Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We're Moving!

We are moving to a new house in early April! Don't worry, we will be just a block away from where we are now. It is right next door to the property where Mark's parents, his brother's family, and his grandmother all live. We're calling it The Knapp Family Compound (okay, not really...but we're thinking about it). There is granny flat in the back that will be great for our Mark's grandmother.

Mark's parents are helping make this happen, since we will be right next door to them. We will also be next door to Matt and Cameron (Mark's brother's family) and their three girls. We are really excited about this, since:
1) Our nieces and our boys are all the same ages and will grow up together seeing each other daily
2) We all plan on home schooling and it will be great to pool resources
3) We all get along well

The layout of the new house is more ideal to me. The kitchen, laundry room, and living rooms are on the opposite side of the house from where the boys' room will be located which makes me so happy.  In our current house, everything is very open and circular, and so our living room, kitchen, and laundry rooms (where we make the most noise) actually share a wall with the boys' room, which makes life a bit difficult when they're sleeping. It's been years since we've been able to watch a movie or do laundry while they're sleeping.

We are looking into selling our house now too. 


  1. Wow, this is great and so generous of Mark's parents to help you make it happen. I hope you will send your house quickly - good luck! Let us know if you need any help with the move!

  2. How wonderful! It must be nice to get along so well with your in-laws that you actually WANT to live closer to them. :) Sounds perfect!