As painful as it was, I got out my camera and started snapping photos of EVERYTHING. I wanted to capture the details of the everyday sights that were important to me so that I could share those memories with my family.
Although I was so upset about the house looking the way it did, I tried to accept that my Dad has moved on. He has a new home, where he is extremely happy and he is working hard on making it his own. Who knows, maybe he has let things go a bit on the old house because it's hard for him to be there too. . .I just don't know. For now, it is just sitting there. . .waiting to be loved again.
Now that I've totally brought you down -LOL!. . .onto the album :) . . .and what I decided to put inside. :)
Here's the sign on the corner. I always thought it was funny that my maiden name was 'Evans' and I lived on 'Evanwood' :)
Our front door was a beast! It had to have weighed 500 pounds. You could hear it opening and closing from anywhere in the house. I want to remember it, and the delicate harp-like chimes that Mom had hanging from the back of it.
- plants from our front yard
- the chicken wire that covers the wrought iron fence on the driveway (my Dad put that there in the 80's when he brought us our first puppy)
- view of the sidewalk across the street (which I walked to and from school on)
- the names written in the concrete on the pool deck
I just know that these places we cherish so much. . .change. If you hope to better capture how you remember it. . .get started. :)
Album: Maya Road
CS: Stampin' Up
DP: October Afternoon
Letter Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Punches: Stampin' Up, Marvy Uchida, Fiskars, Martha Stewart
Dies: Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things
Stamps: EK Success
Ink: Tsukinedo, Ranger, ColorBox
Rustic Twine and Button: Papertrey Ink
Envelope: Maya Road
Adhesive: Glue Dots, 3L, FabriTac
Other: Jenni Bowlin Butterfly (cover), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (staples), Orange Baker's Twine
Thanks for stopping in! :)