We quickly outgrew our downtown condo once we adopted Harold.
He literally ran laps around the place! The location was ideal being steps from the river valley trails and close enough to walk to work, but it was just too small for the three of us (and bird and fish)!
Five years ago last week we moved into our house. Although we fell in love with certain features like wainscoting in the bonus room, an open front entrance, and huge closets, we’ve fallen in love with much more over the years.
We put a lot of time, effort, and back-breaking work into both our front and back yards. A fence and sod were our first priority to give Harold space to run. Since then we’ve added tons of trees (including two delicious apple trees), shrubs, a fire pit, deck, and a gazebo we often use to read and relax. Kelly designed a gorgeous waterfall/pond for our front yard, which also has a variety of shrubs and plants.
Although our summers aren’t long we spend a lot of time enjoying our yard, especially after long training days!
Our unfinished basement has gone through many transformations: storage to golf zone to game room to mini workout centre to bouldering zone and workout room.
My husband built a bouldering wall a couple years ago.
We have a treadmill and both our bikes set up on trainers. And we have free weights, a home gym, and a few benches.
I absolutely love it the way it is and can’t believe how much time we spend down there, especially in the winter months.
Although we aren’t in the heart of the city and it’s a bit of a hike to hit the trails and commute to work, I love our location. We’re just minutes from a highway, which is great for road biking. I’m not a fan of city riding and love that I can quickly hit the open road.
I can’t believe it’s already been five years here with my little family. I’m looking forward to many more!
Although we’re not even a week in to our trip, I’m sure I’m already missing our bed!
What’s your favourite part of your home? Do you move a lot?