Thursday, May 3, 2012
Apparently our plans were meant to be changed. The housing market was going up and building our dream home in our dream neighborhood actually started to fall into place. We realized that the time was right and even though we loved our house, we were ready to move on and put all our energies and efforts into building our family's "for the long haul" house. This meant canceling our two-week Europe trip, sticking to our strict budget (as Dave Ramsey would say, we are "living like no one else, so we can live like no one else") and rooming with our parents while we wait for our new home to be built.
Nobody really tells you this, but selling a house is completely stressful. We have an incredible realtor, our buyer had an great realtor and everything went very smoothly, but it is full of making grown-up decisions and covering all your bases. The whole packing up and moving thing was kind of a drag as well – totally different than moving out of an apartment! Fortunately, we were able to focus on this process and make sure everything happened as it should. How do people with children move?! I have a newfound respect for my parents who moved with us six times before we were even teenagers.
As we finished up last minute touches and clearing out what was still left from moving over the weekend, it all kind of hit us that we were turning the page to a new part of our lives. We are older now, closer to starting a family and have even learned about a few things we would do differently next time around. This really is a monumental time for us.
So, here's to the summer, when we will be watching our dream home get built (digging starts next week!), continuing to follow that budget and keeping our marriage strong and sane while being shuffled around over the next few months.