Our second home was a brand new home. In fact, we were able to watch the house being built.
I was determined to stay in that house so that our kids could start in one school and go through the progression to high school without having to change schools.
My husband and I worked very hard to create a backyard just for kids. My husband and dad built a huge shed in the back, a big sandbox for the kids and a big play area for them to play in.
It was the house our little ones went Trick-Or-Treating for the first time.
Our daughter turned one in that house. We had more room for parties, but we were farther from our families. Not that far, but I suppose it was too far for most of them.
We lived there a couple of years before deciding to have another child. The big problem with that house is the fact that the kids’ bedrooms were TINY. A twin bed fit in them and a person could stand in between the bed and the closet. That was it. Not big enough to fit two girls or two boys in…depending what our third child would be.
I have some pretty dark, extreme anxiety memories from this time period, but the good far outweigh the bad.
We brought our third child home to this house. We had far outgrown the place.
So, we moved……