Kevin’s airline recently announced that they will be opening a base in Flint, MI. I know that if you have ever heard of Flint, MI you probably haven’t heard anything good about it. But we won’t be living in the city of Flint. We are moving just south of Flint. It will be a 20-minute commute to the airport for Kevin and less than an hour’s drive away from all our family in the metro Detroit area.
We are all very excited about the move! Because we have moved around so much we have been renting for the last 8 years. Kevin’s airline is constantly opening up new bases and making changes, so we have never felt comfortable buying a house knowing that our future is so uncertain. We finally feel like this move will be our last stop for a while and so we decided to finally buy a house. We are building a beautiful home that checks all the boxes that we could ever want in a new house. It’s the perfect size for our family with a big yard. It’s in a great area, with great schools. We will be close to lakes, parks, downtowns with shopping and restaurants, and yes, I already checked they have a Target close by. 😂
Although I am very excited about the move, it’s also bittersweet. Jack just started kindergarten at his new school and is loving it. I hate that we will have to pull him out halfway through the school year. I also dread the move itself. Moving and packing are never easy, especially since we have added on a family member since our last move, but hopefully, our cross-state move will be a little easier than our cross country move.
Although it’s been great living in Grand Rapids and getting to know the area there is something comforting about being close to home and closer to family and friends. I look forward to sharing more as we get closer to the move. Thanks for all your support!
Exciting news! I don't think you will regret being closer to family. It helps to be nearby for visits and help, which also means vacation time can be used in other ways rather than always flying to see family. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing your updates.
Thank you! We are excited! It will be nice to do Sunday dinners again with out a long drive and have baby sitters near by. 🙂