Wednesday, March 12, 2014


All my fabric packed!

We're moving.

We've been talking about this since the fall. We needed a lot of little things to line up in order to make this happen and just after Christmas, all the pieces fell into place.

We are happy about moving.

We are also very sad to be leaving where we live now.

It's complicated. Life often is, isn't it?

We will stay in the Chicago-area, but we will be moving to a different town.

Our cats are not able to make the move with us, and have actually already been rehomed. And yes, tears did flow (and still sometimes pop up) the day both cats went to their new homes.

No more kitchen floor!
The kids are sad to leave this house, but the girls are looking forward to finally not having to share a room. I'm losing my craft room, but should be able to claim a corner at the new basement to be mine.

We are going to a better school district, but one in which my daughter who is entering high school in the fall currently knows no one.

This move is going to bring a lot of change in our lives. We won't be buying, we will be renting. We won't be living alone either, we'll be living with family (my husband's grandmother).

Things are a bit chaotic at the moment. The house we are going to is getting some remodeling down. Our house is in the process of getting fixed up - lots of new flooring and new painting.

And also, there is a lot of decluttering going on around here. Because I am absolutely NOT moving things we don't need anymore! And really, my house needed it anyway. Even if we weren't moving, we haven't had a proper decuttering in a few years. My house has lost so much weight this year.

Basement carpet pulled up!
Last week preparations here really kicked into high gear! Which just let us know that this is real. It's really real. We are moving.

This is going to be so good for us in the long run. In the short run, it's sad - leaving friends, leaving pets, the chaos of getting the house ready to sell, the chaos of having already started packing somethings, but not others, of moving things to the new house - just deciding what can go today and what has to wait until we physically move ourselves to the new house. But, I know we are doing the best thing we can for our family.

Hopefully soon - like in the next week or two - we can get this house listed.

We'd love any thoughts, prayers, vibes, etc you can send to allow our house to sell quickly and that the move is as painless as possible, that we quickly find new friends and make new connections.


  1. I wish you and your family a smooth transition. May the house sell quick, and wonderful people find their way to you (or you to them).

  2. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Thinking of you and your family, Brandie - sending love and good wishes for a quick sale of your house, a smooth transition for you and your kids, and a warm welcome from your new community. xo, Chris in San Diego


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