Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On The Move

Well if you haven't heard by now - we are moving! It has been such a whirlwind. We literally found the house early last week and are moving at the end of this week! Shew!

Right now we live in a tiny house that is less than 1000 sq. feet. It is 100 years old (literally) and has no doors except on the bathroom, has no closets, wavy floors, is hard to heat and cool, etc, etc. As bad as that description sounds, we have not been miserable in this house. Jeremy often sang the song by Alan Jackson about how "Love grows best in little houses" and we would laugh and say it was true.

Then last week we stumbled upon a house that was in our budget and everything just feel into place! It is a plain and modest house but it has 1500 sq feet, a two car garage, three bedrooms (poor Cooper didn't have a space to call his own), CLOSETS, 2 baths, even floors, and DOORS! LOL! It is also only a little over a mile away from my parents and Colby and his Pa are THRILLED about this!

The house was in great shape and just needed a good cleaning and we decided to do a fresh coat of paint over everything. So the past two weeks have been busy to say the least. I have packed during the day while Jeremy sleeps then he gets up around 3 and we go to the house and work until about 9 and after he goes into work I find time for my homework and a little bit of sleep.

Surprisingly enough Jeremy and I have worked side by side the whole time and have not had even the first cross word! We do really make a good team when we need to! :)

My mom has been a great help too. She is a wonderful painter and so she has helped us with that. We are also doing a couple of "feature walls" with the textured paintable wallpaper and she has taken care of that for us too. Thanks Mom!

I don't have any pictures of the house yet but I do have one of Colby helping paint his new room. He did a great job helping his Nana! And Jeremy and I had to paint our initials on the wall..............we have done that in every room we have ever painted!

I will be offline for a few days but when we get settled I will post pictures and catch up with my blogging buddies! Wish us luck as we move on Saturday!


Nan said...

Brooke, I'm so tickled for you guys! The extra space, closets and doors will be super-nice, but having Colby and Cooper so close to your parents will be wonderful!! Makes me want to live closer to my Momma and Daddy! :) Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures after y'all get settled in! Good Luck!

Heather said...

I am so happy for you and your family! I agree that love grows best in small houses...but hey, everybody needs closets and doors, right? LOL! I really am glad that it's all worked out so well for you all. I hope your move goes good and you feel right at home. Can't wait to see pictures!

jparsley said...

Congratulations on the new house Brooke!!! Moving is a lot of work but it gives you lots of fun projects to work on...I love house projects....and I know that Colby will love being close to your parents (and they will too!!!)

Wanda May said...

So happy for you all....can't wait to see!