Wichita here we come!

Well, I’ve been a bit MIA around here… and with good reason.  We found out a little over a month ago that we would be moving because of my husband’s job and after a bit of a roller coaster of emotions, our final destination for the next few years (at least) is Wichita.  I have totally mixed emotions about this.  On one hand I am so very very sad to be leaving my beloved house and all of my close friends, family and church that are here in Dallas. On the other hand, we knew that a move was possible, and even likely, and it could have been a LOT worse.  His job could move him really anywhere in the country and we are very fortunate to be going to Wichita since that is where my parents live (for the next year) and my job is just as easy from Wichita as it is here in Dallas (we have offices in Kansas and Texas). Plus with my parents having been in Wichita for the last 11 years, I know the area pretty well, we will be able to drive up for KU games and I am excited about the lack of TRAFFIC which has gotten sort of out of control in the Plano area!!  Plus I spent some quality time there after college so have a few friends in the area!

So the last month has been busy finding a house (we are under contract on one!), getting ready to list ours (after christmas), finding a daycare for Taylor (harder than you can POSSIBLY imagine) , and the entire list of things that accompany those items. Oh and my normal day job, taking care of a 5 month old (a bit behind on that recap!!), trying to keep up with laundry, house hold things, holidays with my family  and decorating for Christmas.  So needless to say, there has been very little time for extraneous things like blogging.

But I love my little corner of the blog-o-sphere and want to get back into writing it! I have a lot in my head that I want to write about in the next few weeks, so hopefully I’ll find some time to get what is in my head out on paper! But in the mean time… I’ll be thinking of fun things to do in Wichita and trying to wrap my head around getting this house ready to move… and I feel like I just unpacked my last box!!!


Photo taken from http://www.topthingsincity.com/things-to-do-in-wichita/ but don’t believe the first sentence of the page… Wichita is NOT the capital of Kansas. That would be Topeka. But the picture is cool! 


Another month has come and gone without me posting… I didn’t even follow up on a Halloween party recap!! (which yes means sometime in December I’ll be posting about Halloween… talk about being on top of it!) BUT alas, I have had good reason! We are moving!! In two WEEKS!!!

I’m not even really sure how to approach this post other than to say, we are super excited to be moving within our same neighborhood to a house we love.  It is crazy unexpected because we weren’t looking and/or planning to move in the near future.  We had talked about moving a few years down the line to a slightly bigger house, but we love our location, we weren’t really looking and so on and so forth.  Until a good friend casually mentioned at dinner one night… HEY the house next to ours is for sale.  These friends live in our neighborhood on a quieter street and so being the Nosy Rosy that I am… I Zillow-ed it.  (PS I’m pretty sure I just made up that word… but I am all in favor of making that a new thing).  And I liked the house, at least from the pictures and it was about the right jump in price from our current house for us.  So my poor husband gets a text at 10am that morning that says: I want to buy this house, with a link to Zillow.  He responds with HAHA.  I respond… NO SERIOUSLY.

And thus begins our spiral into insanity.  Wherein we decide to look at the house, put in an offer, negotiate deal, put our house on market, sell our house, and negotiate deal, all before Christmas. What can I say: we are gluttons for punishment.

Since we are a two weeks away from our closing date, I don’t want to jinx it by sharing too many details about the new house (because DUH it doesn’t belong to us yet).  But rest assured I will share many many details as soon as it is officially ours. Meanwhile I will be madly packing up my house that I wasn’t really planning to pack up any time soon while it becomes more and more evident that I am a hoarder.

To tide you over, here is a picture of the  outside:



And the few details I will share:

  • It is slightly larger than our current house 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths
  • It has a layout that is more open, which is what I prefer
  • It has a pool which I am super excited about (I know this could go either way for people… but I am excited)
  • It is on a quieter street–not that we live on a super busy one, but this one feels a little more tucked away
  • We are going to have the BEST neighbors.


PS tomorrow  I’ll be posting one of my favorite projects to date that my mom and I made for my niece.  It’ll be worth coming back for!  Update: One of my favorite projects: our play kitchen