We have some big news to share…
WE ARE MOVING!
We are staying in Charlotte, but moving out to the suburbs. While I knew this move was in the cards at some point in our future, I definitely did not think Matt would get me to move out to his dream neighborhood this soon!
As my longtime readers may know, we absolutely love our home so much and have poured a tremendous amount of love into it since we purchased it in 2017, so it is incredibly difficult for me to say goodbye (Matt moved around a lot growing up and doesn’t get attached to homes the same way I do) but we are all looking forward to making our new home feel like ours.
There were a LOT of factors that went into our decision to move but more space, the schools, and a large neighborhood full of young families and lots of amenities were big ones. We are thrilled to be able to host both sides of our family in our new home now, and it was important to us to have more play space for our kids (and their friends) especially as they continue to grow.
We are also so grateful to have longtime friends (who actually found the house for us — a story for another day!) in the neighborhood. And the kids have already begun playing with new friends on our street which has been really fun to watch.
While there are so many exciting things to look forward to, I have struggled the most with this move as it comes with a tremendous amount of change — new restaurants, doctors, dance studio, church, and eventually, school. It was important for us to find our next home and get settled before Caroline enters middle school, but this home and the timing fell into place a little sooner than we expected. However, both kids will finish up their school year at their current elementary school and will change schools at the beginning of next year. We are all pretty sad to leave our sweet elementary school, but are looking forward to being able to bike to our new school where lots of the kids’ neighborhood friends also attend.
And we aren’t moving quite yet! We’ve got some serious cleaning to do, lots of wallpaper to remove, and are finishing some renovations before we move in (we handed the keys to Atreum on closing day!). There’s a very long list of projects to tackle over time and I can’t wait to bring you along as we make this house our home (hopefully soon)!