Today I’m headed to Detroit to continue searching for our next home. In case you missed the announcement, our family has moved back to Michigan! We are sad to leave our Los Angeles community, but we are very excited over the future for our growing family :)
Zack and I have made a list of dream “wants” and “needs” for our next home. On our list is oodles of natural lighting, white/neutral walls, hardwood floors, an open floor plan, three bedrooms, a garage, and a fenced-in back yard.
I love the contrast of the wood from this Mid Century Modern piece to the neutral walls. Also, big leafy plants? Gimme gimme gimme :)
Adjustable shelving in our living room would give me a variety of vignette options, because HELLO, rearranging furniture. Kinda my favorite homey thing ever. Plus, we can start the shelves so they are out of reach for little hands. There are going to be six little hands in our home come April! ;)
We have a gray couch super similar to this one shown above, and the yellow chair in the right corner reminds me of a yellow chair we already own. Fun pillows on the couch, texture mixed throughout, and lots of natural lighting. This is such an exciting time for our family! :)
We’re anticipating Max & Natalie will continue sharing a bedroom, but this time around there’ll be room for their toys. It’s fascinating to me how interested Natalie is with Maxwell’s toys. She does so well with her hand/eye coordination and climbing into Max’s toddler bed so she can “read” his books. I’m very excited to put together their bedroom. Max & Nat are so cute together.
We’ve been in Michigan for a little over two weeks now. When we bought our airfare for Christmas time we didn’t know we’d be staying here long-term, but now knowing just how long it’s taken the kids to adjust (the time zone change, seeing so many different people, having a yard to play in (thank goodness for toddler door locks!) and putting on winter coats & boots), I’m so relieved we’re staying longer :) They are just now adjusting, and it’s been a little tiring… Maybe I should try going to bed earlier? (But staying up late is just sooo fun!)
It feels a bit surreal when I sit back and take in all that we have going on right now. We’ve made huge progress just with getting to Michigan, but now that Zack’s back in Los Angeles and I’m tackling “find a new home”, it’s settling in fast. WE’RE SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR MOVE! I’m also meeting my new OB this afternoon. Did I mention we have a lot going on right now? ;)
PS. if you’re in the Detroit area and would be interested in a meet-up next month, send me an email or leave a comment below! I’d love to meet you!!!