The Staley Family has set foot on another journey, back to the Ward and Stake that they came from. After 5 years with our wonderful Ceres 2nd Ward family, we bought a house where we had come from. It wasn't for a lack of trying to stay in Ceres. Many days looking at homes to purchase, many offers on homes we thought would be accepted, and our Heavenly Father needed us back in Modesto. We were sad to say goodbye to such great friends and acquaintances, but life is taking us onto new experiences and challenges. And We Can't Wait.
Madeline has moved on to a new school just down the street from our new home. On her second day at her new school she was asked to be one of the classroom representatives for the student council. She has no problem fitting in and finding her way around. She is our little go getter.
Cameron is still at his old school. Change is far more difficult for him than for his sister. Especially with the quarter still not finished and he is afraid of bad grades. He will move on to his new junior high at the end of the quarter. Barring any issues, he should do great at his new school. A fresh start is what we (parents) think he needs.
Paul and I are hard at work trying to complete our unpacking duties, fix small little minor issues that need tending to in our new house, and work and take care of our little family all at the same time. It is exhausting most days, but in the end well worth it. We have a home that we can call our own. We can make changes and memories to last a lifetime. That is what makes this change all the easier to work with.