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We’re trading mountains for prairies, Cougars for Corn Huskers, and Jell-O for Kool-Aid. Thank you, Utah, for giving me my husband, my girls, and Home Goods. And thank you Home Goods for also moving to Omaha, Nebraska.
It’s crazy, right? Where even is Omaha? Isn’t that just somewhere to buy mail order steaks?
I’m sprinkling images of our new house throughout this post so you can get an idea of our future plans.
When Stuart joined the Air Force, we knew we’d eventually leave Utah after he graduated from medical school. His residency could only be done at an Air Force base, and there’s only a handful of bases that have a Family Medicine residency program.
We’ve spent the last several years thinking and speculating about where we’d end up. We were ready for the adventure and excited to start planning for the next phase of our lives. About a year before Stuart’s graduation, it was time to make some decisions. The Air Force asked us to rank in order our top 3 base choices: Florida, Omaha Nebraska, and Las Vegas
We took a quick weekend trip to Florida and enjoyed ourselves. I could envision myself as a Floridian. Most of the Montenegro clan live in Las Vegas, and the idea of living close to family was appealing. But when Stuart visited Omaha, he was impressed with Offutt Air Force Base.
We made a thorough Nebraska Pros and Cons list:
Reasons to move to Nebraska: We prayed and received confirmation that it’s where we should move.
Reasons not to move to Nebraska: Tornados
We knew we wanted to buy a house since we’d be in Omaha for several years. I was tired of living in rentals and have been longing to renovate a house of my own. Check out all my previous home renovation projects on my Instagram account.
Now we just had to find a house to buy that was: in our price range, located in the right neighborhood, big enough for our family, and had good bones. This was Spring 2022, during the worst real estate market in a decade. A breeze, right? If a breeze and hurricanes are the same thing…
We submitted a lot of offers, and each time it was outbid, we’d feel a bit more anxious. But we knew Heavenly Father was looking out for us, so I felt at peace. And eventually, we found THE PERFECT house. It looks like we’re moving to Omaha Nebraska!
The house needs A LOT of work, but it’s all work we can do ourselves. And if we can’t do it, then we’ve got our secret weapon: Grandpa Montenegro. I’m so excited to take you on this journey!
Follow our progress on Instagram. We’ve already gotten started, but you can go back through my highlights to catch up!
Thanks for reading and I’d love it if you left a comment with your ideas!