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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Moving Right Along

Life in general is moving quite quickly! Here we are a week into August and my son starts school for the FIRST time in 2 weeks!!!! I am so happy I got his backpack done, and he loves it to pieces! He is very excited about going to school and making friends.

As of August 4 our house is officially off of the market and no longer for sale. We gave it 6 months to see if this was the time we were meant to move out of state. Evidently it was not! We had tons of lookers but no serious offers. Many other houses in our neighborhood are for sale also and priced much higher. I bet they are all wondering if we sold it since the sign is gone....

The Friday before the listing was up I went to a few banks to shop around for a good mortgage refi rate. I find a pretty good deal with Republic bank and the lady helping me put a lot of effort into getting exact numbers and different scenarios to show me. We are meeting with them today at 3pm to sign the papers! Our monthly payment will drop dramatically and our rate is dropping by 2 full points! We would have done this several years ago but we were always planning on moving so we didn't want to spend the money and not be able to make it worth it.

The plan now is to stay here for a few more years and make the house more the way we want it, go on some big trips, look for a vintage camper trailer to take on family camping trips, and my favorite--work on baby #2 (YAY!). That brings me to the next fact.....

Brad and I officially have health insurance! I signed us up for BCBS. Now that he is starting school I don't want to risk him breaking an arm or something on the playground and not having insurance. For a new Reproductive Endocrinologist I decided on Dr. Hansen. He is a colleague of our previous doc who retired, and his wife delivered Brad! He has great credentials and I made an appointment with him September 10. We are very excited to hit the ground running with this second journey of TTC.

As for our house, we have already started making some changes and getting "new" things to make it more homey: new washer/dryer, new bed, recliner in bedroom, breakfast table by kitchen, new rose bushes in front, decorations for walls, and curtains in bedrooms. Our BIG project will be updated the kitchen--we are planning on starting that next month! 

Check back soon!

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1 comment:

  1. I know how badly you all wanted to move. It sounds like since TTC baby #2 has come maybe it's all apart of God's greater plan for expanding your beautiful family before you make the move. :) School is just days away I'm sure your sweet pre-K er is ready for all the fun to come!

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