Oh hi there!

We have surfaced from under a sea of cardboard to finally locate the computer and internet access. Truly a miracle considering I still haven't found all of Jackson's clothes, Elvis' leash, the fake lemons I had in a bowl in the old kitchen, etc.
Dishtowels though. I have found all of those. Who knew we had so many dish towels?
So many things have happened since forever ago which is when I think I last posted.
The biggest item on the list is that we have moved.
It has been a long process of major decision making and worrying and waiting and recalculating but in the end I think we have made the right decision.
We loved our little Midtown home.
It was just right for us and in a great location to all of our friends and fun stuff happening in our area. Sure, it was going to be a bit tighter with the baby on the way, but we thought maybe we could make do.
But now Jackson is approaching school age and we began to consider our options, districts, transfers, etc. They didn't look so good.
And then there was the high-speed traffic cruising through the neighborhood. Again, Jackson is riding his bike and gaining more independence. Not a good mix.
It was agonizing to decide what to do. Do we wait until the baby arrives? Do we rush and get it done prior? Do we stay and muddle through? Do we move and enter a whole new world? Away from town and our friends?
But we realized: safety, school and size. We needed to relocate.
We thought we would just see what would happen if we put the house on the market. Buy us a little time to think things over.
"Let's just see," we said.
11 days later the house was sold.
"Oh, shit," we said.
So the search was on and once we found the house we eventually moved into, we knew we were on the right path. As anyone who has dealt with real estate knows, there are always bumps and set backs along the way, but eventually things fell into place and before I knew it my mother arrived with zip loc baggies, rubber bands, packing tape and a sharpie.
Our lives were boxed up and ready to go.
The new house has a large backyard, sits safely in a cul-de-sac and is in an excellent school district.
Although Jackson is most pleased about his new bunk bed. In fact after we set it up, he would go to check on it every few hours just to make sure it was still there being fabulous.
Now we begin unpacking and settling in.
Hopefully we will have the crib together soon as a whole other countdown begins...


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