I am so very excited to say, we finally sold our house. It was on the market for over a year and we didn't receive any offers, until the one that we accepted 2 weeks ago. I have many mixed feelings about this change in our lives, but mostly am ecstatic about the new life that lies ahead for us in....Michigan!
I grew up in Northern Michigan, which is an absolutely beautiful place to live and we are so blessed to be able to return to my roots and be closer to some of my family. We'll see them more often, live in a beautiful part of the Midwest, and be closer to a wonderful school that 2 of our children will attend.
Here is a picture of them way out in East Bay. They walked all the way out there. Being an overprotective Mom, I made them wear their life jackets. It makes it easier when I'm the only one there with them at the beach.
I do have mixed feelings about leaving Oshkosh. We've lived in our home - our first home, the home where I broke my neck, the home where we brought home our babies, the home where they took their first steps, ate their first bites of food, scraped their knees, etc. - for 10 years. We've made this town our home, made life-long friends with the wonderful, kind, and caring people in our neighborhood. So, it's difficult to leave all of that. But, I see the path that is ahead of us. The path that will allow our children to be closer to their relatives, to go to a terrific school, and to grow up in a beautiful city.
We returned to Oshkosh today after searching for and finding our next home. We're very excited about it. It's only 10 minutes away from school! ...compared to the 25 minutes each way I was driving last year. And, on days when my husband was out of town, traveling for work, I would spend over 3 hours in the car (on a good day with no traffic or weather-related issues) taking them and picking them up from school.
So, now begins the packing process. Actually, we've been packing for a while. So, the serious packing begins. I completed the laundry room tonight. Tomorrow I'll hope to pack up the upstairs hall closets. Fun fun!!
I'm looking forward to spending as much time as we can at the beach next summer with these terrific boys.