The third house we moved to was going to be the house we lived in until we rotted.
We had three decent sized bedrooms for the kids, an en suite master bath, and a powder room on the main floor. It was also a brand new house we watched them build. I had three toilets to clean but it was still manageable to keep the activities of three kids in order as well as the house.
Again, my husband and I worked very hard on the back yard to make it a play space for our kids. To this day, that was their favorite backyard.
This is the house we lived in when our oldest started kindergarten and our second started the next year. My dream was that they would go through elementary, junior high, and high school with all the same kids/friends.
Our youngest turned one in this house. We had much more room for parties and many great memories. The magical time of childhood dreams.
Then…..one day, I took our oldest to a birthday party and just happened to pass by a new housing development. What the heck, I thought, I’m going to go look at the model home…just because.
I LOVED that house! So I drug my husband through the model home, and with a bunch of financial finagling we moved. The house wasn’t far from our old neighborhood so all three of our kids would remain in the same schools. I still had three toilets to clean but the house was still manageable, inside and out.
Then my husband received a job promotion that we could not let pass him by.
So, we moved…..