Well, we're at it again. Moving. Ugh. I could really do without it but it's one of those necessary evils. When we first moved down to California for Doug's job we moved into my aunt's rental house. It's a great little house. But it's a little house. Of course most things are for a family of our size...
We wanted to have our dog, Maggie, back and my aunt didn't want pets
here. I get it. I don't think I'd be interested in having someone's pets
in a house I owned. You just never know. So we looked for something a
little bigger that would support our family - both two and four legged
ones. We found a great house not far from the girls' school that would
allow us to have our dog and had a pool! I think I'm most excited about
the pool. It's either that or the dishwasher. Again, with a family this
size, a dishwasher is a must have item. So we're ready to move this weekend.
can say that I am not dreading this move nearly as much as I have other
moves. Truthfully Doug and I haven't really moved much. We moved in
together and then to California. Not moving has been nice. I moved so
much during my first marriage that we never seemed to get settled. Now
we're only moving a few miles, staying within the girls' school district
and signing a two year lease. So this will be it for a while. I think I
might be thinking this is going to be easier than it really will be. I
haven't done any packing so far and I'm not really sure we're going to
be doing all that much anyway. The Thursday before we actually bring in
the truck and get all the big crap I'll be moving a bunch of stuff in
my Excursion. It'll be mainly clothes and bathroom and kitchen stuff.
The things we need to actually live with while we unpack and settle in. I
am really looking forward to the move. Not the work, mind you, but the
move itself. We've been here six months and it's never really felt like
ours. It was a transitional stop from the beginning and that's a hard place to live.
the five-plus years that Doug and I have been together we've always
been planning for something. First a wedding, then a baby, then another
baby, and then a long distance move. While we've done well and kept our
head's on it seems like we haven't had much of a chance to just be.
Now we are getting that chance. To be intentionally stationary and with
no other plans other than to live our life will be something different
for me. I'm looking forward to finding out what life like that is
like. We are a busy family. With active kids and jobs that require
attention being able to relax and find stability in our surroundings is
nice. We will finally be able to fully reap the benefits that the move
here initially promised. I'll try and post pictures of the house as we
get settled. I'm excited to share the new future we're not planing for.