Monday, October 28, 2013

3namehouse is on the market!

When we bought this place over 2 years ago I never would have thought we would be selling
so soon. This was suppose to be our home until Offspring finished school.

So, we started making changes to make it "ours". New flooring in the living room
Hall and 3rd bedroom.
Fresh paint on the walls in the open living area.

This is where the washer and dryer would go, but I don't have either.

There are still projects we planned to start and finish. Moving to Florida next spring
threw a wrench into that. All of the updates we have done so far,
could easily be changed to suit someone elses style.
Hopefully we will get it sold and check that off the TODO list!

When Florida became more than a vacation...

Last January we went to Florida for my birthday to visit friends that had moved there the year before.  We all had a fantastic time. On the flight back home my son said something that would change our lives forever.

"Why do we have to go back?" he questioned. Me in my post vaca stuper mumbled something about our "REAL" lives and work and school. But his question stayed with me. And my Husband. Once we got home terms like "What Florida" were flying around our house.

So here is the big question...WHY CAN'T FLORIDA "BE" OUR REAL LIVES?

We were all thinking the same thing.... it was more than a dream that needed spoken.

A family meeting the week after we got home, our dreams became a spoken idea. It was unanimous, we wanted to move to Florida! Not just talk about it....actually doing it...moving to Florida?? It was fantastic and scary all at the same time! Plans were made and put into motion...

Pay off debt (or at least as much as possible) before the end of the year.
Purge all non-essential items that would not be making the move with us.
Tell friends and family our plan.
Put the house on the market.


Now we just wait for a bite on the house, Husband to finish up his Military duties and the Kid to finish 7th grade. It's going to be a long ass winter in Ohio, but if all goes well, it will be our last!

On a personal note, "Why move to Florida?, What if you get down there and don't like it?, Won't you miss your family?" - These questions have been thrown and my Husband and myself repeatedly. Here's the thing -  We want to spend our birthdays and holidays on the beach! - We can always come back if it doesn't work out for whatever reason. - Of course we will miss our families & friends, but we have to do what is best for "our lil family"...And what kinda of role models would we be if we didn't show our son it was ok to act on a dream instead of spending your life wondering "What if I had".

Us lately...

We have been doing a great deal around our little house lately. Lots of changes are going on!

Meet Maizey. She is the newest member of our little family. Weighing in at just 4 pounds she has still proven she can hang with our bigger dogs! I will be writing more about her in the coming weeks - and explain why against all logic we got another dog.

Offspring is pulling straight As in school (as always). He went to his first dance this past Friday. Man my boy is growing up.
It was a costume dance....Can you tell who he went as? He had a good time and seem relieved that he could mark that off his "firsts" list.

My cousin Rob got married a couple weeks ago. It was beautiful! Welcome Kasey to our ever growing family. I wish you both the best!

Offspring got to shoot his new-to-him rifle for his birthday.  The pop cans didn't stand a chance!

We went to the Pumpkin show in Circleville! Had a blast watch Bug and his best bud AJ ride the mechanical bull! Besides sitting for 2 hours in traffic to get there...we all had a great time!

And I have an announcement, but you will have to see the next post for that...