We did it! We are through two closings, moving out of our old house, and moving into our new home. It feels so good to be on the other side. We have a really great group of people in our lives who love us and helped us in so many ways! We had friends and family helping us move boxes and furniture, watching our kids, taking me out for a much needed sanity break, and simply checking in on us. It was really humbling to know how many people care about us. I don’t even know how to thank all of you, but I will try. 😉
I am so grateful for the relationships I have, as well as the ones that will be formed in our new community. We aren’t too far from where we used to be, but we are starting fresh with new schools and church. When we chose this community to live in, we knew we were picking a town that has a small-town feel but with all of the amenities. And when we selected this neighborhood, we had our fingers crossed that there would be lots of kids. I’m so happy that we weren’t wrong!
We are blown away by the friendliness of the people here. We have never been in a neighborhood where we have been welcomed by more than one family, and we have never been on a street with kids the same ages as ours. Well, things sure are changing. Our kids have already met several kids and have spent HOURS playing outside with them and we have only been here 4 days! I am so grateful that they will have some friends before they even start school and activities.
Here are some pictures of our family getting to know the neighbors and exploring the town (and some pics of our house still mostly crowded with boxes). But, it’s summer and there’s only so much of it left…so we’re okay with the clutter…for now. The kids went to work right away setting up their rooms, so they’re happy. I went to work right away unpacking the kitchen, so I’m happy. 😉 Now that we are ready to cook, we won’t eat out so much! (And my waistline will thank me.) Once the kids start school, I will be painting and decorating. Yay!
Our New Community
Our New Neighborhood
Our New Home
Our decision to move was a difficult one to make, and frankly, it confused a lot of people. We didn’t want to hurt anyone, and we plan to make an effort to keep our relationships alive. But, we also want to invest here. I’m scared, because investing in our new community could mean that we end up getting hurt. The future is unknown and it’s possible that we could end up having regrets about moving here. My sincerest hope is that we never regret trying. Never regret taking the risk. And never regret putting our family first.