Saturday, July 16, 2011

Leaving Durham

Its been almost an entire month since I have posted last....but that is not because we haven't been doing anything!!! Life has been nonstop for a while now but I think we will be finding our rhythm again soon!

We had packers come on June 23 to pack up all of our stuff and then on June 24, I watched all my earthly belongings drive away in a truck! Brent and I and the kids stayed with friends for 2 nights and officially left Durham on that Saturday. We headed to the cabin in Jasper and hung out all week until our stuff was delivered that next Friday. Thankfully, we had family in and out that week to keep us company and keep us distracted! Brent and I made a quick trip to Augusta to close on our new house on Monday June 27 and then closed (remotely) on our Durham house on June 30. Once arriving in August (along with our moving truck), we worked overtime for 4 days trying our best to get unpacked and a little bit settled. We left town on July 5 and made the long-haul down to Mobile to spend time with Brent's mom and some of his extended family. From there, we headed to my parent's place near Grayton beach and spent a solid week there. We finally returned home yesterday to spend the weekend getting a little more settled in before Brent starts work on Monday! WOW - can you say busy?! All of that to say, I have tons of pictures to post and plenty of life to blog about!!

As previously mentioned, we had a wonderful last few days in Durham. I am so thankful for the friends God put into our lives during our time there. We had a goodbye party with our small group the weekend before we left and were blessed with fellowship/food/and fun with our Summit friends. During our final days, we had friends who had us over for afternoon naps and playtime and who fed us dinner. We had friends who let all 5 of us rowdy, early rising Parnells crash at their place. And we had friends who gathered to celebrate with us and spend our last evening with at the pool. Thanks to each of you!

Griffin, Avery, Jackson, Katelyn

Thank you Runkles for your friendship and your hospitality! We miss you already!

And thank TMSA friends for sharing in our journey over the past few years. What a blessing to have great friends who are in our same spot in life!

We wore this slide out while we were there! Even Graham loved it!

Noah and Graham LOVED their cupcakes!!

Griffin and Bryce

Avery and Kaylee


  1. So sad for Durham, but great for the city of Augusta!

  2. Sad ending, but Avery will get to see Kaylee?