May 10, 2012

Front Porch living

It's a little happy/sad over here on Hollywood Ave. We put our house up for sale Easter weekend and within a few weeks we thankfully had offers. Now everything has gone through and it is safe to say we sold our home.
Home is such a loaded word. With all the memories, smells, tastes, and hard work that goes into them it becomes harder than you think to say goodbye.
 Hollywood Ave was mine and Derek's first home together. It is where 'we' started four years ago.
Most of all we will miss Porter's sun porch. He climbs from furniture piece to furniture piece commanding the neighborhood from his domain. Yelling at all the passersby and waving fondly at anyone who dares make eye contact. He sneakily sidles up to our potted plant- when we've stopped paying close attention- to grab as much dirt as those little hands can hold to shove in as much dirt as that little mouth can hold.
It's a small front porch but it can hold Porter's whole world


Sandie Tillotson said...

yes sad to leave the old "digs" behind especially for you and Derek who have added so many beautiful touches to your home...finished basement, painted walls, front porches added, landscaping put in...etc etc..but it is time to move on to beautify your next home. Happy house hunting!

Lyle and Mary: said...

Oh, I know that feeling of leaving a part of you when you sell a home. That's because so many memories are made there. The good news is the family goes with you! And then you realize its "home" no matter where you are because the people that matter most are there in your next abode. Good luck on the house hunt. Move closer to your UT. County relatives, that's my vote!

Mike and Lisa said...

We will be putting our house in Bountiful up for sale at the end of the month. Even though we haven't lived there in over a year, it's still a little bitter-sweet. I hope it sells fast though. I love the pic of you guys at the top!