Well hello there! I should start telling you all that I will only post about every month because I suck at making the time to sit and blog! Haha! Totally kidding, you just never know with me. I like to keep it spicy and be random. Hah! Maybe one day I’ll give you two in one week or something crazy.
I have so much to write about that I literally had like 5 different blog posts in my head on the way here to this coffee shop today. I have some really great posts coming soon that are close to my heart! Today I’m just sharing a little update on what’s been going on in the Florence life. Here we go!
This year has been so crazy! We have been in the process of selling our first home since last September and with a lot of bumps not just speed bumps either but like sink holes to get over we FINALLY SOLD THE HOUSE! The whole time we were waiting for the final steps I just couldn’t believe that it was real. It honestly still doesn’t feel real! I’m just so happy. Now, when we sold the house we did not have a new house lined up. There were too many times that we had a new house that we fell in love with and made an offer and then something with our house fell through so we had to back out of our new home. It wasn’t a great feeling. This time we decided to not get ahead of ourselves and just sell our house first then figure it out. We ended up deciding to build a home and we got a short term lease on an apartment. We had a plan, or so we thought.
Flash forward to two weeks after our house is sold and we have been living this apartment life, we have made a completely different decision on building a home and we were back to looking at houses on the market. The way the market is right now I had a feeling it would be a few months at least until we found the perfect house for us with the perfect price. Then a few days ago I get an E-Mail from our realtor and the title was “THIS!!!” I opened that E-Mail and LOVED what I was seeing. We booked a showing that day and made an offer! Now, if all goes as planned and the inspection goes well it will be our new home and I couldn’t be happier! Greg was working when we got to see the house and I told him before I went that if I love it I’m making an offer. He said “Do what you do, boo!” Haha, and it was a wrap. I love this house. The location, the yard and inside has so much potential. It came exactly when I had given up looking so hard and it came at just the right time. I’ve been excited everyday daydreaming about everything we’re going to do to this house and how our kids are going to grow up here and make so many more fun family memories. SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.
(Pictures are of us saying goodbye to our first house)
Okay, let’s talk vacation!
Greg and I took our first vacation this year kid free! It was our 5 year wedding anniversary and since I happened to not be pregnant for it we decided to just do it, and go! We went to South Florida and we both flew for the first time ever. We got to experience so many firsts together on this trip and it was the best time of my life. This trip was just what we both needed. The first day was a little strange because we were tired from traveling all day and when we got to the hotel we were exhausted! First thing we both did was take a nap! Haha! We got up and got ready to check the place out. We had dinner at the hotel by the pool and Greg did a little swimming. The weather and beach wasn’t the hot tropical goodness that we had imagined the whole way there, so I decided to make a random decision and move us further south. (See how random we are? Haha!) I got us a new hotel in Fort Myer, Florida and the next day we woke up checked out of that hotel and drove 2 hours to the new hotel and we were so happy we did!
Fort Myer was amazing! It was gorgeous! Our hotel was the best and just everything all around was the best. We spent this trip learning how to have fun with each other and be alone and it was SO needed. Greg and I got married just one year after dating and I had already began my motherhood journey. So, we have never really had a chance to just be alone and live that life. No regrets here at all it was just so nice to be able to be us for a few days. Even though we missed the kids like crazy and had more conversations about them then not, haha! Being a teen mom I’ve never experienced this adult life without kids and I got to do some things that I wouldn’t easily be able to if we would have had the kids. We went paddle boarding in the ocean for the first time and that was a task, let me tell ya. Haha! Basically we went surfing. At least that’s what my body is telling me. Paddle boarding looks nice and easy but it’s actually quite a little workout. Hah! It was so funny though and I couldn’t quit laughing at Greg every time he would try to stand and fall in. SO FUNNY. We had sting rays all around us too! It was awesome. We made so many memories that I will never forget and I am so grateful that we were able to have this opportunity together. We came back from vacation recharged and closer than ever before and I know our kids will benefit from it. It was so good for us!
I’ll wrap it up now. I just wanted to share a little with you all and catch you up on this Florence life of ours. It’s been a wild ride but I’m so happy with where it is taking us. I can’t wait to get back in the groove of a good routine and share the new house with you all! EEK!
Ps- If you thought this was a pregnancy announcement, sorry to disappoint, haha! It will happen when the time is right, I just know it. Also, thank you all so the support in that journey. I know everyone will be just as thrilled when the time comes for us as we are.