So I have more news.
No…no twins here 😉
After 4 years of good ol’ Texas fun, we are officially “homeward bound”. A couple of months ago, Chris was approached with a really exciting opportunity back in our home state of Kansas–and we just couldn’t say no.
I’m not sure that I’ve ever been SO ecstatic and SO very sad about something at the same time.
We just love Texas. It’s the place where we welcomed our sweet Arden, the place where we became a family, the place that we traveled and explored, and the place where we made the most amazing friends & memories. It’s been our home and it’s going to be really hard to leave.
But our first home awaits us…it’s the place we’ve always dreamed of getting back to, the place where so many of our great friends live, and the place where are families are. Our families! We don’t have to miss get-togethers, soccer games or dance recitals anymore…and Arden gets to grow up with 3 of her cousins just 15 minutes away. I mean, how could we say no?!?
So as you can see, April was pretty run-of-the-mill for us 😉
We’re now in the midst of selling one house in Texas (it’s under contract–woohoo!), buying another in KC, preparing to live with my parents for a month or two while the new house is finished (get excited for your new roommates, Gigi & Papa!), and just trying to soak up these last couple weeks with our dear Texas friends.
It’s been pretty incredible watching God’s plan for my family unfold before our eyes. And while it may be bittersweet, I know that Kansas is where we’re meant to be.
But this place? It’s always going to hold a special place in my heart 🙂
(More sappy “I’m really going to miss Texas” post to come…)
Rachael Berch says
Congrats, congrats (again!!!). I can tell how incredible your family is through your posts and what a blessing for all family members to have you back! Thinking of you during all of these exciting changes!
So excited for you!!! I 100% understand how you feel about the love! We left our home in CO for a job opportunity in MI (where our family is) and while our house is being built are living with my parents!! Good luck with the packing, the move and all the new adventures! and take care of yourself too!
Ashley @ Words About Waverly says
So excited for you, how wonderful to be able to bring a new baby back where both your families are!!!!! Lots of love your way!!
WAHOO!! Is it ok to say this is my favorite post yet?? I know it will be very sad for you guys to leave all your wonderful Texas friends and memories as well, but we are SO excited to have you back in KC! And even better, just 5 miles away from each other!! 🙂 Love you guys!!
Sara Holt says
So excited for you guys. I couldn't imagine not being close to all of my friends and family. And what perfect timing with baby #2 on the way! You'll have more hands to help you guys out 😛
How exciting and congrats to Chris on the new job!
Ashley Brown says
How exciting! We were actually in the same poSition as you all a couple of years ago. We had lived in Dallas for almost 10 years but then my husband got an opportunity to get us back to kansas. I miss my friends everyday but being by our families is priceless!
Wow, such exciting news for you guys! I can only imagine how difficult it will be to leave Texas, but how thrilling it will be to be in Kansas and near family again. I can TOTALLY understand mixed emotions! 🙂 Prayers for you guys through the transition!
Jess Beer says
So exciting! You've definitely had a busy few months! It's so awesome to be close to family – I've never lived more than a few hours away from mine and I wouldn't have it any other way!
hello erin says
You guys have been buuuusy! So so excited for you to head home and be surrounded by family!!
I have enjoyed following your blog – and wish you all the best with Baby #2 and the move back "home"!
TWO exciting blog posts in a row! Loving it! Congratulations!
Leah @ Everyday Love says
I am so happy for you. We made the decision to move back home next year. We miss it terribly and really want to be close to family when this bebe comes along. So many exciting things ahead for you!
So excited for you but Texas will miss you!
The Eberspachers says
I am so excited for you guys to be moving back to Kansas! And I'm sure your parents are just thrilled to pieces, as are your sweet little nieces and nephew 🙂 I'm sorry that your having to do all of this while sick and pregnant, but it will be so worth it in the end! Welcome home!!
Desiree Macke says
Ahhhh, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your lives has been FULL of busy this month. Wow!
I cannot wait to see what Kansas holds for you. And, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a wee bit jealous you're headed home. 🙂 However, this could mean potential play dates for Arden and Marcus when we are back??
I'm so behind on blogging! Congrats on the new baby and the move! I know EXACTLY how you're feeling about leaving Texas and heading home to Kansas! Welcome back! I would love to see you sometime, just to catch up and talk life in Kansas and missing Texas! Enjoy your last few weeks in Texas, it's such a great place!!
I knew that of all people you would understand!!!! So so bittersweet 🙂 I would love to get together and talk about how much we miss Katy sometime soon!!! 😉 Hope you're doing great!