Monday, June 2, 2008

Ah Victoria

Well, it's official. I am now a Victorian as opposed to a Vancouverite.

It is always nice when you move into a new home and get a reinforcement or two as to why you decided to move. Yesterday, our official move in day, we got more than a few, in no particular order:
  • A pair of hummingbirds came to greet us at the front door. I think they live in the hood.

  • We saw the view of Mount Baker that was showcased on the "For Sale" promo sheet, but was conveniently hidden behind clouds the day we put the offer in.

  • I met our neighbour and his dog. They both offered to play with Kje.

  • The movers were awesome and I wish they could stay and be our neighbours.

  • Paris and I managed to walk over the hill to the village on the twisting-turning trail without getting lost.

  • Paris still loves his bedroom and bathroom and had his first shower ever without me having to ask him twenty times over four days (okay, I exaggerate, slightly).

  • A deer found its way into our backyard, giving the Czech a reason to try out his mountain bike on our back steps and garden pathway. I have dubbed the trail "Czechworks." Who wouldn't want a bike park in their backyard?

  • The house looks better than I remembered. Whew!

  • More deer across the road, and down the road, and on the road.

  • Time for our inaugural bike ride down Lochside Trail to Mattick's Farm, where Paris won the mini golf tournament and I indulged in a commiserating cone of Root Beer Ice Cream. Smiley, happy people everywhere.

  • Closets, closets, closets. It's the simple things in life that make you smile!

  • Waking up the this morning with the kitchen drenched in sunlight. Ah, you have to love a south-east facing West Coast Contemporary home! Thanks to Mom and Dad for introducing me to this style of home many, many years ago!
Look closely, you will see a deer on the left, Kje on the right and our huge strawberry patch in the middle. And of course, Czechworks trail all around.


Marla said...

Wow, it sounds like the move went well. I am so happy that Kje has settled in so well, you must be relieved. I love being in Victoria, and I cant wait until we can come and see your new home.

andee said...

I am so, so excited for you guys! what a wonderful lifestyle change for you. I cant wait to visit!!