Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Home Sweet House

In the craziness of birthdays and leggie anniversaries I have not been able to update you on our move. We are moving. The Meyers family has found a perfect and fabulous little house to call home. Pictures are coming soon.

The background:
Michael and I have lived in a very nice apartment for 5 years now. It is not small and it is not dumpy but it is an apartment. We live on the fourth floor, the top. It has vaulted ceilings and is quite large (about 1000 square feet). There is an elevator and it is a very new and clean building. We live in a fantastic neighborhood that we adore. The problem is that we have no yard, no green space, no garden. We have several parks close, a few in walking distance but it doesn't feel the same as letting your kids lose in the back yard.

For a while we have been talking about finding a house to reside in. We have looked at many and considered a few. Michael, if you didn't know this already, is very picky. His favorite phrase when looking at a house for the first time is, "it's a dump" or just simply, "dumpy". Well, the first words he uttered upon seeing our new house was, "we'll take it".

The House:
Located conveniently a mile northeast of our current residence, the house is in the charming Maple Leaf district of Seattle (north of Greenlake). It is a 1930s Craftsman style with a large yard, fenced back yard, cute flower beds, new upgrade to the place and a super duper daylight basement with a huge playroom for the kids.

The Drag:
Moving with two two year old toddlers.


Lizzie said...

Niki and Michael I am so excited for you both! The kids are going to love having a back yard. We moved when Emma was three and P & G were 15 months for the same reason, more space, good schools etc, we got packers in and it was brilliant, cut our stress levels by half I reckon. That what we want a stress free Mummy! Good luck for the shift, I will be thinking of you all.

Jenna said...

I LOVE the new header pic!!! What sweet faces!

twin power mommy said...

YAY!!! moving is always an exciting time.
Hopefully it won't be too much of a hassle. My girls were 18 months old when we moved into our new home. It took a bit of coordinating, but it wasn't too scary.

And i, too, LOVE the new header pic!
the kiddos look great!