Now that things are settling down here, I can make a real update post.
Things are going well here, Gabe and SarahAnne are both adjusting really well to their new surroundings. George remarked yesterday that the kids both seem more relaxed and happy here, which I'd have to agree with. We have more room and a huge yard to play in. There is a library across the street that we've been to a few times now, a playground across the street that we've gone to everyday we've lived here, and it's quiet here. I think that makes the biggest difference. It's quiet and dark at night, other than the freight trains that come through town every 25 minutes or so, but honestly, we don't even hear the trains anymore. I know that might sound silly, but it's true, we don't hear the trains when they come through, it's just part of the background noise like traffic was at our apartment.
We're trying to get used to everyone being so friendly and "neighborly" here. People will stop on the street to introduce themselves and tell you where they live. The neighbor across the street has a dog named Jake that Gabe and Bits have adopted as their own. The neighbor lets them come across the street and play with him whenever she is outside with the dog. I guess we are going to have to get them a pet of their own so that our neighbor can enjoy hers!
I'm glad we made the decision to move out here, a lot of people were really skeptical of it at first, and I'm sure they still are, but I am confident in our decision to move here; the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Happier children and a more relaxed household...how can that be a bad thing??
Hope you are all doing well...