Good-bye Texas, hello Boca Raton, Florida!
Now you know the reason for my less than frequent posting lately. Things have just been crazy with getting everything in order for our big move. H got a job transfer in November with a start date of January 2nd, so we had to quickly get our house in order and put it on the market. By a stroke of luck we sold it the first day it went on the market. The first couple that saw it fell in love with our Victorian house, so it was a huge blessing to be able to sell the house quickly. The closing wasn't until December, but everything went smoothly.
However we had a second hurdle of having to find a new home. We flew out to Boca a few weekends ago to look at a few houses with our realtor, but we didn't find anything we liked. We only had one day to look and it just wasn't enough time. So for the meantime, we are going to be renting a condo as we get to know the area and then find a house. We are so excited about moving. In the beginning we were nervous and wondering if we were making the right decision, but the pros outweighed the cons. Boca is beautiful and known for their A-rated schools and Serena is going to be zoned to the best middle school in Boca. That was a huge selling point for us. Not too mention--the beach! We are only going to be about 10 miles from it. There is going to be so much more to do outdoors as a family as opposed to Houston. The cost of living is higher, but the quality of life is going to be better. Also, H is going to be super close to work and work shorter hours. No more hour to an hour and a half commute! We just arrived yesterday so we've got a lot to do! I can't wait to share updates on our new adventure.