The house is so BIG and bright and especially after our tiny house in Oregon it feels really good to spread out. The boys are sharing a room but the girls each have their own, we have a huge finished basement with lots of natural light and a guest bedroom, and for the first time in two years we have a master bedroom to ourselves! We are on a quiet street tucked way at the back of an established neighborhood. The house needs paint inside and maybe some new bathrooms down the road, but overall it is just perfect for us inside and out. We are feeling very very blessed to have all this, in our home state no less. The kids and I really have been having a good time getting to know the place and the town and surrounding areas, being in a part of the state I never knew well. We've been feeling quite lucky to now have civilization so close at hand - Panera Bread! A mall! Target! Restaurants! Did I ever mention how very remote our last town was? I have new found appreciation for, um, commerce, I guess you could say.
Anyway, I've rambled longer than I intended to tonight. I'll try to be back sooner with some more pictures of our summer so far. Hope you all are enjoying a lovely one as well!