one month later

The de-cluttering is done, rooms are re-arranged, one grandma is moved in, 3 parties are completed and all excess items in our home have either moved onto a new home, good will or are packed and ready for a future move.  How's that for progress? 



Did you notice I just slipped the "future move" part in? Yes, I think it is time for another (local) relocation. Our home has been wonderful, but with the addition of my mum moving in, it won't take long before we need a bit more elbow room. The prospects of home buying right now are pretty crazy. Homes have doubled in price since we purchased ours 5 years back. The buying market is "hot" which means if you are looking for a home you better have no strings attached to the one you are in. Sales need to be clean and with no conditions. It is better to have sold your own home first. Scary prospect for a family of 4 kids, 2 parents, 1 grandma, a dog & fish.  I think that is why we are avoiding the actual listing of our home until next spring.  I feel a bit freaked by it all and need the winter to process. For now we will enjoy the time left in our quaint little home. 


Sometimes I get a bit misty eyed when I think about leaving this little gem behind. But I know that it is the people inside the structure that make it a home and not the walls. Still, we have spent so much time beautifying the walls and making it what we want it to be. It truly has become a "character home". In the early days when we found her, her beauty was hidden behind a white exterior and outdated painting. And so began our 5 year journey of metamorphosis - re-done stucco, roofing, driveways, painting both inside and out, landscaping, a basement renovation and so much more.

When I look back on these photos I wonder if I have it in me to make another house my home. A place where my family will be comfortable to grow & live life.  A place to call our own. I feel a bit afraid of it all but am determined to go forward. Life doesn't work when we stand still too long. We either move along (with life) or get left behind. I see this so very evident in my children. Yesterday we celebrated three birthdays. My twin girlies turned 3 back in September but we were having such a difficult time  scheduling their birthday parties. Before we knew it October had crept up on us. In the end we decided to combine the girl's party with my son's party, his birthday is towards the end of October and it seemed a bit ridiculous to do two parties one or two weeks apart. Everyone was fine with the plan and so party we did yesterday. Snow white & Belle even showed up in the form of Miss J & Miss A.

And my son J, what can I tell you about my son? He is now 10 years old and we are so far away from those younger years. That is what I mean about going forward. I am constantly adjusting my parenting to meet the needs of my ever aging family. These days J is a wonderfully creative boy who longs for a listening ear. Not such an easy task for a mum who hands are always busy. But I am learning and I am grateful that he is teaching me to develop other aspects of myself. I'm determined not to be left behind.  Not even in my parenting & definitely not in any life adventures, even if it means a hectic move may be on the horizon.

Well, I didn't mean to ramble on here, but I did and so I think I will just leave it instead of pressing the delete button.  I'll be back on a regular basis now, thanks for your patience and for reading.  xoxo. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you guys did a lot of work on that house. It is too cute. I love it.


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