Did I mention that we had moved on the Wednesday before we left for the SI (South Island) on the Friday? Well we did. Granted it was very simple and only took a few car trips to get our suitcases and what few things - wooden spoons, skillet, dolls - we have amassed to the new house about 5 minutes from the other house. So we moved, we packed and off we went. We returned. We unpacked. We settled in. The girls started back to school and Adrian back to work and I began making our home homely. When we first saw the new house there was some terrific art on the walls and it was sunny and warm outside. The house is larger, has more yard/garden space and 3, yes, THREE, bathrooms (one even has a large bathtub!!!). Happy family!!! When we moved in the art had been removed and it was still sunny and warm. OK a great reason to by some art! (We found a great artist on the SI trip - but don't let me spoil the next chapter.)
|one of the patios|
|roses still blooming!|
Adrian continues to walk to work. It is quite a bit further so he has been happily listening to books on his i-phone - the walk seems to take no time at all according to him.
|hydrangea by laundry line|
We have decided to stay on another year here. We are all happy about the decision and excited that it will give ya'll more time to come over! We have plenty of room now! So that is the update on our lives. Now back to the SI saga...