Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mr. Roger's!

I've never been the "white picket fence" girl - not once do I think my dreams of my future home and family included a house surrounded in white. But, I have always been enamored with the idea of having neighbors who you know and wave to as they pass by on the street, friends in your local community who can walk over to your house easily and who knock on your door to borrow milk or eggs.

In my few short week(s) of being at our house full-time (and in Chris' few months), we are both feeling very lucky to be surrounded by some super friendly, helpful neighbors. Truth be told, if it weren't for our handyman neighbor to the right, our nice new bedding would be set up on a mattress laying on the floor, instead of on a box-spring (read: for Chris' first 3 months in the house, the box spring sat in the living room because it wouldn't fit up the stairs).

While all of the new neighbors are great (Annabelle is loving the attention), one of the very best parts about our neighborhood is that we are only about a 5-minute walk away from some of our closest friends, Andrea and Chris (7-8 houses, but who's counting). You really can't beat being able to walk to see your friends (and their big, humongous flat-screen HDTV).

I take that back - you can beat their HDTV. How? Andrea was SO thoughtful - she surprised us with dinner waiting in our fridge the night we returned from our honeymoon! And a yummy meal at that...

I know one thing for sure - having a meal waiting for us (especially since the frozen pizza that I had planned on welcoming us home had gotten eaten the week prior unbeknownst to me) after our long trip back to DC quickly made it to the top of our wedding present list.

And having had the foresight to throw a few of our new dishes and silverware into the dishwasher a few weeks prior, I think my second favorite part of it all was getting to eat on our pretty white plates with nice, heavy (all-matching!) silverware.

Now THAT is neighborly - I only hope to one day return such a favor!

1 comment:

  1. You have such nice friends! My sister lives next door and would never do that. HA. But she has a baby I can hold, so we're cool.

    Glad you're back safely and getting into the swing of married life! It's fun. Seriously.


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