IRL (In Real Life) 

Hey everyone! This weekend has been amazing. We didn’t have a single thing planned. The last few months have been pretty insane for our family, so I thought I’d use this post to fill you all in on what’s been going on! As some of you have noticed, I haven’t been quite as active on Instagram or in the blog world lately. In February, I started helping manage my sisters new business. While I might only be at the job 32 hours a week, I’m pretty much there in my head full time. There’s always something to resolve when you’re taking over an existing business and making it your own. As some of you know, I was a stay at home mom for the last five years, so this has been a huge change for us. I drive about two hours of commute time a day, but having such a supportive family, especially my husband, has made this transition much easier! By the time I get home I’m pretty exhausted, and let me tell you, transitioning a business over is definitely an interesting task, but more about that another time! 

Aside from starting a new job, my husband and I decided to sell our house. We decided on a Friday and by Monday morning it was up on the MLS. A lot of our friends and family thought this was a quick decision, but we’ve been talking about putting it on the market for months. Once we decide something though, we’re the type to move on a decision quickly. What helped in swaying our decision was, we found a house that we were completely in love with. It was a one story, mid- century modern house, completely renovated on the inside with a fire place, two living spaces and a huge backyard. Right now, our house in a two-story cookie cutter, built in the mid 2000’s. While our current house has four bedrooms, it also only has one main living space and a tiny backyard. We’ve been here for about five years, so we’ve been looking for something closer to my work. We had been thinking about putting ours up for sale, so when we found this particular mid century mod house, we knew it was time. We listed our house and put in an offer. A few days later, we found out we didn’t get the house and another couples offer had been accepted. We had too many contingencies on the sale of our house, which didn’t yet have an accepted offer, so as bummed as I was, I completely understood. We kept our house listed and continued house hunting. We looked at several, put in a couple more offers, but everything in this particular search area is going within 24 hours, and way over asking price. About a week after we listed our house, we accepted an offer! We couldn’t help but drive by the mid-mod house from time to time, just to see if there was any progression. I happened to drive by while the inspection was going on, so I texted my real estate agent and just told him to let us know if he hears anything. The next thing that happened, was that we received  a phone call. There was apparently some trouble between the buyer and seller after that inspection. We decided to put in a back up offer, just in case it fell through. We got a phone call, later that day saying that they terminated the contract with their buyer and that our offer was accepted! I couldn’t believe it! There has been so much patience, time, and constant prayer during this process. We are about halfway through, so I am hoping the rest will go smoothly. We will be moving at the end of June, but I am so excited about all of the turns of events in our lives over the past few months. I’ll keep you all updated as more news comes in! Here are a few photos taken from the MLS site of the inside! 

P.S. We just got word back in on both inspections! Negotiations have happened and contracts between both parties have been signed, so another phase down!  


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