Look at those two studs! Can you handle how big they have gotten?!
I can guarantee this post will not be the only one where I talk about our move. Truth is, everything and anything I have to talk about usually involves this house. So, it is a strange realization that all that we know and are familiar with is not going to be ours any longer.
Our walls are naked. Brown boxes are in stacks. And my OCD tendencies with cleaning has to be left at the door. Nothing is in order, which is driving me crazy. We do not have a new house picked out just yet, which I think is one of the main things making this move a little bit more stressful.
I have picked up the pace with packing. Seeing as we are days away from closing the door on this house. With each box packed I get a little excited for our next step as a family. In the same moment I feel overwhelmed and sad to be moving out of a house that we put SO much love into.
The boys are troopers, though. Doing their best amongst all of the chaos. They often talk about the excitement of buying a new house, which helps us as parents feel a lot less guilty about selling our current home.
Everyone keeps asking if we’ve “gotten sad” yet. The thing is, that would be like opening the flood gates. We are trying not to sit and think about “losing” this house. We are so lucky that we do not feel like we are “leaving” behind memories here. This blog the past few years has captured SO many memories that we will hold dear.
Certain spots in this house have gotten me choked up here and there. The littlest things that bring on a wave of emotion, that remind me of the roller coaster this house had sent us on. I was cleaning our wood floors after removing rugs and nearly cried at how pretty they looked. For anyone who saw before pictures, recalls that it took WEEKS to get the floor in good shape. I had to get my act together before Dan thought I was crazy for crying over flooring!
I am putting together a fun video so you can see the story of our house, and all that we went through making this house into a home. I wish the buyers knew its story, because it’s a good one!
What am I worried about?
Finding a home that sparks that same type of emotion in us. We found one a few weeks ago, that needed a lot of TLC (just how we like it), and it hit all of those sweet spots in our heart. We were attached and hopeful. Unfortunately, with two counter offers, the owner would not budge on the price at all. We had to walk away. I keep hoping we’ll have a moment like we’re on HGTV and well get a phone call with a change of heart from the seller. Ha. Yes, wishful thinking. We have been searching since we walked away, and unfortunately, nothing has struck the same cord.
We do not want to replace this house by any means. But we do insist on finding a house that we, as a family, can grow into and stay for a very long time. That “forever home” has to be out there for us!
During this crazy house hunt, were trying to keep ourselves grounded. Trusting that when the right one comes along, it’ll all work out.
I’ll be updating you guys frequently on our journey house hunting. Wish us luck!