We live in a historic district where homes were built in the early 1900's and are beautifully restored. Our neighborhood is very quiet, has so much green space with trees, ponds and parks that one would never guess it is in a bustling city. Families push strollers, walk dogs and stop to say hello. We meet at the ponds to watch our kids feed the ducks and enjoy a cup of coffee together. We have a tree swing in our yard, one that is filled with rabbits, birds and squirrels. We have even seen the neighborhood fox pass through!
One of our most beloved things is hearing the chiming of the bells of a grand cathedral close by. We walk to museums, libraries, restaurants and theaters. Three universities and four private schools, grades K-12, are within walking distance. A twenty minute drive transports us into horse country where Stacey's parents live on 15 acres. We love that our children will have the experience of both city and country life.
Our house feels like a family home. It is warm and inviting, with windows filling it with light. We gather in the kitchen and enjoy hosting family and friends for holidays and parties. We love the fireplace, the cozy sun porch, the great yard, and the patio for summer dinners. We have four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and, with four finished floors to explore, plenty of space to fill with books and toys!
Our families and friends mean the world to us. We are close with our parents who are very loving and supportive. They are thrilled to be doting grandparents and we all have a lot of fun together. Stacey's family lives close by in Maryland while Mark's family lives in Florida and Missouri. We take several trips each year to visit each other. Recently we went on a Disney Cruise and had an amazing time watching the kids have so much fun! We look forward to both sides of our families coming together during summers for a great beach vacation.
We have a group of close friends we also consider family. Each month we take turns hosting dinner and enjoy hanging out, playing games and celebrating birthdays. Between six couples, there are eight girls and five boys. We have a lot of (loud) fun!
With Stacey's family in Maryland, we enjoy getting together for dinner, cheering on hometown sports teams and celebrating birthdays. We like taking the train to New York to see Broadway shows, eat at amazing restaurants and explore the city. We also love to hang out at home, play games, go on hikes and do house projects. Last Christmas we spent three weeks visiting Mark's family at the beach in sunny Florida. We are a close knit, fun-loving bunch. Piper is excited to be a big sister and often yells "babeeee!" Everyone looks forward to welcoming a new little one into our lives.
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