Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Thirteen: 13 things I will miss about Texas.

I thought it would be appropriate to do a list of things I will miss about the place I've called home for the last 7 years. Mind you... I am going to miss the people most of all but I figured that was a given so here are the other things in no particular order.

Each one is linked to the individual websites. Just click and you will be taken there.

1) The Fort Worth Stockyards

2) The Nasher

3) Key Elementary School

4) Etsy817

5) Arlington Early Childhood PTA

6) Funky Finds events

7) The amount of parks for the kiddos to play at

8) El Arroyo

9) The Fort Worth Zoo

10) The Dallas Zoo

11) Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas

12) The Fort Worth Children's Museum

13) Big Tex & The Texas State Fair

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


2614 Forest Ridge Ct.
Arlington, TX 76016

No secret. My House is for sale. It's a great house. More than a house... It's a home. It's the only home my two kids have ever really had. It's been there through holidays and parties. First steps and first days of school. This home holds so many memories. It's going to be hard to leave it but hopefully some other family will move in and make their own memories. Show it some love. Make it their home.

3 bedroom/ 2 Bath. 2 car garage. Privacy fence. Small herb garden. Close to Key Elementary School. 1500 sq. ft.

Open living room and dining room
is great for entertaining

Kitchen and dining area includes a pantry.

Master bedroom has plenty of room for king sized bed

Great back yard with storage building.

If you would like to see the listing click here---->

Or contact Betty Fry at (817)572-5500
Viewings by Appt. only.


Monday, May 23, 2011

I've Missed This Blog

I have been gone for a while. I went to a new blog and tried to focus on one aspect. It was way too stressful. I missed being here. i missed my bloggy friends that I met here. I missed my memes that I was a part of so I am back.There have been big changes happening here. The biggest is that, after 7 years, we are leaving Texas. My husband accepted a position at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. We will be Tar Heels! This is very exciting for us but also a little scary.
Both of our kids were born here and I have made so many great friends here. I am sad to leave all that behind. Thankfully there is Facebook and cell phones so no one will b
e far in that regard but still... Who will I call when I just need to get out of the house with Claudia? My moral support is going to be much farther away. I am going to miss my 'Mommy Friends' most of all. I have known some of these youngins all their lives. I am going to miss seeing them grow up in person.

Then there's work. I will have been with Barnes and Noble for TEN years this summer and the majority of that has been with this store. I work with a great group of people. They know me and are accustomed to my sarcasm and snide comments. Now I'll have to retrain a whole new group! Thankfully it seems I will be able to transfer so that is a plus.
In the past few months I have met a great group of local artists and have finally been feeling a part of the art community here. I am sad to be leaving them. They truly are a fun group of talented folks. Google Etsy817 to see what I mean!
On the plus side Chapel Hill seems VERY cool and more tha
n a bit more liberal than good old Arlington, Texas. It is very much more a college town which is something I love. Nothing beats that feeling of community. There is also the promise of old architecture and bountiful trees and plants. This is more than a bit exciting to the photo bug in me.
My husband and I have both discovered that we have people from our pasts living in the area as well. Good people... Not scary exes or anything. I think that's going to help a lot. We also have some of our best friends living only an hour away in Greensbor
o. I am so excited to be able to see them and celebrate some holidays with them like we used to.
We will also be a much shorter trip to our families in Ohio. That's pretty cool. I have nieces and a nephew that I have never even met! I think the families are happy about this... More for the grandkids than Dave and I I'm sure.
All in all I believe that this is going to be a very positive experience for us. Yeah, I'm a little nervous. OK, A LOT nervous but this will be good for our family and I'm sure that I will meet even more fantastic people. That whole "Make new friends but keep the old" kinda thing.

In the meantime... Anybody want to buy a house? ;)