Well, friends!  We did it! 

We closed on our new home!!  I cannot believe it!

On Monday, we closed on our Kentucky home, and we have been packing up all week.  Some of Cy’s friends came over and helped us load the uhaul on Wednesday night. 

Once it was filled to the brim, it was time to head to our new home. We drove down Thursday night and closed on our home Friday morning!

I don’t think it will be a surprise to many of you, but our new home is in……..


Well, technically we are right outside of Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee, and we couldn’t be more happier!!!  Our whole family is excited about this new adventure, and we cannot wait to share it with you!!!

We are looking forward to transforming our fixer upper, and you’ll be able to find it all right here on the blog over the coming weeks and months!

About an hour after the closing today, we were already tearing down walls and ripping up floors!  We don’t waste any time!  haha!!

Luke is going to be videotaping the home reno, and we will be sharing the videos with you here on the blog, on Instagram, and Facebook. 

I was hoping to share my announcement earlier in the day, but we were so busy that I had to wait until we all got back home. 

Oh…and by “home,” I mean Jonathan’s apartment!  That will be our temporary “home” for the next few weeks while we renovate our real home.  Yep!  All seven of us will be living in his two bedroom apartment.  Lord help us!  haha!

I’ll be sharing more on my Instagram stories next week, so if you don’t follow me over there, you can do so by clicking HERE.

AND THANK YOU so much for all of your prayers and sweet words during this transition!  You guys are truly the best!!!

We have a lot of exciting things around the corner, so I hope you will follow along!  

Love from Nashville,




  1. Congratulations to you and your family, Traci!! And you’re right, not too much of a surprise :D
    Wishing you all the best and can’t wait to see how you transform this house into your home!!

    1. Welcome to the Nashville area. You will love it here. I moved to Franklin 15 years ago and never looked back. Blessings and prayers for a smooth transition.

      1. Thank you, Sherry! We wanted to find a home in Franklin, but it didn’t work out. The Lord led us to this one in Brentwood, and we are excited!

  2. This is so exciting! Can’t wait to follow along and see the new house and all of the ways you’ll make it yours! Best of luck to your family as you take on this new project!

  3. No surprise there! Glad you’re whole family will be together again! Can’t wait to see what y’all do with your new home. So, what about Cy’s job with the bank?? Exciting times ahead!!

  4. Congratulations, we live in Nolensville which is right next to Brentwood. We love it here! Excited to see your progress on your home. Have fun with your new project!

  5. Yay for new adventures! I can’t wait to read along through the process. We live in north Alabama but we love to come to Nashville area. Good luck and God bless!

  6. I had a feeling you were moving closer to Nashville…welcome to Tennessee :). I’m sure lots of thought, prayer, and discussions have been had over this move, especially since you’re children are older and are leaving friends they’ve literally known their entire lives. Brentwood is very nice! Excited to see what you all do here!

  7. Congratulations! What an exciting time for all of you. I’m looking forward to following along each step of the way of your journey.
    Blessings to all of you!

  8. Congratulations 🎈🎉. So very excited to hear what God is doing for you – how He’s enabling your family to continue to support one another and providing you with a successful sale of your home and a new house for your family. Looking forward to seeing how you turn this house into your home. It’ll be gorgeous ❤️ Thanks for taking us along on your adventures 😀. God bless y’all 💕🙏

  9. Congratulations, TracI How exciting for your whole family. Yes, reno is rough, but with a handy & hard-working crew like yours, I’m sure it will be transforming quickly. =) I absolutely love how your family works together! <3 I will be watching closely (for great ideas!) since I just put an offer in on a foreclosure yesterday that also needs a lot of work! The only difference is that I am working by myself! Wishing I had helpers like yours! LoL Blessings to you & yours!

    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you! It’s definitely gonna be a “team” effort. I’m so thankful that our boys are older and can help us do some harder demos. :)

  10. Congratulations! 🎉 I am not one bit surprised on the location of your new home. It makes so much sense. It will definitely be an adventure having 7 people living in a 2 bedroom apartment for a while, but knowing your family, y’all will make it fun.Good luck with the renovations! Following along will be so much fun. I hope safety glasses will be part of everyone’s daily attire. God bless!

  11. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see this new chapter in your lives unfold before our eyes! Looking forward to it! God bless you and your family!

  12. It makes perfect sense and good to be close by Jonathan so you are not traveling back and forth. Love to watch your journey. I have been following you a long time. Good luck with everything!

  13. Congratulations! I love Tennessee and really love Nashville. I’m so excited to see the renovations on your new home.
    God Bless


  14. Congratulations! So happy to know you’re closer to Jonathan! All aboard on this new journey!

  15. Congratulations Traci! Happy that you will have your family together again. I’m sure that drive back and forth was tiring. I have to make the drive from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta every other month and it gets old.
    Looking forward to seeing the transformation of your new home.
    Congrats again

    1. Thank you, Vanessa!
      It will definitely be easier to be living in Nashville. Can’t wait for many home and music adventures! :)

  16. Congratulations! Not surprised but it is still a huge endeavor. Especially living in a 2 bedroom 😳. Praying for swift progress on your new home.

