Wow, I could go on forever. But let's stop the waterworks for me. Unfortunately, when I get there, there won't be anything left in the house. All of the items have been moved out. So, I'll be walking through a ghost house. If you can't tell, I'm pretty nostalgic. And man, is this gonna be hard.
Can't we just do it all over again? I took it for granted this first time around.
Tennessee will always be my home, though I have no trace of an accent to show it. But once that house isn't mine, I will feel homeless until I create my own family. There is something to say about moving forward, but I'm not very happy about it. :) It's okay, I'll live. And one day, I'll drive by with my kids and relive all of the memories.
So, to Tennessee I go, a little teary-eyed and excited.
Below is amazing memories overload. (sorry in advance)
|Chillin with my bros so long ago. Chad, Ben, & Casey|
|The view from my huge window in my room.|
|me! Look at that 90's outfit.|
|EVERY year, the family would be gathered to bring the cake with candles lit and a video camera rolling to sing to the birthday boy/girl.|
|Even as we grew older, we would always color eggs.|
|The Truman Whole Wheat Waffles. Literally the best meal ever.|
|Pure excitement and joy when I was accepted to FIT in NYC, but had to turn it down.|
|The Christmas sweaters! My mom had millions and vests for every holiday.|
|Probably one of the best things I've ever made: Samoa Cake. (takes 3 hours!)|
|There was always impromptu dancing in the kitchen.|
|Desserts..all of the time..I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world. Thanks, Mom.|
|Easter Morning post-inhouse-egg hunt|
|We always had a party at mi casa. Here, I was hosting a Valentine's party my sophomore year of high school.|
|I used to own a vintage online store. Made a few thousand bucks in a summer.|
|Celebrating my 17th birthday with some close friends.|
|Preparing for Thanksgiving.|
|I always tried to find places to take pictures around my house. Never really worked.|
|I loved this Cracker Barrel date with my momma. And those biscuits are the best.|
|Setting up the Christmas tree with Chad, my bro & his wife, Catherine.|
|My 16th birthday was a 40's/50's theme. We watched the Notebook...hahahaha.|
|My brother, Casey always wanted to hang in my room.|
|Not at my house, but this is me and my Dad.|
|Post making Monster cookies. I'm telling you, there was more dessert than dinner at my house.|
|This picture makes me smile. I knew how to smile so readily even before I was one thanks to the #1 Photographer Mom.|
|I was the QUEEN of Goodwill. I'm a treasure hunter. How I miss it. D.I. in Utah just isn't the same.|
|The best cafe by my house, Chef's Market. Nothing compares to that all-you-can-eat buffet.|
|My dear friend, Matthew and I before we headed out to my senior prom on my staircase.|
|Every holiday was celebrated to the utmost.|
|My hair was 10,000x better in Tennessee, WHY?|
|I love those pretty boys so much.|
|My mom made me that pimpin sweater. Also that pose? Haha!|
|I think I was a different kind of witch for 5 years in a row.|
|This is part of the front yard of my house. It's so lush and green! I miss it!!|
|My biggest support. Yeah, I played sports!|
|My front porch, always perfectly decorated, always where we took family pictures.|
So many memories! Thanks for reading!