We are here!
We have all our stuff in this adorable little house (or in storage) and have settled in.
The house is within walking distance of downtown and is about a seven minute drive out to the big lake. The girls are getting used to their new surroundings and we are meeting more people, slowly as time passes.
I have decided that for now, the hardest part about uprooting your family is the gap between missing old friends and meeting new friends.
That is where we seem to lie at the moment. We have met some amazing people here but they cannot fill the hole of the relationships that were built over long years and many momentous occasions. Deep friendships don’t develop overnight, but it would be nice if they did.
Here are some pictures of our new digs:
I have never seen a more adorable house.
this is the kitchen in the morning, great and happy lighting
the living room
The girls each have their own rooms across from the living room.
The town’s grocery store owner is kindly allowing us to stay in his old house since him and his family moved out a while ago.
We are so blessed to live in a place that most people can only vacation. We can go to the beach at 4:00 on a Tuesday afternoon and have the place to ourselves. And we don’t have to head back to the cities on Sunday night.
We met a family of four today at the local beach. The family loves coming up for a few weeks every summer to stay in their cabin. When they were first married they had contemplated moving up North but they didn’t “pull the trigger.” Now they have two boys, 12 and 15 and it would be too hard to start over, mostly for the kids with school and friends. The mom said that they regret it and congratulated us on making the big move when it would be the easiest on the kids….
We feel blessed to be in this beautiful place. It won’t be flowers and bunnies all the time (especially when it is -45 degrees below zero) but we are ready to make this town our new home.