Today, we’re leaving Massachusetts, after living here for nearly seven years. That’s almost exactly the same amount of time I spent in my first-ever home, in a small farming town in Utah. I have loved living here, and our move to California is bittersweet. Gorgeous weather, an incredible job opportunity for Mike, and a whole new world for all of us!
We made a few final trips before leaving – one outing to the Boston Museum of Science where we ran into fellow bloggers Isra and Julia (it was a blogger tweet-up event) and enjoyed their lightning show and butterfly room, a day trip to Walden Pond – the kids enjoyed swimming in the lake, including Anna, and another day trip to see the Mayflower and Plymouth Plantation.
Mostly, we enjoyed the everyday things we have loved about living here – in the only home three of my four kids have ever known, and the only one Emma remembers.
Running on our gorgeous grass that didn’t die this year thanks to all the rain, and playing on our swing set (our new home has a yard too small to fit a swing set).
Enjoying crisp, freshly-picked apples:
Riding Magic the Horse one last time – thank you, J, for sharing your horse with our kids!
One last picture of my beautiful Japanese Maple:
And beautiful flowers from our yard:
Our boxes are packed and already on their way to our new home. We’re crossing the country with a van full of kids, diapers, clothes, Anna’s doll, the other kids’ Owie dolls, a bunch of books, and three (shoebox sized) bins of Legos.
What do you love about where you live?