Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Kent should be having an extra-nice Father's Day as he is toast after moving all day yesterday...it was 106 in the shade. I say "in the shade" because I dared not to venture out into the sun yesterday. I have no room to complain about the move.

We had 8 guys from church show up, and it took them less than 2 hours to clear out our old house and get everything into our new house. I don't know if I should be appreciative or insulted that they got us out that quickly ;)

We are absolutely loving our new house. Every time we turn a corner, we shout "Oh my gosh! Look at this! This is my new favorite!"

So my new, and final favorite is the treat up in the loft. We live in South Chandler with lots of fields, farms, and livestock of all sorts. We've considered buying land on the county island, and play the "what if we lived on a ranch?" game. Way too much work though. So, living down here is a great compromise! We get to look at everything, and enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle.

Ok...back to my favorite spot...Our new house overlooks some fields, or pastures, or whatever they are called. Yesterday I plopped myself down on the couch in the loft, right under the A/C vent, and looked out the window. And, that's it! A/C, horses, mountain views. LOVING IT!

It gets better though, and it ties into Father's Day. When I was a little girl, my dad would wake me up really early on the weekends, get donuts, and we would go "chase balloons." A company would send off Hot Air Balloons and we would go watch them take off, follow them, and watch them land. It is one of my most favorite memories.

This morning Brooke woke up at 5:30. I sat on the couch in the loft with her, and gazed out the window. The sun was rising over the mountains, the horses were out, and a Hot Air Balloon was taking off from the field just behind us. It was like a little visit from my Dad. What a way to start a new day, in my new house, in my new favorite spot. It's now my favorite spot for 2 reasons.

Happy Father's Day!

2 comments:

McCooks said...

Carly that is so sweet. This made me choke up a bit. He is watching you guys!

Chad said...

sweet post Carly. Glad you guys are getting all settled in over there. Can't wait to see your new house! Chad