We Bought a House! And Other Things That Have Been Keeping Me From Blogging9:16 AM
So first of all, we sold our house. And when I tell you that we'd packed a lot of stuff into that 1300 square foot ranch, I mean it. It took lots of evenings and weekends of work to clear it out and pack it up. And I've admitted myself into hoarders anonymous. During the packing process, I only cried twice. Once when packing up Dax's nursery, reminiscing about how designing it while Joe was sick became a bit of an obsession and escape for me. And once when getting rid of more of my work clothes and shoes. Because every time I get rid of more corporate Tiff stuff I get a little sad. Can anyone relate?
|This collage was from this post- about our "old" house.|
Another thing that's kept us busy-- we visited North Carolina twice. During the first visit, we planned to find a rental and check out schools for Genevieve. We did find a school for Genevieve but we found that the town homes we were looking at weren't going to be available by the time we needed them. So we abandoned that plan and looked at a couple of new construction neighborhoods. We fell in love with one but didn't make a move at that time.
Enter the second trip to North Carolina. That trip was to interview with Genevieve's school and make a final decision on the house. Its price had increased several times so we knew if we really wanted it we needed to act now. Thankfully we did as its price increased a 4th time the next day! During this trip we also found a preschool for Nadia. So, we found a house and enrolled both girls in school. Now all we need is to find a place to live. Soon! And I should also mention that we haven't closed on the house so we'll be praying that all goes as planned!
|Please note this is the model home. Ours is not this fancy. ;)|
Now it's on to Dax's dedication this weekend. It'll be very low key- yummy brunch, a few signs, maybe a banner, balloons, and colored table cloths. That's it. I promise. The fact that I ordered this custom printable from A Meek Boutique as a tiny bit of decor is making me feel better about the situation.
After that it's helping my Mom-in-Law plan our going away party in conjunction with planning an early birthday celebration for Nadia and Dax who turn 4 and 1 on September 3rd and 4th. I'm going with a camping theme and am excited to throw one more big bash before we go.
|T-shirt from Roots of a Flower Etsy Shop.|