For sure

Fifteen years ago a little dream started… a dream of living in four seasons again, being close to family and having a dog.

Fourteen years ago me & the Hubbs endured 28 realtor showings in 30 days, sold our house, (tried to) quit our jobs, packed up the boys and moved cross-country to come “home” to Michigan.

our former home in Katy, Texas (an Emjayandthem (C) photo)

our former home in Katy, Texas (an Emjayandthem (C) photo)

I loved that house, and we cried as we drove away, not for the place, but because we brought our baby home and created our family in that little brick house built just for us.

For the rest of the story, read When you know for sure.

When’s the last time you knew something for sure?

2000: One starting High School and the other starting grade one.

2000: One in High School and the other in grade one.. in Michigan.ย ย An Emjayandthem (C) photo


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  1. We are planning to sell our ‘family’ home next year – we have lived here for 23 years and though we will move within the area, the thought fills me with both anticipation and sadness. I love our home, love the moments we created there even more.

    • Oh boy, that will be a big move … but good that you know now and can start. Good luck to you!
      We love our current home and we’ve done a lot of work to it, but this house is quite a lot of house & yard so, in the next few years, we plan to downsize. I’m starting to purge things now in hopes that it won’t be so terrible at the end! ๐Ÿ™‚

      PS the moments & memories go with you :)!

  2. I’ve never reallly had to sell a house and move – just moved when I got married. But a house – that is a home – definitely holds so much sentiment and love, it’s difficult to leave…

    • Absolutely true. We loved that house and it would be the perfect retirement house for the 2 of us ๐Ÿ™‚ If only we could airlift it to MI!

      Happy Friday, Dianna!

  3. I love my current house but it is big for us and so are the grounds. We discuss (sometimes very animatedly) when we should downsize and where. It gets lively because we have different ideas. My husband loves the grounds which are getting more exhausting to keep each year. I am hoping we will “know” the right time. I see too many people wait for that move until one gets incapacitated and the move is difficult.

    • I certainly understand that, Kate. I think the key is knowing the right time — and you’re right, too many wait, put it off, till something drastic happens and then BAM it’s a crisis. Hoping none of that for all of us, right? ๐Ÿ™‚


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