Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are missing home 🙁 We haven’t been home for almost 2 years and we miss our family terribly. Unfortunatley, plane ticket prices are out of this world expensive so it may be a little longer before we can swing it.
So couples that moved far away from family, what do you miss most (besides seeing your family and being home)?
I miss going to open houses with my dad. My parents live in a fancier neighborhood so my dad and I hit up the open houses on multimillion dollar listings on lazy Sundays…even though we’re not interested in buying. We’ve seen some awesome places and have a great time together. Unfortunately, Darling Husband and I can’t do this in our new location. Not only do we not look like we can buy a million dollar house, but you have to have a realtor to even look at open houses here :(PUB
Post # 3
I miss local foods from where I’m from. I also wish my daughters could be closer with their cousins — and I miss my sisters.
Post # 4
@cooperlove: We just moved from Ontario to Nova Scotia. We will be going back in July for a week, and possibly before that too. I think I miss the feeling of closeness if that makes sense. I still talk on the phone with my parents, but I couldn’t just pop over if I felt like it and it doesn’t feel the same (we used to be about an 8 minute drive from each other). There is a disconnect that I don’t like.
I miss doggy play dates with my sister; I miss my favourite Thai restaurant; I miss our best friends; I miss knowing where everything is and feeling familiar in my neighbourhood; I miss my house; and I miss our usual hiking trails. It’s not all bad and there are lots of things I love, but it is certainly different being in a new province without my family close by. I can tell you what I don’t miss – my FI’s friends 😛
Post # 5
@BoxerLady: Haha! I hear ya! I am so happy my Father-In-Law and BIL can’t just stop over whenever they feel like it like they do back home!
Post # 6
@cooperlove: oh, god. I know that aching feeling well. I miss having coffee with my mom, going fabric shopping with mom and working on projects together, miss seeing the family at get together and casual dinners, I miss knowing I can get in my car and see family in an hour or so. I lived in diff time zone so it’s hard to talk on the phone even. it is so hard.
Post # 7
@stuckinwonderland: yes! The food! I never would have imagined how Much that would speak to home.
Post # 8
We live 24 hours by car from my hometown and about 14 hours from his.
I have to say, it is flat out awesome to not deal with the in-laws!
Post # 9
well im super far from my family, im in mexico (just across the border from texas) and theyre in london! my inlaws are in the next state which i think is quite a nice distance to have them at haha
i miss loads about london! the english sense of humor. well jokes generally i guess, my spanish isnt sophisticated enough to understand jokes really (they often involve word play which is lost on me haha)
having easy access to exotic ingredients from all over the world. i really took it for granted, but here i had to go to 5 supermarkets to find a can of coconut milk i wanted to make a thai curry with (with paste brought from london haha)
having close friends and a midweek glass of wine and a catch up with people.
actually writing all the things i miss is starting to depress me haha. I love my husband and i do enjoy living in mexico mostly
Post # 10
I honestly don’t miss anything. I grew up in TX and now live in CA by San Francisco. The weather, scenery, food, politics, pay, jobs, friends etc is all better here. I actually dread going “home” and always try to convince my family to come and visit me.
Post # 11
I miss just relaxling with my family. Although we always see them when we visit we usually have so much jam packed into our visit that we never just get to sit down and chat or wander around Target (my dad and I used to do this all the time) anymore. I want a trip home where the only plans are to sit around in my PJs and hang out with our families.
Post # 12
I miss the mountains and the lack of humidity.
Southern California, 1,200 miles east to Oklahoma.
Post # 13
I’m from Canada but live in Australia and MAN do I miss Tim Hortons!!! I also miss being able to buy unsweetened applesauce in the grocery store, driving on the right hand side of the road and left side of the car. I miss Christmas actually feeling like Christmas, not 40 degrees and sweating buckets. I miss being able to teach Body Attack at Goodlife. I miss snowboarding a whole big bunch too. I could probably keep going but those are just a few 😛
Post # 14
I miss seeing my friends and family regularly. I miss being really close to the beach.
Post # 15
i, of course, miss my family a lot but luckily we have magicjack and can call them any time for free.
it might sound funny but i really miss ketchup potato chips and sour cream and onion chips. they are great and don’t have them in mexico. when i go home, it’s the first thing my dad hands me. also, whenever someone comes for a visit, they fill one of their carry on bags with chips for me. smartfood popcorn would be on that list too.
Post # 16
I don’t want us to get depressed!!!!!!! Agh! Okay, well I’ll edit this thread!!!
What do we love about our new place!?
I love that we can take road trips and drive places! We’re from Hawaii and are now living in Alabama so we’ve got to experience some awesome things and see some neat places! Plus, I can say I lived in the deep south!!