But first the girls had piano lessons which they are really enjoying.
I knew that they had sold their house (the beloved house of my childhood visits) but it still hit a little hard when I first saw it. My grandparents currently live about a little over an hour away (on a good Mississauga driving day) and they are moving to my lovely home town of Smithville...actually where they are building a house is probably no more than 3 minutes as the crow flies. However, McKayla snapped this photo from the van because I was a little too teary eyed.
My Nan greeted us like this: Did I mention how awesome she is??
What I will miss:
|catching frogs when I was a kid...now this is what my kids do|
|he's a real beauty|
|silly faces on the deck|
|my grandparents saved an old bird's nest for the girls|
Here's what I will miss most:
|the tree my grandparents planted when my great-grandfather passed away|
|where Josh and I pledged to love each other til death do us part|
|the bridge where we had our first kiss as husband and wife|
My love for this property knows no bounds. I played in the sandbox as a child, dreamed of love as a teenager while carrying in wood from the woodpile and married my highschool sweetheart over the pond I've helped build. I'm not even capable of putting into words how attached I am to it but I know this: It was my grandmother who washed the sand out of my hair when I visited as a child, my grandfather who showed me the value of hard work and both of them together who showed me how a marriage can last for many, many years. Wherever they go, these lessons will surely follow.
I'm hoping we have many more visits before they move later on this year but I wanted to start to capture this lovely acre plot before it passes on for another family to enjoy.