Flashback Friday is a meme that I found through Joyce's blog over at "this side of the pond".
To find more "flashbacks", visit Mylestones. Joyce participated this week and, with all that she and I have in common, she inspired me to write about our initial journey to England as well.
There is so much swirling through my head right now about our upcoming journey back to the States, that my thoughts need to be written down. I'll start here...
Just under two years ago we were about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. At least in many ways it felt that way. Who moves from their home country to another with 5 kids and a dog? I'm sure there are many, but it felt like few.
Who gives up two cats,
sells 2 cars,
a beautiful home,
says goodbye to all of their friends,
their dog who is in quarantine,
to go to a place they have never been to
where virtually no one homeschools like you do
so that their hubby can make some cornflakes in another place?
We do, that's who.
It's been both scary & grand all at the same time.
Take a walk with me and peek into the very beginnings of this journey.
Shawn and I went on a house hunt by ourselves about 6 weeks before we left Michigan.
This was house #3 of about 12 homes we looked at in 2 days.
It's been a wonderful place.
This is what we see when we look out our front window. Not too impressive, but it's the neighborhood nonetheless.
This would soon be the living room, aka lounge, that we would spend much of our time in.
My soon-to-be washer & dryer aka my nemesis.
Our conservatory provided a great place in which to have school.
And this is the place we would spend much of our time in as most families do. A place where I would lovingly prepare 3 meals a day, listen to music, enjoy endless cups of tea, teach my kids how to bake, and listen to my dryer yell at me because it is done.
And this, my friends, is our first walk around the Lymm Dam. The place I walked around just about everyday where Fletcher got to run and play in, a place that I still love to walk around, and the place that has given our family much enjoyment.
Thanks for joining me for "Flashback Friday."