Wednesday, February 01, 2012

New Year, New Life

As I'm sure you can imagine, the last month or so has brought about a great deal of change in our lives. One of the biggest changes on the horizon is moving to a new home. Well not a "new" home exactly, but a different home. In fact, it's my childhood home.

Shortly after mom passed away, dad asked if Kevin and I would consider moving in with him. In some respects, it was a difficult decision to make. We have our little house just the way we want it, and it's in such a lovely area ... plus, we really like our landlords. But then, of course, we thought: Helllooooo! How often does one have the opportunity to repay their parent for all they did during their childhood? For always being there; for being a wonderful provider; for being a wise and ever-present figure in an unsure world.

Yes we love our house; but this will be our home. Afterall, home is where your heart is, and our heart is here. Plus, we're moving to an area that is also lovely. Still at the foothills of the mountains, and only about 20 minutes from where we're at now. And while we may like our landlords, we love dad.

So there you have it: decision final. We're not fooling ourselves into thinking it will be easy for any of us. We are all well aware of some bumps that will no doubt come up along the way. But it's worth it.

And so, over the next couple of months we will be packing up houses (two) and painting a house (just one, thankfully!) and preparing to move into our new home. We've already either started, or in some cases, finished projects, so I won't have a lot of "Befores", but I will have lots of "Afters"!

I hope you'll join me on our latest journey. I'm looking forward to the adventure and even the twists and turns along the way!

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