Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saying Goodbye and New Beginnings

We moved the first week in December.  It was definitely bittersweet.  Eagle Mountain was the longest we ever lived in one place.  5 years to be exact. It was the place we bought our first home, basically the only home Rowan has ever known.  We made memories, started school, brought a new baby home and more.  Although we loved our town home, it just didn't make sense to stay there forever.  We needed more of a forever home, one that we could be in and know that our family could grow.

The moving process was tedious.  I was hard trying to get things packed while having a newborn, working and taking care of the rest of the family.  Let's just say that we ate out.  A lot.   On top of moving, I was trying to keep the house clean to show.  We decided not to sell but rent.  We figured it would be a good business investment as we build equity and make a little money each month.  Thankfully, we found incredible tenants who signed a year lease.

When it came time to finally move, it was a very snowy day.  In fact, I'd say it had to be one of the top days for snow this year.  We were really glad to have a bunch of Marshall's family come down to help us move.  I don't know how we could have done it without them.

We are finally almost unpacked.  Our office still looks like something threw up in it, but most other things have a place.  There is so much home improvement that we are going to have to do, so it will be a process.  It's also really hard to keep clean.  I went from 1700 to 3700 square feet and some days it feels like all I do is clean.  I'm getting better on staying on top of things which makes it more manageable though.  We love our new ward and are starting to settle and make friends.  Chandler and Rowan both started their new schools and are doing well.  Chandler is going to our neighborhood school and is on a traditional schedule and Rowan is going to another school in the district since he is in diagnostic kindergarten.  He is on a year round schedule and has recently been off track for 3 weeks.  He is liking his new school and although we've had some really hard days, he seems to be adjusting ok.

I miss friends out in Eagle Mountain, but I do love being only 2 minutes away from a grocery store and only 5 minutes away from Jordan Landing which has a ton of great shopping.  We are a lot more central and instead of being 25 minutes and an hour from our work places, we are now only 10 & 15 minutes.

Here's to new beginnings!

1 comment:

Janaca said...

I'm so excited for your family! It's such a beautiful home and will be so nice to be settled somewhere you're family can grow. :)