Because our family is getting bigger, we were able to move into a bigger company house.
We had to do all the moving ourselves, so it was interesting to come face to face with how much STUFF we have accumulated. Urgh.
The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and feels ginormous.
But like goldfish, we will eventually expand and stretch out to fill whichever space we are given. We've been in here for a few weeks now and already the extra space is starting to feel less.. noticeable.
There are some things I miss about our old house, which I really liked. We were such a short walk from the shops and Bay's school. Our backyard was bigger and I loved the shady trees in the front yard. It was quite a light and bright house. It had so much storage.
But the new house is great too. We have a park around the corner. We now live closer to some of our good friends. The extra space will be really handy, especially once Baby 3 is here. The backyard is smaller, but more functional. There is a bigger shed. There are lots of young families living on the street, so always heaps of kids out playing outside.
This is the view from our front yard
My feelings about the move are a little mixed, partly because I feel nostalgic about the old house.. but maybe also because moving feels like more of a commitment to this town than I would like. If we were really planning on leaving within 12 months we wouldn't have bothered with moving.. so although I am grateful for the new space, part of me feels like we have admitted defeat.