August 6th, 2015 was when a new chapter in our lives open up. I can't believe it's been just about three weeks in our new home. We are head over heels in love with the house, the neighborhood and with the surrounding Lake Stevens area. It's a beautiful thing, owning your own house. We have done so well in these three weeks already and I'm pretty proud of us! Lots of painting, furniture shopping, bargain shopping/thrifting, and decorating. Everything is coming together and feeling more and more like our space.
When the time came to finally move into our home I felt super nervous. It was scary for me to have this 1600 square foot house with four bedrooms that I was going to have to manage. All the cleaning and organizing that was going to have to happen. I am a super organized person and when everything is organized and clean I am at my happiest! It weird, I know! But that's just how I roll. So, it was totally overwhelming to think about this huge space that is going to have to be neatly kept in order for me to feel right about my space. But honestly, none of those feelings have come about. It's been such a positive move forward for me and my little family and I can not wait for all our new memories to be had in a place that we are going to call move for many many years.
It's been interesting to move back to around the area that I had grown up in. It's change dramatically since I was last around, and it's been nice getting back out there and exploring.
Let's see, what else can I tell you. Well, we have a beautiful backyard with lots of tall trees! I am so happy with it, and it almost feels like you are in the forest. Bobby has a huge two car garage to himself which at the moment is still filled with boxes however will eventually be his man cave where all the car shenanigans will be taking place.
I'll be remodeling the fourth bedroom in the basement to be my little at-home hair studio! Yay! It's going to be a wonderful thing to have my own space to do hair in. So many people have requested me to do their hair but are not able to make the drive all the way to downtown Seattle so this will give me a chance to enjoy having people over to beautify them. My amazing dad has already taken some time off of work to come and help with completely transforming and installing everything. He's pretty nifty and since I am not a plumber it's much appreciated. It's going to be fun!
Sebastian starts second grade(!) on Tuesday at his new school! He is beyond excited. It's nice to have a kid that is so outgoing as he is because I don't have to feel nervous about him doing well socially in school. He already has a gang of friends on our street! Made those friends even before we even moved in. Not surprising at all honestly. The twin boys down the street are the same age as Sebastian and are over at our house constantly during the week.
All in all we are thankful for all the hard work, patience, tears, frustration, loved ones and sweat. It all worked out in the best way possible! We really couldn't of made any of it happen if it weren't for our lovely relator. She's amazing! And of course my husband for dealing with all the paperwork and headache while I used my finger on an app to find houses. Hey! That's hard work too!