We started off with a birthday party for Camille Maloy. Kim was sweet enough to delay her party because we were in Utah, and Camille wanted her best friend (Paige) to be there. It was a Chuck-e-Cheese and the kids thought that was insanely amazing.
For the fourth of July the girls and I went out to Blue Diamond for bike decorating and a parade. They had their first Root Beer floats, got soaked by a fire hose, had a killer BBQ, and even participated in the parade. Afterwards we went to see Inside Out. The girls loved it! Then our traditional Burger King dinner and Fireworks. Sam was enchanted by the fireworks. We even got to spend the night with the Campbells, which made it that much more enjoyable.
Much of July was spent packing, shopping, and planning for A) the big move and B) Hannah's 6th birthday party. Hannah's birthday was a blast! She wanted a late over carnival theme. We invited all the girls from primary and from her school class for the event. They wore their PJs and we had pizza, cotton candy, face painting, games, and lots and lots of little girls. I can't believe Hannah is SIX! I admit I cried thinking about all the wonderful birthday parties and events we had in our little house over the last six years. It was a wonderful home to us, and we miss it already.
We did hit a bump in the road when it came to moving. Our buyers were delayed with their loan, which mean we couldn't move in until a week later! We got our keys on July 30th and started moving in the 31st. This caused some problems because we'd arranged to have our water and gas etc. shut off so we ended up staying at the Campbell's house while they were in Utah for a couple days, mostly for the hot water and for sanity's sake. We were going crazy waiting. But everything happens for a reason and we found out that reason not too long after we moved out. More on that later.