Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Can't Believe We Did It Again!

Okay, so I know I completely disapeared for awhile there but I have a good reason - we moved! Alright, it wasn't a big move, it was only about five minutes away actually, but it's still a huge pain in the butt. And, this is the third time we've moved in less than 16 months. After we sold our house in Mankato we moved into an apartment - that lasted 3 months, we are definitely NOT apartment people anymore.

Moving Day - June 2010, back when we thought we only had one big moving day in our near future.

Then we moved into a townhouse which was okay, not great, but not as bad as the apartment. When we moved in there we thought we would be there for at least two years or maybe until Jack was done with school, but over the summer we decided that place wasn't working anymore. Unfortunately we had a two-year lease and figured we would just have to tough it out. But, there was a bunch of maintenance work that wasn't disclosed to us and, among other things, we didn't have access to our deck, garage, or driveway for close to a month. We finally complained enough that our landlord agreed to let us out of the lease early.

So, we started looking at houses - and were shocked by the amount of money people wanted for complete dumps - and began to fear we were never going to find a place we liked. We saw a lot of places and we were getting really discouraged and close to giving up when we called about another house. We went to look at it without much hope it would be any better than what we'd already seen - but it was perfect! We are so in love with this house - we would offer to buy it if we knew for sure we would be staying in this area when Jack finished school. I am so excited about this place and can't wait to start sharing pictures with you!

But, this all happened in the last three weeks! We saw the house on October 2nd, filled out the application on October 3rd, and signed the lease on October 4th. And then moved less than two weeks later on October 15th! Technically we have our townhouse until the end of the month, but ever since we told that landlord that we found a new place he has been - let's say, a bit unpleasant - and our new landlord (who is awesome by the way) let us have the keys on the 15th (without having to pay any October rent!). So, we were running around crazy trying to get that place all packed up.

The kiddos are really excited to have a huge backyard to run around in.

But there's somebody else even more excited.

We're all moved in, but now we have to unpack everything. It has been complete chaos around here! But, I'm so freaking excited I can hardly stand it, and I can't wait to start decorating - Ava finally has her own room, and I got my office/studio!! So many photos to come!

This is my beautiful new dining room, aren't you jealous?

So, how was your October? I feel like this entire month just went by in a blur!

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