I love where we live. I love love love the Banister House and all that it brings to our family. And I love that we are moments away from the the mountains, and from the country and also from the “city”. As a mom I’m more content with my little family and in putting down roots more than ever. But it’s been a long time coming. I love to travel and live in different places (I’ve lived in Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Tennesse, Utah & California – to name a few) and I love to expose my children to different landscapes and cultures.
But it kept feeling like we needed to find a home base to settle into for at least more than three years (the longest we’ve ever lived in one place as family). And for the present, we’re really happy here. Particularly when we can just drive 10 min to a hidden ranch up the canyon where kids can run and frolic. Or to a reservoir 3 min away where we can meet friends for a swim and a bbq. I grew up with fields, a barn and a bit of country right on the outskirts of a city and I loved having the best of both worlds. I always wanted my kids to chase frogs, wade in ditches and dream up imaginary tales with sheet tents in vast fields as I did as kid. But then also be able to have whatever dream they schemed up realized with plenty of resources and opportunties at their doorstep – something I felt a city could often give you. Along side boutique shops, great restaurants, interesting culture, art museums, the theater and more. I wouldn’t say the city part of me is fully realized (to my liking) where we live but I’m contented (at least for now). But we are only 45-1 hr away from SLC and we continue to get more and more great restaurants around us. The University provides a lot of as well. And with the aim to travel more in the next few years all these needs with hopefully be satiated.
So for now, we’re pleasantly happy with our sorta urban-country life.