Jason and I have always wanted to live in an established neighborhood. We have talked about when we buy a house, we'd like to buy one in a neighborhood that's existed for a while. In Collin County, where we lived for a while, there are many neighborhoods that are brand new. The lots aren't very big (in some cases, they had no backyards at all.) and there was NO trees in any yard. We have always like streets where you drive down and see big, pretty trees covering the houses. Well, the neighborhood we live in now is just like that!
Unfortunately, with big trees comes big leaves. And our yard is pretty big and it's been COVERED in leaves! We had no rake so this weekend, we ended up getting two (because the kids will be doing most of this raking - I knew kids came in handy!) This weekend, they started raking.
As I watched Jordan raking and Sophia playing in the big pile of leaves, it brough back memories of raking up my grandparents yard when I was a kid. We would go out and rake up leaves (we didn't do it very well, I think we just raked to get a pile to play in). I had so many fond memories of my grandparent's house and this was definitely one of them.
Can you believe Christmas is on Sunday? I can't. It's just insane how fast it came this year!