Sunday, May 5, 2013

The start of a new story..

I'm back! Had to push myself through boxes and piles of stuff to get here, but I'm back!
This past month has been a whirlwind. A good kind of whirlwind, but also the kind where you crawl into bed each night and thank the sweet Lord that it's time to rest. I do love that the last post I wrote was about my box. So fitting, since that is what I have been working on since I was here last.

I don't even know where to start. If you follow me on social media you've probably figured out that we're moving. If not, SURPRISE! We have sold our precious little cottage that sits here in sunny Southern California and are about to embark on a new adventure. I am so giddy that I haven't even had time to sit and be sad about leaving this cute place where our story began. We are in escrow and are scheduled to close in just a couple of weeks, at the end of this month!

So, where are we going? That is the question we get asked all the time. Have we bought another house? We are moving in with my in-laws! We're not crazy, I happen to adore them. Also, for everyone's sanity it's not forever! They are retiring and will be traveling a lot so we will be there to take care of the place and when they're home it will be great to be together and have some extra help with our crazy little people! We will move in once all of our rooms are ready, shooting for the 1st week of August. Our neighbor bought our house so we are stoked and get to rent it back for a couple of months until "the new place is ready".

In the meantime we are cleaning out, purging and simplifying our life...


We will be packing up the Uhaul, road tripping across the country and moving our life to
TENNESSEE next summer!!!
I still can't believe I am able to say that.
I'll do a whole other post on that but y'all, we are going country and my southern heart will finally be home! The whole goal and point of the move is to simplify our life, to slow it down a little, have more time together as a family and enjoy life.

It's not that life in California isn't good, it's just not where we want to raise our kids and spend the rest of our days. We are ready for land, wide open spaces and a new adventure. And hello! Biscuits and sweet tea!

I will go into more details along the way. We want to document this journey and be able to look back on this one day once we're all settled.

Until then, we are savoring our last year in California.
Soaking up the sunshine and time with our dear friends.

But, I AM looking out that windshield of mine and am so excited to to make the next turn, get over that next hill and finally get to where we're going.

Hold on tight and join us on this adventure!

I can't wait to share more in the coming days!

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