Welp! We're here. We moved to our new home on September 15th. It is SO WONDERFUL. I didn't really realize how small (for a family of 6) our last house was. We really were all on top of each other. It was a great little house, though. It served us well. Lots of great memories there. We bought it when Oldest was almost 1 year old.
We stayed in our small town and only moved about 3 blocks away from our old house. And it's strange to see our old house with someone new living there. It's bittersweet, really. I think it brings the kids a little comfort, though, to see it on the way out of town sometimes. Even though they've done fine with the move. They're closer to more friends, have a bigger backyard and bigger bedrooms. We can't complain!
I gave myself a week to get the major things unpacked and situate the house a bit before we dove back into school. It had been SO LONG since we've had a "normal-ish" schedule! Since March, I'd say.
The first few weeks were a little rough, but now we're getting settled into our new routine and generally, things are going swimmingly! There's always a few hiccups of course, but I can't complain. I think the kids were really missing their routine. The day we started back at school, Oldest said to me, "Mom, I'm actually really glad to start school again." :) #winning
So, while the major unpacking is done, there is still so much to do. But I don't mind. We are here! What a crazy summer it was! I'm glad it's over.
I have a couple walls I want to paint and I'd LOVE to replace the carpet in the living room, but other than that, there isn't anything major that needs to be done on the house. Of course, we're finding lots of little things that need fixing, but you'll have that.
I'd like to chat a bit about school these days on the blog here, but we'll see. I always have great intentions and then...
Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks:
She always holds on when we go for a walk. :)
Middlest had an accident while coming down the slide. :( She's fine, but it scared me at first because she came into the house screaming, holding her throat! But, like I said, she's fine. :)
And on that note, I bid you adieu!