I know it has been a VERY long time since I’ve posted and a lot has changed. The cliff note version:

  • We welcomed our little girl, Finley Harper, on March 13
  • I completed my masters degree on May 8
  • We moved to Montgomery, Alabama on May 28 — hence the title of this post
  • We put a contract on a house under construction in late June and we expect to move in some time in October

I will do my best to post a little more regularly, but we are in an apartment in the meantime and I haven’t really been working on any interesting projects. I will be posting progress on the house, so I thought I would take a few minutes to introduce you to the neighborhood.

We settled in the eastern part of Montgomery County, in a growing town called Pike Road. Last year the town of Pike Road separated from Montgomery and is currently in the process of creating its own school system. The school is scheduled to open in 2015 — two years before the little miss will enroll. We chose a home in a subdivision called The Waters. It is like none other that I have ever seen and we fell in love immediately.

There is a sense of community that you get just driving in. On our first visit we were surprised to see young children riding bikes on the sidewalks and streets without a parent in sight. It really takes you back to a lifestyle that I am sure existed across America at some time, but not one I have ever known in my lifetime. 

The lots are small, but half of the neighborhood is designated as green space. The neighborhood is flush with amenities, including a 200 acre lake with world class fishing. I’ve decided to sell the surfboards — let’s face it, they aren’t going to get used in the gulf anyway — and buy a SUP. If you would like to see more of The Waters you can visit the website at www.thewatersal.com




Above photos courtesy of The Waters.


ImageAbove photos taken by Alvin Becker

I’ll post again soon with an update on the house!