We have been super blessed to live in an awesome neighborhood. I’m not sure how we lucked out getting our house but it’s in a cul-de-sac and we have the greatest neighbors that LOVE to party! One thing about the military is that there are always people moving in and out and recently something really cool happened. After our neighbors across the street moved out, a friend from Rich’s hometown moved in! The Pilkington’s lived in Marshfield when Rich was a kid and moved to Springfield while Rich was on his mission.
Aaron Pilkington e-mailed Rich a few months ago and told him that he was going to be moving to Hill AFB and Rich was able to reserve the house across the street for him, his wife Megan and their 5 kids. I’m not gonna lie, I was totally nervous about them moving in because I didn’t know anything about them and I was worried that we wouldn’t mesh. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about because they are awesome! Aaron has my same sense of humor and Megan is fun and funny. I’m so excited to have them to hang out with for the next couple of years!
Our neighbor, Steve, is the party man. He has a cul-de-sac potluck every Sunday in his driveway and a big party for the kids on holidays and for special events. He had a huge “Back to school bash” the weekend before school started. Friday night he had a movie night on his projector and then the kids and some adults camped out.
My new friend, Megan!
Eva and Lucy
I caught him off guard. Steve the party man.
Big kid tent.
The next day was Saturday and Steve brought in breakfast for everyone. At noon he rented 2 bounce houses and the kids played all day. I love where we live and the people that live around us.
Last weekend the Pilkington’s 2nd oldest, Emma, was baptized. Aaron’s parents flew in from Missouri, his brother Adam and friend Bobby drove up from South Salt Lake area and the childhood friends were reunited.
Group picture after the baptism.
So, I lied, we had actually gotten together for a BBQ with Bobby and Aaron a few weeks back where I met Bobby and his wife, Angela. All of our kids had so much fun and there wasn’t a single fight! It’s really cool that all of the wives of the childhood friends get along really well too. It’s so crazy the way things have worked out. It’s going to be a fun couple of years