Well folks, we’ve got some big news coming out of the Amspacker household!
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
Not just any house, but a beautiful, big, mid-century home with a white picket fence and a big oak tree out front.
Catch? Does there always have to be a catch? Well, yes.
This wonderful, beautiful home is located in central Pennsylvania.
Like three-and-a-half hours away from good ol’ Sayre, PA central Pennsylvania.
Now, let me start off by saying, it was never a goal or dream in my lifetime to move to another middle-of-no-where small town, or even a town with close ties to Penn State, because well, I went to Temple University and my blood runs cherry and white, not white and blue. T for Temple U.
But there are two things in this three-and-half-hour, middle-of-no-where small town with close ties to Penn State University that make this move worth it.
Their names are Gabriel and Owen, my amazing stepsons.
A short drive away from their mom’s house, a short drive away from their school, a short drive away from baseball, basketball and any other sports, or anything, they decide to do.
We can now be the crazy, overbearing, cheering-too-loud parents we’ve always wanted to be and not just there for activities on every other weekend.
After going through a brutal custody battle in the beginning of the summer, and losing. Aaron and I were left with some choices, but really only one option. If we wanted to have the best environment and family for the boys, we needed to relocate to Mifflin County.
And so the house hunt began.
Well sort of, upon seeing a few houses online, we got together with a wonderful realtor (thanks again Kim!!) and we ended up putting an offer in on the first house we saw!
After a grueling mortgage process (seriously, I’m in banking and I don’t understand why it is always so tough), we finally closed on this beauty last week!!
It was hard to wrap my mind around this all happening when everything was a hypothetical. Now, it’s real. We own a home. We are painting, we are moving, we are unpacking. It is ours.
While I may be moving from my home town, and Aaron moving away from his home for the past eight years, we are making our own home in Lewistown.
Because home is where the heart is, and our hearts are with our boys. There’s no running from us now!
But don’t worry, this process has already inspired many blog posts, and ways to further embarrass my stepsons when I pick them up from the bus stop.
Cheers family. ? ? ?