Saturday, September 18, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Place!

We're moving up in life! Literally. We moved up the street, up the hill to a bigger and better apartment! Yes, we're still in Prague and will be for at least 2 more years. The realization that our three year plan came and went and we aren't planning on leaving Prague anytime soon kicked in and we had to branch out from a temporary living mindset. We've changed our way of thinking - bought toys for Christmas that we knew couldn't go back to the U.S. with us. And we decided we needed a bigger apartment. So, during almost all of Dan's free time for the last few months, Dan has been looking for a new apartment in the right location, with the right price, furnished, etc. We - I mean Dan entirely by himself with my blessing - found a really great place! and it's only three blocks away from our old apartment, so it's close to public transportation and in between two of the biggest parks in Prague. But the absolute best part about it is that the boys have their own room - where they can play with toys that I'm not tripping over all the time. We can have friends over in the evening and they don't have to hide in our bedroom until they kids fall asleep. It makes the house so much easier to keep clean - and we have room for company to crash.
It's amazing what little things I'm getting excited about - cooking with an oven, having a "bigger"washer, a freezer that freezes things solid. It's hard to believe we lived for 4 years with a two room apartment and a hallway/kitchen. The boys slept in the living room/office/dining room and my kitchen had a toaster oven - that's it - toaster oven - and our mini fridge was in a closet in our bedroom. Yes, definitely enjoying the new place!