Monday, May 31, 2010

a change

Last November, David suggested we think about moving to a different place. This house really is awesome and we have loved living there. I was in no mental state to accept his idea at that time. I was actually really shocked he thought of it. He had started looking at homes for sale on the Internet.

I do admit that at Christmas, I felt a little crowded having everyone here. We just have bigger kids now and they, happily, are bringing others to the family. I remember shocking the boys proclaiming we should move to a different house by next Christmas.

Fast forward to this past late winter and early spring. Circumstances had come up that nudged the decision along. In late February and March and April and May we looked at houses. We looked mostly on the Internet, many drive bys, and eventually hooking up with a great real estate guy. We saw some freaky houses- its really odd how many weird things are out there.

Finally we agreed on a beautiful home in Highland. We wanted somewhere where the boys could still attend the same school here in Lehi. We really feel content with the decision. It will be very hard to leave the ward and the little community we have, though I know its the best thing for my family. We will still have ties here, with the boys going to LHS. And we will hopefully still be invited to weddings and showers and missionary farewells. I sometimes get really sad realizing what we are giving up here. We've lived here for 15 years. This is the only home Jacob has known, and Joseph and Aub remember.

I'm so thankful that I get to take my family with me. We will sell this house and I pray for a little family to come that will enjoy this place as much as we have. One thing I really need to adjust to is being more separated from the goings on in the home. In this house, I know pretty much what is going on. I know what is on the computer, on the TV and who is where. Those are some of the advantages of this split level. We will be in a two story with a basement. Ill be so far from my boys when I'm working in the kitchen and they are down in their bedrooms.... sounds dumb, I know.

So there ya go. The quiet plans of the summer are revealed. If all goes well, as we think it will, we will be allowed to move in near the end of June. July is a bad month to "move". Dave and Jacob to scout camp, Joseph to EFY and a long planned for paid for family trip too. I'm glad my kids are all old enough to help out. We need to fix up our Lehi house before we sell, so we are hoping to put it up for sale sometime in July, after we are out.

John Bytheway has a book I've read and one of his topics is not to complain about your blessings. I'm trying to remember that and will try not to complain during this transition, and I'll try not to cry.

1 comment:

Tabby Grey said...

Oh no. That's terrible new for us but happy news for you. I thought we'd live across the street from each other forever. It will be really weird without the Pixton's across the street! We will miss you.