Hi! I'm Allison! My husband, kids and I just moved here about a month ago. Got the kids registered in school and have sifted through the majority of the boxes. So far - so great! We're enjoying OP.
I know there's a Newcomer's Club - we're looking for ways to meet new people. Our kids are middle-school aged so it's not as easy to connect with people - like when you take the babies to the playground. Ideas?
Hi Brian! Thanks for the welcome! Well, in our previous town, we did a lot of volunteering with civic and charitable organizations. We also love coffee, good food, shopping, music, art, theater, hockey and soccer. Gee, this reads a bit like a match.com ad! I might as well add that we like long walks on the beach! :)
Anyway, I'm sure we'll find our way in our new community but there's still a lot of hustle and bustle of trying to get settled.
I have been an Oak Parker for 5 years now and I am launching a business that benefits children in foster care at Hephzibah Home. I create customized children's books and digital posters that are completely customized. Each illustration is chosen by the parent and the child's image is graphically illustrated to be on each page. I am making books for all the kids that Hephzibah cares for.
Please check out the site www.myshowandtellbook.com and send me some feedback. If you are interested in a poster or a book, shoot me an email and I'll give you a code for discount.
Hi, Guys! My name is Matt and I have been living in Oak Park for about a year now (originally from southern Kentucky.) My first year here has been INCREDIBLE, this is a great community. I just decided to put my passion for baking to good use and just launched my online bakery http://www.tbcbbakery.com and I couldn't be more excited. Oak Park seems to be a great place for small businesses and I am anxious to see where this road takes me.
Hi Matthew, it's great to have you. Your cupcakes look tasty!
I moved to Oak Park with my husband and two boys on Saturday! So we have less than a week under our belts. :)
My husband and I lived in Chicago, Logan Square, when we were first married, then moved back to our hometown in Central Illinois for about six years. We never wanted to leave Chicago, circumstances took us away, and we were always on the lookout for opportunities to come back. Finally my husband was able to get a job transfer to Downer's Grove and we thought Oak Park would be a great fit for us because it's close to the city but also not too far for him to commute.
We visited our boys' new school tonight and everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic. I can tell it is going to be a great experience. Can't wait for school to start next week.
I'm really excited to learn about everything Oak Park has to offer. So far we have tried several tasty restaurants, visited the fantastic Geppetto's Toy Box, and been to the library every day. The library... oh my goodness. We are in heaven.
Welcome! We moved here from Logan Square about 8 years ago. Oak Park has been a really nice place for us, too.
Hello! My husband and I have been living in Forest Park for a couple of years... We love Thursday Nights Out in the summer!
I currently teach pilates, sculpt, and dance classes at the Park District of Oak Park and my husband performs magic shows for all ages around the city.
Excited to get to know more of my community!
We're going to miss those Thursday Nights Out. Glad to have you here. Let us know if your husband ever has a show in town!
Formally introducing myself now that we've officially closed on our house. My husband Ed and I just bought a Victorian on Wesley. It's been vacant for the past three years so we have our work cut out for us. In addition to our ~new hobby of home restoration, we enjoy traveling, riding our bikes, checking out new (and old) restaurants, taking walks, and watching sports. We've both lived in Chicago for the past 15 years, but I'm originally from Detroit (and avidly support all Detroit teams, despite the rough week the Lions and Tigers are having) and Ed is originally from NYC (and is a Bears and Sox fan- we have a mixed marriage). We're excited to be here and we look forward to meeting you all!
Yay! Welcome to Oak Park.