We got the house!!! Closing December 18th. So exciting!  And what a crazy time of year to be moving…

This morning I’m off to look at cabinet choices for our current house.  Our goal is to put it on the market January 1st.  What a lot we have to do!


  1. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! So excited for you and the whole family! Thanks for sharing all this with me/us! Again, so excited for you guys!

  2. Congratulations!!

  3. Marcia Ostyn says:


    Bravo!!!!!! LISTS lots and lots of lists.

  4. Congratulations! An amazing blessing and time of change for you all!

  5. So exciting – congratulations!!!

  6. Congrats! Cuz the holidays just aren’t busy enough. LOL. At least this will give you a chance to clear out some of those areas you just haven’t gotten to lately. Good luck!

  7. I’m glad you got it! Still sad to see you leave your family home.

  8. Congratulations! What an exciting time! I often wonder if down the road we will want to make a decision along the lines of yours and give up the big, spacious “kid” house that is great for this season of life and move into a home that is more compact and less work…both for our own sakes as we age and also because we simply won’t need the space as our kids launch. I was wondering what impact your move will have on your two kids who are in different schools. I remember that you said that were able to pick where to attend because you were between two different schools (or maybe two different districts?). Will they be allowed to stay where they are to finish out the year?

    • HI Melissa,
      Yes, the boys’ school will be unchanged as we are still in the one son’s school district, and the other son already has permission to attend outside his school district. The new house is much closer to the first son’s school, and the other son will only have a minute or two further to drive.

      And as far as house size, we are actually moving into a house that is bigger 🙂 but just with a smaller lot. Not sure if we will want such a big house 5 years down the road when more kids have moved out, but we still have 7 at home, so opted not to downsize on house just yet. And I am SOOO excited about the big living room in this new home. It will be fabulous entertaining space for Sunday dinners with our whole clan. 🙂

  9. Wilma Rozema says:

    Can’t wait to see pics of the new house! All the best with getting ready to sell yours!

  10. Woohoo!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see pictures. 🙂

  11. That is SO exciting. Though it’s a little hard to believe you won’t be out there anymore!