We owe you guys a serious explanation for this unintentional break from the blog. But we have a good reason!
Tom and I had been going back and forth for months about staying in our current house. We bought it April 2012, so we hadn’t been here long, but our lives changed drastically once we moved in- like new jobs and a baby.
Maybe you remember back when I wrote a post about baby-proofing a house that doesn’t want to be baby-proofed. While this house is darling and charming, it wasn’t designed with a baby in mind. (Not that other houses are, but this house is almost 75 years old, so things are a bit different now.)
Tom is also now working about an hour away, and I’ve extended my maternity leave. It just seemed like the right time for us to find something else. Even though this was our first home that we purchased, we never put the time in to make it feel like “our own”- that’s our own fault, for sure, but we figured it was too late to do so at this point.
So, to answer your follow up question:
Where are ya moving to?
So, we put the house on the market right before we went on our vacation last month. We thought it would be great timing, since we’d be gone for the week. We had been house-hunting casually, but nothing serious, as we weren’t sure how long it would take our house to sell. Well, incredibly, we received an amazing offer 24 hours after it had been on the market. Totally unexpected! We accepted right away. We settle August 1.
Wait, I didn’t answer your question. We actually haven’t found a new house to move to! So, we’ll be shacking up with my mother-in-law (Tom’s mom) for the time being. She has been the biggest help with our move, and is so graciously letting us crash in her basement… and invade her house with ALL OF OUR STUFF. (Thanks again, Karen!!)
As for where we’re GOING to move to… we have no idea. Yikes. We should probably get on that.
Thanks for all of your patience, guys! As you can imagine, trying to pack up an entire house with a(n almost) 1 year old isn’t the easiest task.
Speaking of… here’s that (almost) 1 year old himself! Talk soon, y’all. Here’s hoping settlement goes as planned…