I can officially report that we are no longer buying a house, because yesterday we BOUGHT a house. Hooray! We took the girls over after school and they had a blast exploring — especially Emma, who’s old enough to understand what’s going on. She checked out each room and the backyard, and then started running circles around the family room-dining room-kitchen loop. She was SO excited, and seeing that immediately relieved a lot of the anxiety I’d been feeling about how she would react to moving.
My mom arrives tomorrow, and my dad arrives on Sunday. Over the next 5 days there will be a lot of packing and a lot of prepping and we should be “all in” at the new place by the middle of next week. I can’t wait!