i already miss your mountainous presence.
i don't know when i'll see you again--but you have a stamp-print on my heart.
i'm proud to say: i'm a Utahn, through and through.
dear Gardner's Village,
thank you for allowing me to be the craziest version of myself.
thank you for encouraging women to let down and release our inner-witches.
thank you for playing crazy music, having adorable shops, and good-clean-fun.
one suggestion for your suggestion box:
have a sign marking your poop-infested rivers in dark places.
i never want to unknowingly trudge through one of those again.
p.s. you owe me a new pair of shoes.
p.s.s. i can't wait to see you again next year.
p.s.s.s. thank you friends and family who came and found me at witches night out. it made the night so sweet and sugary to see you, all witched out. caaacckllleee cacccklleee.
dear discovery gateway,
thank you for letting us discover you.
ellie loved playing in your beehive.
she chased after every bouncy ball in that hive for over and hour.
and would've stayed there all day- but my attention span couldn't handle that.
thank you for having cool magnets, animation kits, a giant doll-house, a fun grocery store, a fun horse to ride, a helicopter, and baby strollers for toddlers to push all around the place. i will never have the amount of toys sufficient to make our house as cool as yours.
dear childhood house,
i apologize for carving my initials in that secret place.
i also apologize for spilling nail-polish in several visible places on your carpet.
more importantly, i wanted to thank you for watching over me as i became the person i am today.
thank you for being a good listener...but not a gossiper...about all the conversations you heard me have.
thank you for never telling my secrets from the doorstep or the love-couch.
thank you for being the place that held so many dinners, so many fights, so many prayers, so much music, and so much love.
you will always be MY house.
and i'll always remember you.
how do i live without you?
you'll always have a piece of me.
thanks for being so fun.
and so funny.
and such good listeners.
i can't wait to see you again.
Ellie and I are so excited for you to come. we dress up all the time. we eat candy all the time. we talk about pumpkins all the time. we wear black and orange all the time. we dress up as witches together. we can't wait for our costumes to make their debuts. thanks for being so festive and fun.
please hurry up and get ready for us to move in. i can't wait to see you. and love you. and make you our first home.