A couple of weeks before I found out that I was pregnant, my parents separated. Instead of making any drastic decisions with the freshness of it all, my mom came to live with us. After about a month, I started to help my mom search for a home to move in for the time being.
Then one day we got to talking and we thought - well, what if we all lived together? I mean, we were already doing so in my small house and it seemed to be working. Mom would have a nice, big home like she was accustomed to and wouldn't have to live alone, and we would get to move our family into a nicer neighborhood, in the school district we want, in a home that we could see ourselves in forever.
While this living arrangement sounds like hell to most, it doesn't sound impractical to us. I'm super close to my mom. The U gets along amazingly well with her. I was surprised that the he didn't put the kabosh on the idea - as long as the home was one that we ALL could see ourselves living (peacefully) in.
So we started perusing bigger homes in the area just to see what was out there. And then I found a house. It was big enough, the layout gave mom her own "suite" on the second floor, while the rest of us remain on the first. It was spread out enough, very nice and just might work.
So we went and looked at it. And then looked again. And again.
Then we looked at some other homes just to be sure that this house was one that we really liked and we weren't making a brash decision.
We still loved the first house. So, we made an offer. We got a counter. We countered back. The offer was accepted.
So here we are. We've had the home inspected, appraised, and we closed yesterday morning on September 27. Our fourth wedding anniversary.
My summer of chaos is quickly turning into a Fall of chaos as well. Six months pregnant, packing up a house, unpacking into a new one, decorating rooms and putting our home of five years on the market.
I can't wait to get the kids' rooms finally decorated, for all of us adults to finally have more space, for HUT to experience his last holidays as an only child in this new-to-us beautiful home and, mostly, to finally have some calm amidst the crazy that has been our lives for the past nearly half of a year.
I appreciate everyone who sent the positive thoughts and wishes our way a few weeks ago - it means the world to me and I can't wait to share the rest of our journey in this new crazy life with you guys along the way!
And here it is, our new casita: