After an extended summer break to settle in our new house, the Mindful Wealth blog is back. I look forward to writing my posts, answering your questions and sharing the lessons I've learned.
We made more than just a move to a new house, however. We actually left St. Louis for Melissa's hometown: Du Quoin, IL. We've always spent a dozen or more weekends each year visiting Du Quoin. Now, we'll be doing the same with visits to STL. Both places offer lots of family and the ideal environment for raising our kids, so we have two good choices for sure. While they're young, we thought we might give small-town life a shot.
We've moved into an historic home on main street that's walking distance from shops and some restaurants, so we still have some of the conveniences that we were accustomed to in the city. Additionally, we get to enjoy it without any traffic or bustle that sometimes makes city living tough.
The kids have loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of our old house, and seem to have settled in quite well. Here's a peek at our new home: