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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Makin' Memories...


Oh the tears....
I'm sitting in front of the computer, looking through the hundreds of pics we have of Cottonwood...finding it very hard to gain back my composure (come on sonj, control yourself...there are customers here)!

Over the last 4 years, LOTs of memories have been made. And If I can get through without balling my eyes out, I thought I'd take the time to share with you some of my favs...

cold winter mornings running around the store trying to sweat (at least a little) in order to stay warm, turkey hill runs in the summer (break time!), getting trapped on the stairs with my mom carrying a cabinet 5X the size of us while laughing hysterically (not a good combination), eating tomatoes and grapes from the vines, late nights decorating, a surprise delivery from the "snack shack", random animal attacks (bats, cats, wasps, mice!!!), tea time, listening to great stories from random customers, family/friends visiting, watching a happy customer leave with a great deal!, Monday laughs with my sis, midnight madness, Monday morning chats with Mr. UPS man, daily muscle toning (that furniture is heavy!), auction runs...praying as much as possible for the LARGE piece of furniture to not fall out of the OPENED vehicle (crazy mama), hearing mom give a list of "honey do's" to dad whenever he stopped by, my little nephews (boy boy's) playing secretary - teaching them how to be entrepreneurs, thunderstorms in the barn, meeting a new face each day, Monday coffee visits from my dad, joke time with my brother, ladies nite out at Chili's (you know who you are), left over tea food, scouting out the new treasures from our vendors, windexing every big and little piece of glassware (pretty much took all day!), hiding with Carm :), tostoados, the over head light falling from the ceiling & almost taking me down with it, the feeling of owning a little part of Cochranville, coming in everyday feeling privileged and blessed to work with FAMILY, and the list goes on...

random shots throughout the years...





































































There you have it.
So many memories...
It's hard to look back and think that -- it's all over. But like we've been saying...when one door closes, another one opens. Different seasons come and go & God wants us to embrace EACH ONE. And although it's a hard one to let go, we'll always cherish the memories that we made and say..."it's been a great ride!".

Thank you all for making these last few years at Cottonwood wonderful!!!

Love, Sondra
(AKA, Cottonwood Daughter)

***one more thought***
If any of you ladies or gents have any memories of Cottonwood that you'd like to share...send us an e-mail/snail-mail/picture... pretty much anything. We would love hear your stories, things you bought and decorated with, or any thoughts you have or have had while coming into Cottonwood.

3 comments:

every day is a gift... said...

i will miss cottonwood...all of it! the 'stuff,' the smiling faces, midnight madness & the ideas i 'stole' for my own shabby chic home! esp. vern, in reconnecting w/ you! blessedness! Esther

Anonymous said...

why oh why did you have to post a pic of your sista 2 weeks after giving birth!!! UGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Consume me... said...

sigh...good post, Sondra. So many memories...means it was a really GOOD thing. Blessings as you each pursue new things...
change is not easy...but you have great memories to take with you!
Love you all!