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Friday, January 23, 2009

GOING, GOING, GONE...

Oh today is a bitter sweet day for us here in the Seaman Family. Today is the day that our home on the South side of Indy will officially become someone elses. Yes, our home down south sold and the new family took possession of it today.

I love that house - always have. And if you remember correctly, I never wanted to move from it. However, with the persuasion of Brent wanting to move North because of his drive back and forth to the office each day as well as the events that took place in Kenidi's old school toward the end of last year, (CGES pushing out the special needs class in order to make room for an honors classroom), I finally gave in and let God be God. I had prayed that if it was the right decision, we'd end up North. And we did! Here we are - loving it up on the North side of Indy.

We lived in the old house for a little over 5 years. We put it on the market at the end of June last year. We were told by our realtor to remain patient - that because of the market and the size home it was - we could be sitting on it for a year or so. Then, when the market dropped and housing issues became what they are now...we thought we might just end up sitting on it for a couple of years. Scary - I know. We are praising God today for him bringing the right couple to us after only 6.5 months on the market. Although I won't miss paying double mortgage payments each month now, I will definitely miss the home itself. We have many fond and wonderful memories in that house and it breaks my heart to let it go. Really. It does!

We spent many summers by the pool with friends and family. This backyard held some great parties and some incredible laughs. I have many a photographs of friends goofing off on that slide. I see them in my head as I flash thru these old pictures today.

Brent had the landscaping there at the house in superb condition. If we heard it once, we heard it a thousand times, in regards to people stopping to compliment our yard. We were known in the neighborhood by some as those people with "that yard." Or some called us the "mum" house because they remember our yard one fall when Brent had these HUGE mums planted all over our yard. It was always too funny to hear people go..."Oh you are the ones that live in the Mums house..."

We loved it there. The house was good to us. The neighbors were good to us.

The pool was especially good to us.

I teared up a bit today thinking about the last time we were all in the pool together last summer. I teared up thinking about how last week was the last time I'd ever be in that house again. I teared up thinking about last summer was the last time I'd ever laugh and try to shoot hoops with Brennen in the drive again. I teared up thinking about how we'd probably never get the chance to meet another neighbor like our "smiley face in the yard" neighbor. You remember Wayne? Yeah...the one who mowed a smiley face in our front yard when we were away on vacation just to get Brent's goat because he treasured the grass so much. See the smiley face in the picture below...? Classic. We laughed until our sides ached when we rolled up at home that night from the airport. I never even noticed it but Brent saw it IMMEDIATELY - in the dark mind you.

That's OK...we got them (the neighbors) back by doing a chalk outline of a dead body on their drive way and wrapping their house with yellow caution tape a short while later. Good times~Good times! We'll miss everyone on that street. Our street was really the only street in the neighborhood that had kids all the same age. Young kids anyway. Brennen loved his little neighbor pals and still does.

In the end though...we established that change is GREAT. Not just 'good' anymore but GREAT! The decision to move to the North side of Indy turned out to be one of the best decisions we've ever made in our lives. We are overly happy up here. The schools are incredible. The neighborhoods are fantastic. The ambiance isn't even comparable. The restaurant choices and shopping are out of this world. All in all, it's just a great place to raise a family and we are so glad we made the decision we did. Looking back, as scared as I was to move, I realize once again in life that God had it all planned out. It worked out perfectly - just as he planned it to.

We pray the new homeowners will love our old house. We sure did!

...Ang

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13 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

I know it's bittersweet isn't it?

We have our house on the market; the market in Mid Florida is not promising and quite gloomy; we have ours priced really low...we can't afford to sit on it any longer. Pray ours sells too; I am ready for our plan!

1/23/2009 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Congratulations! I have to say I like your new place much better, even though you don't have a pool, but this was beautiful when you were there.

1/23/2009 4:13 PM  
Blogger Deidra Brown said...

That's great that your house sold. That's my only fear is having two mortage payments if we every decided to sale and move. Congrts again.

1/23/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger Keri Brown said...

Now I wish mine would sell!! It's been for sale since April, but here anything in the $200s and down seems to be flying, but anything higher is taking a lot longer. So if anybody wants to move to the home of the Masters golf tournament check out
www.brownhouseforsale.blogspot.com
Ha! And it does rent out for Masters week! I will be sad when we sell ours since we've had some fun times here, but I miss our little 1600 sq.ft. starter for the same reason. No matter where we live, we've always been super happy which I imagine it is the same for you also. Congrats on your sale and your fabulous new digs
:)Keri

1/23/2009 6:56 PM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

Congrats ....
It's always bitter sweet I know the feeling we currently have 2 1/2houses here.I say 1/2 cause we have a family house combined both families in the Hamptons .Thank god one is completely paid off but then we have the second one with the hefty mortgage...I feel bad to sell the first one cause it was our "first" everything ...Besides I have my cousins living in there now I can't just tell them to "Get Out"...Either way both of your houses were and are Beautiful...You guys make the right decision ....It was a wake up call with Kenidi's school and all.You will have more and better memories in your new home ...I am sure of it ...Besides everything has been going the right way so far...Let me bite my tongue and not jinx anything ....

Oh btw did you post your new prayer blog on facebook ?
Nicky

1/23/2009 8:48 PM  
Blogger Hana said...

Congrats on your sale! I pray that you will grow to love your new home as much as the last and create many more memories w/ your fam!

1/23/2009 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

Congratulations! I suppose the new people won't want me dropping off finished orders in the garage anymore...

We have a showing today. Now that yours has sold, we can get MINE sold!

1/24/2009 12:43 PM  
Blogger Jill at Woodsy Ivy said...

I guess I'm not the only person out there that gets attached to houses. :-) That was a beautiful house. Love what your neighbor did with the smiley face! That's great! Even funnier is what you did back. I SOOOOO need to do that to someone. Hmmmmmm.

1/24/2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger Jill at Woodsy Ivy said...

I guess I'm not the only person out there that gets attached to houses. :-) That was a beautiful house. Love what your neighbor did with the smiley face! That's great! Even funnier is what you did back. I SOOOOO need to do that to someone. Hmmmmmm.

1/24/2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger mama's smitten said...

Congrats on your sale! And applause for the prayer button I found on your previous post. What a touching jesture. I see gods work in you!

1/25/2009 1:22 AM  
Anonymous shannon said...

Congrats guys, I know its bitersweet, but less hastle now right? Love ya girl!
Shan

1/25/2009 11:59 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

That is great Angie, our house took just over a year to sell, we made no money. I suppose it is better then loosing and I'm glad we are done with it. What a relief!! I love your pool but I'm sure you will be building a new one soon enought.
Katie <><

1/26/2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I'd be sad to leave a beautiful home like that too but to everything a new season.

The dead body and caution tape...hilarious!!!

1/26/2009 5:15 PM  

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