Well, we're moving. I seriously can't believe I'm typing that!
For the past year or so we've been talking about needing another bedroom in our house. The boys share and as they've gotten older, their desire for a space of their own has grown. We've been keeping our eye on the MLS system, but haven't loved much. We've had meetings with builders about adding onto our house (we had plans to convert our office to Luke's room, update our laundry room, rip out the hall bathroom and make it bigger and add an addition off of our kitchen) and had plans to move forward with that starting in June (hence our lack of ANYTHING in the backyard this Spring. hahaha)
We love our house A LOT and nothing that we had looked at could hold a candle to the house that we loved. Well, last week my dad called me about a house that had just popped up. It was on the end of a cul-de-sac, had a great driveway for basketball and bike riding ,a HUGE backyard, and enough bedrooms for everyone. Plus, it was in the neighborhood that I have loved for years. I was hesitant to go and see it simply because we had made up our minds that renovating would be the way to solve our space problems, but I obliged... and I fell in love.
We talked. We prayed. And I cried about leaving the house that I love (for real... because I'm nuts). And then we made an offer and waited to hear back. There were multiple offers and so we tried not to get too excited too soon, but we found out Friday night that the house was ours!
I'm not going to lie - it's bittersweet. We moved into this house on Luke's first birthday. All three of my babies slept in a crib in the nursery in this house. I've hosted birthday parties, engagement parties, baby showers and countless girls nights in this house. We've made it our own and have loved living here.
That said, we are beyond excited to start a new chapter. Thrilled to be able to give each of the kids their own room and feel blessed to be able to provide them with an incredible space to run and play outside.
I HATE change and get WAY too emotionally attached/invested so I'm not looking forward to having to say goodbye, but am looking forward to making the new house our own.
So, brace yourself for an onslaught of sappy house posts and an overabundance of packing pics/videos on Snapchat and bear with me as I grumble about the woes of moving :) We had planned on never moving again (there I go getting in trouble for saying never again! See HERE and HERE) and are trying to have great attitudes about moving during what is probably the busiest month of the year in both of our jobs. hahaha #convenient
Our house officially goes on the market tomorrow and we're crossing our fingers for a quick and easy sale. We should be in our new house at the end of May and are looking forward to a summer of settling in and sharing the new space with family and friends.
PS - I'm going to miss the kitchen cabinets and brick wall as much as all of you on Instagram :)
Happy Thursday, Friends!!!