Sunday, May 1, 2011

Moving on

It is time for us to say goodbye to our current home and move on with another family adventure.

We have spent 4 happy years living at McCormicks Creek. We love it here. The house is nice and the location couldn't get much better, with the beautiful meadow and seldom patronized trails, literally in our back yard. This is the house where we brought home our baby girl and where we have made memories far too numerous to count. That being said, we always knew this would only be a temporary landing pad for our family. With the position Corey has, moving comes with the job. If you want to move up, you end up moving from one park to another to gain experience and get to be where you want to be. Rental houses on the properties are a perk but also a requirement of the job. Managers are required to live on property so as to be able to quickly respond to keep an eye on things and quickly respond to emergencies. I think since the houses are not "ours", in the back of our minds we always see our current home as temporary. Just a pitstop on our life adventure, and we are okay with that. When this opportunity came about, a chance to work on a reservoir property in an area we love, we decided to take it.

We have been quite lucky in the 2 houses we have lived in so far. At Potato Creek, we practically lived in the woods FAR away from any other homes and enjoyed the visiting wildlife. The house we live in now suits our needs quite well and the big yard and meadow provide lots of room for Lily to play and explore.

As it turns out, our move won't be a far one. We are moving to Monroe Reservoir, which is just on the other side of Bloomington, only about 40 minutes from here. We love Bloomington and are glad to be staying close to the friends we have made down here in southern Indiana.

Our new home is on a peninsula of Lake Monroe with only woods between the house and the water. When the leaves are off the trees, there is a beautiful overlook view of the lake from the living and bedrooms. The house has a nice big rec-room style basement and a highly coveted woodstove, something we really missed when we moved out of our Potato house. The lake beach is just a short walk down the road, which I predict is something Lily is just going to LOVE. I predict seeing much less of both Corey and his bass boat in the near future.

Our official move date is sometime around the middle of June. One thing I am NOT looking forward to is all that packing. Oy!


Nanny said...

yes, life so far has definitely been an adventure for you. Memories indeed. I will always remember that house in Spencer. It was the first time we came to visit you after Lily's adoption. I fell in love with the house and the property. Everything was so beautiful. But yes, life goes on. Look forward to visiting the new place and making more new memories.

Aimee said...

I'm glad it's settling out for you. I didn't know you were at Potato Creek before here. We love it there--that's where we stay when we visit our friends in SB.

Let me know if there's anything we can do to help.