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Nathan starts preschool tomorrow! I really hope it goes well for him. I’m sure it will; he’s been so excited about going! We met his teacher today, and she is absolutely great! I feel good knowing he’ll be in great hands with her. She’s super friendly and I could tell she really enjoys being a teacher. That’s the kind of teacher you definitely want for your child- one who loves what they do. And even though none of the kids in his class have meet him yet, they’re all exited about him coming tomorrow. His teacher has been talking to the class about him for the past week or so. She said that one little boy is so exited to meet Nathan that he declared Nathan would be his best friend! Oh the cute! It’s killing me! I really think Nathans going to do amazing at this school. We’re both so excited!
We have our move mostly done! We have our big stuff (like bed, couch, dressers, TV, etc) all moved over to the new house. All that’s left at the old house are little things that we’re going back and getting once a day. We still have to clean, too, but that shouldn’t take too awful long, especially once we get the rest of the little stuff out.
It feels so GOOD to be in the new place. Not just feeling good that the move is mostly done, but the energy in the house feels good, too. I can’t wait to get everything put away and organized. It’s a process, and we’ll get it done eventually. Having this itty bitty baby and a very active four-year-old kinda makes things take a lot longer, but that’s just fine. It is what it is. And slow as it is, it’s starting to look great inside as we get stuff put away and our furniture in their spots. And all the extra space! It’s great! Especially coming from our itty bitty previous home.
It feels like we’re supposed to be here, if that makes sense.
Soooooo, remember yesterday how I alluded to something *big* going on today & that I couldn’t go into labor until after 12pm Eastern Time?? Welllllll, we are moving!! Got a house! Had to wait for everything to go through before I could go into labor, and I didn’t want to “jinx” it by talking about it a lot before it was all said & done.
See, the house we’re living in now is so cute; it was built by Paul’s great-great grandparents and it’s really quaint. However, it’s *tiny* and has no storage space. There are only two small closets and that’s all. It also has the tiniest yard ever, and we don’t let Nathan really play in it because our house is dangerously close to a very busy road, nestled in between two blind curves. The backyard is itty bitty and muddy/moldy due to all the trees that don’t allow enough sunlight through for grass. It’s great for one or two adults to live in, but once kids are added to the mix, things get a little stressful with the lack of space and the dangerous road. So yeah we’ve outgrown the house we live in now and have been dreaming of somewhere that’s safer for kids.
And it’s not just *any* house we’re moving into. Get this- THIS new house is the house Paul grew up in!! Paul’s parents lived there for many years and put so much love and effort into it. To make a long story short, a few years ago his parents moved and sold the house to a married couple who were friends of ours. That couple ended up getting divorced and the house forclosed. Ever since then, it’s been in Housing Limbo.
Then, not too long ago, the house finally went back on the market. How lucky we are that no one else bought it! It’s amazingly sound and solid, and we know pretty much everything there is to know about it. It’s awesome! It’s on a side street with hardly any traffic, multiple (like 7 or so) closets, tons of storage space and shelving, in a good school system, and a HUGE fenced-in back yard. And it’s much more spacious than our current little house. Well, it’s not “big” by today’s standards, but to us, it’s massive ha ha.
It’s going to be a wonderful place to raise our little family, and we couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity! It’s simply amazing how all the pieces just fell together and how everything worked out. It so easily could have fallen into someone else’s hands!