Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Things to be Remembered


Now that we have been here a whole month I can really post this...

Things I miss about Cleveland...
The fire flies~ Thunderstorms- the crazy lightening ones that come with the wall of rain and water~ Having family so near- Cami and Nate!!!~ I miss Cami's laid back character and her joy in serving others~ I miss talking to her about everything~ I miss how Nate IS the Party!~ My kids best friends- Reuben and Evee~ My amazing friend- Kristen~ I miss asking her where she got all her amazing and cute stuff~ I miss watching her make something new and creative. I miss my best Visting Teacher ever who took care of me the million time we were sick~ The spray park- It was ALMOST a break~ Going to Coulby park to play tennis, play at the park, or swim in the awesome pool~ My very entertaining neighbor Sheri who was always willing to help me by watching my monitor, my kids and letting me borrow item after item~ I miss having a neighbor on the city counsel who knew everything that was going on~ Taking a walk around the block just because Ashlyn wanted to~ Watching Dylan learn to ride his bike up and down the street~ Visiting the Kirtland sites whenever we wanted~ Connor having enough flexibility to work from home if needed~ My basement where I could store everything and anything~ Trading kids randomly with Kristen and Cami~ Calling Kristen or Cami when we really needed someone to play with~ My green yard to play on barefoot~ Being able to walk to the pool, park and library~ Watching the golfers out my back window~ My big dishwasher~ My flat drive way~ Having Simeon over to run with Dylan (I am surprised the carpet didn't get worn to threads by the many laps they ran)~ Playing in Cami's backyard~ Having a lawn worth mowing~ Watching Sofia love Connor more than me~ Free time and playground world~ Being able to go sledding 250 days out of the year~ My cozy neighborhood where I knew the mail lady by name~ Sitting on my front steps watching my kids play~ Watching Sheri and her kids drive up knowing they would come straight over to talk to us~ Cleveland Metro parks- seeing all the wild life~ American Hot Rod store- where Dylan could race his remote control car~ All my new friends from the Kirtland play~ All the many wonderful people in our ward who loved us even when they knew it would only be for a year.

So with all the things I complained about in Cleveland there really were so many wonderful things about it all. And most of all I miss all the friends we made that we hope to one day see again. I know I complain about moving so much, but I have been blessed to meet some of the most amazing people in the world that I can now call my friends! I am hoping to have the biggest collection of Christmas cards on the planet by the time we settle down and plant some real roots!

Many have been asking for a look at our new place, so here it is:

12 comments:

BWei said...

I hope you are able to find the same wonderful connections in NC as well--way to go on being positive about it all, though. It's funny thinking about my parents' Christmas card collection (mostly from people I don't know/don't remember), but it is certainly a sprinkling of people from all the places they've lived. Sounds like your collection will be pretty awesome!

Ashley said...

Wow! Your place looks great! I can understand all the things you miss about Cleveland--there are things to love about every place you live. I hope Raleigh feels like home soon.

Steve, Liz, Jaxon and Peyton said...

You need to talk to steve about NC. He talks about how much he misses it all the time. Maybe that will help you feel a little more at home. I keep telling him we need to go visit and we could see you guys while we are there.

meech said...

Hey Guys! Love the house!!! :) It is very pretty! :D
Love,
Erica

Maegan said...

Michal,
Is that your house in Raleigh? It looks so cute. You look so adorable after 3 kids. I wish I looked that way. I might not even want more kids because Ellie is driving me CRAZY! Oh well, 3 year olds.

Mandy said...

Your house is so cute. Did you buy that or are you renting? I am sure you will find things and people you will love that much in the next year. You are so good about being happy where ever you are.

Melanie said...

what a great place! the walk-in closet is to die for! but really what makes it such a great home are the people who live inside it! sure wish we could make it out to NC sometime soon... miss you guys!

The Munk Family said...

It's funny, looking back to Cleveland all I miss are our friends. Not the snow or the huge bugs or the terrible drivers - just all of the wonderful people we knew. Elli misses Dylan so much, but she'll be happy to know that he still loves Little Einsteins. We watch it everyday! You can plan on a Christmas card from us for sure. We miss you guys!

Dane and Natalie said...

Michal, your house is darling, of course! Isn't it amazing how you can be somewhere for such a short time and have a lifetime of memories? I feel the same as you. We are frequent movers too. I have learned that there are certain memories that come with staying settled in one place but the blessings that come with the challenges of moving are huge. You get SO many good friends and relationships. You also get to see the diversity of other parts of the country and teach your kids about it! I don't know what people do without the church, though. I think I would just be lost without it! I love getting updates from you and your cute family. Sorry for the letter instead of "comment". Talk to ya soon!

Kenley's Korner said...

I have no idea how I managed to miss this post.....It has been 6 days, where have I been?!?!? Anyway, your house is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are HUGE!!! There are so many pictures of Ashlyn that remind me so much of Kenley....Here is the hair blog, http://shortyrocksitshort.blogspot.com/
She has links to othe blogs as well:) Enjoy, I find myself blog stalking hair blogs quite a bit lately, maybe that's where I have been... Take Care!

Rochelle said...

Your new place looks fantastic! I love the dining room converted to a play room... I might have to steal that idea someday.

Katt said...

Love the new house! You make everything so dang cute! Can you come decorate my house?
I'm sure that you'll love NC just as much as Cleveland... it just takes time.