Making This Little House A Home | Why?
Well Friends, in the middle of a rebrand, wedding season, and school starting, we did a crazy thing this past Monday.
We signed a lease on a Duplex.
That’s right. I am officially entering a new season of life. We currently live in a fairly decent sized 2 Bedroom (3 if you count the converted basement) home. That has tons of space for love and laughter. It isn’t perfect, but it is ours. We brought our daughter home here, and we watched our children grow and learn here. This is where we started our marriage. Ever After Planning was dreamed up in the kitchen.
Selling our home has been on our minds for a few years now. As our children grew older, it became a more realistic thought. We wanted to be in a smaller community for our children to grow in. Some of the best memories I have are from living in a small town for high school. I also wanted them to grow in a school that I felt was truly the best I could provide.
For the past 4 years our children have attended a private school in town. Our public school district wasn’t where we felt safest for our kids. However, as we all know, that comes with a hefty price tag. It is also a large commitment both financially and on a day to day basis.
It all happened out of complete accident. Last Saturday we were going to a park one day and decided to “daydream cruise” neighborhoods and scope out homes. We always said that if we were going to sell our house, we were probably going to have to move out. Our house is too cluttered to look staged. It is also too hard to keep our house clean 24/7 for showings with the kids running around. Then, I just happened to see a for rent sign in a yard. I made the phone call, and by Monday morning there were keys in my hand.
Our goal is to get moved out of our current home. Then we can finish a few projects and get it on the market. Once our house sells, we will begin the hunt for our forever home.
I am currently living in complete chaos. Registering kids for school, downsizing, organizing movers, figuring out what furniture we are taking, what we need to get, and everything in between. My kids have very mixed feelings about the move. Dayton is pumped to get rid of uniforms. However, he is going to miss his friends. Bella cries almost every time we talk about her new school. She doesn’t want to be away from her best friend.
So over the next few months, I hope you will follow along, as we venture into a new season of life. We are starting school 2 weeks earlier than we have been anticipating, so be prepared for what I am calling blissful chaos. I do, however, get to make a ton of trips to Target and Home Depot, so that is a major plus, right?
My heart is happiest sitting in our empty little house, on the kitchen floor eating Chipotle while putting together furniture (like last night!). I wouldn’t trade this for the world!
Have a happy weekend friends! If you need me, I will be taping together boxes and sorting items to donate, sell, and keep!