Such a bummer, my daughter's best-and-oldest friend since she was tiny, Ella, is moving to Utah in the middle of high school.
Kaeli has a lot of other great friends that she does stuff with, including tons of guy friends, but Ella is her same religion, so they went to lots of dances, did Wednesday playdates at our house after preschool, hung at school and seminary, Gualala, and went to church camp together. Ella is super fun and they have so much history together. It's sad she's moving, but it's life.
There was nothing to do, but throw her a party. We had 15 teens over, served Middle Eastern food (Ella's favorite), played a few games, and there was lots of loud laughter and talking to say goodbye. There will always be texting, and Gualala reunions, and who knows, they could live in the same state for college in another year and a half.
We put together a Shutterfly digital scrapbook of our pics and pics from Ella and her other friends to project at the party and give to her. Ella will be sorely missed.Read More