Friday, August 6, 2010

Our New Home

Over the past 3 weeks, we have been slowly moving from Fair Oaks to Davis, CA.  Our new home is less than 2 miles from the beautiful Davis Waldorf School, where Rick will be teaching Grade 6 in the Fall.

Davis is a pretty town, with over 100 miles of bike paths, a farmer's market twice per week, art center, natural food co-op, and the University of California.  Jennifer and Rick met at UC Davis 22 years ago and got married on campus, so the town is a special place. And, Davis is just 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento, so we are still close to family, friends and conveniences.

The kids are enjoy riding their bikes and walking down a bike path at the end of our street to the nearby park and pool.

We took the Unitrans bus to Joey's tap dance camp this week.

Seeds and transplants from the old garden were started in the new yard right away.  Looks like we might get some pumpkins, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes and herbs!  Plans are in place to expand gardening from containers to a larger area for the Winter crop.  We will miss the garden in Fair Oaks (look at the amazing harvest picture...what a pumpkin!).

Our favorite park!

We took Grandma and Grandpa from So. California, and Auntie Jess who is in podiatry school, to a nearby park.

These strawberries were from the farmer's market.  Sooo sweet!

Kids are happy, Rick's classroom is looking terrific, and our cat Sammy had 4 baby kittens during our last night in Fair Oaks.  They are growing quickly!  We are so grateful to be here in Davis.


renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Dear Jennifer, Your family would create a beautiful home anywhere you lived. I am sure it will be a place full of magic, beauty, and love.
Glad all is well!
With love, Renee

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Congrats on your new home! The whole area looks so beautiful and serene.

Bending Birches said...

such beautiful photos and happenings...I love all your posts!

Acorn to Oak said...

Warm wishes for wonderful times in your new home. :-)

Mamá Chilena said...

¡Que hermoso el lugar!
que disfruten mucho su nuevo hogar
muchos abrazos y bendiciones

Kelly said...

Best wishes in your new home, Jennifer! I really agree with what Renee wrote, that your family will create a beautiful home anywhere.
Blessings to you all.

Joy said...

Good wishes on settling into your new home. It looks like a lovely area. I'm sure you'll find your niche quickly. :)

Erin said...

Davis is a great area :) Congratulations on your move & have fun settling in to your new nest.
Much Peace.

momma rae said...

congrats! sounds like a wonderful place to live, though i must agree with sweet renee that your family would create a special home no matter where you land. ;)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

May your settling in be peaceful. Sounds like there is so much to do and see.
Warm wishes.

Mama Rose said...

It all looks so wonderful Jennifer! The bike paths, food co-ops and farmer's markets. Sounds like you guys found a great place! I can't wait to stop by the new place for another workshop :D Besides, we miss you!

TaraChristiane said...

Congratulations on your lovely new home and community. We have the same type of park here -- it's the type you never outgrow. Even I love to go and hop on the swing now and again.

Glenn Family Gardens said...

Davis is a special place. I think it will be a wonderful place to raise a family!

Grandma said...

we do love your new home and community, it is a perfect fit for the Tan family!

Stephanie said...

it's all gorgeous.
a new Happy Life to you!!

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

Wow, congratulations on the move (and on Rick's new job)!! The area looks and sounds wonderful.

Enjoy ~~

Jen said...

Congratulations on your new home! How lovely you've come full circle & congrats on the kittens :D

Anonymous said...

I keep trying to figure out how to get back to Davis...ain't happenin'

But I can dream.

When did you two graduate? I'm class of '95 and a former Unitrans Driver. Got a real soft spot in my heart for those Double Deck Busses.

Tan Family said...

Hi Aelfie! We both graduate from UCD in '91, so we just missed you. Never took a double-decker bus, but we definitely will now!

Robert said...

I love where you hung the sign-looks so welcoming. and, wow, right next to the park! Such a wonderful looking playground! Reminds me of The Fort in Coeur d'alene!


thequales said...

Hi jennifer, I hope you are well. Now that rick will be teaching @ the waldorf school, will the kids attend? Just curious. EBWS will miss him. We'll be homeschooling my oldest. Also we are still interested in a class! Will contact you soon. Blessings to you. Mariaelena

Tan Family said...

Hello Mariaelena! It's good to hear from you. Rick will miss being at EBWS, and he's looking forward to the first day of school at DWS. The kids will be attending DWS (we'll blog about our transition soon!). I have a handwork workshop coming up in Sept. that you are welcome to attend in Davis, or let me know a good date for me to come to the Bay Area. :)