So the infrequency of my blogging has not been only due to Jude coming around. It seems that change happens in multiples in our lives. Turns out Jason’s job is moving to a far north suburb of Austin. Of course that increases his commute by a significant amount of time. With our new little one here, he doesn’t want to spend time in traffic that he could be spending with our son. Additionally, we are joining a small church plant within our church association that needs a worship leader (Jason) that is located significantly north of where we are located now. And thirdly, we can’t really continue to afford to live in the house we’re in now. Mine and Jason’s jobs have been victim to this economy and what we could once comfortably afford is no longer (just to clarify, we are both blessed to still have jobs, our incomes have both just changed a bit). Therefore, we are moving and a lot of my time lately has gone to staging the house (and all of my crafting supplies have sadly been put away for the time being). It goes on the market today and once we get an offer we’ll start putting offers on houses up north.
This has been really difficult for me because I had spend significant time and energy envisioning our lives in this house and this neighborhood. I pictured myself walking Jude to the elementary school down the street, walking to have dinner at one of the many restaurants nearby, continuing to enjoy the super nice HEB by our house, playing at the many parks, having date-nights at the new Alamo Drafthouse (movie theater) that will be built within walking distance soon. All that being said, my envisioning is useless now, but I have such an attachment to everything here because of it. We love our house, we love our church, neighbors and neighborhood. We’re sad to leave it.
The upsides that I keep trying to focus myself on are that we will be closer to many of our friends that live up north that we don’t get to see very often. And of course, there is the money we will be saving on our mortgage.
Goodbye house that we loved so much, we had a lot of good times here.