Thursday, July 9, 2009

Busy from now until...

So we've started the packing process. I've gotten the unnecessary kitchen items packed up...including lots of yard sale stuff. Who knew I had that much stuff that I never touch!?

I'm great at pulling out everything that needs to be boxed up...hubby is REALLY great at wrapping all the breakables and packing them away safely...I highly dislike that portion of the job.

We will be moving into an apartment!! Yep! We're trading in the yard-work for a pool (workout room, tanning bed, playground and did I say pool??!!) ! The most wonderful thing the property manager said to me yesterday was "We don't close the pool on a certain date...we play it by ear and leave it open until it cools off." Well...that's great...it could honestly be October before they close the pool. That rocks!

We've signed up to move in August 1st. The closing date on our house is set for the 17th, but it could be the first of August, per the loan/inspector guy who said they typically only need 30 days...and the process began in June.

The apartment is in a nice, gated community...and the best part is that everything downstairs in our house will fit in the apartment. We won't have to store much more stuff.

The kids are excited about our home between homes...you see...

We have started building a house!!!

We actually signed a contingency contract back in April...and we kept it on the down-low because, although we had complete faith that our house would sell, we didn't want anyone freaking out for us. We had until November to sell our home and really trusted God to work out the details.

They are moving right along on the new house...they have finished the 'bones', framing, plumbing, electric and they just completed the brick! It looks so beautiful!! We are MUY excited about our house!!

Our 'grown up' house...sigh.

We have lots to accomplish...we'll be leaving the only home we've known together (almost 9 years!) within a few short weeks...and it's keeping us busy!!!

I could say that I'm getting a pool for my anniversary...only I have to share it will 7 buildings full of people...oh well...it'll certainly fit the bill!!

I'll check in when I can!!

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7 comments:

Laura Matthews said...

Awesome!!! I can't wait to hear more...

utmomof 5 said...

Let see some pictures of that house!! How very exciting for you, enjoy that pool while you have it!!

Jen said...

Sounds like a mini vacation moving into an apartment with a pool! I'm so excited for you and your new house. Yea for you!

Becky said...

Super exciting. I had a lot of fun watching my parents' house be built when I was in fifth grade. We went and explored it every step of the way it seems.
We are only on the market until the 19th, when we give up. If God hasn't sold it by then, we are letting it expire and staying here for another year. Hubby will just have to keep driving home to JC on weekends.
I really am happy for you guys!

ispeakbeanish said...

I know y'all are excited! I hope the packing and moving all goes smoothly. God is good!

Elaine A. said...

Good luck with moving! I certainly know how that goes. HA!

And congrats on the "grown up" house - it's going to be wonderful! : )

JMBMOMMY said...

How fun!!!!!