I had two. I think I lived in them for about the same amount of time. They were vastly different. The first was at a little lake community. It was a small, two bedroom that had a den converted into a third bedroom, which was mine. It was amazing, it had a fireplace, and it's own private exit, and was huge. My parents had a teeny tiny bedroom. I don't know why they let me have the big one, but they did, and I loved it.
When we moved, we moved into a very typical house in a typical development. It is nice enough, but it didn't have the fun stuff like the other one. I did have my own bathroom, but that was because my brother used my parents' which I think is weird. It does have a killer pool though that I used a ton last year while pregnant and even after DD was born and I cannot wait to use with her this summer! Oh, and a really nice backyard that we actually used as our wedding reception site.
My parents are divorced, and I spent most of my time with my dad... He and my step-mom still live there. It is a 1600 sq/ft tri-level, white, w/ black trim and shudders. GIGANTIC yard (gawd, I hated mowing that thing as a teenager!), lots of rose bushes out front. It was on the small side for a family of 5, but it holds so many wonderful memories and the one word everyone uses to describe it over and over again is "cozy." And it really is...it's very comfortable, and the type of house you feel at home in immediately.
My parents are toying with the idea of moving...and I will be so sad if they do. We all are so attached to it.
We moved a lot when I was growing up. (I am counting how many houses we lived in right now...hold on...) Ten different houses/apartments. That's in 5 different states, and 3 different countries. The one we lived in longest....probably in Illinois. My twin and I shared a room no matter where we lived. I get the houses confused sometimes in my head.
My husband's family moved around a lot too. We would like to stay put in one house for our kids....but we both love the adventure of new places so I doubt we will.
My parents have lived in the house I was raised in since 1975. They bought it as a ranch, and in 1987 they put a second level on it. The location is absolutely perfect - walking distance to the elementary school, a lake behind their house where I took swim lessons, parks nearby. It was a great place to grow up, and now take DD. The best part is that my best friend grew up right across the street, and her parents still live there, too. We now have DD's that are 12 days apart.
I'm hoping we can stay in our house for the long run like I did growing up, and although I love our house its not in a great school district, so we'll see.
After 3 failed Clomid+TI cycles, DD was conceived with IUI#1
Clomid 50 mg + IUI#1 = BFP, m/c and D&C at 7w1d
Clomid 50mg + IUI#2 = BFN
Clomid 100mg + IUI#3 = BFN
Lupron + Follistim + IVF#1 = 11ER, 10M, 10F, ET of 1 expanded BBA 5-day blast, 2 Frosties. BFP! Beta 10/13 = 264! Beta 10/15 = 702! EDD 6/21/14