Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saying good-bye to 12556
After three and half years at 12556 we are saying good-bye. I knew this day would come and have looked forward to it but we will leave behind so many memories of some of the best times in our life yet. This was our first house. We moved in Sept 20, 2006 with more excitement than I ever thought three people could have. We quickly made this our home. I had every picture on the wall and everything in it's place within 10 days of moving in. I didn't want to waste time doing all that I wanted to do it and then start living our lives and enjoying our new home together as a family.
Here are my fondest memories of this home... in no particular order:
Our first day here, we were still essentially newlyweds and our hearts were high on love for each other and excitement for another phase of life to start...
Seeing Anna go from a baby to a big girl
Bringing home our 2nd and incredible daughter Serene
Bringing home our first little boy Ben
Jimmy bowling our frozen Thanksgiving turkey down our long tile foyer
Those days when it was just Anna and I spending the day playing in the playroom and napping on the couch
Sitting on the porch waiting for Daddy to come home
Having lots of dinner parties with friends and family
Long nights up with new babies nursing, rocking, singing and sometimes crying =)
Each and every dinner spent around our island talking and laughing as a family
Our special valentines dinner tradition started in this house with the very first one staring with Anna getting the chicken pox... discovered literally in the middle of dinner and my brother making a surprise visit from FL. =)
Long afternoons spent in the garage with Anna in the sandbox playing and me holding baby Serene
Discovering God's plan for our life concerning children... when we moved into this house we wanted only one child... we move out with 3 and another one coming in July.. oh the joy we would have missed had we stuck to our silly plan =)
Ok, enough memories for now! It is a bittersweet good-bye to this house. We aren't going far and we are gaining so many wonderful things in our new house but for now I am going to sit and ponder and cherish what we leave behind at 12556.