This post has been a bit overdue - but is the reason I am so behind on blogging. We spent our (what seemed like a very short) summer packing, selling our house, finding and buying a new house and moving. Ugh!! Moving is so much hard work!!
We had been thinking of moving for awhile. Our house, though very nice, was in a neighbor hood where we could just about step from our roof to our neighbor's roof. This was just too close for a man who spent the first 30 years of his life living on 12 acres. Not only that, but Byron's commute to work took close to an hour on a good day of traffic (which there aren't many of) and we lived on a busy street - so busy that we felt it unsafe for the kids to play in the front yard or ride their bikes on the sidewalk. So we started looking for something with a little more land that would be a better commute for Byron and with a safer play area for the kids.
We put our house on the market at the end of June and then the kids and I headed to Belton to get out of the house for showings. The first 2 days we had almost a dozen showings! We had a contract the day after we put it on the market.
Sadly, that contract fell through. We came back from Belton and the house went back on the market. After a week we had another contract!!
We were able to find a house we all loved and started the process of buying that house. It is on an acre and a half, has a creek that runs through it, and is heavily treed.
We closed on both houses on August 23rd and moved in on Sunday, August 28th.
The kids have been enjoying the freedom and safety of being able to ride their bikes on the road.
It is much more quiet and peaceful!
We even have a tree swing!
I like the tree swing, too!!
Mig can climb trees.
We are starting to get settled:
Have made some cookies:
and are spending a lot of time in the backyard.
And we have met the neighbors.
Not to mention the wildlife. On our first morning here, I almost sat down next to a baby water moccasin! We have seen countless frogs, an armadillo, scorpions, deer and a bob cat.
These roses came from our bushes.
We aren't completely unpacked, but it is feeling more and more like home everyday!