Meet the Family

Well, it’s been 10 days since the house went on the market. We’ve had several more showings and some positive feedback, but still no offers. Since there’s no real news to report I figured I’d introduce the rest of my family. They have each come up with their own nicknames and written a short introduction all by themselves! (Except for the youngest, of course. He spoke, I wrote.)

Offspring #1 (Rory, age 16):

“I would describe myself as an introverted book nerd. The most important thing to me is my family and friends. I’m going to (hopefully) be a midwife when I’m older. For now, I’m a babysitter. I really enjoy watching YouTube videos, reading, baking, and doing any kind of craft project. I also LOVE snakes and spiders. (Strange, I know.) When we move I’m going to get my own pet corn snake! I really can’t wait.”


Offspring #2 (Sparrow, age 11):

“I am an artist and an animal lover. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and experiencing the wildlife. I really like to play sports and learn new things. I love hanging out with my friends, but I am equally happy sitting in a quiet corner drawing. Whenever I get older, I either want to be a drummer or a digital artist. Or both! I am inspired by music and anything that has to do with space.”


Offspring #3 (Space Baby, age 8):

“I am always full of energy and very happy! I like to smile every day. My favorite thing to do is GIVE HUGS! I love playing games with people, especially on the Xbox. My favorite game is Minecraft. One day I want to have a big pond with lots and lots of fish. My dream is to be a famous YouTuber.”


Offspring #4 (Yoshi, age 5):

“Hi! I’m Yoshi. I am happy. (Mommy, I’m gonna make a smiley face. I know how to make a smiley face.) 😀 I like to play Plants vs. Zombies Number 1 with Space Baby. My favorite thing to do is play Geometry Dash. When I grow up, I want to be 14 and play Geometry Dash a lot.”



Besides some issues with Yoshi’s allergies (and my hubby’s stubbornness), we’re all adjusting to the move quite nicely. I have to give credit to my in-laws for making this such a smooth transition. It’s definitely a huge change – moving to a place with less than half the square footage we’re used to (and two extra people), the kids having to share rooms, and all of us sharing one bathroom (although this has not been as scary as I originally thought it would be). In my next post, I’ll share pics & tips for how we’re making it work.

Just Listed!

The “Big House” went up on the market a few days ago. We’ve only had one showing so far, but we’re trying to be optimistic. We priced it a little below market value, so we were expecting more traffic. But I keep telling myself it hasn’t even been a week yet… It’s only been 4 days! Maybe this whole adventure will finally be the thing to teach me some patience. The right buyer will come along eventually.

I don’t have very many pictures of the house, since we were only there a little over four years. So I’m posting the ones from our listing here, for memories. They’re much prettier than any pictures I could have taken anyway.

Front of the house
Dining room
Living room
View from the kitchen looking into the living room
Laundry closet
Shared bedroom of Offspring #3 & 4
Hall bathroom (and shared bathroom of Offspring #3 & 4)

And now we make our way upstairs…

Game room
Media room (And the only room of the house that got painted!)
Offspring #1 bedroom
Offspring #1 bathroom
Offspring #2 bedroom
Offspring #2 bathroom
Playroom (5th bedroom that never got used)
Back patio

It’s funny… My biggest worry was that we would miss the Big House and all its space, but we’ve been back several times now and it just feels empty and cold. Already it doesn’t feel like our home. I really hope we are able to sell so we can move on to SMALLER and better things. Bigger may be better for some families, but downsizing is definitely the right move for us.

Our Newest Adventure

Hello again, lovely readers!

Most of you know that I began this blog when I was searching for my biological parents. It was a great way to get my information out there and update those who were interested in my journey. Now my search has hit a big road block, but don’t worry – I still haven’t given up hope. I just no longer have updates for you. At least, not yet.

So what is there to write about? Well, fortunately, my family and I are about to start a whole new adventure – MOVING. Sound boring? Just wait… Our current plans are to:

  1. Sell the house we live in now. (Projected deadline: 3/10/2107)
  2. Move in with my in-laws (I think we can all agree this is the scariest part. We all love each other, but we’re also stubborn and cranky, so who knows what’s going to happen).
  3. Buy several acres of land. Our goal is at least 4 acres, but the more the better!
  4. Build a brand new house together (and shove my in-laws into a tiny guest house, haha… just kidding… sort of…), and last, but not least…
  5. Fill our property with as many animals as possible! My husband would like to pretend like this isn’t happening, but it is. For as long as I can remember, it’s been my dream to have my own personal petting zoo. So yeah, it’s happening.

This blog will become our scrapbook of sorts – full of personal stories, a place where we can look back on this journey and (hopefully fondly) remember all we’ve been through.

So stay tuned for all the chaos!