So, I know some of you know that the Molly Lou's have purchased a new home. We are super excited and are closing in just 11 days. This new home is an ADORABLE Cape Cod style home with hardwood floors, nice yard, and a SWIMMING POOL. I have always wanted a swimming pool and used to BEG my parents for a pool: "I'll never ask for anything again, EVER!", "This can be my birthday present for life.", "Molly Lou Sister* and I will be so good and we will swim everyday.", "I'll clean it everyday.", etc. This NEVER worked (sigh) and has carried in to an adulthood desire. Molly Lou Mini #1 is very excited too, especially about the yard and pool. He has already deemed a certain part of the yard as his fort spot.There are two bad things about this house and the second one is HUGE! The home is a good size, but if it were slightly biggerwith one more bedroom, it would perfect. We still have some room to grow though. I hope you're sitting down for this one...I will be 25 minutes from TARGET!!! AHHHHHH! I am having a breakdown just thinking of it. I have never in my whole life been that far from a Target. 10 minutes MAX. When we lived in Vegas, I was less than ten min. on either side from two Targets. Mini #1 is starting to have nightmares about this as well...that boy loves some Target. 3, 2, 1...1, 2, 3...Breathe.
We were starting to search for homes and this one kind of fell in our lap. I don't know if I have explained the Molly Lou family crazy life story, but here goes. Mr. Molly Lou and I married 5 years ago. He works for a large construction company and I was a school teacher. Just a few short months after getting married, he emailed me at school one day to tell me that he was moving 2,200 miles to Las Vegas for a project the following MONDAY. We decided that in the best interest of our young marriage, I would teach until the semester's end and then follow him. I did, and we lived in Vegas for 10 months.
You know the saying: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Not so true...just a few short months after arriving in Sin City, I was expecting Molly Lou Mini #1. I was seven months pregnant with the mini when this project was over and Mr. Molly Lou was going to take a job in Jamaica, but having a three month stop over in Toronto before going to site. We bought a house in Columbia, SC where I grew up so that I would have my parents close to help with the new mini. We did this and then when Mini #1 was 2 months old, we packed up and went to Toronto for a month to be with Mr. Molly Lou. We came back, Mr. Molly Lou went to Jamaica and when Mini #1 was six months old, we started going to Jamaica for a month, home for a month and then back. We did this until the mini turned 1 and Jamaica was over.
Then, Mr. Molly Lou did some work in California and the mini and I went for a few weeks to visit, then he came back and was doing some work in the home office in the upstate of SC where we started our newlywed life and he commuted from our home. Then, came Florida. Mr. Molly Lou did a project in Palm Beach County and we decided to follow him. It was hard for Mini and Mr. to be apart and we had spent so much time apart that it was best for our family to be together. We kept our home in SC, but lived mainly in FL for 1.5 years. Molly Lou Mini #2 arrived during this time. Sadly, our time in FL came to a close and I agreed to do one more project before FIRMLY planting our roots somewhere. We packed up Florida, our children, and were headed to the great swing state of Ohio. We put some stuff in storage, the kids and I came back to SC, and Mr. Molly Lou had to finish up in FL for a few weeks. Just before we were to move, we got a call that the project had been "slowed" due to federal funding and we weren't moving. Mr. Molly Lou got put on a great project back in the upstate of SC and we decided to follow again. We got a temporary apartment until we were sure of our life plans, so for the past few months we have been stepping over each other in this apartment. This new home will feel like the White House as we seem to have forgotten what a spacious home might feel like.
This crazy life we have has been interesting and fun. I am so happy to finally have a resting spot and know that this is home for a long time. I am such a "home body" and Mr. Molly Lou has always been a "pack up and go" kind of guy. Our children are ready to slow down too and we look forward to many happy memories.
Bring your suits and come visit! Have a great day! Cheers!
PS-My apologies if you have been singing The Jefferson's theme song and will be for the rest of the day. Know that I am too!