Where are you from and what's it like? What type of home do you live in?
I'm in San Juan Capistrano, CA. There's a well known mission/historic district down the street which is what SJC is known for. I absolutely love it here and feel so blessed to own a home in such a cool little city! We live in a 2 story house with no yard but two great patios with lots of space to run around. Three bedrooms, but since we homeschool we have one room set up for that. So all 3 boys share a cracker box of a room, which they are fine with for now. Our house is tiny but I don't mind. We have all we need...although a new kitchen would be sweeeeet.
And...just throwing this out there...I'm a photographer (amateur) and if anyone lives close enough, I will totally do a maternity session for you for free! I've done 4 or 5 maternity shoots this past year and I have really enjoyed them and would love to get more practice.
:: packs up her house and family...on the next flight::
I live in Australia, in a little country town in Victoria. We live out of town a bit on 15 acres in the bush. It's so very peaceful, but very busy if that makes sense. We are on solar power, septic system and tank water. Love it.
Harry - (Dec 05) Miller - (Feb 09)
Missed M/C (Dec 07)
Ectopic (Mar 12)
Baby #3 due Oct 1st!!
We live about an hour outside of Washingon, DC in a single family, 2 story home in a pretty quiet suburban neighborhood. We have a small, fenced backyard with a little tiny vegetable garden and a cheap wooden swing set for the kids. Our house is pretty good sized... four bedrooms. Would love to finish the basement next year... I really want a homeschool/arts/craft room and we need a guest bedroom since we live far away from family and host family/friends about 6-8 times a year it seems.
Someday, we would love to move back to the West coast where all our family lives and have some acreage and a few farm animals and a nice big garden and a small orchard.
We're in Tucson, AZ in a mostly Mexican neighborhood (I hear roosters!). Our house backs onto the community elementary school playground/field, though, which does give us a little bit of a feeling of space, but right now our backyard is dog land anyway. We did put a garden and patio in the side yard, though. Our house is a little 1940s bungalow with white walls and colorful, vaulted ceilings. It's teeny tiny, but laid out well and feels bigger than it is (unless you're trying to store something...) The kids will share DD's tiny room once baby ages out of sharing with us and DD is old enough to handle the top of a bunk bed.
We love it here. Tucson is a funky, laid back town, and we really love a lot about the desert southwest. We do have pipe dreams of living somewhere more rural, but who knows what life will hold.