Our family went through a lot of new changes since I lost wrote! For starters due to a heart condition Keri retired from the military after 10 years. We knew it was coming but when the retirement orders finally came down it was really sad. I decided to make our last summer in North Carolina memorable so we made it a busy one. Cambree and her best friend Bella enrolled in swim classes in June, in July they did dance, and in August they did a tumbling camp and another swim session. Is there anything better than spending the summer with your best friend? I just love Tabitha so it was nice to spend the summer with her as well.... tiring but nice. One day the girls rushed from one thing to the next to the next. They went from tumbling, to swim, and finished off the afternoon with dance. I told you we were ending summer with a bang! Cambree originally was mad at me for putting her in the second session of swim lessons by ended up loving them. By the last day of swim class my baby girl actually jumped off the diving board. I have never been more proud of her. I never in a million years thought she would jump!!! She progressed so good over the course of the summer. Dad drove Shannon out to Utah for a month so he was able to stay with us a few days at our house. We took him on base to the Movie/Pool night. They were showing Goonies and you were able watch the movie while you swam. Cam and I went to all three this summer. They were so fun! Cam has turned into quite the swimmer! We threw in as many playdates as we could knowing our days were numbered.
As for me I spent as much time with my friends as I could. I was really going to miss Tania, Kimmi, and Tabitha. I can't say enough about those girls. Tabitha was my partner in crime during my last year in N.C. It was so nice to have our girls do everything together. They had Pre K together, they had dance together, and they just liked to be together. They were truly two peas in a pod. The swim teachers asked me if they were sisters because they were always talking about each other. I think the first session they did more singing and dancing in the pool than they did actual swimming and that is okay They had this song they always song that goes "Me and my girls are best friends forever..." I'm going to miss seeing them dancing and singing around the house.
Well we got the house packed up, the movers came, and we headed up to Shannon's house to spend the night before our big trip across the country to Utah. It was sad to see our house in the rearview mirror. The twins were just 10 months when we moved to NC. They learned to walk in that house. We watched them grow up. We have so many memories in that house. I hated saying goodbye to North Carolina. It was the most content I remember ever feeling in my life. I truly had the best friends. Cambree had the most incredible friends ever as well. I hated making her say goodbye.
The long trek across the country wasn't bad at all actually. We decided we didn't want to see West Virginia again so we went down through Tenessee. Let me tell you it was gorgeous! I would live there in a heart beat!! Since the Air Force was paying for this trip we decided to travel in style and stayed in a Hyatt closed to the Grand Ole Opry. We got to our hotel and I took Cambree to the pool. The next day Cam put on her pink cowboy hat and pulled out her guitar and we stopped by the grand ole opry for pictures. She fit right in. My girl is going to be a star one day and we can pull out that picture one day and be like yep, we knew it back then! We took our time and 4 days later we rolled into Utah. I had forgotten how gorgeous the West truly was. When we got to Wyoming I was finally getting excited to be out West!!
Cambree only had a few days to get adjusted to the time zone because it was right to Kindergarten for her!!! I can't believe my baby girl is in Kindergarten. If we had stayed in NC she would have gone all day... well turns out half day out here means barely 3 hours. The school day out here is just as long as she was going for Pre K. I was surprised!! Mrs. Cooper did an amazing job getting Cambree ready for Kindergarten as she is already a few months into school and knows everything they are going over. I think school is going to be a breeze for her this year. Cam has been a real trooper. I put her in dance out here and she will start tumbling soon. She has two friends at school she really likes and one of them is actually a cute little boy. That is something new. I think we have transitioned pretty good but there are days we still long for our NC life.