The Beginning of the End

Basketball Tournament - Huddled Up

We’ve come to the beginning of the end of our time in Amsterdam. This past weekend, Elliot had his last practice and his last tournament with Basketball ‘s Cool Oost.

Basketball Tournament - Elliot and Marijn Basketball Tournament - Elliot with Meester Adri

Fortunately, he was able to mark the occasion with a large cheering section of friends who graciously used a weekend morning to watch the chaos that is a kids’ basketball tournament…

Basketball Tournament - Fans

And Elliot’s team finished with a medal for placing third in his tournament age bracket! So all in all, it was a good way to close out that particular chapter of our time in Amsterdam.

Basketball Tournament - Third Place!

Still, it’s strange to be coming to this phase in our family’s transition. Way back in January, when we made our big decision about moving to Ohio and started sharing the news with others, we said ¬†we’d mostly try to wait until June to start saying our good-byes. But now it’s June, and there’s no ¬†putting it off any further. The good-byes are starting in earnest.

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