Moving day

Friday, September 27, 2013

Today is moving day.

It seems like just yesterday that I bought and moved into my first home, when in fact it is one month shy of three years ago.

I was dating CK when I purchased my townhouse, and while I may have known in my heart that he was the man I was going to marry, we had only been dating about seven months.... It was safe to say "marriage" and "the future" weren't exactly hot topics for us.

Fast forward three short years later and CK is my fiance, we're getting married in May and my perfect Detroit-Shoreway townhouse that I love is officially sold.

For the first time in my life I'm cohabiting with a boy. But he's not really a boy, he's a 36-year-old man who is going to be my husband. 

Also, for the first time in my life, I'm cohabiting with a kid. But she's not just any kid, she's a 6-year-old rockstar that is going to be my future step-daughter. 

Changes, they are afoot.

Who would have thought that after looking at over 40 houses since May, CK and I still haven't found one that we can agree on. I can't help but laugh thinking about my moving into into his tiny Brooklyn apartment with all of my belongings in storage, but I know it's temporary - our new house is out there somewhere.

What matters is that we're officially starting our life together, as a family, and I can't wait to see what the future brings.

Happy Friday, kids.


  1. This is so sweet. Good luck with the move and starting a new chapter in your life!! I see good things in your future, Alexa. :)

  2. YAY for moving! You are going to love living together and taking over the DVR ;)
    The best part about living together now is that you'll be able to determine what you both need and want for your future home.

  3. as sad as it must be to say bye to your home, all these changes are amazing. onto the next chapter!!! and remember - the 'burbs aren't that bad :) xo

  4. Maybe co-habitating with a 36-year old and 6-year old will provide the exact motivation you need to find that special home with most everything on your wish list, especially more space!!! =)

  5. Take it from me: DON'T rush into the home buying process. Your house is out there. It might not be for sale today, but it might be tomorrow. Enjoy this time of change - you've got a big year ahead of you...

  6. Here's to the next chapter of your life Alexa! It is perfectly ok to be picky with home buying too. I am right there wishing for the perfect home to fall from the sky!

  7. hurray for moving day & big changes & new chapters! so excited for you! xo

  8. lots of big changes, but they are good ones, and in the right direction! at least you didn't settle on a house you wouldn't be happy in, and you can still keep on looking!!! You'll find it!

  9. Girl, you got this. Nick and I cohabit 700 sq. ft. and we make it work. If you ever need some space tips- let me know. It actually feels freeing to live with less. And when you do find the perfect house, you'll be able to appreciate it that much more. Good luck!!!

  10. Changes like this are weird, since they involve a lot of happy but also have an element of sad. I read this post a few years ago about trying to reconcile those two feelings that might resonate with you too:

    In the mean time, good luck with the transition. While you need to be happy with what you find, I hope you're not stuck in the in between too long!

  11. Congrats!! That's so exciting. So amazing to see what can change and grow in three years.

    1. Good luck on this new chapter of your life! Changes can be scary but exciting at the same time. You just have to be optimistic and ready to accept anything that comes your way. As for your belongings that are still in storage, well if you do not need them you can always donate them or auction them off for good. All the best!

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