We are animal lovers!
We have 4 dogs, all of whom love when we babysit our 3-year-old niece, 16 chickens, a turkey, and a goose.
|What we love about where we live|
We love that we live a short bike ride or golf cart ride to the water! We love living near the Ocean and the Sound. We also love that we live in Teri's hometown and that all of her family is really close by. We love that we live just a short 1-hour drive to the city, with great restaurants and shopping. We love the tight-knit feel of our community and how willing we all are to support and help each other. We also love that our area is a very popular vacation destination, so the population remains diverse 12 months out of the year!
|Our favorite family traditions|
In Jesse's family, Thanksgiving has always been a hugely celebrated holiday, one in which is not complete without loads of mashed potatoes. When he was younger and still lived in Florida, everyone would spend Thanksgiving together at his Mom's house and his Mom would make the mashed potatoes, now that we live in NC, our house has become the Thanksgiving spot, and Jesse makes the mashed potatoes, lots and lots of mashed potatoes!
In Teri's family, Christmas Eve has always been the biggest family celebration. When she was younger, all of the sister's would spend Christmas Eve at her Mom and Dad's house, where her Mom would make tons of appetizers and oyster soup. After we were finished eating, all of the sisters would open presents, and everyone always got a new pair of pajamas to wear for Christmas Eve night. Now that all of the sisters are grown, we still celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve at Mom and Dad's house, and everyone still gets new pajamas, even the husbands! Teri cannot wait to share this tradition with their child!
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