And then came late December, and we found out about a surprise baby on the way! We couldn’t have been happier about it, but it also made us really re-think the timing of moving and whether it was realistic and worth it, or if it would just stress us out. We went back & forth about it forever, what seemed like the right decision one hour was the wrong one the next, and we really struggled with figuring out what the right move for all (five!) of us would be. We ultimately decided to wait, at least until the baby was six months, Waverly was liking her school a lot more and there really weren’t any houses on the market that we had fallen in love with anyways. And then the very NEXT DAY two houses popped up, both that we loved but that we couldn’t put offers on since we hadn’t listed our house quite yet. We 100% took it as a sign and decided to list our house the following week.
We had never sold a house and completely didn’t know what to expect, I really thought it would sit on the market for a few months and we would maybe sell it, but if so we would have tons of time to think about it and could really think it through again if we needed to. So we were SHOCKED when we had three full-price offers within 24 hours of listing it, and were under contract with one of those offers the following day. Since then we’ve been through both the inspection and appraisal, both of which went through, and currently have two more weeks until closing when we have to be out of our first home!!!
So, allllll the feelings. We are so excited about this new chapter, but it’s also pretty bittersweet. All of the girls memories are from this home, as well as most of ours as a young family, so many special moments with birthdays and holidays and just everyday things, and of course bringing Avalon home from the hospital. We have started packing boxes and I know they don’t really understand it, so that has been hard to explain. Ultimately though, I know it’s for the best and I am so happy for all of us! Up until about a week ago, we had no idea where would be going (and were possibly going to rent month to month until we found “the” place for us), but are currently under contract for our new home and we LOVE IT so much!!! I’m very superstitious so I’m going to wait to share about it until it’s officially ours, but I hope to be sharing some pictures soon! Until then, a photo of the girls in our house last year on Easter, I’m already a little sad thinking that we won’t be there to celebrate one of our favorite holidays in a few weeks. Our first home will always hold a special place in my heart and I already know how much it will be missed.
Happiest weekend, friends, hope it’s a good one! XO