Moving on. Again.


Some posts are longer than others. This is one of those posts. The short story is that we're moving. Here's the long story: 

A year and a half ago when we moved from the Cozy Brick House- The Yellow House was for lease, not for sale. It was in the area we wanted to live and was just about the most charming house ever so we hopped on it with the option to purchase when our lease was up. And that's exactly what we planned to do. Over the last year and a half we've met with contractors to discuss ways to renovate when it was officially ours, we've painted some rooms and had no intention of ever moving again. That is until Ryan's parents announced they were moving. We've been so lucky to be just a few houses away from them while living in The Yellow House. We walk there on nearly a daily basis to swim, borrow sugar, or just say hello. When they asked if we would like to buy their home instead of The Yellow House it was an easy decision. Buying Ryan's childhood home just makes sense. There are more bedrooms (The Yellow House has 3 so things were getting tight in the boys' room), a full basement and a swimming pool (!!!) But really, more than any of that, the idea that our children will be growing up in the home their grandparents built and Ryan grew up is really sweet and appeals to my sentimental heart. It would be too strange to see another family moving in.

So...in just a couple of weeks we'll be moving again. But this time it's for good. In fact, I've told Ryan that since the move is literally just three houses away I will not be packing a single box. I will make a million trips between houses with things loaded up in laundry baskets but I don't care one bit. Packing boxes is the worst and I swore the last time I did it I would never do it again.

22 comments:

  1. Such a neat evolution to move into your husband's childhood home. Best wishes running up and down the street w/laundry baskets. ;) You could use a little red wagon as your moving truck!! :)

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  2. That's exciting. I hear you about not wanting to pack things in boxes. Such a pain!
    Hope the move is quick as a wink. ;)

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  3. Moving one room at a time is the way to go! What a beautiful turn of events.

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  4. Although moving is never fun the end result sounds so wonderful! congrats!

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  5. Danyelle!!! This is such fun news! I had a bit of a panic when I read the beginning worrying that something was wrong and ready to commiserate as someone who has had to move too many times...but now I'm not so worried. :) I wish I lived close to you and I would help schlep your belongings in baskets and wagons. Best of luck to you dear.

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  6. I'm so happy for you guys! Finding your forever home, and one with so much sentiment for your family, is cause for celebration! Congrats!!

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  7. How exciting! So happy for your family! Good luck with the move into your new home! xxx

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  8. What a special move! If you need help carrying those laundry baskets back and forth during your move, just message me for help! Moving is the pits, but getting settled in somewhere for keeps is a dream.

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  9. awww...such a sweet move. And I have totally moved that way. Across town...but took a week. I actually loaded up the kitchen drawers in my car, drove them over to the new house, unloaded them in the new kitchen drawers and then drove the empty ones back. Did that for every room. One closet at a time, dresser drawers, etc. BEST way to move ever! Good luck. Can't wait to see the new (to you) special house!

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  10. Oh, that is really special. I'm so happy that it all worked out for y'all and that the moving process shouldn't be too painful. Moving really stinks--we've done it so many times--I get weak in the knees and a little nauseated just thinking about having to pack up boxes again.

    Can't wait to see all the pretty pics when you get settled in...

    blessings,
    jennifer

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  11. Good luck with your move, Danyelle! It sounds so fun to be moving into the family home and keeping it in the family for generations to come, especially since they built it themselves. Are Ryan's parents moving far? This will be a big change for them, too, I imagine. We moved twice this year and the last move a few months ago was just blocks away from each other. We borrowed a bunch of those rubbermaid tubs from Nate's family...about 15 or so...and the girls and I moved a room a day that way. When you do it that way, you HAVE to unpack those tubs before you go back because you need them for the next load. Great motivation to not just dump and leave it for later. When we moved in a week later, we were almost completely moved in already. Of course, everything that didn't have a box, a tub or a place to go immediately is still in our very full garage. Hopefully, the rainy weather will motivate us to clean that out, as well. Enjoy the new, extra space and good luck with everything!

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  12. That is so sweet! I'm excited for your family! :) I agree on the "not packing boxes"...it surely is the worst! My husband would LOVE LOVE LOVE to live in his childhood house...he looks it up sometimes to see if it's on the market. haha. My parents still live in my childhood home.

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  13. that's great news!!! just buy a bunch of laundry baskets and give your kids a quarter for each basketful they take over. perfection!

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  14. Congrats! That is so exciting!

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  15. Our last move was done in our little red wagon. So excited for you to be home for good. Wishing you many happy years ahead!

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  16. I heard about this and we are so excited for you! Good luck with the move--at least you know it's for good this time.

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  17. That's so wonderful! We'll be over to swim next summer..hehe!

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  18. Congratulations! Want to hear something so strange? I'm looking forward to hearing what you call your next home! Good luck with all the preparations!

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