as we’re walking away …

Ok, so the song actually goes …

 … “Now I’m falling in love as she’s walking away” …

But it was really all I could think of when I took this picture.

This is the last view I had of our humble Curacao abode as we were walking out of the yard at the house in Curacao and packing up the taxi to head to the airport.

And all I could think of was this Zac Brown Band song.

And all I could feel is that I’m totally “falling in love as she’s walking away”.

In love with the experience we had on the island of Curacao.  Even getting caught in a downpour while on one of my last lunches with my friend Liz.

In love with having friends … I might be worrying a little about the making new friends aspect of the move right now.  :/

In love with the fact that we had an experience living on the island of Curacao.

That we took the time to travel the area and farther south to many places we had always talked about going.  Like Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Costa Rica.

In love with my husband.  Like seriously, madly, dizzy-in-the-head in love with that man.

In love with our ability to pack up and ship out with smiles on our faces, love in our hearts and a hefty supply of humor.  And know we’re only headed to bigger and better things.  And fun new adventures.  And exciting new experiences.  Not that the girls would have considered the whole airport thing an ‘exciting new experience’.  #sorrygirls

And challenges.  And obstacles.

How will I make new friends?

What will I do?

Will people like me?

Ack!  Ok, so I’m not totally in love with that part.

But this whole whirlwind of a moving process has just filled me with such a sense of peace.  We don’t ever know what’s coming.  We can only make the most of every space we’re in, when we’re in it.  I’m in love with Curacao.  I’m in love with the idea of Key West. And I’m in love with the space between … the space we are in right now.

Marley … notsomuch.  This picture was the best case of luck but pretty much sums up how Marley has been reacting to all of this change.

I hope you are finding peace in your space today.  That’s all I really wanted to say.  :)

And if you want to read about the moving journey so far you can read about us getting on the road againgetting our move onhow we fly with 2 dogs and the last 12 things to do before you move.
And I have a new obsession … it’s called Instagram … and I. Am. Addicted.  :)  We’re exploring Key West.

Admiring the view.

And gettin’ ready for the game.  Go Patriots!


  1. Nancy Carr says

    Karah, I love reading your blog every time I see it. Every time we move we open ourselves to much more growth. I am excited for you and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful experiences. Peace

  2. Kristy says

    Karah…so happy that you can leave Curacao with such love. Thank you for bringing me a little part of where my dad spent some time in the military. I love reading your blog everyday…you are not fake..rather you are so down to earth and real. I love those furry babies too so don’t forget pictures when you land in your spot in Key West!! You will be fine..How could someone NOT want to be friends with you??

    • says

      It’s such a small world to think that your father was on the island as well. Such a special place to have called home. Now to figure out the next stop … the girls are adjusting so well, it’s really amazing to think they are almost 11 and 12 years old. :)

  3. says

    I would so love for you to move into MY area as welcoming a friend like you would be a truly wonderful thing. You’ll do fine and the folks there in Key West are lucky to receive you! I loved sharing this last look back with you, and look forward to following along as you chronicle your upcoming adventures.

  4. says

    I’m sure with your terrific attitude to your new adventure, you will have no problem making friends. Take the dogs for a walk and before you know it you will meet lots of other “dog people”. Good luck on your move and i look forward to your posts so I can live vicariously through you.

  5. says

    Aw, sweet Karah, you will make new friends, no doubt about it… just be your usual easy-going self! So in awe of your free spirits — you will never regret all your travels and worldly experiences. So happy to be along for YOUR ride!! Thanks for sharing ~ xo Heidi

  6. says

    Key West sounds like another wonderful Island! What kind of job do I need for that kind of island hopping? 😉 All the best for your new start! Enjoy your space between!

  7. andrea cammarata says

    I know that you will be perfect wherever you are! You are a special kind of person that makes the best of every situation…now look at that furry face…who couldn’t love it…I am sure the M&M gang is going to do just fine : ) extra hugs for them and wishing you all that is good in life! hugs…

  8. Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D says

    For reasons that are too heart-breaking to blog about, our family is “in between” right now. Your post has encouraged me to list my own “looking forward to’s” and some “not so looking forward to’s” in my heart.

    I can’t wait to see what Key West has in store for you.
    Or, more accurately…
    What YOU have in store for Key West!

    ~ Dana

  9. says

    what a sweet post!!! and can ijust say having met you in person, you are a warm person- funny and friendly and easy going. i can not imagine you not making friends. you’re magnetic and will be just fine!

  10. says

    You wil make friends! Heck, if you can make blog-friends, then for you sure you can make real, in person friends when you have an actual drink in front of you. Can’t wait to see you at Haven:)

  11. says

    Karah, I’ve always loved reading your blog, full of your adventures, dogs, travels, beautiful pictures, humor and friendships. You’re like an online friend I haven’t met. One thing I doubt you have to worry about is people liking you. I wish I could be your neighbor :-)

  12. says

    Hope everything went better with your move than with the Pat’s game… : (

    Poor pups- but I’m sure once they’ve had a good sniff around and know nothing all too terrible has happened because mom and dad still are right there- they’ll be fine! : )

    • says

      Ugh … that darn Pats game. :( So far so good with the move, we are still full on in transition, but settling in as much as we can. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. says

    Now that we are at the tail end of our stay in our home, and that feels real, I find myself weepy. It’s sad to leave places where you’ve got such nice memories. But I just keep trying to look ahead to all the good things ahead of us, and not focus so much on what we are leaving behind. Easier said than done sometimes. Hang in there. :)

  14. says

    It must have been so bittersweet when looking back at your house…the house you created so many memories in…so many projects like that wonderful bed on your “roof”….You my dear will make so many new friends…that is because you are so kind and a person who has never met a stranger…as soon as one meets you, they can see the kind heart radiating from you…This move was meant to be!!…

  15. says

    I think you have the perfect perspective to move on and move forward without losing touch with what you leave behind. Your new friends are going to love you, and I have a hunch they’ll be finding you, not the other way around :-) Big smiles to your next adventure! xo


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