Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm back.... I think??
I have to blog backwards because I don't have present day pictures.
So here is our quick moving story.
We put our Grant Park (also known as: the house I had my children in) house up for sale in February.
We knew we needed another bedroom for another child one day and guest room for the present day.
Also, we of course (I'm married to Russ Masterson) analyzed our house usage and realized we love to entertain but turned down the opportunity many times due to our small house with a maze of little rooms.

Criteria for the new house:
at least 3 bedrooms
bigger entertaining space
closer to the church
flat backyard
good public schools

Well we sold our house 5 months later.  Of course when we were on vacation.  (That is the second time we have sold a house on vacation.) Rule to live by:  go on vacation....check.

Got home from vacation and I had two and a half weeks to pack with a 3 year old and a daredevil crawling 10 month old.  And so it life, my sanity, my nerves all went down....down hill somewhere but largely just away from me.  I packed and packed and lost control and control.  It was good but it was hard.  I don't do well losing control....does anyone?  Thought I was flexible....not anymore.  I learned a lot about myself.

Here I am in my new home.  The Lord was so good to provide many of our desires.  We LOVE the location and the setting.  I feel like I am in the mountains but live in the city.  The best of both worlds.
I see lots of trees when I look out the windows.  It is a precious gift.

Of course after you move, you have zero money so we have some empty spaces and hodge-podge rooms.  But I will take pictures soon and post.


Kelly Ford said...

I'm so excited for you! Excited that your house sold and that God met and exceeded your hopes! Excited that the move is OVER and hopefully you can get back to "normal". And VERY excited to see pics of this great place! :-) Yay for you being BACK! Missed you, friend :-)

Katie B said...

love your story!! ha ha..similar lives--I've totally lost it with the packing/unpacking experience and kids...sweet girls are growing up!!!

Taylor Wise said...

So glad it worked out!

Allison Wolfe said...

I am not sure that KC could have a child that looks as much like him as Josie does!! And Miss Izzie is SO precious! Can't wait to see the pics of the new house!