A house is a house.

We are moving.

Those 3 words still shock me every time I say them.

As I sat down a few days ago to write about how we were starting the home selling process and about how crazy it was going to be trying to load up 3 dogs and a baby in the car (without my husbands help) had me realizing just how stressful this process was going to be.

But today, I am calm. My anxiety is gone, my stress is relieved.

Why?

Because we just accepted an offer on our home. Less than 2 weeks on the market.

Fortunately, I am a major planner (maybe slightly OCD). I like to plan things out to know exactly how they will be so I can prep and prepare as early as possible to avoid headaches at the last minute. About a week before we listed our house, I started packing all of the non-essential items that we had laying around the house. Extra blankets, random kitchen utensils, all of my Scentsy stuff, holiday decorations, etc. I am thankful for that now because half of the hard work is done. Now I can just pack a few small things a day and by the time we close on our house, we will be good to go.

Now, even though we have somewhere to live for a while, we have been contemplating on where we want to end in in the long run and a huge factor in that is good schools for my son. My husband has been talking for a while about how he hates living in a neighborhood with an HOA and neighbors that are basically right out your door. I don’t mind it. I like always having people around to talk to, however, I am open to something a little different. We have come to the decision that our goal is to build our next home on a few acres of land so we will be temporarily renting a house from my in-laws while we begin our search for that piece of paradise.

Since the day we considered selling our house. I have had a hard time separating the personal ties to this house. But at the end of the day, a house is a house – Β a home is where your family is. Any house can become a home. And even though I don’t have a lot to tell you about our house being on the market for weeks and tons of showings and hectic days…I can tell you that we are truly blessed to be in the situation we are in. To allow someone else to make memories in the home we love and be able to move on and create new memories in a new house that we make our home.

We are SO looking forward to our new adventures and new opportunities.

Have you ever moved?

What is one thing that stands out to you the most?

Did you do anything to prepare early?

Leave me a comment below! πŸ™‚


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9 Comments

  1. So sad to see you guys go, you have been the best neighbors! But, very happy for you both and this next journey of your life. Building a new home, watching Aiden grow and living the dream I hope.
    Good luck to you both and let’s please stay in touch.
    Congrats and blessings.
    Becky, Travis, Roxy, Leah and Pooter

  2. I didn’t know ya’ll were moving! How exciting! That is a huge step! More room for more babies πŸ™‚ Good luck with it all! I know building and buying land can be so time consuming but it will be worth it! Trenton and I will be around this summer if you guys need any help! (:

    1. Thanks Courtney!! Its definitely not something we have been planning for a long time but we think it is the right financial decision for us in the long run πŸ™‚ From the builder we have talked to, they estimate about 9 months to a year for the entire build…I didn’t know it was such a long process! We are excited πŸ™‚

    1. I didn’t realize how much work moving is! I am happy to hear you are enjoying your new place, I hope you and your family make some great new memories there πŸ™‚

  3. Aw that is so exciting! You will miss your first home but you will make so many new memories in your new house! And having land and a brand new house will definitely be worth all the craziness that comes along with moving. Trenton and I will be around this summer so let us know if you need any help!

  4. I’ve moved twice in the last year. It is so much work! When we moved the first time it was from the apartment we had rented together when we first got married so that was really bittersweet. I cried! The second move was from an apartment that was too big, lacked natural light, and was in an area I hated; so I was really happy and couldn’t wait to get out.
    Elizabeth | confidentlyelegant.com

    1. Thanks for your comment, Elizabeth! This is really the first time I have moved (other than when I got married and we each moved from our parents houses). This house has so many memories it will be definitely be bittersweet! But at the same time, I can’t wait to move on! I was really surprised at just how much work goes into moving and packing….and you don’t realize how much stuff you have!! I can’t wait until all of this is over and we are in our new place πŸ™‚

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