  17. I am sure we all guessed right. As someone who has followed you through your last move and remodel I am excited to see what you do now.

  18. Congratulations. I live in KY myself…about an hour and half from Nashville. Brentwood is such a nice area.

  19. So exciting for your family! I can’t wait to watch your home transformation! This is your gift, and you use it well!

    1. Thank you Susan! It means a lot for you to call this my “gift.” Sometimes I feel like I’m still searching for “my gift” even in my 40’s! haha! Hearing you identify my gift makes me very happy! xoxo

  20. Congratulations to you all and the Lord’s blessings on your new adventure!! It will be wonderful for you all to be together in Tennessee! Prayers for a great transition! Can’t wait for updates!

  21. Oh Traci!!! I am so so glad you’ll be closer to Nashville!!! Did Cy get transferred or did he find a new job? Soooooo excited to watch you Reno the house!! Congratulations friend!!!!

  22. No, not surprised but I hoped! Y’all will do great wherever you are. Wishing you much happiness and some rest when needed. I’m so excited for y’all!!

  23. Ahhh! I was thinking that might be the case!! I’m so excited for y’all and look forward to seeing your renew home adventures! Best of luck and prayers bring in the one apartment! 😊

  24. So excited for you!! Nashville is a fun place to live…my oldest son was born there. Now my in-laws live there—my MIL lives in Brentwood! So glad for all seven of you to be all together. Take care! Love you!

  25. Welcome to Tennessee!!! Middle Tennessee is a beautiful area. Hope you get out and explore once you get settled. I live about 30-40 minutes away in Spring Hill.

    1. Thank you, Jade!! Yes! I know where Spring Hill is! I looked at homes in that beautiful area. I’m going to have a blast exploring all of middle Tennessee!

  26. I knew it!! You all made so many trips to Nville, but a couple of weeks ago one of the kids said, “the home in My”. I knew then it would be in Tennessee. Congratulations! I live in Ky but my mother lived in the Green Hills area of Nville and loved Nville!

    1. Yes, Lynn! IT’s been a long time coming, but now is the right time to make the move. It has been amazing to see God’s hand in all of this!
      We are excited!

  27. Congratulations to your entire family! Can’t wait to see the transformation on your new home! How far away is your flip house? May God bless you all in your new home 😘

    1. The flip house is in the same town as our Kentucky home, Wilmore. We sold our home, but we have decided to keep the flip house for a “home base” when we come back to visit in Kentucky. We are also going to Airbnb it. Cy and I will be coming back often this fall to finish the Wilmore house by the new year.

  28. Congratulations!! I am excited to see the redo!!! You and Cy have fantastic taste!! It’s going to look beautiful!! Thanks for your kind words!! I really do care about you even if we haven’t met in person!! I sense your warm,caring and loving personality!! I am so grateful to have found your blog and your sister’s as well!!! You have both have been a blessing in my life when I needed the most!! May God continue to bless you, your family and sister!!!

  29. Congratulations! What a wild ride you’ve been on. You all have an amazing journey ahead of you. Seven in a two bedroom will be a lot of togetherness and making memories. God is so good.

  30. Steppin’ out! I like that. Willing to be willing….
    And ready to be a blessing. The house transformation will be great to watch but how He’s going to use you…. that’s going to be the best part.

    1. Yes! Stepping out in faith! And it is my prayer that God uses me, my family, and my blog in new and exciting ways for HIS GLORY!

  31. Traci and family…Congratulations on your new home and adventure! How very nice that your family is all back together again or at least super close by. Hopefully Luke will be able to expand his video interests and take them to the next level…just like Jonathan did. I look forward to watching you transform your fixer upper into a beautiful family home!💕

    1. Thank you, Cynthia! Yes, one of the reasons we wanted to move down there was to help jump start and support Luke’s talents and dreams. He is going to have a lot of amazing opportunities in the future! Thanks for following along! xoxo

  32. Welcome to Tennessee! That is a great area. I have in-laws who live close, and we are about 2 1/2 hours east. Congrats on your new home and I’m looking forward to seeing more of it.

  33. Traci, congrats on the move and new home. Do you remember Dan Parker that was pastor at Red House when you all were there? He lives in Smyrna, TN which I think is near you. Happy apt life for a while.

  34. Congratulations! I live in Bellevue, outside of Nashville. I can’t wait to see what you and Cy do to your new home. Welcome to Nashville!

  35. So happy for y’all,! Us Mama’s just can’t be far from our babies….even the grown up ones. Can’t wait to follow on your adventure.

  36. Congrats this is so exciting ! you will be closer to Jonathan and that means less back and forth for !
    I wish you all the best and cant wait to see progress

  37. How exciting. It’ll be so nice to have everyone close together again. Bests wishes in the apartment. 😳😳😳

  38. Traci! {{{{Hugs, Girl}}}}
    You will love the area. We used to live in Smyrna. I wanted to retire there. Didn’t happen. — If you’re looking for a church, I highly recommend LifePoint.
    Congrats and can’t wait to follow your home improvement journey.

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