In October we finalized a long decision we had been throwing around......to move back West. Our quest began in June 2011 when we thought we would just buy a foreclosed/short sale house to rent out and make money from....then that turned in to finding a home where the girls could grow up without an insane city life and to let them be kids and enjoy being kids. I was too afraid to let them out where we lived .... I'm just over paranoid let's say!
So .... our first house started here:
Beautiful end of the cul-de-sac house with two driveways and a two car garage plus a side drive on the house. Back yard with a patio and yard.
we finalized here:
We have never met nicer people anywhere we have lived. We know at least 15 neighbors very well and we only knew 2 in MD after living there almost 5 years. My parents are included in that!!! We had more visitors during the first few months bringing us food and goodies and welcoming us to the neighborhood then I could have dreamed. It is amazing to walk outside and see NON-PUNK kids having fun and playing and waving to us.
Anyway, we're still getting used to it...I think I'm the only parent that walks her child to school....all the kids just go by themselves. It's amazing.....we absolutely love it and couldn't ask for a better place to raise the girls.