We are in our new home! It's been a busy week moving, unpacking, & finding new places for all of our things, but we are finally settling in & feeling like this is "home" to us.
We are grateful to live in this neighborhood - I get giddy every time I see a young mom walking a stroller around the lake in our community, a potential friend! The neighborhood was one thing we were particularly choosy about when we bought our house. Not only were we choosing a home, we were choosing a community of people that our children will be surrounded by their whole lives. (at least the plan is to live here forever.) It is a big relief to feel a sense of wholesomeness here that we did not feel in our last neighborhood. We are not used to people waving & saying hello as we drive by, or coming up to introduce themselves. It's a comforting feeling to see how friendly people are around here. I can remember in our last house I was making cookies one night & really needed 2 eggs, but didn't have any. I could not think of one neighbor I felt comfortable asking if I could borrow some, so I drove to the store instead. I already feel like I could ask one or two of our neighbors if I needed some eggs.
I walked Aubrey to the little park at the end of our street today & as I watched her play, I could really picture our future here. I think she is just as happy as we are! She loves exploring all the new rooms & quacking at the ducks when we drive by the lake. She also knows where the new snack cabinet is & visits it regularly.
I don't have any pictures quite yet to show you guys, we are working room by room to get things all set up, so I might just do a post each time we finish a room. We still have a few big things to check off our list - window coverings being number one! It's been interesting to say the least having no blinds or curtains - one of the "cons" of buying a new home, but we will get some soon! We can only crawl around the floor like ninjas ducking under windows for so long. :)