Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Out with the old, In with the new


Finally, I can say we're finally moved into our new apartment after 7 years at our previous apartment. After we made the decision to move out, I started to have feelings of regret and every time I went over the old place to pick up some more stuff, I felt sad.  The reason I was having these feelings was because this was the place were my wife and I had started our family. I reflected back at the last seven years of our lives and the special memories we had raising our  baby boy and baby girl. We had 2 beautiful children at this place and we shared many memories together. This place we lived in for the last 7 years was were we first went to San francisco on vacation, saw the famous golden gate bridge, went to disneyland in Anaheim, California, Legoland, Universal Studios hollywood, Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Mt. Laguna and Mt. Palomar in the winter time for sliding with the kids. We shared a lot of memories in this old apartment and a lot of emotional moments. Learning the in's and out's of being a new father by trial and error. Our apartment manager told us to look at our move as a positive thing and not negative. I guess it's ok to have these feelings but 7 years in this place is a long time and the place needed some fresh paint and new carpet, a new look sorta speak. We were tired because of the constant noises from the garage door motor below our floor, the church across the street with their crazy music and the neighbors next door. This new place is very quiet. There's a sign posted on the wall of the driveway when you drive into our new place that state's "please turn off music before entering our community". We live on the bottom floor and it's so peaceful here. It's so quiet here that my family sleeps so well. I think we all really needed this place for a change. Piece of mind. 

11 comments:

becca said...

enjoy the new place it'll feel like home very soon i'm sure

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Congratulations on your move - I hope your new home is soon filled with many happy memories.

Jennifer Williams said...

That is a long time there and a lot of memories. We are looking to move because I hate the house we are in, always have but the memories are holding me here so I completely understand. Go create new memories, have fun breaking in your new home.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

I think it's always difficult to change but it sounds like this change has been a positive one for your family.

nova hedges said...

I'm sure it is hard to leave the place where you started your family, there are so many memories that you are holding back, but on the other hand, there will be a new chapter in life and create a new memories to the new place.

Mel Cole said...

Congratulations on finding a new place for your family. I'm sure it's hard the first time and I hope you guys will get used to it soon. You got two kiddos to keep you busy too.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

The wonderful thing of memories is they move around with you
Have fun making new ones. Enjoy your new place!

Michelle Garrett said...

Moving and change can be hard but it sounds like you are all moving on to something bigger and better. Enjoy!

Adin B said...

I understand about having to move out of a place where you guys had created so many fund memories. We too moved to a new place and misses our old place. Although, we are still lucky we have the old place to come home to during the summer or whenever my husband has a lot of free time from work. But it still is sad though and at the same time exciting to be living in a new place. Plus, it looks and sounds like you got a nice place to live now and not having to deal with crazy environment. Congratulations, again!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I understand how you feel. We only lived in Korea for two years but it was very sad when we left.

April McGregor said...

Congratulations on the new place. Moving is hard but somehow gives you the feeling of a new start.