We have officially closed on our house and thus it is time to say goodbye to Sudden Valley.
Mickey and I bought this house together, our first home, shortly before our wedding. It didn't take long before we added a cat, then a dog, another cat, and eventually two children (and we already had Macy too). With the growth of our family our wonderful house started to feel a little cramped. And Sudden Valley started to feel just a little too remote.
We wanted a fence. Plants the deer would not eat. A driveway and roads that could be navigated in the snow. Street lights. Trick or Treating on Halloween. More of a "neighborhood" feel. A mailbox within walking distance. A less confusing address. A closer proximity to town. Most importantly, we wanted more space.
We are loving our new home. But I have to admit I feel a twinge of sadness every time I think about the one we have left, and now no longer call our own.