When we first moved into our house we had the plan to stay here for 5-10 years. It has now been 7 and we are making noises about moving. It is a bittersweet experience. I love our house, all the memories it holds of our young family, the hours Ed has put into it, and the backyard that I wish we could move with us. It is a nice little house, but we are outgrowing it. If our kitchen was bigger, and we had a garage, and maybe a family room, it would be perfect, and we'd stay forever.
So we have given our list of "requirements" to a realtor, and have been getting lists of possibilities. Houses are so expensive-- it's hard to find a nice 4 bedroom home in this area within our price range. If only I had 900,000 to spend on a house. Well, reality is that we might not find anything, and will be staying here until I can work full time.