Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Top 10 take 1

Top 10 Things I am going to miss about living in our old house:
(These are in no particular order!)

1. Our Neighborhood - we have the sweetest neighbors! We block off the street every year and have a 4th of July block party. There are lots of kids for the boys to play with as well as some older kids who love my boys and can babysit.

2. Our ward!!!! - There are so many wonderful things about our ward that it would take an entire blog to fill, if you really want to know, give me a call.

3. All of the windows in our house - I love natural sunlight so the 20+ windows we have make me happy.

4. Our nursery - We worked so stinking hard on this room to get it ready when I was pregnant with Samuel. I dreamed up the decor and it turned out better than I had imagined!

5. Being within biking distance from Dairy Queen- We love blizzards! Biking to and from DQ lessens the guilt and the calories a little.

6. I can walk through the house in the dark without running into things - I know this house so well after 7 years I can walk through the house in the middle of the night without turning lights on to get James a drink or Sam a blanket or whatever else they ask for at 2am.

7. Our friends - it is not like we are moving that far away, but when you switch wards and don't see each other each week, you tend to fall out of contact. I will just have to make the effort to keep in touch!
8. This was our first home - this is the first place where I really felt at home here in Philly. This is where we brought our boys when they were born. This house has so many memories and I am sad to leave it behind.

9. The tree in our back yard - the leaves turn the most amazing color of red in the fall!

10. The character of our house - this house was built sometime between 1900-1920 (we're not really sure when) and has a lot of really cool details. It has the gorgeous 3-4" trim around all the doors, windows and doorways. There are hardwood floors throughout the house with a cool pattern inlaid around the edges in a darker wood. We have the original glass doorknobs on the doors and the closets have clothes hooks from when people only had a couple of outfits.

1 comment:

The Whitings in Philly said...

Hey Erin, just looking through your blog. It looks like things are coming together in your new house...it really looks great. What a funny story about the truck getting stuck. Anyway, I just noticed that you had the same border/theme in your nursery that we just put up in Nathan's room - Malawi bedding, right? It is really cute. We're enjoying it too. I don't even want to think about having to redecorate in a year when we move!!