If you have been following our family, you may have noticed posts and pictures have slowed down significantly since the holidays. A business trip to Florida for my husband, followed with a successful rocket landing at Christmas time, paired with Gunner’s Make-A Wish trip to Central Florida created the perfect storm. We decided to move our family from Texas to Florida.
At the beginning of the year, I began to pack, prepare our home in Texas to be sold, and prepare the kids for our upcoming adventure. As with most companies, it took sometime for my husband’s company to complete his job transfer. During this time we were hesitant to announce our big move. After what seemed like weeks of waiting, on the same day we received an offer from a buyer on our Texas house and heard my husband’s job transfer was complete. Later that week we flew to Florida to find a house to buy. We had just two days for house hunting. We looked at 60 houses. The housing market in Central Florida along the space coast is super competitive and the prices are expensive. Considering our budget and our need for five bedrooms, none of them fit our family. Most were three- four bedroom and some had an extra living room but nothing we could convert to a fifth bedroom. While I totally understand not everyone has as many kids as we do… but man the house hunt was frustrating. On our last day in Florida, we decided to buy some land and build our own home.
Seems simple but that lead to a need for a rental home for six months, while our house is built. Rental property is scarce especially during spring break. We picked a home sight unseen. The first night in our rental was eventful. The bathroom pipes under the tub sprang a leak leading to water pouring from the second floor ceiling. Totally a freak thing to happen but then again it seems like those types of things ALWAYS happen to our family. I wanted to cry but decided to laugh it off!
Our move coincided with Texas schools spring break and then Florida schools spring break, so the kids had some time off to get adjusted to Florida life. Their first day of school is today. Gunner has his first appointment with his Florida oncologist on Tuesday. His treatment plan and chemo will remain the same. I’m praying for a smooth transition for our family. My parents live in Florida, just 90 miles away. It will be nice to have a family support system to rely on after living in Texas without any family for seven years! I’m looking forward to getting back on schedule with the kids, house and writing a lot more. I hope you will follow along on our new adventure in Florida!