Living in a small town never gets old for me. People ask me all the time how I can stand living in a town with hardly any restaurants, no malls, no Target, no Kroger or Publix, and a population of around 11,500. The truth is, we survive just fine...and a lot of us actually like it. Small towns also mean no traffic, no crime, a very low cost of living, and running into someone you know everywhere you go, which I also happen to like. I was running on a treadmill at the gym tonight and realized that I knew 3 out of 4 people on the other treadmills :)
We spent New Year's Eve at one of the four Mexican restaurants in town with our friends, Bethany, Josh & Gray. We ate while our kids went a little crazy and were on our way home by 7:15pm to ring in the new year at home. Small town living is just simple.
I came to college here 18 years ago and never left. Now, would I have guessed that? Never. I grow more attached to Martin all the time though, and thankfully I think Darrin does too. We used to think it was a sure thing that we'd move away one day, but I tend to think the odds more in favor that we won't leave now. Fine by me.