Even though I will miss my fabulous kitchen in my old house, we are so excited about this move. For years we have wanted to move closer to the city. The little rural town that we lived in was a great place to raise a family, but now that the kids are grown, and we are no longer tied to a particular school district…. we are really excited about this next phase of our lives! My husband has been commuting an hour and a half each way to work for over 15 years, his commute is less than half of that now, which means more leisure time for him and more together time for us. For the first time in our married lives, we finally live near restaurants, shops, movie theaters, coffee shops and so much more!
When we got married, we each had two kids from our previous marriages, so we started out together with a full family, since all of the kids lived with us full time. For years we have looked forward to a time when we could do things together just the two of us, and now that time is finally here, we are going to be taking full advantage of all that this new area has to offer! No empty nest syndrome here! We are opening a New Door and jumping right on through it! I’m looking forward to spontaneous dinners out, shopping at the local barn sales (there are quite a few around here!), going to the movies on a rainy Saturday, hopping on the train to D.C. to check out the Museums and Galleries, and going to the various local festivals! Of course we’ll be spending lots of time decorating our new house too, (I’ll be sharing lots of photos soon, so stay tuned for that!) and everything that we need, paint, hardware, lumber etc., is now just a hop, skip and a jump away! We’ve only been here a week but I feel different somehow. I think a move can do that for you, it’s like a fresh start. I feel a little lighter and freer and I’m looking forward to many happy years in our new home.
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