March 16, 2017
A couple things before you start reading this post…1) I know I’m REALLY behind in posting this and 2)I’ll try to keep this short. 🙂 If you are friends with me on Facebook, then you know that we recently sold our house! Yay!! This has been quite a while in the making. Seth and I (well at least I did) always wanted to end up in the country. We were raised on farms and it was just “home” to us. I never wanted the in town/city life, as convenient as it was, because of the traffic, lights, noisy neighbors, barking dogs, etc. It just wasn’t for me. We wanted our children to have the up bringing that we were able to have. I started hinting at trying to get out to the country, but land is expensive, homes are expensive to build etc. After some discussions and lots of prayer, we decided (along with his parents) that we would move out to their farm house and they would eventually build a new one.
This was a huge step and a huge process. It was really scary at first. Did we make the right decision? Can we live out there forever (because after this, there was no more moving unless a huge catastrophe happened)? Are we sure that we want our kids to be raised on a farm? Is Seth sure that he wants to go back out to the farm life? So many questions that we had to talk about and pray about. One thing that we knew for sure, and that always reassured us that we were making the right decision was Carter. Seth has said it from day one, Carter has drastically changed our lives. The way that his face lights up at the farm, playing outside, feeding cows, and checking on the chickens showed and still shows us that we made the right decision. We were doing what God wanted us to do. So, the process began. Between trying to get the house ready to be put on the market, trying to figure out logistics of how this transition will happen, it was a stressful ride.
We put our house on the market the end of October and we FINALLY sold it March 9th. We had several lookers and offers, but with the help of our realtor, we were able to pick just the right one and it ended up being a pretty good deal in the long run. So, after a very exhausting week, we got all of our things out of the house and are officially out at the farm (for about 2 weeks now)!
It’s super strange to think about someone being in our (first) house. I had shared on Instagram how it was a bitter sweet reality. It was a house that we put so much work into. It was our first home. The only home that Chewbacca and Carter had known. We had birthdays, holiday celebrations, and so many memories in this house. With that being said, we are so so so excited/nervous/happy/thankful that God got us out to the farm. We are excited to see where he takes us next and what he has in store for our family.
It’s so funny to think that when we both graduated high school, we wanted nothing to do with this town. We went to college 3 hours away and weren’t coming back. Seth wanted nothing to do with farming, and we had actually gotten an apartment in Ozark because that’s where we were going to live and start our lives together! Sometimes I think of those times and can just picture God laughing at us and our plans all the while knowing the much bigger plans he has in store for us. Just goes to show, that you can plan all you want, but in the end, you will be right where He wants you!
With that being said, we got moved out here and settled and realized that I never actually did a before and after post showing what we did to the place! We will definitely miss this house, but are so ready for this next chapter!
We redid this house floor to ceiling. I even re painted almost every wall at least 3 times before figuring out my style and landing with grey throughout most of the house. 🙂
Yes, that’s a ceiling fan in the kitchen… I never did get to replace those ugly countertops, so hopefully the new owners do that! Item #1292482943208940 that never got accomplished: New closet doors…oh well…
The last time we were all at the house together. This was Carter saying “bye bye house”.
Stay tuned for some before and afters as we slowly remodel the farm house! 🙂