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Before I Say Goodbye

Rikki Crockett has come home to Spanish Fork, Utah after a very long absence, she ran away from her hometown 20 years ago when her then boyfriend, Dante, went on a mission and she hasn't been back since. Part of that was her abusive father. Now she's returned, partially because her father has since died and left her the home that she grew up in and part of that is that she needs to find a future for her 2 children, 13 year old Kyle and 7 year old James. As she attends her LDS ward for the first time in a very long time, she realizes that things have changed. She's forgotten how modestly they dress and also the Bishop of her ward is none other than Dante. Dante is not quite sure what to think of Rikki's appearance, he's very much in love with his wife Becca and their 4 children, even as he's very busy being the Bishop of his childhood ward. Becca's just confused. She instinctively knows that Rikki meant a lot to Dante, but it's obvious that neither of them are trying to rekindle that, so then why is Rikki there and what exactly does she want? I really enjoyed this book. You kind of get perspective from Rikki, Becca, Dante, and even Kyle all through the book and I think this really helped with getting to "know" the characters, it makes them seem more real. I enjoyed the story and I cried at the end, such a beautiful ending!

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I'm super excited to have Rachel with Get Away Today doing a guest post for us today on Disneyland. I don't know if you know it or not, but we have a large age range of kids in our family. We have a 16 year-old, and 11 year-old and a 3 year-old. Such a large range makes trips a bit tricky. We have to really plan ahead to have something that everyone likes. Rachel has a few suggestions for craziness like this, so without further ado...Rachel!

Hey everybody, it’s Rachel from Get Away Today! I am here to share all of my best tips for a trip to the Disneyland Resort when you have kids with kids of all ages. When you decide to book your Disneyland packages , be sure to book with Get Away Today. We have reduced hotel ratesand discount Disneyland tickets- guaranteeing you the best price! You can also use promo code BookaDay to get an additional $10 off any Southern California vacation package.

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