for sale.

5222838_201_12yes, after four years of making this house our home, we are selling it. close friends and family already know, but tripper has decided to start his own agency. i really want this to be an exciting chapter in our lives and not a financially stressful one, so we are looking to downsize a bit for a more affordable mortgage.

to get ready for the sale, our awesome agent, holly, brought in a stager. she had only two suggestions for us—replace the carpet upstairs (thank you, alex’s nose!) and get a larger bathmat in the master bedroom. everything else she thought was perfect. in fact, she offered me a job on the spot!! ha!

once the carpet was in, we had a professional photographer come and take pictures of the house. it’s fun to see how someone else sees your home. they turned out lovely. in fact, i didn’t even recognize the boys’ bathroom!!

5222838_J01_87the rest of the images are below.

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the house got listed friday afternoon and we’ve had three showings so far. please keep your fingers crossed for a quick sale!! we need to sell this house and close on a new one before the end of january. small window—yipes! if all works out and we are able to sell, i will truly miss this special house. so many memories made here. but i know another adventure is just around the corner …

corndawgs, y’all.



we took the boys to celebrate the season at a funny little place called corndawgs over the weekend. they loved it! they had everything from an open-aired bouncy house to climbable spiderwebs to a gigantic underground slide. but the favorite of the boys was the hay. yep, hay. bales of high stacked super duper high. that you could run on. and jump off. we need some in our yard.

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they also had a rope swing with a pit of hay to fall into. they liked that, too.





one of the main reasons we went in the first place was to do the corn maze. but it was freezing and getting dark by the time we made it over to the entrance and the idea of getting totally lost in the cold and dark did not sound very appealing. so, i did what any normal person would do. i told them it was closing. i know. i know. but we’ll definitely go back. the boys had a blast!

last little bit of summer.

fall is here and it actually feels like fall. i cannot wait to start decorating for halloween and taking nightly family walks in the crisp air. but, before we do, here’s a look back at our last little bit of summer.

poolMax3 poolAlex2 poolMax poolAlex poolthe boys absolutely loved the pool this summer. they went from not being able to swim at all to little fish. now that the pool is closed for the season, we’ll have to sign them up for some indoor pool time so they don’t forget. swimming, as it turns out, is not like riding a bicycle!