It's hard to believe that our family has been at the 'lakehouse' for one year. It's as if we've lived here forever. To say we're lucky is an understatement, maybe because I don't believe in luck and maybe because after all those moves (you can read about them here,) we've finally found home.
This backyard view, the inhabitants of our space (like "Caesar" the eagle and "Wally" the crane,) the quietness of our cul-de-sac. None of this has gotten old. Thank goodness.
Our family recently re-watched "We Bought A Zoo" with Matt Damon. The first time we watched it, we were in the process of daydreaming about living at the lake. The lakehouse was our zoo, our adventure, our vision of home with our kids.
At that time our vision included a trampoline, basketball hoops and fishing boat. (Two out of three ain't bad.)
Now we foresee berry bushes and homegrown herbs, more of a communing with Mother Nature if you will.
On Sunday, we welcomed this new family, awww...
As we celebrate our home-anniversary, we continue to recognize how blessed we've been as a family. :)