Aiden and Aubrey are loving the new house. When our household goods arrived, it was like Christmas morning--tearing open boxes of toys we hadn't seen in a couple of months. Aiden has even made a few friends on the block. There is a little boy, Jake, who lives 2 doors down from us that is the same age and the same size as Aiden. The two could be brothers--they both have blond hair and blue eyes and are skinny little guys that never stop moving. And there is another boy, Chris, across the street who is also 5 that Aiden has befriended. And his newest friend, Trent, who is 7 and is as active and silly as he is. Brad and I are beginning to make friends in the neighborhood, as well, so this new place is finally starting to feel like "home" and not just another stop on the perpetual road trip we Parkers call 'life.'
Here are a few pics of the new place. There is still work to be done--we've got a few furniture pieces to buy still (a desk and coffee table for the living room, bar stools for the kitchen), but you can see it taking shape. If you're in the Austin area, give us a call and come see the place for yourself--we'd love a visit from our friends and family!
The "before" pictures: this is how it looked less than 2 weeks ago.
The "after" pics. We've come along way, but still have some work to do!
My favorite part of this house:
a "real" front porch, with room for a sitting area.
AND it has a huge covered back porch, complete with ceiling fans!