Moving up to Oregon was such a good decision. We are now pretty settled in here, and are loving it more every day. We bought a house in Lake Oswego (the house with the big back yard!), and we are loving this town.
Before we found our little house, Lake Oswego wasn't on our list of possible places to live for a few reasons;
1) we never thought we could afford it
2) we had heard rumors of it being full of snobby, pretentious people because of the aforementioned affordability issue
Well, guess what? Our neighborhood is actually affordable, and every single person I have met in this town has been friendly, welcoming, and generally awesome. And oh my goodness, is it beautiful! There is a small historic downtown area, a lake surrounded by big-ole houses, more trees than people (seems like it anyway), the LDS Temple is here in town, 10 minute drive to DOWNTOWN Portland, 20 minutes to my parents' house, 25 minutes to Aaron's school, and I could go on. Really.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I drive through town past these amazing lake inlets-
To take Ari to his fantastic preschool in this adorable building-
Then on the way home I take a different road so I can pass this beautiful farm (which is also a city park).
Oh, and Aaron just found this little riverfront gem below the park right by Ari's school.
Anyone wanna come visit? Just beware, you may not want to leave.
Ok, maybe next time I will tell you all the things I miss about the Bay Area, just for some balance.