Sunday, August 5, 2012

Random Recent Photos and Life Update

We've been in our new home a little over a week now.  So far, we LOVE it!  This area is very nice, and there's lots to do.  Everyone in our neighborhood has been kind.  We go to church with a few of the families around here, and our new ward family has been very welcoming.  We've used the community pool everyday, and as a result Tralee has become quite a little swimmer.  Hunter also seems to be warming up to the water!  Tralee's school is right behind our house, and we've played basketball, climbed on the playground, and rode our bikes several times on the school grounds.  There are bike/walking trails all around us which have been well utilized.  Our new home location is close to everything, and we're settling in quite nicely.

I was worried about a few things when we decided to make this house our home.  One worry was the fact that we're in a townhouse, and I was concerned about the whole sound factor.  I really didn't want to disturb or be disturbed by our neighbors, but I honestly haven't heard a peep from them.  I talked to some other residents, some who have lived here since these homes were built, and they've never heard their neighbors either. . .some of which had newborns.  They must have built these homes well, and included some nice soundproofing barriers!  Hooray!  The other issue I had was the fact that we didn't have a fenced in yard for Corky.  That hasn't really been too bad either.  The kids love taking her for walks, and there are A LOT of grassy areas in our neighborhood.  It's nice to go on little walks with the kids, and Corky loves the exercise.  Also, we live on an end unit and our yard area is quite large, so no problems!  Lastly, this place is a little smaller than our last home.  I wasn't sure about squeezing into smaller square footage, but it also forced me to go through and purge a lot of things we don't need.  That's been so nice!  Plus, the overall look of this house is nicer than our old place.  We gave up square footage, but gained a more custom look.  Overall, my concerns haven't really been relevant!  Score!

So, here are some recent pics since the move:

Hunty playin' some b-ball outside of the school.

Tralee wanted to dress up and go eat at a fancy restaurant.  This was her outfit of choice.

After dinner we parked downtown and walked to a frozen yogurt place.

I was happy to be on a family date, can you tell?

Eating yummy Aspen Leaf fro-yo
Before church today.  I can't believe how big my kiddies are getting!!

We still have a lot of unpacking/organizing to do, but this place is starting to feel like home.

1 comment:

Krista Hegstrom said...

Looks like your new place is lots of fun! SO glad! It was good seeing you at the reunion!