Yesterday I had a few house-y goals I wanted to accomplish, so I made a little mental list of things I knew I could finish, and then I took the first step forward. And would you believe I got everything done that I wanted to? We have been taking it a bit easy around here. It’s been a full week since we moved in to our new house, and while there is a lot to be done, I know it’s important I don’t over-do it with the projects (and stress). The kids need space (and time) to be kids. I need to be resting while they’re napping. There are meals to prep and make, baths to give, boxes to unpack, and decorations to be hung. All while we cheer Zack on in Los Angeles. So, I’ve been taking it a bit easy — especially because I celebrated 30 weeks pregnant on Friday! :)
Something I find myself doing with each move, that I don’t necessarily like, is re-hanging all of our wall art the exact way it was before. This time around I’m wanting to be more intentional with how I decorate our walls, which is why they’re naked.
With our move we have tripled our living space, and honestly it feels amazing. Our new Detroit-metro home isn’t large, it’s about 1,000 square feet (plus a finished basement), but it definitely feels spacious for our growing family. Because we spent over three years living in Los Angeles, we now have empty closets, cupboards, and floor space — and it’s super refreshing! While in Los Angeles we for sure had to maximize every cabinet and nook for storage. Now that we’re back in the Midwest, the space under our bed is totally empty, and I have no intention of putting anything under it :)
When I’m standing in front of our kitchen sink, I can see Bauer outside in the backyard, and it’s seriously the sweetest thing. Multiple times a day I watch him lay down in the sunshine, chase squirrels, and chew on sticks. He’s so happy, which doubles my happiness!
And quite honestly, every morning I wake up feeling absolutely elated to be living here in this home. It is so perfect for our family. I love how the three bedrooms are laid out. I love the open living and dining room concept. I love there are two different entrances into the kitchen (the kids love riding their little cars around & around). I love there’s a large, covered front porch. I love there are hardwood floors throughout. And, I love our quiet neighborhood.
A big part of me is totally fine with the slow process of unpacking and making this house our home. It’s so good to have something to look forward to, I am even more encouraged by this fact :)
Our first week here has been wonderful, and I’m really looking forward to upcoming home projects and the fun that’s waiting to be had.