Yep…you read that correctly. Sorry for the massive delay in blogging. If you guys ever don’t hear from me for a while, that can only mean one thing---
I am drowwwwwning!!! Ahhhhhh!!!
Life has been spinning out of control at 100,000,000 mph and I have been totally struggling to keep up! My body is about to poop out on me~ it is SOOOO mad at me right now.
After years of stressing out/wondering if we should put our house on the market (to move closer to family, friends, Joe’s job, better schools, etc) & LOTS of prayer~ we felt that it was now or never.
Joe and I made this HUGE decision spontaneously one weekend & quickly packed up about 50% of everything we own…
(When I make my mind up about something, WATCH OUT WORLD! I attack it at full speed! 110%… Blowin’ and Goin’ until my body completely gives out)
We threw our stuff into a uhaul, to sit in storage for a while (hopefully not too long!)..
It was absolute craziness because I was working 3-4 twelve hour night shifts a week and busting my rear during the day to get the house ready (on little, if any, sleep). Not recommended, folks!
Joe has been AMAZING~ helping the kids get ready for summer school in the mornings, packing lunches, picking them up from school, etc…all while working HIS job and working JUST AS HARD on the house. I’m telling y’all….life for the Steece crew has been NUTS!
Once we had removed half of our furniture and TONS of other stuff, I researched house staging on Pinterest and this Mama kicked it into over-drive.
First off, we painted Savannah’s bedroom so it wouldn’t look so “kiddie”. Jah feel?
The kiddos have actually been a HUGE help! This is a great age to involve them in the whole buying/selling of a house process. They have helped in many different ways: by tearing off wall decals, sorting through toys to give to charity, meticulously making their beds, and cleaning the house every day, etc. So proud of our little guys and gal.
Sav wanted to run errands with me, bless her wee little heart. I took her to 4 or 5 different decorative stores , over the course of several hours, for various staging props. We were both exhausted.
Liz, Ashley and Joe were also good sports~ I would take pics of everything I found…trying to decide if I should purchase or not. I kept a few of them. Sav was my little model. Loved it.
Here are a few of our purchased items: a new porch bench and accessories…
Freshly painted front door (courtesy of J. Steece) and a new crisp, clean wreath.
My good friend and fellow quad Mumma, Jennifer King, noticed that I had removed the “Welcome to the Zoo” doormat. Yeeeeeah, I didn’t think that would give a good first impression. LOL.
(OMG~ they are TINY!!!! Aww…okay, here is where I start to get sentimental about leaving this house. Nope. Not gonna go there. Cannot go there yet…Too much left to do. Gotta stay in “work” mode before I lose it…)
The random space above our entry way, which had been empty for 6 years~ finally had some buddies up there to make it a little more comfy cozy. (Uhhh, why did we not do this before, Joe?)
After lots of hours, blood, sweat, (no tears…yet)…our house was ready for pictures. Take a looksie-poo:
The day before we officially put the house on the market, Joe and I headed south to the beach with our best friends and cousins (working on that post! We had an absolute blast!)
I guess our hard work on the house paid off, because in less than 24 hours (and by the grace of God)…we had TWO separate offers on the house!
God is good and HIS timing is always perfect, y’all. What an amazing blessing.
So~ we signed the papers and inspection was today. What a whirlwind. I’ll tell yah- Joe and I have never had to sell a house before. It is frickin’
Why didn’t y’all tell me?!!! LOL. I’m pretty sure Joe and I are both on the verge of heart attacks. I can’t imagine having your house sit out there for months and months. OMG. God bless.
If all goes well, we will be officially homeless by the end of July. YIIIIIIKES! That is scary to think about…
So, that’s what the Steece 6 have been up to over the past couple of weeks!
And house hunting like crazy.
Appreciate the prayers, blog peeps… more than you could ever imagine!