I could catch up on the 700 or so pictures from the summer that still haven't been posted, or the many very important milestones my kids have made. Like say, someone learning to ride a bike with only two wheels, or some boys turning 4 months, rolling over, then turning 5 month, oh and given a special blessing. But that'll just have to wait until someday (I'm not even committing to posting it soon, just someday). Because now the biggest thing happening in our life is the recent move to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. To say we love it so far would be a huuuuge understatement. We're pretty sure we've found our soul mate area. That does exist, you know. We just didn't know it until we saw this place.
I have oh, so much, to show you... but for now here's a little sneak peak at our first week here.
Above: the side of our new house, and yes, the rolling hills in the backyard happen to ALL be ours (more pictures coming soon).
Not more than a 3 minute walk, just down the most beautiful paved, tree lined walking trail, from our house is the Village of Franklin. A historic little town, home to this Cider Mill (which we've enjoyed homemade doughnuts & cider from twice already).
The boys are are just tickled pink about the place, can't you tell?
Glorious leaves swirling and falling everywhere and colors that put the stunning Utah mountains a little to shame.
Said perfect paved, tree lined, walking path into Franklin. Something we're making time to enjoy about once a day, because how can we not?
What would this cute village be without a perfect little town market. Not just any market though... one that knows everyone by name, delivers groceries and sells the finest foods and flowers.
Town library with church bells ringing in the background
Gift shops, salons, restaurants, all locally owned.
And everyone here decorates for the holidays. Even the adorable fire station, and tiny full service gas pump. Don't even think about not dressing up for Halloween, or having your house lined in pumpkins and candles, because you'll be the only one.
The Farmhouse. Our local coffee/ice cream parlor. Of course it looks like this. Everything here looks like this. So far, nothing here is not charming. And if you're thinking "this is all great Chels, but it looks a little small", just bear in mind this isn't even where we live. This is just what we get to enjoy less than 5 minutes walking distance away. I've already found that no more than 7 minutes in the car, lands me in downtown Birmingham, home to some fabulous restaurants and the Anthropologie. (que music now. because that's how I felt when I realized the ideal location).
And to top of the perfect experience that is the village of Franklin, you have the community church, who's bells ding and dong every hour, on the hour.
This town seems so perfect I keep waiting for carolers to burst out of the bushes and break out in my favorite song.
Okay, there's those smiling faces.
ps- forgot to mention the lake. The one we're walking distance too. Sorry mom- how will we ever leave?!