In 2003, with the help of her uncle they bought their first home in St. Anthony, Idaho.
and took her to France for their 6th wedding anniversary.
We have been living in
When we lived in
The thunderstorms are better here as well. We had some great storms in
The storms are very welcoming here. The bugs die down a little, the grass gets watered, and the temperature drops slightly, and occasionally a refreshing breeze is enjoyed. We have learned that nobody waters their lawns here. The rain storms and the humidity keep the lawns in good shape. We have has a few dry spells and patches of lawn will turn brown. But even so they bounce right back in the next storm.
We have discovered what true humidity feels like and have allowed the AC to be our best friend. The humidity really doesn’t bother me too much, as long as the friendly AC is close by. I have learned to put yard work on hold for hot and humid days. We have learned that cool summer nights don’t exist in the east. That is one thing we definitely miss. There is no such thing as opening your windows and airing out your house in the summer.
We have learned far more about bugs then we care too. Centipedes love the basements, mosquitoes love our blood. I have learned what a tic looks like, where is find them on my kids and how to pull them off. We have learned the awful itch of a chigger bite and have been impressed with the songs of cicada. We have discovered the awesomeness of fireflies!
I have learned that wisteria is very high maintenance and walnut trees make a huge mess. We have enjoyed the fact that we can swim in the ocean with out a wet suit. We miss real good Mexican food and having a nearby zoo. We miss having family close by. We love the friendships we have made. And we enjoy being on the East. It has been an enjoyable year. We look forward to many more experiences here in