Tuesday, October 16, 2012


We have been watching the houses that are for sale in the neighborhood for a year now. Knowing we need more space but wanting to find the exact dream house to make it worth it. My family laughed at me saying I was too picky but I am so glad we waited! We LOVE our current home and really hate to leave it. Since having Jacob, it just hasn't been a good time for us to move. We had cleaned out and got a storage unit to make it work a little better for us and it totally help us stay even longer than I thought I would be able to. The kids shacking up was working okay too- notice the word choice OK there. ;) It was going to take the perfect house to get us to take action and really do this. Well, it finally popped up in the adjoining neighborhood and we jumped at it.  We were one of three offers that first day, so we were so excited to get the house! It happened to be a friend of a friend that was selling that sealed the deal!
The house is just what we wanted and the yard is a dream. It's is really special. The lot next to it is a Karst preserve (wooded lot because of an underground cave).

So in a matter of two days we had decided to buy a house and had to put ours on the market. We worked around the clock for a week to get the house staged, moved out all the extra clutter to the storage, and cleaned. The house has never looked so good and we had never been so tired. My parents and Travis' helped out with work, taking the kids, and even brought stuff from their houses to stage the house and we couldn't have done it without them. If I loved the house before, I really love it now. The one thing I truly have enjoyed is that we took the screens off and Ruth and Steve cleaned the windows. It is so much lighter and prettier now!  Wish I would have done this a long time ago. Along with cleaning out the pantry :)

Well, apparently we aren't the only ones who love the house. We had a ton of showings the first two days on the market and multiple offers. Praise the Lord! We have a wonderful buyer who even wrote us a letter to show how much she truly wanted the house. I was so glad it sold fast not only so that it was a financial relief but I am not sure I could handle keeping the house so clean with the three tornadoes. Getting the house show ready in the morning and getting us all out the door was not easy!

When I asked Alex last night if he wanted to move he said no. I asked why and he said "because I like it here." Yes, baby, I like it here too. Both kids have been asking if we get to take certain things with us to the new house...ie. the car, the toys, their clothes. Originally they really liked the new house because they have really cool toys and they thought that those came with the house.   


 Planting flowers with Honey

Blowing in the cornucopia horn that Honey brought over as deco

So come November we are moving!!  Still in shock that it is actually happening. There are gonna be lots of tears to leave this special house where my babies were born and grew up in. Lots of memories. I am also crying about losing the special friends we have as neighbors. The memories of afternoons playing down the street with such sweet friends will forever hold a very special place in my heart.
The only thing keeping me going is the thought of all the wonderful new memories to be made in our new house.


Kristen said...

It is beautiful! So excited for you guys!

rebekah l. louis said...

wow girl. #1 wow- beautiful new house. #2 wow- your "old" house couldn't have looked better to show. way to go!

Kristen said...

Amazing!! How exciting that you guys found the perfect place for you. I am starting to get house fever myself :)

Spicy Magnolia said...

This is definitely an exciting move for your family! We have been so blessed to have had this special time with you as friends/neighbors!

sarah said...

You had me at "wooded lot next door." Um, awesome. Can you please put this house in McKinney? I want one too. :) Congrats!! Good luck with the move!