in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sarah does not live in a normal house, but in a mansion, she is my next door neighbor. The mansion is in a big neighborhood called Oakwood Estates. It is equipped with a swimming pool and two tennis courts in their backyard. We attend St. Matthews’ School – which is down the street. Sarah’s parents grew up in the French Quarter, before it was so dangerous like it is today. She has a sister who is fourteen and a brother who is four. For fun Sarah has a lemonade stand where she sells scrumptious lemonade and cookies. With this money she buys Beanie Babies. Kristen Parker is our other best friend. We are inseparable, like peas and carrots. In Sarah’s spare time she likes to play tennis, swim, shop and play with her friends. Sarah has long black hair that she keeps it braided, she is normal size for her age (7), and she has the prettiest smile and she is also an American. She loves to buy her clothes at the Limited Too and Gap Kids because they always have the clothes that are in style. We have had plenty of memories together so let Sarah tell you about the time that Katie and I, almost had to move across town.
“The Time Katie Almost had to Move Across Town”
It was a dreary rainy afternoon; Kristen and Katie were over at my house playing when Katie broke the bad news to us. She told us that her mom was going to have triplets and since their house was not large enough they would have to move across town to a larger house. We were startled! We have been best friends and neighbors since we were babies and we were not going to be separated now.
Katie’s parents found the perfect house across town that they thought would be big enough for their family. They thought that it would be the perfect house to raise their family in, but they really wanted the Stuart’s house, a house down the street. If the Stuart’s house went up for sale they would definitely buy it.
Katie and I were so upset. We kept on begging Katie’s parents to talk to the Stuart’s about selling their house. They thought that the Stuart’s were not ready to sell. Little did they know that the Stuart’s had been quietly talking about selling their home.
Later on during that week Katie’s parents were talking to the Stuart’s about their move. The Stuart’s mentioned that they wanted to move to a smaller house somewhere in the neighborhood. Their kids were off at college and they didn’t need that much room anymore. When Mr. and Mrs. Hughes heard this they told the Stuarts that they wanted to buy their house, and that they could buy their house. In other words buy eachother’s house. The Stuart’s loved the idea and they both got the house that they wanted. Katie called me as soon as they told her the wonderful news. She was very cheerful and happy. Katie and I had a tea party with our beanie babies to celebrate the good news.