February 17, 2014

Spring Cleaning (sort of)

We had a realtor come over Thursday to talk about selling our house.  I spent the entire day cleaning, de-cluttering, and filling our garbage bin full of trash!  It felt amazing to get some of this done.  I know I didn't need to do it for an initial conversation with a realtor.  But once I got started, there was just no stopping me!

Hopefully we will be putting our house on the market this spring.  Once all the snow melts, we can get some pictures and get the ball rolling.  Not sure that will EVER happen though.

We have looked a lot at new houses.  We've found a few that interest us, but we really want to focus on selling ours.  We don't want to fall in love with a house and then feel desperate to sell and then have to accept less for it.  Not really looking forward to the stress of it all, but I'm also very excited about the thought of a new, bigger house!  So we'll see what happens with all this.

We didn't do a whole lot this weekend.  We took a drive Saturday to drive to a few towns and neighborhoods to see if we'd be interested in living there and having our kids grow up there.  It's fun to look!

Yesterday I went on a much needed shopping trip to Target.  It's weird - I use to think of Target as a mini vacation.  But lately, I've just dreaded going.  Not sure what my deal is.  I knew it was Sunday.  I knew everyone and their mom goes there on Sunday's.  And I was right.  I couldn't even get up and down the grocery aisles!  I came home to Kase sleeping in his room, and these three sleeping in our bed.

Speaking of Sunday's...it's crazy how much I love them now.  When I was teaching, I hated Sunday's.  I was stressed the entire day.  Getting the house clean before the start of a new week, often having to go into school to work, stressing about the upcoming school week and having an overwhelming amount of stuff to do, but most of all, being so sad that I had to leave the kids in the morning.  At about 5:00 every Sunday night, I would get so sad.  I just wanted to wake up in the morning and NOT have to say goodbye to the kids.  So now that I'm home again, I love Sunday's.  They are the relaxing day that they are supposed to be!  My mom asked me the other day if I have any regrets about giving up my teaching job.  That's easy - NO!  I seriously am so happy right now.  I feel bad that I left mid-year, but I really think I needed that experience in my life.  It made me realize how much I need to be home with my babies.  I love every single second with them.  I'm thankful I had that experience and thankful for the support of my family.

The new teacher that took over my classroom texted me over the weekend.  She had a few questions, but then she said that the kids have been begging her to see if I could come visit.  So I plan on taking the kids this week to visit.  My 3rd graders never got to meet Kyla and Kase, which they asked about every week, so they will be excited!

What else did we do this weekend?  Chair rides of course!

Kyla helped Daddy shovel snow!

Although I'm not sure how much help she was.  She took the snow from the giant piles and poured it on the sidewalk, haha.

Hope you all had a great weekend!  We're looking forward to some days in the 30's this week!


  1. Fun! We have *another* snow day here today---I wish it was starting to feel more springy! I also wish Raya was leaving my house today haha, but alas, guess I'm stuck with her yet again :-P They are going to be having school well into June at this rate!

  2. You guys have really been pounded with the snow! I hope spring arrives SOON for you! How exciting that you are starting to move forward with selling your house, yay!

    Love that picture of Kyla napping with her daddy and bear. :-)

  3. I'm so glad you are loving life at home again :) It makes me so happy to hear that you are so happy! That pic of those 3 sleeping is too adorable! I'm excited about your house hunting too... we have probably another year+ before we're ready to move, but the idea of buying and selling at the same time definitely stresses me out a bit!