Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Think Box #3

Share the strangest experience of your year. Did you do something new or unexpected, see something out of the ordinary, or have a unique experience? What was so strange about it?

Now, I have to tell you on this one, I was completely stumped.  This whole project of reflection is seriously difficult for me because I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday!  Fortunately I have a husband who can come up with all sorts of ideas for this one.  

As many already know, we bought a new incredible house this year.  Every single item on our must have list was meant in this house which was a HUGE blessing because on paper there is just no way we should have been able to find anything even remotely in our price range.  Our house is perfect and the only thing missing is acreage, but since that request was pretty much impossible, we got the next best thing.  Essentially our house has 3 lots for the kids to play on!  We are fortunate that our house was actually built on a double city lot.  We have our own private basketball/tennis court!  

 Now, the part of all of this that seems strange and surreal to Peter is that this home is the home behind where he grew up in!  He spent a lot of time as a child envying this yard and now it is his!  To make it even crazier, his parents still live behind this house!  I like to joke that we have our own Everybody Loves Raymond going on, but I'm not sure my in-laws find the joke quite as funny as I do.  

So, in a way we have 3 yards in one because the kids love to trek up to Grandpa and Grandma's and play in their yard which has an in ground trampoline which is a lot of fun in the meantime as they try to sneak into Grandpa and Grandma's house.  So, I know to a lot of people this whole living arrangement is bizarre but it works for us.  

Another odd and out of the ordinary moment on the same side of things is having some seriously heavy duty "Bob the Builder" equipment in the backyard!  When we bought this house we made the difficult but right for our family decision to destroy the pool in the backyard.  It was a fun and loud few days of fun as we watched them tear that thing out!