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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Life Lately: New House!


So, if you missed it on Instagram, the reason I haven't shown any pictures of our baby room is because it's in limbo.  Nothing fancy and just enough to be functional.  Why?  Because...Benson and I are psychos who just bought a house and closed escrow on Friday--the day before our baby's due date!

I didn't talk about it on the blog because it was a long-shot kind of thing from the start.  And once we got into the process there were more ups and downs, so the whole time we were like, "It ain't over until we get the keys!"  But now, with keys in hand, we're looking forward to moving in!

It was all fast and unexpected as we weren't planning on moving.  We currently own a 2br/2ba and when we bought it 4 years ago we figured we could stay in it at least until a second kid was on the horizon.  However, I LOVE houses and always have, even as a kid.  So even though we weren't looking to move, I'm the kind of person that casually looks at real estate listings on a constant basis, and if I see something interesting I'll explore it.  That's how it went down with our current place as well as with this new house.  And in both cases (after figuring out if it was feasible and doable to move) it was like all of a sudden we're moving!

We're sad about leaving our current place because we love it and it's been so good to us, but it helps that the new house is a beautiful 4br/3.5ba--the house we can raise our family in.  We have been filled with gratitude the past month and a half as we not only look ahead but have been looking around at what we'll soon say goodbye to.

We probably won't move until September, but we've got some busy times ahead, to say the least.  Caring for a newborn, packing and moving, doing some work on the new house, and selling our current place.  Don't worry though.  Benson is not letting me pack or move a thing!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!

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  2. You guys are a little psycho but hey, you can't always plan things perfectly! Congrats on the new house!! It's gorgeous and I'm sure it'll all be worth it once you're all moved in. Plus, enjoy the last little bit of baby-free time with Benson! :)

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  3. Congrats! You & Benson will be very busy the next couple of months...who am I kidding - forever :) I swear all we do is all for the kiddo but so worth it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  4. Bethany @ CELEBRATE! BlogSunday, August 17, 2014

    That IS crazy, but sometimes you just gotta go for it! Congratulations- it looks really beautiful! (And best of luck with the upcoming arrival of your precious baby!)

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  5. Experimental BeautySunday, August 17, 2014

    Congrats! It's a beautiful house that was clearly meant to be. :)

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  6. You will have such a busy few weeks! Would all be worth it of course and I think it kick starts the beginning of a new family just perfectly. Congragulations, the house looks amazing and I bet the baby will too!

    http://lexxiannespoonful.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. CONGRATS! Good luck over the next few weeks with all of the changes!! I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  8. Wow - congrats!! I've been following your blog for about a year now (ever since searching for a mustard cardigan) and love all your advice.

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  9. How exciting! Your new house sounds like the perfect house to have a family in!

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  10. Ooooh I love houses too! What an exciting time for you. Good luck with everything. I have a one year old now and it was an absolute rollercoaster in those early days. I couldnt imagine moving as well! It sounds just perfect for you both. Got any more pics?? :D

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  11. Congrats on the new house.

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  12. We bought a house when my daughter was 2 weeks old and moved in when she was 6 weeks old. It's definitely a little hectic, but it was nice to have plenty of time to pack while she was sleeping! Congratulations on your new house :)

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  13. Congratulations on the house and good thoughts for a healthy birth & baby. You'll be rocking that post-partum fashion in no time! I also hope Benson has fun with serious nesting opportunities ahead! :-)

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  14. Wondering if you'll bring your baby to this house first, then get back in the car post-photo op, and go to the current house... just so you can tell this kid later that this was the home you brought all of your kids home to. Maybe overly sentimental, maybe a great first memory of the house becoming your home :)

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  15. Congrats!! How exciting. And really, this could wind up being the perfect time for a move: you won't have to lift a finger, and if you've got some maternity leave, that's plenty of time for settling in. Hours of nursing might equal hours of directing people in furniture rearranging and internet surfing for decor ideas... Not a bad way to go :) Good luck with everything - excited for your little family!

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  16. Congratulations Audrey!!!!! I figured that's what is was. Make sure you get lots of help to help you pack and move.!!!!!


    Agi:)


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  17. Congratulations!! What an amazing year for you :) Very happy for you and can't wait to see your little one any day now!!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so exciting - and good idea to give yourself a month or so to get things arranged for moving, especially with new baby!!

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  19. Congratulations! That's so exciting. I know a couple who moved a month after they had their baby, and they made it work (:

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  20. Congratulations!!! SO exciting - and we will be right behind you....moving continents, finding a neighborhood to look in, buying a house, and having a baby...all (hopefully) in the next 6 months...eek! Crazy, we are! Good luck with the packing and moving etc - it will all fly by I'm sure!!

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