One of the most exciting things about this year has been a move to our new home in Lakeland, TN. It is just about 10 minutes from our old house but closer to Matt's family and still close to mine as well. We are trilled with our new neighborhood and home. We closed on July 3rd and moved in shortly thereafter. We had so much help from our family and friends, I can't even begin to thank them! Ashley and JT (my sister and bro-in-law) came in town and along with Matt's sister, Kim, and brother in law, Josh, and our parents, the guys did a TON of manual labor! In one day they loaded up all our furniture from our old house and unloaded it in our new house. WOW! What a blessing to have them help! Of course we lived among boxes for a bit but soon we were settled into our new home.
Here are a few of our favorite things about our new neighborhood and house:
-Large neighborhood with lots of kids
-Great public schools (with the Elementary school literally inside our neighborhood and walking distance from our house!)
-A community pool about 4 or 5 houses down from ours
-More than enough room in our house for our growing family and visitors!
-Room for entertaining
-Great small city of Lakeland with walking trails and parks to enjoy
-Driving home, walking along the sidewalks or looking out the window to see deer hanging out!
|Daddy and Taylor at the pool|
|Swimming in the backyard to cool off on a hot Memphis summer day|
|Who needs a swimsuit when you are in your backyard?!?!|
|Taylor enjoying some of her toys in the driveway|
I know we will fill this new home with so many great memories. We are so very blessed to be able to move into such a lovely place! And now that we are settled and have more room we are ready for visitors!