Back in 2006, we moved into the beautiful house that we built, in the country. Past the dairy farm and right in front of the corn fields. Literally.
And we loved it. We picked out every last doorknob, cabinet, and paint color. It was “us.”
But it was also tiring to drive 25 minutes to church quite often, and 20 minutes to work (for Luke). In fact, his commute increased to about 35 minutes the past year or so, because he starting working at a different building most of the time.
So, we put it on the market. Took it off. Put it back on. Took it back off. You get the idea.
But this time….IT SOLD!!! 🙂
We had a great realtor, who was a friend of ours from our Ada Bible Church days. And the real estate market in the GR area is picking up.
So, we moved to a home just 15 minutes from work, 5 minutes from church (after the construction season is over, at least), 4 minutes from Meijer, 3 minutes from Target…You get the idea. 🙂
We had a great army of family and church family help with the move, and I’m SO THANKFUL for that! All the boxes/furniture/junk was out of the old house and into the new house in about three hours. THREE HOURS, folks! That’s GREAT!
I handed Elyse my camera at one point (at the new house) and asked her to take pictures. I’ll share some of them (and some others) below. Thanks, Elyse!
Again, thanks to everyone that helped!
We’re all adjusting well. The kids are loving the new house – praise the Lord! Luke is loving being back in really-fast-Internet-land, and I am loving being so close to all the grocery stores. 🙂