|Yay!! We have a front porch swing!|
As exciting as a new house can be, we will definitely miss our old townhouse and neighborhood. Before heading out, we took one last chance to say goodbye.
|The twins took one last lap around the courtyard....|
|...and sat for one last pose (we are already talking about sneaking back this summer!) on the 'birthday' bench|
|Then, it was time to say farewell (sealed with a kiss...Luke would often say goodbye to the townhouse this way)...|
While it was hard to say goodbye, we quickly said hello to the 'blue house' on Hartzell and began to see the perks of moving into a new house.
|Out with the old, in with the BLUE!!|
|For now, the twins will continue to share a bedroom...|
|...but they are excited to have graduated from cribs into toddler beds|
|...to line up cars!!|
|They are also discovering that some of their favorite hangouts, like 'the bar' in the new kitchen, are similar to our old place...|
|...and we're already investigating several options to replace the 'birthday bench'...maybe this will become the 'birthday tree'!|
|One of the best things about the new house is the piano...|
|...a generous gift from the previous owners that we hope will entertain the twins for many years to come!|
It didn't take long for the twins to find all the comfy spots in our new home.
|Luke likes lounging on the couch,...|
|...Clare has found her favorite recliner to rest on,...|
|...and the living room floor is a great place to set up a slumber party!!|
The new house has already seen its share of good times.
|Thanksgiving was the first holiday in our new home|
|The twins enjoyed showing Grandpa &...|
|...Grandma Knapp around the new house!|
|Grandma Steffie popped in for a visit...|
|The twins have also enjoyed visits...|
|...from various cousins (and the pizza parties held during those visits!)|
|Trig (age 5!!) had the first family birthday...|
|...and the twins enjoyed celebrating with her!!|
|With many more memories...|