Sorry that there weren’t very many posts this week, we were a little busy because…….we bought a house! Thanks to the military we will be moving on from southern California after five years here. I love that the military keeps us on our toes and helps us explore new places and seek new adventures. Moving is just a way of life when you’re in the military, but it’s a great way to meet friends that become family along the way. The best part is that no matter where you go, you probably already know someone in that area and can usually pick right back up where your friendship left.
We are going to be moving to Colorado in about six weeks! We will be southeast of Denver and we’re excited to explore a new area, meet new people, and be closer to family (only a 12 hour drive, vice a 3+ hour flight), perfect for long weekends and holidays! Plus our town has the cutest little main street, complete with horse drawn carriage rides during the Christmas season!
It’s going to be bittersweet leaving our current house. Although we’re renting, having been here for 5 years makes it feel like ours. It also goes without saying that we’re going to miss the mild SoCal temperatures and having a pool in the backyard. Many a parties have been thrown here because it’s a great entertaining house, lots of family and friends have vacationed here, and we brought our baby home here.
That being said, I’m so excited to live in a house that’s ours and only ours, cue the none stop decorating ideas. Literally as we were first viewing the home, I started deciding which cabinets our dishes were going into. I can’t wait to be in a bigger space to stretch out and make it ours. Plus, my husband can’t wait to have his own office and man cave since he has lost virtually every space in our current home, thanks to one tiny human!
I’ll post a full before home tour once we get settled in. I can’t wait to show you how beautiful this house is, so be prepared for a lot of home-centric posts and progress photos along the way. It helps that the layout of the kitchen, dining room, and living room is going to be great for hosting parties, so, once we make some new friends, I’ll be sure to show you how we entertain in this new house. A new home requires a lot of celebrating, we will definitely be planning a house warming party and reluctantly a going away party from our current house and friends. I’m also scheming up ideas for an old fashioned cocktail party, what better way to make new friends than to invite the neighbors over for a cocktail and a little snack?
Now it’s time to get busy cleaning out, cleaning up, and getting ready for the movers. I plan on using this free printable from iHeart Organizing to get our current home ready for us to move out. Anyone have tips on moving with a toddler or long car rides with a toddler, because that’s in our future too?