I am waxing nostalgic today.
I am happy.
I am blessed. I have had a good life.
Ha. I talk like I am and old person or something.
I know I have a lot of good life in front of me too.
I love my husband. So much.
I love my kiddos.
Opening up old files of pictures and scrolling thru them makes me…nostalgic. For the past and the future. Can you be nostalgic for the future?
The house I grew up in still occupies a large part of my heart. It’s not ours anymore and whenever I am in St. George I am tempted to always drive by it, stop by even and ask to go in. But I have stopped doing so. It’s turned from our desert oasis to something unrecognizable.
It was the party house. Pool, pool house, large backyard…of course it was!
Behind the house was open fields where we rode our 4-wheelers and kept my horse Escalante. Currently these fields don’t exsist anymore as there are houses being built or are already built.
I don’t know why I loved our circle driveway so much. Lots of space for everyone coming and going!
This is what the kitchen looked like for the first 6ish years that we lived there. It later got updated but it was definitely the center of our home.
Love the spanish 70’s tile.
My dad the landscaper did such a beautiful job with our yard. It really was an oasis.
Being thrown in the pool happened frequently.
These are some pictures that show it a little later in it’s life. Fun fun house.
It’s just a house. If given the opportunity I am not sure I would even buy it back. It’s the memories made around that house that are precious.
Houses can be purchased or built again. Where memories can be made again. The people that reside and come and go from the homes make it what they are…what they were.
My parents actually just moved into a home in Smithfield and it is quickly becoming ‘their home’ and we already love going there and making memories. I am so grateful for that.
Life is a miracle. Even though it’s so easy to forget that and get caught up in the unimportant and just feel down for whatever reason I always have to remember just what seems to be a primary message from our prophets and leaders lately…to be HAPPY.
There is so much to be happy about!
I love the constant reminders. If I was already perfect I couldn’t enjoy the improvement and the moments where I realize what happiness and joy might feel like in the eternities. We get just a taste here…and it’s delicious.??
?Mmmmm mmmm mmmmm….mmmmm. ?