This picture is the last we have of Jasper. Carter still asks about him, he loved this dog so much!!!
Now, if you will, take a little walk with me down memory lane. These are some of my favorite pictures from that house.
When I drive through the old neighborhood, look at the yard, the memories there fill my mind. I remember the fun parties we had with our closest friends. The many, many laughs that filled the rooms. The birthday parties, the bachelor/bachelorette parties, the times we would just have friends over to hang out. The time we snagged the neighbors Christmas tree from outside their garage (we'll teach them to leave it out!), the night Travis and Klynt took the neighbors fishing poles out of his boat and he called the cops at 2 a.m.! The New Years Eve that our friend Tim attacked the blue neighbor (if you ever visited the house, you know what I'm talking about) inflatable snowman. Those were good times, I'll never forget!
Then there are those very special, dear to my heart moments. The first night we moved in. Our first home together, it was perfect! Then we brought our Carter-bug home to that house. I couldn't stand the thought of him sleeping on the opposite side of the house from us, it was just too far! I watched him take his first steps in that house, I watched him as he laid down in the grass to smell the flowers. The day he swam in the water trough, thanks to his Daddy! Watching him run through the ditch filled with water. His sweet voice saying hello to the little kids riding by on their bikes. The enjoyment he got from waving to Travis through the kitchen window when he came home from work. His first birthday party eating his cake in the kitchen.
This picture shows me how much the boys really do look alike, regardless of completely different hair colors!! Can you see it?
Don't get me wrong, I love Cow Bird Lane. It is a blessing to me. Here I have two precious boys to watch over. I'm certain that the walls of this house will see far more then Green Meadows. The memories here will tug at my heart strings just as the ones at Green Meadows. To make closing the chapter on Green Meadows a little easier, I'm excited to say, it may no longer be ours but the people moving in are going to make precious memories as well. I'm excited to say that my brother and his girlfriend Megan are buying our house. As crazy as it sounds, I'm so glad that it will still be in the family. I can still go there, remember the days crystal clear as if I were still there. :) I know, I'm a dork.... but, I am probably one of the most sentimental people you will ever meet!
Getting ice-cream on his birthday. This was the last time we saw the ice-cream van before we moved.
Jason & Megan... Congratulations! May the home on Green Meadows be as special to you as it was to us. I pray that God blesses your lives there for many years to come. I can't wait to watch your family grow, and watch you one day bring your first child home there. I know you will enjoy it! We are so glad to have you near by us. Carter is super excited that he will get to back to his old house at Uncle Jason's and play in his old room!!! Oh the innocence of a child. Enjoy it, cherish the memories and make each day one that you'll never forget! I love you both...God bless!!!
This picture is Carter through and through. Absolutely perfect!
His excited face! His first letter, from Aunt Jessica!!! :)
Thank you Lord for sending us a buyer for this house. Thank you for the days you allowed us to be there, thank you for the many blessings and memories you gave me from that home.