I know it's only been a month but I really do love our home and I'm so happy we moved here. In honor of our one month houseiversary I thought I would share what specifically I love about my new house. Maybe I'll share the things I don't love about it in another post because yes there are things I don't love about it.
**I love that we now live in a neighborhood. At the condo we lived 1 mile off of I-95 and another major road so there really wasn't a neighborhood around us and the closest one to us wasn't the nicest. We now live at the end of a long street surrounded by cute houses, playgrounds and woods. We are always seeing people out jogging, pushing strollers and walking their dogs. It's a very family friendly area.
**I love our neighbors, everyone that we've met so far has been so friendly and helpful. Most of them are couples in their 30's and 40's with young kids. The kids all seem to be really friendly and well behaved. And they all love our cats and come over asking if the cats can come out to play. HA!
**Our view. I've written about it before but we can't get over how great our view is of the water. In the afternoons we get to watch the crew teams from the local schools practice rowing down the river and it's just so quiet and peaceful.
**Stairs. This is probably an odd thing to love and I know many people would feel differently but I love living in a 3 level house with stairs. Not only does it make the house seem bigger but I actually enjoy the extra exercise, especially on the weekends when I feel I go up and down the stairs 25 times a day. I realize this will get old quick and once we have a kid I'll probably hate it but for now my legs are getting a much needed workout.
**Eating at the dining room table. Yes this is probably another odd thing to love. In our condo we rarely ate at the dining room table because when we did we couldn't see the t.v. and
**Decorating together. When I moved into Kristian's condo it was pretty much all furnished/decorated. Yes I made some changes here and there but it was mainly HIS style. In the new place we've been able to decorate together and really make it OUR style.
**More space. With three levels and multiple rooms we have plenty of room to spread out and get away from each other when need be. Let's be honest even the closest couples need their alone time. And while I sometimes miss us hanging out ALL the time at home it's nice to be able to go to our own spots and just relax, watch what we want to on t.v. and recharge. I think it will definitely help our marriage last :)
**Room to entertain. It was tough having more than a few people over at one time at the condo, but here we have plenty of room. We've already had a few visitors and I love being able to show people our new house. We also plan to have a housewarming party soon and we've talked about hosting a Christmas and Superbowl party later in the year.
That's just a short list, I'm sure it will grow the longer we live there.
What do you love most about where you live?