Monday, March 12, 2012

A glimpse of summer....

This weekend was one of the best I've been able to experience in the house thus far.

It's been a bit of a challenge, mostly because well....we always seem to have someone living with us.  We haven't had the opportunity to just be us.  Not to say that our houseguest is a burden, it's just that it's hard to have our own normal little family life, you know what I mean?  And truthfully, it seems like this isn't going to end anytime soon, but I digress.....

This weekend, G and I snuck out of the house for a few minutes while the kids were up playing together and our houseguest was inside - and we went in the hot tub for the first time.  It was awesome!!  I can't believe we waited that long.  Not just being in the hot tub which in of iteself was unbelievable, but the view in our backyard....the quiet of the woods, the night sky....we have our own slice of nature, our little piece of decadence -- and it's really ours!!   Let me tell you, the glass of red wine I had afterwards never tasted so good....the hot water from the hot tub just makes you all warm and cozy, ready for bed.  Even though today was really warm - it wasn't so warm the other night, but getting out of the tub, you don't even feel the slightest bit chilly.  It almost made us wish for snow.  ALMOST.....

Then yesterday, we took the kiddies hiking on our street.  We saw a sign further down the street mentioning hiking trails; so, off we went.  Who knew that right on our street was a path that leads to a private pond with picnic tables?  A little woodsy paradise for us to explore, right in our neighborhood.  Then after, we explored the trails behind our house....where we found hawk nests, and all sorts of other cool things.  The PERFECT roasting marshmellow sticks are everywhere.  I can't wait to use the firepit!

I am so happy that we waited and didn't end up getting the house that we "loved loved loved" before.  Timing is everything, and clearly - this was the house we were meant to buy.

I hope the kids love it as much as we do.

1 comment:

Chatelaine said...

Sounds like a piece of heaven. So happy you found your dream home.