Back on June 1, 2018, I made the first post on this website wondering if we were adventurous or just crazy for considering a move away from our friends and family in Tennessee so we could be closer to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Now, 1,672 days later, with barely any time to spare before missing our 2022 goal, we closed on a house today. I’m currently sitting in the lanai of our new home here in Orlando, just four miles away from Disney! I’m still having trouble believing this is real!

A lot has changed in our family (and in the world!) over the past several years. The last 12 months have been some of the hardest and most stressful of my life. And going forward there is still so much to do in this empty house!

But we did it. We’re here. And I’m happy… and hopeful for the future.

Thanks to those of you who have followed us on this journey.

But don’t go anywhere yet! Stay tuned into 2023, because I have so much to say about our house-hunting experience. I’m going to give my thoughts on the specific neighborhoods we considered, talk about exactly what we liked and didn’t like in the homes we saw, and discuss the house buying process itself. And, of course, I’ll share info about the whole reason we moved here! (Speaking of which, time to go look into Florida resident annual passes!)

But for today, I’m going to sit back… relax… and enjoy the fruits of all our efforts since that first post so long ago.