home at last
Yes, yes, yes! Praise the heavens above. We are finally in our new home. Seven months of living on top of each other and hauling three kids up two flights of stairs is over and done! We are thrilled to be in our new place and loving everything about it.
Okay, I know it's terrible and I hate that I sound like such a complainer when talking about the transition apartment... but living in a tiny space with three small kids, poor lighting, only a couple of windows and what seemed like a million stairs, just about did me in. Where we live, the winters are freezing so we spent far too many of our days indoors in that small space. And while I was cursing it in those last weeks, we made some good memories in that dark little apartment. Though now I'm really appreciating natural light, space for my kids and a pantry. Two thumbs up!
Why did we move in the first place? We loved our last home. We built it from scratch putting so much thought and love into it's construction. It was beautiful and wonderful with great neighbors but it never felt like it was where we were supposed to be. It was such a great place that it sold to the first couple who walked through it, forcing us to live in that blessed apartment (enough with the sarcasm, Oakley!) over the seven months that they completed our current home. We are literally within a few miles of that first build but for many reasons, that previous home wasn't right for us. Much of that is due to the street and yard. This new place is much more conducive to Welles' needs. We are so close to lots of amenities and and things for our family to do. So we will be taking full advantage of getting out and enjoying our neighborhood.
This new home feels so right for our family. It feels like us. It's where we are supposed to be, right now, and possibly forever. We feel so good about all of it, for the reasons I've already mentioned (location, yard, Welles' needs), plus the layout and design. But even more importantly, it just feels right. It feels like home. And we feel blessed to be here. It's exciting thinking of the memories we'll make in this house. In my head I picture being here years and years down the road with our growing family. We even have possible plans to make a bachelor pad for Welles in the basement!
Did I mention that two of our best friends (two families) who also have children with Down syndrome will both be within two blocks of us?? Super huge selling point on this lot.
This week I'm savoring the smell of new-home and taking it box by box. While we look settled, I have piles in the garage and basement hiding from us all. Queen of procrastination, that's me! Since our main levels are hard flooring, the kids (and Scott) scooter around while I unload and organize. Ahhh, even with the exhaustion of moving, it feels so good.
Thank you for all the well wishes on our new place. We are excited to share new-home experiences here with all of our cyber pals! XO