A few weeks ago we moved from our apartment to a house just a few blocks away. It has been nothing short of glorious! We have a large yard, a patio, a covered area for hanging clothes (extremely useful during this rainy season), four bedrooms upstairs, two bathrooms including a real bathtub, and a full-size kitchen. We are so thankful!
We now have plenty of space to host people (which we do a lot when our staff have to come to the city). We also separated the girls for the first time since Hazel was just two months old. I was a little torn about this but it's given Ellie the chance to wake up in the morning and not wake up Hazel. And vice versa. We'll put them back together at some point, but for now, we're enjoying being able to sleep in just a little bit more every day.
The only glitch with this house is that there's a possibility that the owners will be selling it this Spring. We're praying the buyers will continue to rent to us. It would be very difficult to find a house like this with a yard and this much space, so pray with us, please!
Here are a few reasons we love this house:
|We chalk almost every day.|
|We have a large front patio, partially covered, which means we can play outside rain or shine.|
|We found a perfect indoor place to hang a hammock under our stairs.|
|Our living room.|
|I will never take for granted having a yard again (I hope).|
|Here's the view when you enter our gate. The front of our house.|
|The side of our house.|
|Hazel's favorite spot in the house: this bottom step. She especially enjoys eating snacks here.|