We moved into a house at the beginning of the month, and it is a great fit for our family. We are renting but still hope to be here for a while. We are near John's work and Alex's preschool, and they walk to school and work some mornings. We can also walk to the library.
The house has about 500 square feet less than the house we bought in Texas, but it works well for a family of three. Mostly, we are happy to have a yard again. Alex wants to play outside even when it is dark or cold.
John, his brother, and a friend moved all of our big furniture with 2 pick up trucks in one afternoon! Since then, we have been moving more stuff from the apartment to the house. We are starting to get settled in, but we are still in transition. I think of it as happy chaos.