Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heart Makes it a Home

So I don't really remember the saying...A heart makes a house a home, maybe? Well, we have been in the new house for over 2 months now. We are truly enjoying making it a home. We already have made some great memories! However, when I think back to the rent house, I think that we made the best of living there and made it our "home" for almost 7 months. Addison changed so much while we were there! I don't want to forget what all she accomplished during that time...She turned 2! She began putting herself to sleep at night instead of being rocked. She was potty trained. Her speech took off and she began using sentences. She learned her colors and shapes. She began to get interested in dressing up.
If you know me well, you also know we battled the fleas while we lived there! Not a great memory, but still a memory. It was a 3 bedroom house, but one little bathroom. I cleaned the baseboards, but still never got them to look clean! It wasn't a nasty house by any means, and only one family had lived there before us since it had been remodeled. All the cabinets had been redone, new carpet, and new appliances. Still, it took some getting use to, and Grant and I were ready to get out of there!
So, why did I think of this today? I went to Addison's Valentine's Day party at MDO. Grant had to work late, so I just took off the rest of the afternoon to spend it with Addison. (Instead, I am blogging and she is sleeping!) While we were driving home, Addison asked, "Are we going to the rent house, or our house?" We haven't talked about the rent house in a while. I told her we were going to the new house, but we could drive by the rent house and so we did. That was home to Addison for a while. She doesn't remember or ever thought much about the nasty baseboards, the fleas, or the inconvenience of only one bathroom. It makes me happy to know that no matter where we live, or what the circumstances are, we can make a house a home for our family!