We are both graduates of the same high school in the suburbs of Indianapolis. We always knew that we wanted to raise a family where we grew up. So, in 2013, we built our ranch home in a new and upcoming neighborhood in our hometown. We still recall the day we signed the paperwork and got to walk into our new home. The smell of fresh paint and the empty walls that we stared at, imagining the photos that we could hang of our future family someday. The evening we moved in, we had no furniture except a small dining room table, and we had spaghetti for dinner our first night here. Seven years later, we have filled our home with homemade furniture such as a six-person dining room table, a large kitchen island we can also gather around, and pictures of family and friends throughout the years.
We are so thankful for a sweet and friendly neighborhood. Our neighbors across the street aren’t just our friends, but family. Most holidays we spend together and alternate who’s hosting. Their children are like our own. We attend their sporting events and celebrate small victories alongside them such as getting their license or learning how to wear contacts. We also spend many evenings walking the neighborhood trails with our two dogs. We also have two neighborhood parks and a couple fishing ponds. If we are home, you can probably find us on the front porch relaxing or back patio grilling out. We love spending time outside, and if the temperature is right, usually around the bonfire.