We're going from 5 to 3 bedrooms, so Jaxon will now be sharing a room with his older brother. We're going from 4 bathrooms to 3 and we're also losing our playroom. But, the house we are moving to is very much like new - think older home with new insides. It has new paint, new electrical, new everything in the bathrooms, some new floors, a new fireplace, and new appliances. It looks great, and I'm excited about it. It also has NO STAIRS inside the house. Since Jaxon has learned to open the door to the downstairs playroom, this move is coming right in time. He's also just learned to climb up on our fireplace hearth. The new house has a fireplace, but the hearth is lower to the ground, so that change is also welcome.
The loss of some of our space will be challenging. For all its faults, the house we are in now has tons of room. I've been purging and cleaning out toys and other things to make it easier to fit things in the new house.
We're not moving very far away - only about 15 minutes. We'll be closer to the "city" but farther from the nearest town. We will be very close to our church building/food pantry, which will be convenient. We'll have several acres and we'll be planting a garden. We're very excited about that, but I'm sure it is going to be a lot of work. The kids are thrilled about all the land. I can't even describe to you how excited they get running through the fields.
One thing we love about our current house is the street we live on. It's quiet and flat and we live on a cul-de-sac, so the kids have a great place to ride bikes. I was worried when we started looking for a new place that we would lose that play space for them. We ended up with something even better! Our new house has a huge circular driveway that starts at one end of the massive yard, circles completely around the house and comes out on the other end of the yard. So the kids have PLENTY of space to ride bikes and scooters, an even larger yard to play in, and acres of fields in back to run through.
The only problem is that we're moving in 2 weeks.
I hate moving...the packing, the unpacking, and the uncertainty in between while you try to get settled in your new place. I'm a creature of habit who
likes needs order. Moving with kids is even harder. When we moved last year, Jaxon was 5 weeks old. I still had stitches and was not even supposed to lift anything heavier than Jaxon. Packing/unpacking/moving was hard for me because I'm a control freak who wants to have a hand in everything. I was completely dependent on other people to do things for me and that was very hard for me. At least this time I can do things in between rescuing Jaxon from his latest craziness and homeschooling and laundry and all that other stuff we moms have to do.
So if I'm quiet the next two weeks, that's why!