Kids: Starting School

FAVE School

Along with our downsizing move to Decatur, we decided to make yet another change : school. Both girls have been homeschooled all along, but Chloe has been desperate to give school a try. Two weeks ago Friday, I gathered up all the necessary papers, filled out the registration form on the CSDecatur website and took …

Eating: Decatur Farmer’s Market

farmers market - 5 oct 2011

A couple of months back, we signed up with a CSA farm to get weekly, fresh produce. Unfortunately, our travel and moving has made it almost impossible to keep up with the produce that we get. In addition, we end up with lots of things that I just don’t like (okra, eggplant, …) and things …

Moving: Time and Energy

cakes&ale - 7 oct 2011

I had hoped to blog every day about our adventures in moving and getting to know Decatur. But moving takes a lot of time energy. We are working on getting rid of stuff for this big downsize. We are painting the girls’ new room. We are changing address, enrolling in school, and getting our ducks …

Kids: Walk & Roll to School

fire trucks - 4 oct 2011

(Hopefully *NOT* in a firetruck!) Today was our first FULL day as Decatur pseudo-residents. Seeing as we are not yet *sleeping* in Decatur (other than that nap I took on the floor of the condo hoping to beat off the sinus headache that knocked me down), we can’t really claim to truly reside there, can …

Moving: It is Ours!

Our new home on Ponce

After just a few short weeks of looking and waiting, this morning we headed to downtown Decatur and signed the papers that make us Decatur residents. We spent the rest of the day working on various aspects of moving: paperwork, preparing to paint, meeting with the property manager, and a trip to IKEA. But we …

Kids: First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival

Decatur Root Beer Festival

I wonder if there is anyway that we can swing by Little Shop of Stories in Decatur tomorrow to buy tickets for the First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival. October 15, 2011 2 to 3 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m. Little Shop of Stories 133 East Court Square Decatur, Georgia 30030 Tickets are $5 and …

Moving: Offer Accepted!

new condo - 9 sep 2011

Yesterday while I was listening to some great music with the girls at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Rob got a counter-offer, made a counter and then settled on price and terms. So, in just a few weeks, we will have a “Ponce, inside Commerce” street address. I’m giddy with anticipation! But also nervous …

Living: Decatur Book Fest

Decatur Book Festival - 4 sep 2011

As part of an effort I am making to get out and connect with other people on a more regular basis, I volunteered at the Decatur Book Festival on the square in Decatur this weekend. I worked a total of five hours, spread over two days and in two locations I had never before set …

Kids: Freedom to Roam

Yogurt Tap

On Tuesday afternoon, Chloe had a two-hour gymnastics class at the Atlanta Gymnastics Center. Rob isn’t home, so that means that I can’t jus drop her off and go home. I have to stick around to bring her bak home. Usually, I’d just leave Camille at home during this time, but I suggested that maybe …

Moving: Meeting with our agent

condo #4

A week ago, Rob, the girls and I headed to Decatur to look at four different condos in two buildings that are right across the street from each other. Surprisingly, the girls really enjoyed trying to visualize what life might be like living in a condo. Even the idea of sharing a room was FUN …