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We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012


It was 1965 when my parents moved 
our family to Wessington Springs...

I was one year old and hardly remember 
anything about our first house there,
{except for the Ginormous trampoline
in the back yard!!}

I think I was 16 when
my siblings told me
it was just a double size
bed spring!! :)
Isn't it funny how
everything was bigger
when you were a child??

I was around 4 when we moved from 
town to the country...
I don't remember that 
moving day either,
but my memories start at that 
house around that age...

Last week we moved our 
grand-daughters and daughter
to their new home...

Domino is 5 and Zelda is 2
it will be interesting
what they will remember
from their first house
and their first move....

I know Domino will remember the carrots
she picked the night before we left...
and the garden her and her mother planted together!!

I know ZZ will remember 
the great visits her and her Grandpa
had in the back yard...

We will all remember 
the ginormous mulberry tree
that acted as a canopy to the 
back yard!  

The girls will all miss their back yard!!

"All changes, even the most longed for, 
have their melancholy;
 for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.
                                            Anatole France

The new, safer neighborhood
the newly remodeled apartment
will be the source
of many new 
happy memories!!

I bet Domino will
remember the ride in the moving truck...
she'll probably remember it 
as an 18 WHEELER!!

I know I'm going to 
remember the three flights
of steps up to their apartment!!

I think Emily will remember
packing and unpacking about a hundred boxes!!

She and her friends are going to love 
entertaining in the beautiful new open floor plan!!

Brand new appliances including a dishwasher,
cabinets galore, and one big open space for 
the family 
all make for one happy Mama!!

It was a gorgeous fall day,
and we all worked really hard
at moving furniture and boxes
and wrangling small children!

At the end of the day 
I don't know who was more 
exhausted the adults or the kids?

I do know the smiles on 
our girl's faces when we left
them to set up their new place
was priceless!!

Grandma and Grandpa went home to the farm
to sleep it off....

"We should'a got us some BenGay Ma!"

"Yep... Goodnight Pa!"

Good Night Girls!
May you share many happy memories
in your new home,
and may this change
be a new beginning to a 
a blessed chapter in all of your lives!!

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
                                                        Mahatma Gandhi

{sharing with Sherry at Home Sweet Home}


barb said...

It was a bed spring! That's what the neighbors sister thought too when I caught her and a guy making out on it., no kidding.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful post this is, Lisa, and their new home looks wonderful. The little ones are just adorable.
Have a great weekend!

Melinda said...

Blessings and praers for new starts and adventures!
Good Luck to the girls!!!

M :)

TexWisGirl said...

good luck to them all. i hope they still have plenty of time to come out to enjoy your farm. :)

MarmePurl said...

'Big' memories are the best!

High Heeled Life said...

Looks like a day filled with lots of memories and the promise of wonderful new beginnings! Wishing everyone a blessed life!! xo C. (HHL)

Beth Edwards said...

i love your sweet memories. the girls are both so precious. love their curls. i sure hope it is a great home for them. one with lots of memories & special times. (:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm hoping they will make many happy memories in their new home...but also remember the good memories at the farm.

Suzy said...

Change is good!...We moved 9 times in 12 years and my daughter said she wouldn't trade it for anything...different schools,churches and neighborhoods ...new friends, many that she has stayed in touch with for years.

Debbie said...

change, it can be a great thing!!

that is one big ole' tree they left behind. that i would surely miss!!

Candy C. said...

Moving is such a chore but it is also exciting when moving to a new place full of hope and opportunities!! :)

Michelle said...

Moving into a new place is so exciting! It looks like they have a great place!

Ida said...

What a wonderful post. You always make even something like "moving" sound fun and exciting. I hope that your daughter and granddaughters will be very happy in their new place.