Haha it's ok I'll be nosy, too- how long have you been in the Netherlands? Is that where you're originally from- or is it military moves? I'd be concerned about beig in the US too! Lol. Would love to live somewhere else with as crazy as things are here. It all depends on where you are, though. Obviously some places are more kid friendly, and some are more ummm.... Liberated?
. The one complaint I have for around here is how close-minded many of the people are in our area. I mentioned homeschool to someone and hey acted like I was going to make my son a hermit and he'd never have any friends! People constantly call him "she" because of his long hair... Thouh he looks very much like a boy. Oh I could go on! Shalimar/ft Walton is more open minded at least! Haha
Anyhow we are here just because... Not military. We just can't seem to stay out of Florida! We've moved to Ohio and Virginia and still ended up back here. DH does flooring/roofing so we go where the work is. It was pickin up down here again and he got a good offer so we came back
. Thouh now he's all daydreams about moving back up to VA area, NC or SC- he was recently out of town for work and drove brought the mountains- his one true love lol. Now he wants out of FL again. *sigh*.
Oh but if you're looking to escape rain and be outdoorsy.... Hehe. We've had a very rain season this year! And the super humidity is tough. Would love to do some hiking, nature trails, etc but he summer here is harsh. We've been frequenting the parks that have splash/water things. Note to self: dig hole and make pool. But if you can muster up the will to overdone he sweat pouring down, it truly is he sunshine state! Fall/spring are wonderful here, and it's doesn't get too cold in the winter, and definitely not for long when it does. Aside from July/August (maybe some of june&september) I'd say the weather here is great
The beaches here are georgeous!! We haven't been yet his summer, but am hoping to go soon. I'm a little apprehensive after all he oil ordeal, so we'll probably stay on the bay side to at least avoid some of the nasties. Or maybe it's worse in the bay? Who knows
Oh, my son is 4 and daughter will be 1 next month. My how times flies!
And that was very long...