Thursday, May 12, 2016


So we have been trying to move for a while.... and things finally seem to be coming together, after some drama of course.  The first house we had a contract on we got out of the contract because of the inspection reports (and the seller not willing to work with us).  Even though we didn't have a house to buy our house was still on the market.  That was actually quite stressful.  What happens if we sold our house and had no where to move?!  Anyway we sat for a little bit with the house on the market, while seriously contemplating just being done trying to move.  We went on one more house hunting trip with our realtor, Jada, just trying to show we were willing to look, but weren't optimistic about any of the homes we were going to look at. 
While on this house hunting trip we found a great house.  We decided to put an offer in (a week or so later).  They ended up with competing offers and took the other offer over ours.  We were really at a loss at this point and moving seemed to be off the table.  A week or so later we were contacted by the seller that their first offer had fallen through and they were wondering if we were still interested.  We decided to go for it.  It was craziness!  So, we had a contract on a house again and really needed to sell ours.  Oh, the house buying drama!  This was in April.  We weren't getting any good offers though.  By the end of April we were ready to be done with the contract and weren't sure it was worth trying to extend our option period with the sellers.  We ended up extending.  Finally in May we got a good offer and had a contract on our home!  It was a relief, but now the closing was to be by the end of May!  Talk about stress!  There was not enough time to get our whole house packed and everything set for the new house, but that didn't matter it was happening whether there was time or not! 
Here is some of our packing progress :)

Jeff worked with the kids to go through the game closet!


The boys working on the games.

Me, packing up the dining room.

One of the days we had a showing we rushed around cleaning (seriously like 10 minute notice here) and shoving things wherever we could.  For a couple of weeks I couldn't find most of our spoons.  I swore we had a spoon thief.  Then as I was packing the kitchen I found the missing spoons, along with a few bowls I hadn't realized were gone.  I guess Grant put them up here on the top shelf and had forgotten about them.  It was a fun packing surprise!

Our empty school room!

It feels great to be making progress, but moving is no walk in the park, that's for sure!

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