Hello-it’s been forever, I know. Things have been beyond crazy around here.
I have some BIG news that I can finally share with you. The same day I was contacted to come back to do design appts, Jeff was contacted about a fantastic opportunity for a job in Atlanta. We currently live in the Chicago suburbs so this would be a HUGE move for us.
So, my amazing husband went down to Atlanta and knocked their socks off and landed this great opportunity. It was always a great opportunity in itself, but without some serious relocation incentive it just wouldn’t make financial sense with the housing market as it is. We bought at the top of the market in 2006 so what our home is worth now isn’t pretty. After some long, long negotiating we are moving! But, clearly they wanted Jeff bad so it all worked out wonderfully. We are so stinkin excited. I have always wanted to move to the South but Jeff kept telling me we were never moving out of the area. We have built too great of a life here. Not that our move won’t be bittersweet, but we are so excited about the new lifestyle we will be creating for our family in Atlanta.
That brings me to the 2nd BIG news…
All in the same weekend as my offer to come back PT and Jeff’s new job prospect, we also found out we were expecting! Total surprise since we weren’t exactly “trying”, but we are beyond delighted nonetheless. Such big decisions had to be made, do I go back to work PT? Do we still consider this Atlanta opportunity? etc Being pregnant really through us for a loop with our decision making…but in the end, the timing couldn’t be better if someone was crazy enough to move while pg. I have just entered my 2nd trimester and some energy is starting to come back so I have been able to get things done around here to get the house “market ready”. Even though we are having the house packed, I still want to go through the house and purge as much as I can so we don’t move stuff we don’t want/need. I have been trying to create a simpler lifestyle and that includes our home environment. Although I still put things aside for this infamous garage sale I keep talking about having someday. :) I am told it’s best to have baby/kid stuff in one to draw people in so I guess I will wait until baby 2 is a toddler and we are sure we are “done” to do it.
So, that’s what’s been going on with us lately.
I hope to continue this blog from our new home near Atlanta. I will have a new baby’s room to decorate at the very least!
It just will be crickets around here while we get ourselves moved and settled down there.