Friday, October 5, 2007

the weirdest thing...

so, many of you know that our family made it's 7th move in 5 years over this summer. kind of a big deal, but we really wanted to do it. see, when we moved to Az 2.5 years ago, we thought we were building a dream house in a place called Verrado. in the mean time, we moved into another house in Gilbert. there we lived on a magical street full of fun and interesting people who became like a family to us. once we moved into the "dream home" we realized we were already living the dream back in Gilbert. a year and half, and 3 jobs later - we are back and loving it! now for the weirdest thing: this week, i drove through Verrado on my way to CA and was astonished to discover a well of emotion hidden deep in the recesses of my heart. i felt really sad as i drove around the tree-lined streets remembering Anna's first steps, countless family walks, and going into labor with Maddie. as much as i couldn't wait to leave, i truly did enjoy living there. it is a breathtaking town and our house was more like a mansion. but in the end, it's the people that really make life grand! so, goodbye Verrado, i guess i will miss you more than i knew.

5 comments:

Tonya said...

sounds like the things you love most about that house (wow...what a house...) are still with you...your memories & those sweet baby girls. I know what you mean though...places sure trigger memories...monaco...casita...those places all have special memories.

That house was gorgeous...your place now is beautiful too...can't wait to see it again.

Kelly said...

it definitely sounds like you realize what's most important in life... and you will always have those memories! what a beauty of house btw. definitely a dream!

Joanna said...

Holey smokes! That IS a mansion!

Autumn and Barrett said...

Glad you posted photos - we never got to see that house!

Erin said...

Tonya said it best. What is important is still with you. Funny how the grass can always be greener, if we let it be!