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  • "Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Closing a Fun Chapter

A few years ago we built our home at 1713 Landon Lane in McKinney, TX. At the time, this was our dream house! It had it all, a large lot that backed up to a green belt, 2 story (which we loved at the time), a game room, 4 bedrooms, a study, dining room and family room. It was perfect! A couple of years later we decided to put in a pool, which made this house even more to love. We had a lot of great times in this house like a fun party celebrating Stephen's graduation from his MBA, the birth of our first born son (and all of the other amazing firsts Preston had in this house), block parties, Superbowl parties, Bunko games, Pool parties, family gatherings, and much, much more! The walls of this house contained many wonderful memories. A while ago we decided to look for a bigger place-more bedrooms, media room, possibly one story-ranch style (my how things change). We found a place we fell in love with and began the building process. We put our wonderful little house, full of memories on the market and sold it within 1 week (3 offers and full asking price), couldn't turn it down. It was a bitter sweet feeling. All of these wonderful memories bundled up in this house and now, it wasn't ours.
We shed a few tears as one by one things began moving out, we painted over sweet Preston's finger prints on the walls, walked around our lot that we loved and went room by room to reminisce and say our goodbyes. It was NOT easy! =( We managed to make it through the move (even being pregnant). Our new place isn't ready so we moved into an apartment with limited things, while putting the majority of our things in storage. We are on the 3rd story of this little apartment that Preston calls our "Cabin". It hasn't been the easiest process.
We are hopeful that our next little dream home will be ready soon and we can start building new memories there! It is fully framed, electrical done and insullation installed. Excited to see this house go up, get moved in and start a new chapter in our life!