of course the most memorable moment during our 2 1/2 years here was the addition of Maggie to our family. This really was a wonderful place to be pregnant and have a baby. All of the other moms on the street (especially Haven and Beth) helped me, loved me and reassured me during the crazy first days with a baby.
I have so many wonderful memories that I will always cherish. From watching fireworks in St Louis on the 4th of July with "the crew" from Germany to shopping for baby clothes at the Lake with Rachel this duty station has brought me a long way and taught me a great deal about myself. Thanks to all of our friends who made our time here so special. We will really miss you!!