I am often asked which place I have lived I like the best. I really have no answer. What I have learned is there is beauty everywhere. As hard as it is to miss these places that I have moved away from and the people that I met along the way, I am so grateful for the vast experiences I have had. And as much as I would love for my kids to grow up but never go away, I pray that they seize every opportunity given to them to experience this world. Right now, we have the opportunity to experience our town. And it has a lot of offer.
My kids are experiencing a completely different childhood then I did. The dynamic of our house, for one, is much different then my family of 4- 2 daughter- 5 years apart set up. But more then that, we have a certain freedom down here. We spend more time outside of our house then in it year round. I love that my kids wake up and immediately ask " Where are we going special today". While I wish we had a basement or a play room, I'm not so sure how often I would want to use it. Our playroom is anywhere outside. And the closer we get to true Florida summer, the more the place of choice is the pool. Some say its too hot to live in Florida during the summer, but I love the heat. It makes the water that much more enjoyable.
Oh, and I found something that trumps Fiona's cuteness in pig tails.... Fiona in pig tails with a lolly pop.
No wait, Fiona in pig tails with a lolly pop admiring her big brother. Too much cuteness to handle.