Hey Guys!!!

Holy tamoly!!!  What a month it has been for our little family.  I never knew a person could experience this much high and low in such a short period of time.  Whew.  The move went super easy thanks to ALL our family and friends.  Seriously, I was in such a fog for 3 whole days I am not even sure who all was doing what.  But I do know that Billy's Mom, Dad and Brother and all my Parents, plus neighbors and friends came out in droves to help.  From a yummy cooler of snacks, trailer lending, taking my kiddos, back breaking labor, phone calls of encouragement, yummy dinner....we were completely surrounded by love in many forms all weekend. 

It was a monumental moment you could say.  I mean, we lived in our little cottage for 16 years!   The funny thing is everyone listed above said at some point and time to us...never at the same time these very words, "I just can't believe you guys had ALL this stuff in that little house!"  I know.  But over the years I'd become a master at organization, shelving unit installation and under the bed storage.  Yep.  And now we have this to spread out in and grow new wings!!
 Honestly, Billy and I never talked about moving into anything other than what we had.  Casually we'd say, "we need a guest bedroom, bonus room, and a basement was a must(for me and all my "junk").  So why did we move you ask??   This is how it went down.  We found a 70's ranch we loved and it happened to come available (I showed pics awhile back).  So before it went on the open market we decided we should move!!  We never looked anywhere else.  That was THE house.  We were fortunate enough to have a 3 month contract where they couldn't list it while we sold ours.  And then the unthinkable happened, we didn't sell ours.  We were at the beach at the time we got the call.  I told my agent that when we got back we'd be taking ours off the market.  BUT, Billy said on the way home from the beach, "Jenni, there are other houses out there.  Let's keep it for sale."  OK.  Then I'll be darned if we didn't sell ours 2 weeks later.  And in that two weeks our dreamy 70's ranch sold.  Yep.  So, with no idea where to go we spent a stressful week looking at way too many houses and praying.  Honest. 

And then I got the art job at Mailey's school which opened a new can of gummy worms.  You see, if I teach at her school, she can stay at her school.  Which we love.  And then we found a dreamy house thanks to facebook.  And a friend, who is now my neighbor.  This house never even made it to the market.  The owners are lucky ducks right?  Seriously.  Can you believe it?  It's not a 70's ranch.  But rather a tradition stucco home with more room than we have furniture.  Which I never thought could happen.  Ever.  But here we are.  Smitten.  And feeling so very, very blessed.  I guess really good things do come to those who wait.  And well, we've certainly waited.  And I can't talk about it without crying.  Because never in a million years would I have ever thought that our family would live somewhere so nice.  Sigh......So I do hope I'll be back to ART very soon.  I have to say the worst part of this whole move, as exciting as it has been, has been my lack of studio time.  I am freaking out at the state of the studio this second (photo proof this week).  And my heart wants to create so bad it can't stand it.  Your support means the world to me.  Especially right now.  So keep sending your happy mojo my way.  I can not wait to see what you've all been up to!!


Artsy Matilda said...

SO happy for you all! Enjoy the beautiful new digs ~ and putting your studio together will just be THE best. I have a feeling your new stuff will be off the charts as you have been saving up for a while! Hope y'all can find each other in that big gorgeous home! ;-) Hugs!

nacherluver said...

How exciting! Good to read a post. Missed you! Can't wait to see what this new house inspires in you artistically. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Isabel said...

What a beautiful home:O) Look forward to seeing all the great art that will be created in your new studio:O)Have a great week:O)

Jennifer Jackson Taylor said...

Congratulations on everything Jenni. You must share your studio once it's up an running.

Felicia said...

Oh many congratulations Jenni - you have a beautiful new home! You will appreciate your art time even more when you get it. Have fun settling in!

Angie Traunig said...

Congrats lucky lady! :)

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