Wednesday, April 4, 2012

making a move and pouring it out

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.

Linking up today for Pour Your Heart Out with Shell...such an amazing blogger and fellow boy mom!

11 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo yay for growing some roots.. not all areas of VA are expensive.. just saying ;-)

Oka said...

change is so much harder when we have little ones, no matter how necessary it is

Christy said...

We moved from KY to NJ because my husband's job transferred him. The company he works for is great, so we were happy to do it. But NJ is so freaking expensive! Sometimes I dream about moving to the country and owning a big old farm house. Alas, we are stuck here for the time being.

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Brandi said...

Hey, hey, you could come to the beach! ;) That is exciting! GA is pretty nice. My BIL/SIL live in McDonough. I wish you guys all the best. I hope you find the perfect forever home and, who knows, maybe your sis will get the moving bug too? ;)

Ducky said...

Making such a big move would be hard for me. Like you, being close to family is so HUGELY important.

I hope you find the perfect place to establish and root!!

Shell said...

Good luck with your decision!

Adrienne said...

That's exciting. It will be nice to be by family, and warm weather!

amanda said...

yay for moving!!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I went through the same thing when I was married and again after my divorce...wanting to find the place that feels like "home". Sounds like you have put a lot of thought into it and are making a good move for your family!

Barbara said...

Good luck deciding where to go. I know the feeling of wanting to establish some roots.