Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where to Start?

Things have settled a lot this week, and I feel like I am able to sit and relax at the computer for the baby's whole nap a few moments. *sigh* I feel like I can start filling in some of the blanks of why it's been even crazier than normal here lately. You know, the mentioned "big changes" we have coming our way. And coming they are. For starters, we're enjoying our last beautiful fall season here in our home. We have one of these in our front yard...

{If only ours looked this pretty...}

Surreal. After much thought, discussion, and prayer, we've taken a crazy leap of faith to take our family in a new direction. We haven't been in our home for too long {4 1/2 years}, but here's the thing... It is home. The first house we bought. So many memories made. Babies brought home that learned to walk, talk, love here. In a town we love. {Okay, enough sappy, sappy sad mellowdrama...} We know that wherever we are will be home if we're together, though. And that's why it's okay that there's an ugly sign in our yard. We actually like adventure and change and welcome it. We don't want things getting too stale... The kids are so excited too. I personally am having a harder time welcoming the constant deep cleaning and embracing the crazy-mommy-running-around getting ready for showings and open houses than moving itself. If I nevereverever have to say again, "don't touch that" or "this room's done, don't come in here" I'll be a very happy mommy. Soon it will be worth it, though, when we're to this point... {deep breaths...}


We've only had our house on the market for a couple of weeks, but the months of work leading up to it were draining. We're looking forward to when we can move on to this next, exciting chapter of our lives as a family. Right now we're stuck prisoners in a jumbled mix of emotions of not being able to move fast enough and never wanting our time in our first home and town we love to end. {At least we'll be moving during the still depths of our long winter here, when the cold seems to drag onandonandon....} And where are we moving do you ask?

Let's just say that there are plenty of {insert Dixie Chick humming...} wide open spaces for big plans and CRaZy dreams....

{the WHY coming soon...}
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9 comments:

LeAnna said...

I don't do well with big change, so I can only imagine! My husband is a born traveler, and would be happy moving every year. My roots don't budge as easy. :) Praying for a successful move and that everything falls into their appropriate places. Blessings!

Lenae said...

I'm sorry for the house-selling stress! We moved several times while I was growing up, and I remember my poor mom doing the crazy cleaning run-around before showings. Hope someone snaps it up quickly so you can relax and focus on packing and the excitement ahead!!!

A.Love said...

I'd be going through the same emotions...even though I love the idea of packing up and heading out. I'm just waiting to see if God has a place He wants us to be and for now, it's here.

This Heavenly Life said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear the where and why! Oh, and I love your sappy sappy sad thoughts :) They're only natural.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh miss Kate, I HAVE missed you. I am so looking forward to hearing the WHY.

I keep thinking this very thing may be on our horizon as well...

I also thrive on change, so long as my patience isn't tested, which it very often is... I hope this change is just amazing for y'all.

Lissa said...

Boy that is a lot of work! Good luck with your big changes! Take lots of pictures!

~love said...

i'm excited for you and look forward to hearing the rest.

we move every 2 1/2 years and our home is usually the model home (for my husband's custom building company)....so i FEEL you on the stress that this has potential to bring! hope you sell soon!! =)

Bridget said...

I knew we would make great friends ha! Come on join us on the road! LOL

Kristin said...

Sniff. Sniff. How can I avoid thinking about "the move" when you go and remind me all with your "sappy sappy sad thoughts"...
Just try to enjoy the wow feeling of having your home the cleanest it has EVER been...even if it has to go from the dirtiest to the cleanest in the blink of an eye when the realtor calls!