After 13 years in the same place we're officially in the hunt for a new residence.
We came here when my sixth child, Madelyn, was just a week old. Our seventh, Emma, was born here and has known no other home.
If these walls could speak they would have stories to tell: like the Christmas we got Sam, our now ten year old border colllie. I had to bring him to my parents house on Christmas Eve morning for safe keeping and then I had to stay up with his whiny little puppy butt half the night to keep the kids from discovering him too early.
He's still as big a baby as ever.
And he has never known another home.
But things have changed for us and we're in need of relocating. It will be a local move and it introduces us to a new stage in our lives. Three of my adult children, due to their uncoordinated young adult activities, are all leaving the nest at one time. A mass migration.