Love It and Leave It

Ten things we'll miss about Peace River (outside of all of our friends):

1. Story Time at the library.
2. Tim Horton's--non-existent in Arkansas.
3. The beautiful views of the river.
4. The long, loooooonnnng golden days of summer.
5. The park behind our house.
6. The warmth and friendliness of the people.
7. The indoor pool.
8. Going to look at the animals in the pet store.
9. Our eccentric, character-filled house, that now has so much of US in it.
10. Being able to drive for miles through the countryside without seeing a house.

Ten things we won't miss about Peace River:

1. The high cost of everything, because of the shipping cost to get up here. (A gallon of milk can be up to $6.)
2. The long, loooooong, cold, dark winter.
3. The long hill we have to traverse to our neighbourhood if we actually want to take a decent walk.
4. The cost of heating our eccentric, poorly-insulated house.
5. Having to drive two hours to get to the city--it will be down to an hour and a half! :-)
6. The mosquitoes the size of summer-fat mice.
7. Honestly, I'm petering out... We loved much more than we disliked about this place.

We are sad to be leaving, that's for sure. There are too many friends here that it feels like we only barely got to know. However, as with any move of this magnitude, we are looking forward to our new home with a mixture of excitement and nervousness, but very little trepidation. We know we are going to where God wants us to be right now, and that, to us, is the only thing that really matters.

Last night, I managed to get some scrapbooking done for the first time in weeks. I digitally scrapbooked our trip to Writing-On-Stone park, completing eight layouts in all! Here is one of them:

You can see the entire collection here: Lost.