We are settled now. We have approximately half as much space with approximately half as much of our stuff and are equally happy. Downsizing is good for the soul. We have the things we need around us...and a few things to make it feel like home. No, this house won't be permanent, probably not even very long term, but it is perfect for what we need right now.
The neighborhood is adorable. There are parks and walking trails and it's so much closer to the places we had to go to anyway.
Moving still sucks. It still took me 4 days to recover. It took the girls a few nights to settle into their new rooms. We miss Roxie. But overall, it has been as good as moving gets.