Utah, you’ve been good to me, but the time has come for us to part ways. We’re moving to Omaha Nebraska!
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We’re Moving From Utah to Nebraska
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.
Our Exciting Journey to Omaha Nebraska
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.
Which State Should We Move To?
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
Keep Calm and Consider a Move to Nebraska?
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.
Pros and Cons of Moving to Omaha NE
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
Buying a House in a Crazy Real Estate Market
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…
Looks Like We’re Moving to Omaha Nebraska!
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!
Check out the laundry room I remodeled with the help of The Home Depot. And read bout my new floors that were installed using Duravana Plank Flooring. It’s the best flooring on the market.
Thanks for reading and I’d love it if you left a comment with your ideas!
You are simply amazing …lots of physical work but an investment in yourself and family so also a work of love. Can’t wait to see how it all plays out!! Love seeing all the nifty things you do and am so grateful you share all that know how with those of us who don’t have that gift… yet! The pic of you guys at the end shows which of you is more excited to start tearing into the place LOL
Praying all goes well in this journey for you – for family, Stuart’s residency, the move and the renovation!
Yep we totally tore into that house day 1! Thank you for saying such kind thing and for supporting me. I love sharing with people like you who appreciate it
It’s so exciting that you’re getting ready to birth a baby boy to add into your family with your sweet beautiful girls. All the work you’ve done to this home is incredible and I just love following along. Hopefully see you in a few weeks with your new bebe. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for your kind words Michelle. I love that you’re following along and I hope I’ve given you a bit of inspiration
This brings back all the feelings of when we moved here to Omaha! Our home was definitely a fixer-upper, I feel like we had a dumpster rental outside our house for an eternity, but man, Omaha is a great place. I’m glad you ended up here!
Omaha was definitely the best choice!