This is What Happens When Your Parents Move...

This is What Happens When Your Parents Move…

So my parents sold their house in our hometown of Andover (A-town as the cool kids like to call it). We moved there when I was six so it’s the only place that I know as home… the only place that ever felt like home. I can walk through every room in that house and think of something hilarious, sad, life changing, and ground breaking that happened in it. I can probably remember exactly where I was standing during all of these times too. It is in a great neighborhood filled with great neighbors, all of my closest friends grew up within a 5-10 minute drive… so many memories. It’s sad to leave it behind, but exciting, in an extremely weird way, to move on.

I stopped by the house for one last time the other day to help the parents finish packing up… wrapping up lots of pictures and dishes in the kitchen. I think everyone goes through this when they move… but you sort of start throwing everything out and giving things away because you really don’t feel like wrapping it up and boxing it up. So on Saturday, my mom had reached that point. She had piles and piles of pots, pans, and dishes (not to mention countless numbers of bags of clothing) lined up on the kitchen floor to give away to Salvation Army. Obviously I had to sift through to see what I “needed”. Shopping without having to bring the wallet? I’m in.

Here is what I managed to snag:

[a FABULOUS, I believe never used, Le Creuset saucer… now I think I’ll need the whole set… the bday’s in August]
[oh my, the cover comes off and turns into a skillet… you don’t say! Lot’s of sunny side up eggs to be made!]
[A set of stainless steel mixing bowls… need a sous chef Bobby Flay?]
[Stainless steel colander]
[Ice cream Sundae dishes… for all of the times I don’t eat ice cream with one other person… they’re cute though and I had to take them. hehe]
[Lots of pots and pans… it will be nice to have extra, I’ve sort of been known to burn popcorn and ruin a couple of pots haha]

[And although this isn’t necessarily my “style”, my mom would make sweet potatoes in this dish on holidays for as long as I can remember… it just wouldn’t be right to give it away… it reminds me too much of home]

[me and the best friend forever and roomie, Kate, in front of the house one last time]

xoxoxo Andover. and thanks Mom + Dad… for everything!!! 🙂


7 Responses to "This is What Happens When Your Parents Move…"

  1. Renee says:

    My mom has that sweet potato casserole dish, too! Must’ve been a popular 80’s wedding gift?

  2. Anonymous says:

    i will miss them as well, but i will still get to see you xoxox nicole

  3. bunny says:

    That’s awesome – love the Le Creuset! Hilariously enough, my mom ALSO had that 80’s style print on some of her casserole dishes. They aren’t around anymore, but I do remember that print!! Crazy!

  4. Brian says:

    I think pretty much everyone who got married in the mid 70’s to early 80’s got that Le Creuset as a wedding gift. My mom was about to trash hers a few years ago, so of course I had to have it.

  5. says:

    My mom has that same casserole dish (the one that your mom used for sweet potatoes)! It also makes me think of home =)

  6. Julie Q says:

    you scored some great stuff! Too bad I was still living in a dorm when my mom sold our Needham house or else I would’ve tried to take many’a’things 🙂

  7. Alya says:

    This brought tears to my eyes! The last sentence most. I know I’m overly sensitive, I know..

    but on the bright side, look what u got! A whole kitchen almost!

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