Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Well for those of you that don't know we moved to Sherwood Park on Monday. it was a long weekend getting everything loaded in the truck. I can't believe we filled a 17 foot truck full of stuff. .I told Jesse that would be too big of a truck and that we did'n't have that much stuff. Well we most definately did, we even filled the car and van and some things in Jesse's brother Lloyd's truck.

We applied last year to a few housing C0-ops in Sherwood Park and a year later here we are moving into one. We got into the Brittany Lane Housing Co-op. For those of you that are not familiar with what a Co-op is, it is a bunch of townhouses in duplexs, triplexes and four plexes. A housing cooperative is formed when people join with each other to own or control the buildings in where they live. To be able to live in the Co-op there are several commitee's and every member has to be on a commitee and do some of the work around the co-op. There is nobody paid to do the work we all help out. That is why the rent is cheap because we have to work to have low rent. If you don't then you will get asked to leave. To put it in easier terms it is like the church, everyone has a calling and you have to do that calling to live in the Co-op. You can either magify your calling or do the bare minimum but you have to do something. The only difference is if you don't do your calling in the church you are not kicked out. Jesse will be on the maintenance commitee and I will be in the Social commitee planning parties and events and stuff.

It is fun so far, all the neighbours seem to have kids are are friendly. Riley seems to be having a hard time with it so far. Every since we moved out of our other place we are back at square one needing to get him back on a schedule. He used to go to bed at night and for his naps really good. He never ever cried. Since we moved here everytime I put him down for a nap or to bed he screams for a good half hour at least the longest one was an hour and a half. He even crys when I leave the room. I am hoping he will grow out of this soon because it is making me tired. I still trying to organize everything and unpack and then hopefully it will look like home for him. I don't know where my camera is right now otherwise I would have posted some pictures. I will next time. I hope you are all having a good month so far.


  1. how exciting, that co-op sounds really cool. I am sorry riley is having a hard time....

  2. So glad you are enjoying the new place. Hope he settles down for you soon.

  3. I'm glad your new place is working out well for you! Don't worry about Riley- I'm sure he will grow out of it. Aiden did the EXACT same thing when we moved and it only lasted about a week.