Selling our First Home

I mentioned in my last post that we had sold our house.
We sold a few weeks ago after being on the market for only a couple of days!
We have been talking about listing our house for the past year or so but we couldn't find a house that we loved in our price range in the area we wanted.
Right now we live in a small town about 20 minutes away from the nearest mall & hospital and a 1 hour commute away from Louis' work.
We were so blessed to be able to buy our first home shortly after we had our first daughter Emma 4 years ago.
I was only 20 when we bought and Louis was 23.
We bought right from the builder so we got to pick everything exactly to our taste and got to move into a brand new house!!!
We were over the moon thrilled about buying our first house but after about 6 months we both knew that this wouldn't be our forever house.
We didn't love the location at all, or the commute Louis had to work, the schools that are nearby don't have the greatest reputation and we were further from most friends and family.
 So where are we moving now that we have sold our house?
Right back to where we started - with my dad.
I have had people tell me that we are crazy for this decision but I know it is the right decision for our family right now.
The reason we were fortunate enough to purchase our first home at such a young age was that instead of renting we opted to live with my dad instead to be able to save to buy a house and we are going to make the same wise decision again to be in the location we want for our family.
Emma will be starting Kindergarten this September and we would like her to be in school the town we hope to buy a house in the next few years.
Living with my dad will of course have some sacrifices but overall the pros outweigh the cons.
We are so fortunate in that we will have as much living space as we do in our current house.
We will have our own living room,the girls will still be sharing a room, we will have our own big room and the baby will have his own as well.
Sure sometimes it might be a struggle both on my dad and step moms part to have 5 extra bodies (and a dog) in their home but also a great blessing for them to be able to watch their grandchildren reach new milestones and be there to see things they wouldn't have if we were still living in our own house.
We will have some extra help raising our children for a few years and have the opportunity to save money to buy a house in the next few years in the location we want without breaking the bank.
Family is number one and we are thankful for this opportunity and would do the same when our children need the help when they are older.
Some pictures to remember our very first home by.
Our House when we used to go visit it every weekend before it was fully completed.

So excited that our first house is almost move in ready!

Girls Bathroom Before

Girls Bathroom After

Our living room in 2010


Our Living Room in 2011

Our Living Room in 2012


Our Real Estate Listing 

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