Friday, June 26, 2009

getting settled...


OK..so we have been residents of the beautiful suburbs of Washington DC for three weeks now and I must admit ~ I AM LOVING!!!! Our house, the area, and best of all - our family finally united 7 days a week - I am praying that we never have to move back to northeastern PA...it is "almost" everything I ever dreamed of. We are finally getting settled. For me - the hardest part is keeping this house clean. With now living in double the square footage from our old house in PA, I can't seem to keep up. We talked about getting some help to come in (which I did have in PA) but I am wanting to see if I can do it on my own (which I am hoping that by next week, I'll have a "schedule" of what needs to be done when). I will be taking some photos of the inside once we return from a visit to Grandma's in PA this weekend. I did manage to get some outside shots of the house and our fabulous front porch. The girls are loving it here as well and the only thing that I am not liking about the area is how expensive "going-out-to-eat" is!!! (our bills has doubled since our move, but I guess that goes with the territory).



Now...onto the photos!










Don't you just love the Ancient Chinese Soldiers statues! I have been endlessly looking for some giant Foo Dogs to grace the entrance of our patio but I just couldn't find "exactly" what I wanted. Once I saw these, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted...and thanks to my husband...I got them!
I will have some photos of our trip to the zoo this past weekend while Papa and Grandma C. came up for a visit! With only living minutes away, it is the perfect way to spend an afternoon (and best of all - the pandas were very active that day!)

9 comments:

Desiree' said...

Found your blog through Keisha. (love her!!) Anyway we also just moved to DC from MI and have two girls adopted from China (4 and 2) We are paperchasing for our third daughter from China (age 8 mths)
Would love to meet up...

Jodee Leader said...

So glad to hear things are going well. It looks like the girls are enjoying your new property. It looks fabulous!

Jodee Leader said...

P.S. I can't wait to see the inside too!

Naenay1012 said...

Nice house! Where did you get the Ancient Chinese Soldiers? They are neat.

LaLa said...

LOVE IT!! so happy you are settling in : )

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

So good to see a post from you girl!! Looks like you are all settled in.....and LOVING LIFE!!

Hope we can catch up soon:)

Miss Ya,

Lisa

Courtney said...

Love your new house. I am so glad you are adjusting well and loving the area!

amy said...

Sooo happy for you!! WE love the DC area!

Sue said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! The foo dogs would have been cool, but those Xian soldiers are just awesome! What a wonderful porch to enjoy. So glad to hear you are settling in and loving it!