Friday, June 10, 2011

Observations from Indiana...



Life In Indiana...

Now that I have begun my new life as an Indianaian (sp?) Is that a word?
Here are some things that I have noticed...

1. People here live a much healthier overall lifestyle than back home. The roads are always full of bikers and runners. There are running paths and trails galore around the city. (Sadly, my feet haven't touched any of them yet because I've been sticking to running in the neighborhood.) *I am planning on forcing myself to join a large running group called Indy Runners soon. I do not know anyone in this group which is scary but I'm going to try to be brave and just show up. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

2. I know this is crazy, but I think that the people are friendlier here than back home. Crazy, huh? Of course, I don't think that everyone is hateful in Alabama but our neighbors have been soooo sweet. Everyone on our street has made an effort to stop by, meet us, and welcome us to the neighborhood. Chad and I have moved more times than I care to count and this is the most welcoming group of people I have ever encountered. We received quite a few plates of brownies and cookies, too! :)

3. Apparently, I talk like a true southern "hick." Everywhere we go, people comment on how we must be from the south. We took Bailey to the vet today and she said, "Oh dear, you're not from here, are you?" Great...

4. The second thing people say after they meet us (after commenting our our accent) is, "Do you like it here?" (We say yes, of course.) Then they say, "Oh just wait for winter. You'll change your mind." Sheesh... We are already dreading it, must you people rub it in?

5. Gas is alot more expensive.. Ugh...

6. People here are apparently very fertile... Everyone has at least 2-3 kids, some more than that. Mom thinks it has to do with #4, the long cold winter... She's probably right!





The following are a few pictures from a visit from my parents last week. We had a blast at the zoo!



4 comments:

Stephanie Trapp said...

Indy sounds like a great place! Glad things are going so well. #6 cracks me up. And I think your mom is totally right! When I was in the hospital having Talmage, labor and delivery was overflowing. The nurses told me they had a recent boom in babies being born and that it was because there had been a snow storm 9 months before. :)

WillyB said...

I always say, "Cold weather brings warm lovin'".

Melodie said...

How funny about the babies! Probably very true though! So glad you are getting settled although we miss you all terribly at home. Who wouldn't want to meet you guys? Ya'll are awesome!

Ashley said...

So glad that you are adjusting well!I bet this fall will be gorgeous!!!!!