I love to write, and realized last week that it's been a while since I wrote on-line outside of Facebook blurbs and was surprised it's been more than a few months, and not at all since we've moved; so here I am. Not sure how long it will last, but I'm taking advantage of the quiet that only comes when the boys are asleep. I will truly miss naptime once it gets outgrown...
It has been quite the busy year as we've moved into our new house and new town. Other than the commute to work and added distance to Boston, I love everything about it! The people here are freakishly nice, even when driving (I know, weird!). The town has a lot of events that you mostly find out about when you drive through the center and read it on 1 of 2 banners that run across route 16, proudly displaying the news of the week. And even though there is no real supermarket here we live close to the border and have a Shaw's 2 minutes away.
Our 1st 2 major purchases were a dining room table (hooray for no more TV trays at mealtime!) and a nice swingset for the boys. We have a lot more room to stretch our legs inside and a 1/2 an acre backyard that is nice and level for playing sports and riding their new power wheels jeep. Parents not having to share a bedroom with Nicholas is a huge plus, too! Though there is a lot more to clean, the house feels cleaner now that most of the toys are down in the finished basement (joy!). And, speaking of cleaning, I finally have a dishwasher for the first time in my life!! Yup, it only took me three decades to experience this modern luxury, and I will never take it for granted. I still don't understand why people make a big deal about "doing" the dishes when they have a dishwasher doing it for them. All you're doing is loading and unloading it!
We've certainly had our unfair share of problems that started just 3 weeks into owning this house, but there were so many that that shall perhaps be for another day.