We’ve been busy tackling home projects this month and it got me to thinking about our home, our neighborhood, and what the trade-off is for living here. If you had asked me eight years ago if I ever thought we’d be living in the town where we’re living, I would have said a big HECK NO! In fact, eight years ago we were still living in Phoenix, Arizona and, I have to admit, I miss my sweet, little house. But, we decided to pack up our house, our kids (33 months and 9 months old at the time), our enormous dog, and two adorable kitties at the end of the summer and drive back home to the East Coast. We wanted to be around family, so that our kids could grow up knowing their aunts and uncles and cousins and all of the extended family that they never knew we had.