What a week! I flew to California to go house-hunting. My goal was to find a house I like, put in an offer and get it inspected. Mission accomplished.
It was so hard to leave my kids for almost a whole week, but I knew they would be miserable getting dragged from one house to another, and I knew they were in good hands.
The real estate agent and I looked at 23 houses in two days. It wasn't until the second-last house that I felt the love... A house I can see my little family living in, and in a neighborhood I can envision raising them in!!
When we drove down the street to go see this house, the first thing I noticed was (other than how beautiful the street was and quaint the neighborhood seemed) the children playing in the front yard across the street... Jacob's and Sydney's ages! The house is a beautiful little Spanish-style bungalow with a nice little yard that seems easy to maintain. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, fenced in back yard, complete with a clay tile roof! I am in love...
The elementary school is literally right around the corner within walking distance, as are some parks, hiking, and places for Jacob to ride his bike. Did I mention my kids will have friends right across the street, too??
The woman living in the house is a sweetheart, and I promised her that if I get the house, I will take good care of it and make sure that it's always filled with love. Now I'm just praying that the deal goes through with the bank...
The more time I spend in California, the more right this feels. My children and I are going to be happy here.