We made the decision in mid-October, Max was born October 30, and we moved a week before Thanksgiving. I flew out with both boys (with the help of my wonderful, generous mother-in-Kathy who flew in and out in the same day to help me), and Cameron drove all of our stuff with his dad in a U-haul. We moved in with my parents in Bountiful until we could find a house. We stored our stuff in Cameron's parents' basement. We ended up staying with my parents until February 1, when we moved into our new house in North Salt Lake.
If anyone is counting, that makes four places we lived in 2013. FOUR. Also, this is the tenth time Cameron and I have moved since we were married almost five years ago. TENTH. Basically, we're ecstatic about the prospect of owning our own home and staying in it for the foreseeable future. The last six months has been so difficult. The decision to move was made so quickly. I don't feel like I had time to really process it, because I was trying to adjust to a new baby. I had such a hard time the first few weeks Max was born, I didn't really have the energy/time/mental capacity to adequately say goodbye to the many people I came to know and love in Texas. I'm still sad about that. Oh, and did I mention that my car was totaled a week before our move? That definitely added to the excitement of it all.
My parents were so generous for letting us stay with them for so long! They helped so much with babysitting, provided so many meals, cleaned up after us, were patient with the many things Andy ruined, etc. We weren't exactly the ideal guests! :) Feeding Max was consuming my life, I was getting very little sleep, Andy watched wayyyy too much TV (because he systematically destroyed their house if I couldn't watch his every move), Cameron was adjusting to a new job, we were cooped up because of the cold weather. We were just struggling in general.
After searching all over, we finally found the perfect house for us! Cameron works in Cottonwood Heights, so at first we thought we'd live in Sandy or Draper. We also looked in Murray, Sugarhouse, Holladay, South Jordan, and Riverton. We ended up choosing a house in North Salt Lake that we love. We're so happy to be here and really feel like it's where we're supposed to be. We're enjoying getting settled and are starting to enjoy the calm after the craziness we've seen the past while. Oh--and we finally found a new car at the end of February, so that's settled too. :) We're really enjoying being around family and getting to know our new neighborhood and ward. We're so excited for this new chapter!
|Our new home!|