Our desire was always to live on an acreage, however we didn't want to spend what most acreages are worth. We desired to be debt free, and lower our mortgage. Those things don't usually go along with living on an acreage.
After much consideration we decided to put our house up on the market. Now let me catch you up. We first bought our duplex when we found out I was expecting Eli. We lived there for 3 years and then we found out we were expecting Judah and decided to look for something bigger. Hindsight, we really didn't need anything bigger. The duplex would've suited our needs with a family of 4 (and even a dog!!) just fine.
We started house hunting, and found a home that had been on the market for quite some time. It was empty, and originally when I saw the listing on MLS, and I saw what the kitchen looked like, I told andy I would never live on that street because of it being a bus route, and the kitchen was ugly. Never say never, because we ended up buying this home. This home also ended up being right around the corner (within walking distance!!) from our duplex, which we planned on renting out!