Tuesday, June 24, 2014

29 to 30: The next big thing...

Oh yeah, 2 posts in 2 days.

Miracles do happen.

So what's the next big change happening around the Bilsland house???

I''ll give you one guess...

ERRRRR- Wrong!!

I know what you're thinking, 

Hudson's almost 2... bout that time...

but alas, no more babies (probably) for this girl.

Nope, actually this time we are (really for reals) moving. I know we have been talking about on and off for the past 2 years, but this time we are actually putting our house up for sale.

We had our real estate agent come out Sunday afternoon and tell us what we needed to do before listing and we are planning on putting it on the market by Friday.

We have been cleaning and decluttering all weekend and oh my word, we have so much JUNK in our house! You would think being such a small place and having just did some major spring cleaning there wouldn't be all that much.

But you would be wrong.

We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now... we have somewhat organized boxes to store, bags of trash, big stuff headed to the dump, and thrift store drop offs. Then, we will pressure wash the outside and paint the boys room (yes, the ridiculous bright blue is going to be gone... 'tear) and we will be ready to list!

I am not going to lie, I have already teared up several times just while cleaning, and we haven't even sold it yet! I really love our little house... I know it is too small for a family of 6, but I honestly don't mind the size. It is cozy... and manageable. I am actually a little nervous about having a bigger space... more rooms for my kids to destroy (it is almost supernatural how quickly those boys can mess up a room).

It is time though. Because we have been on the brink of moving for the past two years, I haven't really put a lot into updating our home to reflect our lives now. My own style and taste has changed a lot, and I am excited to get into a new place that feels more personal... finally get some updated family pictures on the wall and some new furniture- woohoo!

I mean seriously, I don't have one single printed picture of Hubba in our house... and he is almost 2! #momfail

So anyway, we found a home that we adore. It has everything we have been looking for- 5 acres, unique open floor plan, 4 bedrooms... BUT, it is a short sale, and the guy who owns it is a.... notsoeasytoworkwith person. So there are a lot of hoops to jump through just to get started on an offer. Plus, it had renters for the past few years and the house needs a LOT of TLC to get it back in shape.

So we are now trying to decide whether we go forward with the cool house that we love, but will be tons of extra work... or go for a more "move in ready" home that's a little more boring.

Of course, this is all dependent on selling our house.

Soooo, lots to think about, lots up in the air. We are praying about it, and hopefully soon we will be putting in an offer on our "let's grow old together" home.

Next up:: Introducing... the Bilslands.