We have some exciting news to share! We are moving to our first house! Wheeeee! 🙂
Since we got married we’ve lived in 2 different apartments. The first was a tiny little 1-bedroom place, barely big enough to turn around in. Also, the complex was called “Shady Place.” Yes, really. And yes it was, in fact, a bit shady. But! I was never scared of someone hiding in there because you could pretty much see the whole apartment from every room. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for us to feel a little claustrophobic in there and after a few months we moved to our current apartment: a great little 2-bedroom place in a small, better-named complex.
We’ve really enjoyed our time here. This is where we created our first nursery for our little Rosebud and where I labored for several hours the day she was born. We left the birth center and brought her home… here. I’ve rearranged the furniture in this place more times than I can count. I’ve loved making this place a home for us. But, as our Rosebud blooms and gets bigger, we need something a little more functional. Soon I will have a mobile baby and I don’t think my heart can handle the fear of her making her way to the stairs. (As if my eyes are ever not on her…)
So! We’ve signed a lease to rent a tiny little farmhouse outside of town. We’re sacrificing a bit of space inside for a great yard, the ability to do laundry at home, and a gorgeous view! And of course, the best part about it: no stairs. Nada. Also, it will shave about 15 minutes off of Kip’s drive to work. This is a sweet deal all around, people! 😉
I can’t wait to get my hands on this new, blank slate and make it ours. We’ve both always wanted to live in the country together, but we imagined it being years down the road. But now we’re so excited to simplify all our stuff and raise our baby where the green grass grows! ….and turns brown in the Texas summer! 😉
Any advice on moving with a baby? I’m a little nervous about how she’ll transition. Any thoughts are appreciated!
Pictures to come!