My front porch. I keep reassuring the kids that it doesn't matter where we live, we'll always be together, forever and ever!
So the lighting is bad, and the trash can is not at all attractive, but this has been our home, and we've loved it. I meant to take pictures of the inside before we started packing, but the move came together quicker than I anticipated.
I've wanted to snap this pic for a long time. I don't know why, sort of silly, I guess.
When the house was being built, we would come out every weekend to see the progress. Don't the kids look tiny! Liam was only about a month old. We actually ended up closing on a different lot (on the court with a bigger yard!) but the excitement of watching our first house going up was thrilling! When we moved in I was so happy! I felt like I'd won the lottery! When I was a kid my mom dreamt of moving our family into a beautiful new home. When we bought this house I felt like I was giving my kids the house my mom wished she could have given me. Last week my mom drove the kids by the house I grew up in. Meilani commented to my mom that it was really small. My mom explained that, yes, we did live in a much smaller house. Meilani said "I guess we're used to living in a mansion." I'm glad she realizes the comfort of life she enjoys, and appreciates it.