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Monday, April 12, 2010

Moving mingled with Tears

We are planning to move from our house very soon. We've had our house on the market for a few weeks and we have signed a 12 month lease on a new apartment. It all seems to be happening so fast and I have a lot of mixed feelings.

Our house has been one headache after another - in need of constant maintainence and repair. If there is one thing I have learned from owning this house it is that my husband IS NOT a "fix-it man" or much of a "Do-It-Yourselfer." But I have grown to love this house. We have put so much work and love into this house that it has really grown on me.

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Our house feels like home, and as I wander from room to room I see our personality oozing through the walls. I made and hung the curtains myself, I picked out all of the paint colors, and tile, and I worked alongside my family to make this "fixer-upper" a home.

Our house has been a challenge, and I've never liked the neighborhood but it is going to be hard to leave it and all of the friends we have made in this ward. We are only moving across town, but it might as well be a lot farther. I've learned from past experience that if you don't see people at least once a week you have a
way of loosing contact pretty quickly.

I am overwhelmed with all that needs to be done. Ryan is working and going to school, I am taking care of our three little boys and growing a fourth. I can barely keep dishes clean, my kids fed and clean clothes in our drawers and I'm trying to pack our belongings and repair all that needs fixed. Being pregnant makes me so tired!

But after much prayer and many tears I think that we are doing the right thing. this move will be good for our family. Our living expenses will be lower, and our little boys will have a yard to play in that is SAFE!

We will be moving into an apartment with a main floor and a basement, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fenced backyard. We will be living close to friends who will help us if we need it, and without having to pour so much of our income into a house that needs help we'll be able to start paying down our debt and saving a little too.

3 comments:

Evelyn Perkins said...

Good luck Caranna! Sounds like this is a mixed blessing. Hate/love those. Congrats on the new little person! I didn't know you were expecting!

Cardon Times said...

Moving is always an emotional roller coaster for me. But I know things will work out how they need to and they will for you too! Congratulations on your little one! That is quite exciting! And I have to say hooray for 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fenced backyard. That will be so nice. Good luck in your move. And keep on blogging so I can keep up with your family!

Katy said...

We are pretty much getting ready to move, too. Luckily we don't have lots of projects here, but the stress is being felt! So how on earth did I not know you were expecting again? I am so thrilled for you!