We always knew that we would not stay in Annapolis forever. It would never be the place where we would find our "forever" home. Now that Willsy has one more year left of preschool, it's time to make a move and finally get settled into a place called, "home". The area we are in now, I would love to stay in because we are in an outstanding school district. But, to buy a single family home here, it will cost in the upwards of 600k. That's just a starting point.
I always thought, that once Lew had finished his duty in the military we would move back to my neck of the woods in Virginia. But, when he got out I was settled in a great job and I loved where we were. So we stayed. My family would love for us to move back to Virginia. It would be nice, however house prices are just the same as they are here. I am done living in a town house. I want a big backyard and a front porch. I want four bedrooms and space that we have been lacking for so many years.
At the moment we are thinking Georgia. Lew's sister is there. And family is a plus for me. The boys can be close to their other cousins. We can get a big house in our budget. Lew's work can transfer him. I can work anywhere. The boys will have an auntie willing to help their mom out every now and again. It's warm!
There are so many pros to moving and they out weigh a lot of what is keeping us here. I have already starting looking at schools for Willsy and what he is used to now. As for when we would go, hopefully by the end of the summer.
I know I will miss my family so much because they are a big part of my life. Especially my sister who is 2 years older than me. We are extremely close, so that will be hard. With technology these days, I can talk to her face to face if I want to. We can always visit each other.
I have to do what is best for my family. And finding some roots for us is exactly what we need at this point. Inside I might be kicking a little, but there is a little part that is excited for this next adventure.
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