We made it to our destination in Florida on Monday evening. It was so nice to finally get here. Currently, we are staying in a church member's villa which is working out very well. It's a completely furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath villa. Coming from living in a camper for a couple of months and my parents' second floor of there house, this feels giant. We are now in the middle of house hunting.
Tuesday found the boys, Kerry, and I driving around a couple of different areas to decide which area we liked best and could see raising our family. Wednesday was a little more of the same but looking at specific houses on the outside and the lots that they were on. Yesterday, the boys and I went out with Renne, our realtor, to look at the houses. It was a little depressing to come out with only 2 or 3 possibilities. This was after looking at while we were in in April and then again when I came out with Levi to look the following week in April. I can't even tell you how many houses we've seen. We decided Kerry needed to see the houses to help make a final decision on our favorite. We met Renne if the afternoon and Kerry fell in love with the one I knew he would. I just couldn't figure how I would work with the layout of the house. Renne suggested we look at one more that we didn't see that morning. I had put it on my no list since it didn't have a bath in the master or a fireplace. We decided to go and check it out anyway. We fell in love with the house even though it was missing those two features. Now we're in the process of making an offer. Hopefully, we'll know something soon.
Today has been a pleasant day for the boys and I. We have been able to have a normal school day with no house hunting in which the boys are thankful. They have been great being dragged everywhere but I know they will be glad to be truly settled once and for all. We are waiting to get into a house before we send for our things in California. It will be like a big Christmas for the boys since it will have been 6 months since they have seen most of their toys. I have to admit that I am ready to feel settled too.
Currently, I've been trying to find a midwife today that delivers in a hospital. I called the hospital that will be closest to us and the lady I spoke with was very helpful in referring me to a group that has several midwives. After that, it's looking for a pediatrician and a dentist for Kerry and I and one for the boys. Lots of fun things to do. At least we should be nice and settled before Silas arrives. I can hardly wait!