Tuesday, August 23, 2011

saying goodbye to pacific ave

A letter to our old house...

Dear Pacific Ave,
We had some good times there within your walls, three floors up above the crazy world. We spent many hours there playing cars, cooking crepes, and lounging on the bed. We celebrated birthdays, saw Gavin off to his first year at preschool, and recooperated from a couple of surgeries. You were good to us during these times. You were the nicest house we'd ever lived in.....oh how we'll miss your ten foot ceilings and pretty wallpaper; your gorgeous curtains and sleek new kitchen.
But alas, we could not look past your gritty streets and noisy traffic. Sirens at midnight, and 1 am, and 3 am, and 5 am (or sometimes more). Bums fighting in the alley below. We also could not ignore the neighbors downstairs who thought we 'sounded like a herd of elephants.' Trying quiet four year old feet is not easy. Yes, we will miss your hip vibe and modern fixtures, but we just couldn't stand the chaos any longer. Or risk our car getting broken into again. Please don't take it personally.....it's not just you, but the whole city. Fun and exciting, but crowded and chaotic. We were craving something more.....relaxed. Suburban even.
So, we are heading to greener pastures and more wide open spaces where all we will hear are the sounds of birds chirping and my son playing safely outside. We are sad to go (kinda), but we'll see you around. We'll drive by every now and then and wave hello, but we will gladly wave goodbye!
Yours Truly,
The Parkers xoxo

And just for fun I thought I'd share a few pics of the place.

The living room and dining room.

Oh how I loved all the built-ins and the grasscloth wallpaper.

And this kitchen was to die for. Modern and NEW!

Complete with dirty dishes :-0

Unfortunately this is the only pic I have of our Master bedroom (before we changed our bedding around and brought in our rug and dresser). But oh how I loved that wallpaper and floor to ceiling curtains. Someday...

The office, right off our bedroom.

Even the hallway was nice.

Our master bath....I already miss the shower there.

The view below.
Gavin could watch all the cars and firetrucks he wanted here.

From the outside.
Modern, sleek, cool, but the ONLY nice place on the block.

So long Pacific Ave. It's been nice knowing ya!


Kevin and Kristen said...

Hey Darcy! Where are you guys headed too? I wish you the best of luck and happiness wherever it is! P.S. your little guy is so very cute. I can't believe how fast he is growing up!

The Parkers said...

Kristen! Thanks for the comment! We've moved to the Irvine/Newport Beach area (not far from where your reception was!)....took a new job there. I have a post with pics of our new place coming up soon. Hope you guys are doing well!!!