but I am soooooooooooo very thankful to my parents for moving us from Kirkland to Duvall when I was 13. At the time, I seriously thought my life was over, I hated my parents and had a hard time adjusting to “country” life.
Prior to Duvall I’d lived in the same house for 12 years, that’s where my friends, school and church was. I was happy. We were happy. So what if we were growing out of our house. I thought we could just sell or get rid of Kelly and/or Alex and we’d be just fine! I mean we had survived just fine for the past 12 years…what was a few more right?
We moved into our house on the day of my 13th birthday, bad timing huh! I started school a week or so later and survived. Not only did I survive, but I thrived in school. Don’t get me wrong it was super hard at first, I was so anxious I got violently ill over the move. But once I finally got myself together and got healthy again it was all uphill. My high school years were great, I felt I got along well with everyone, every clique, every group. I’m lucky to have been born with a pretty outgoing personality and am willing to start conversations with anyone and every one. (Hence the name of my blog….Cori’s Big Mouth….I don’t know how many times people have told me to SHUT MY MOUTH!).
I made friends in school, but because of the distance I’d moved from my old house (about 2o minutes) I stayed in more contact with those friends after high school. I’m great Facebook friends with my High School friends, but it’s those childhood friends that I hang out with and communicate with. So those childhood friends I grew up with continue today to be my closest friends, pretty funny how that is the case. Moving into a new home, in a new neighborhood brought new neighbors. About 6 months after moving in I heard about a family in my neighborhood that had just had triplets. I sought them out, got hired, and gained a second family.
Finding Charity and her family gave me the opportunity to get involved with something I was really interested in …. multiples. A few years after the girls were born Charity took over the local (and statewide) Triplets and More group. Through this group, I met many, many other families of multiples, many of whom I went on to work for! Who would have ever thought that a young girl, with an interest in multiple births would suddenly have the opportunity to work and help many families. Off the top of my head I figure I have babysat/nannied for 5 sets of twins, 8 sets of triplets, 1 set of quadruplets and even a set of quintuplets! So that is pretty impressive if you ask me!
With all that being said, I LOVE WHERE I LIVE! I love my home, I love my friends, I love my church, I love my current and past job, I LOVE MY COMMUNITY!