Sunday, July 12, 2009

July '09

This is my last 12 of 12 from Arkansas. I'm moving to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the end of this month and am feeling rather nostalgic. I'm leaving lots of good friends behind. I'm also leaving lots of good memories behind, many of which took place in the homes I shot pictures of this morning. So, let's go.

What I've been walking around for the past few weeks, as I've been getting things packed.

Broken pinkie finger, a casualty of packing.

You didn't think I'd do a 12 of 12 without a flower, did you?

Detour to water flowers at Chris & Estella's house. This cute little gnome resides in their garden.

Baer Street house, first house we bought in Mountain Home. We lived here until our house in Florida sold and we could build on Driftwood Drive.

Driftwood Drive house; the first house we built.

Stonegate house, about a quarter of a mile from the Driftwood Drive house.

Corner of Lake Lane & Driftwood Drive. Are you seeing the pattern here? We loved this part of town. Are you also seeing the pattern of multiple new homes? That's what happens when your husband works for or is a contractor.

Surrey Lane house. I never could warm up to Southern Meadows. It stinks when you have two houses for sale (this one and Lake Lane) and your preferred house sells first!

Northpointe Drive house. A modified version of the Stonegate house. I finally unpacked the wine glasses and china. This was supposed to be the last move for us. We added extra bathrooms, an extra family room, and a big playroom for the grand kids. We built a pool. We were home. Then colon cancer and death entered my world. Time to move on.

Turnberry Court condo. I had it built in 2004, and it has been my home for the last five years. I've loved living here.

Last shot out my back door. I know you've seen it before, but I like it.

Thanks for walking down memory lane with me. Next month, I'll start making lots of new memories in Oklahoma. See you there. Sunny

Bonus picture of the office of the vet that has taken care of all my critters over the past 25 years. For all his bluster, he's a big softie at heart. He's turning 66........too bad his phone number isn't on the sign. I bet you can Google it! Don't you think he'd just love to get tons of birthday wishes from strangers? If you call, just tell him Sunny sent you. ROFLMBO.


alec said...

good pictures, nice thoughts, best of everything for you and your family.

TJ said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of some of the houses you have lived in. I have to agree with that I love the view out your back door. Also the first photo with all the packing boxes, don't you think you're taking an awful lot of cereal with you. ;-) Just kidding. Anyway I enjoyed your pictures and look forward to the new ones from Oklahoma.

The Gancarczyk Family said...

Mom, it was neat seeing all the houses we've lived in. What about that one behind the hospital or the one behind Northern Hills? There have been so many good memories in all of them. Here's to many more in Tulsa! Love you, Shan

Allison said...

Hi Sunny! I've read lots of your 12's and always love to see the beautiful pictures you take of the beautiful area you live in.

This is too funny, though -- I'm from Broken Arrow! I moved there from Illinois when I was 7 and moved away when I was almost 22. My parents, sister and brother-in-law, and many friends are still there. I don't get back there but twice a year or so anymore and it's changed ALOT over the years! I hope you like it there!

Pete said...

Hi Sunny, I feel rather sad at everything you are leaving behind. and all the beautiful photos from previous 12's.

But new adventures await in Oaklahoma, and lots of new, stunning photos I'm sure. Hope the pinkie finger heals soon and the move goes well :)


BU said...

Sorry about the pinkie! I look forward to seeing the flowers of Oklahoma next month!

Anonymous said...

We will miss you at the office and I absolutely love seeing your 12 of 12 each month, so don't forget us when you move to Oklahoma.
Margaret Byrd

Leslie said...

Dang it, you made me cry! That said, I can't wait to hear the new adventures you encounter to the West!

Schmitt´s said...

First of all let me thank you for your lovely comment to my 12 of 12. It´s always a pleasure for me to welcome visitors from "far far away" in my blog!

Your photos are fantastic and your stories around affects me so much (is this right said? Please excuse my bad english..!).
A bit sad, but full of love and energy.

Every end is the beginning of something new - I wish you a very good start in Oklahoma!


Martini Dan said...

Sunny, great photos as always. Thank you for taking us down your memory lane, you can tell by your photo captions how much you enjoyed your time there. Good luck on the move and I know you'll make good new friends and memories in your new home.

Peggy Estes said...

Sunny, Have enjoyed viewing your 12's! Best of luck to you as you begin your next journey ~ Peggy

Dogeared said...

Ouch for your poor finger! And it was lovely to see a trip through your life in AK - hopefully you'll be able to make lots of happy new memories in OK. Just think of all the new photo possibilities you'll have :-)

good luck with the move!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to miss you my good neighbor. But, I do wish you well on the move. You MUST keep in touch and visit ofter!
Warren next door!!!

adrienne said...

I never knew you guys built that house at the very end of Driftwood! One of my oldest friends Erin lived there in high school... I practically lived there during HS and when we were all home for college. I love that house!

Best of luck to you! Keep in touch,

p.s. Sorry to hear about your pinky!