Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In the last few months, we have had a few changes in our family. Ryan graduated from Middle school and Lindsay from Elementary. We sold our home and have purchased another about 10 miles from our old house. Even though it was a small move, it provided some big changes. We have a new ward, new neighbors, new schools, and a new home to start making some memories in... Everyone has been so welcoming and kind, and the kids have been excited about the changes. Particularly, having a pool, new trails to run, and lots of neighborhood kids. Now that school has started, they are happy to be so close to the schools. (This is our first year split between 3). Lindsay loves being able to walk every day to school. I am not going to lie, it has been difficult, mostly on me. It has been emotional. I missed so many things. I think partly because it was hard to say goodbye to that time in my life. The time of new babies, growing toddlers, and memories made there. Old friends are still close by, but it is not quite the same. I found myself saying "I miss this, I miss that". We lived in that area for 11 years. One week, night after night, Alan would take me by the hand, and silently lead me through the house and into the yard. We would go outside and look at the sunset. He would say, "The sun still sets here." Silly as they might sound, these words meant so much to me. I am so thankful for my family and for this time in my life.
Here's to a new beginning...
Our new backyard sunset

1 comment:

Gavin and Shawna said...

Well...I can say we totally miss you guys. Thank you for the good reminders!! We still need to get over there and check out your new digs...I'm sure its fantastic!!