Or maybe not . . . I’ve kind of been hinting at it for a while now.
We’ve been thinking about moving for about two years now. In fact, we met with our realtor while I was still pregnant with Emily, but ultimately decided it just wasn’t in the cards for us at that time.
Fast forward a year later, and we decided we wanted to move . . . but couldn’t quite decide if we wanted to build or buy an existing house. In addition, we couldn’t decide if we wanted to stay in Canton. No matter where we ended up, we knew we wanted to be in a neighborhood with lots of young families. We don’t really even have neighbors at our current house, and we are ready to have people to talk to, hang out with, and who have young children. So . . . our search led us to South Lyon!
We signed up to get instant notifications of houses for sale from our realtor, and Matty and I both became slightly obsessed with Zillow. We found a house that we were really interested in and went to look at it exactly 48 days ago . . . and we are getting the keys TODAY! #socrazy
We hadn’t even listed our house for sale yet when we went to check out the new house, but we fell in love and knew it was meant to be our forever home (seriously . . . we are NEVER doing this again!). We toured the house on a Wednesday, prepped our house and listed it by Friday night, and accepted a full price offer after holding an open house on Sunday. The time period between Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon when our realtor came to take pictures may have been the hardest I’ve worked in my entire life. You know why? . . . because doing anything with young children is ten times harder and takes ten times longer than it should!
Other than a few little hiccups with the appraisal of our current house (everything turned out fine, it just felt like it took a sweet forever to get it straightened out), the process has been fairly smooth sailing.
As of the time I published this post, we are technically homeless. We closed on our current house this past Friday, and we will close on our new one later on today. Seventy-two hours of not owning a home has been kind of cool!
Here we are at the closing, so excited to sell our house to a great couple!
So, please indulge me in a brief trip down memory lane before I introduce you to our new home.
We moved into our current house July 2, 2012 in the middle of a record breaking heatwave. I vividly remember hearing the weather report on the radio stating that the temp had reached 102 degrees!
This was our moving crew back then . . .
. . . and this is our moving crew for Wednesday! We don’t repeat our mistakes . . . we hired movers this time! Moving companies are not cheap, but I’m already convinced it’s going to be the best money we’ve ever spent.
The movers will be loading up our entire life and moving it 37 minutes northwest to South Lyon. I’m fairly certain my parents (ok, maybe just my dad) think they have to grab their passports and pack a lunch for the drive, but we will only be about an hour away.
And here it is . . . our forever home!
(These are all pictures from the listing; we haven’t snapped any of our own yet.)
We are the third one from the right.
Our house doesn’t have a deck yet, but that’s pretty much the only thing that needs to be done.
A great kitchen, a sunroom that is going to be the playroom, and a cozy living room. It’s all so awesome!
Oh wait, eventually I’d like to put in a backsplash by the stove. Add that to our to do list! Also, that door in between the stove and the refrigerator is a walk-in pantry! #dreamsreallydocometrue
I am SO EXCITED to have a light colored granite. Our previous two homes have had black granite, and I don’t really care for it.
I’m also really excited for this loft area upstairs! And the entire second floor is carpeted, which I love. I know some people don’t care for carpet, but we enjoy how cozy and soft it makes everything.
I’ll share more pictures once we are in and settled.
We can’t wait to start our new adventure, but there are definitely some things we will miss at our old house:
1. Our backyard . . . it is huge, awesome, and private.
2. Our master bathroom . . . it’s large, has two skylights, and two great windows that open. Shouldn’t ALL bathrooms have windows that open?? It just makes sense!
3. We are in the heart of the shopping mecca that is Ford Road. Anything I could ever need is just a short walk or car ride away. I will miss this immensely, but our bank account probably will not!
Because of the hiccups with the appraisal, we didn’t really start packing until last Wednesday! The first step was putting together all of the boxes.
My parents took the girls for a night this weekend so we could really get things going. This was as of Saturday afternoon, and we’ve definitely added more since then!
We ordered a new kitchen table and already sold our old one, so Lucy has been enjoying some floor picnics the past few days.
We’ve already packed up most of the kitchen, so the unhealthy eating of moving week has begun. We splurged and did Five Guys for dinner on Saturday, and Matty was one happy guy!
We are trying to keep things as normal as possible for the girls, but it’s hard. Lucy somewhat understands what is going on. She keeps asking if we get to take her stuffies and toys and bed to the new house, and we keep reassuring her that everything she has will be waiting for her at the new house. (Except for the trampoline, because we sold that!)
She was having trouble falling asleep last night so I let her help me pack up some of her toys. She did a great job completing all of the puzzles first and then labeling the box.
So now you know our big news!
We’re going to be pretty busy over the next few weeks, so this could be my last post for a while. We’ll consider this my summer vacation from the blog.
Here’s hoping that Wednesday is the perfect weather day for moving!
Have a great week!
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