Tom was the contractor for our Cape Cod house, and we moved there when our son, Bartholomew, was only three years old and Emily was a baby. Our oldest three daughters, Sara, Christina, and April were in school. Our youngest, Amanda, was born in 1990 after we had lived there for two years. When we downsized, I was surprised that Amanda wasn't sad about leaving the only home she had ever lived in, but she was thrilled to move to a ranch. She loves having her bedroom on the same floor as us instead of being upstairs. She does miss our swimming pool. We had lots of great times in the pool.
Raising six children in our previous house was a wonderful time in our lives, but making new memories in our present house will be special too.