Moving Day to Hampton Lake in Marietta

We spent most of the week moving the smaller boxes to our new house but today is officially moving day! We hired Peachtree Movers to move all the big stuff and furniture.  It was a long day but we got it all done and now we just need to start unpacking everything!  Loving the new neighborhood and location so far.


Moving to East Cobb: 5102 Hampton Lake Drive Marietta Georgia

With Brielle going into Kindergarten this year, we knew that we wanted to move to East Cobb for the great public schools. We had been casually looking for the past couple years but at the end of 2018 we hired our realtor and got serious.

By this point we had already seen a lot of properties on our own and knew exactly what we were looking for.  The criteria we were looking for:

  1. Dickerson Middle School district (that feeds into Walton High School). All of the Dickerson feeder elementary schools have great reputations: Sope Creek, East Side, Mt. Bethel, and Timber Ridge
  2. 5+ bedrooms with a basement (same as our current house)
  3. Swim/Tennis community on a low traffic street or culdesac
  4. Great yard for the kids to run around in and play
  5. A screened in deck/porch would be a bonus

When this house came on the market we quickly made an offer (along with 3 others) but luckily our offer won and we went under contract.  The only downside to this house, was that the seller wanted to close on April 30th and then wanted a temporary occupancy through May as she had a graduating senior from Walton.  Not an ideal situation but  we were willing to make the compromise for this house.

We closed on April 30th as planned and then started working on selling 6101 Queens River Drive! We officially got the keys on May 22nd and started moving the boxes until the movers did all the furniture on June 1st.


Moving to Atlanta: 6101 Queens River Drive Mableton Georgia

In October of 2005 I moved to Atlanta to work for The Home Depot. When I first arrived in Atlanta, I rented a room in a townhouse across the street from Home Depot in Smyrna. After a few months living there, I moved to another townhouse that was on the Silver Comet Trail. After Crystal decided she was going to move to Atlanta, we started looking at houses.

I knew that with Atlanta traffic I wanted to be somewhere close to the office. We narrowed our search to the cities of Smyrna, Vinings, and Mableton in Cobb County.  After looking at a lot of different houses, but focused on two new developments in Mableton named Legacy and Providence built by John Wieland. We looked at a few homes in Legacy and really liked the “Hamilton” floor plan but they did not have any available with a basement.  After looking at Legacy, we went next door to Providence and found a Hamilton floor plan with a basement. We decided that Lot 107A was the one and we put our deposit down!  On June 7th 2006 we closed on 6101 Queens River Drive Mableton Georgia

We lived at 6101 Queens River Dr for 13 years and had so many milestones in this house. We got married here, both of our children were born here, and countless other memories and events like 1st birthday parties and holidays!

Not only did our kids grow up in this house but so did all the trees and bushes.  Here is how the house looked when we sold it in 2019!


Our First Home: 67 Floral Street South Burlington Vermont

67 Floral Street South Burlington, Vermont

Beautiful townhouse in the sought after Dorset Farms subdivision in South Burlington. Get the feel of country living in a quiet community that is only 5 minutes from Burlington!

On April 26th, 2002 Crystal and I purchased our first home!  A three  bedroom townhouse at 67 Floral St in South Burlington, Vermont. I had moved to Burlington to work for Burton Snowboards and had previously been living in an apartment at the Woolen Mill. Crystal decided to leave Massachusetts and move to Vermont so we could be together.

As our first home this one will always be special. We got engaged while living here and always look back on 67 Floral with fond memories of our time in Vermont.