The twins really had a blast. They enjoyed seeing lots of new places, running around in new yards, and playing with new toys (most of which I will confess we did not buy...). The twins were also a big hit at the garage sales! We discovered that a lot of people recognized us as the people they often see with the "2 cute babies!"
I was excited to find SO many great deals! Such as 2 airplane swings for a total of $1 (confession - 1 was free), a slide/swing combo for $10, numerous books (including many of my childhood favorites) each roughly 25 cents, and a Step 2 play place (in amazing shape and perfect for their age and size) for $75!!! All in all I got tons of toys, books, clothes, and outdoor fun items (of which we previously had almost nothing) for less than $100!!! I call that a success! Lucas found some great deals as well including a leaf blower and a fire pit ($10 each).
Most of all, we accomplished the goal of meeting new neighbors! Lucas and I both felt like our lake community suddenly became a more familiar place. Houses are no longer just buildings, they now contain familiar faces (in which there are people whose names we hopefully can remember!). Now that we have met more people all around the lake, our walks, bike rides, and jogs will, most likely, be filled with more conversations (as opposed to nods and waves). It definitely made us feel more at home to meet more of the people in our community.
Look for pictures of us having fun with our new toys!!!