Monday, April 3, 2017

Closing Day

I'm hoping I can hold it together as I make this announcement...
 Today we sold our home.
 The home we stumbled upon by accident and fell so deeply in love with 5 years ago.
The home we spent two years together as just us.
 The home we brought our first baby home to.
The home we brought our second baby home to. 
The guest room that later became Thomas's room where we hosted family and friends for the weekends.
The cozy living room that actually only looked like a living room briefly -- and then became a play room...
The kitchen where we spent so much time creating delicious meals.
 
The bathroom where I rarely spent any time alone in. 
Our bedroom that I never got around to decorating.
 The backyard we hosted many friends in for game nights, dinners, and parties:
2016: Football Party // Thomas' 1st Birthday //  Caroline's 2nd Birthday 
2015: TaTa Party // Caroline's 1st Birthday
2013Summer Soiree // Fiesta Engagement
The back deck where Matt and I spent many late nights together listening to music and laughing over cocktails after the kids went to bed.

 The front porch I spent so much time rocking a baby on during my maternity leaves.
And of course, I'll never forget these front porch steps that we took so many photos on.
It's no surprise we've been wanting a little more space for our family for awhile now. In fact, a few years ago we almost sold our house but pulled it off the market when we found out we were pregnant with Thomas. Although 1800 square feet was the perfect size for two of us plus Charlie, things have gotten a little tight with two rambunctious toddlers and their toys. But despite living on top of each other, we knew we didn't want to move until we found our forever home -- ideally in our same neighborhood. However, we thought that would take about a decade to save for and find but our new home story turns out to be one of the craziest (and unplanned) things that has ever happened to us and we are excited to share all the details soon.

So today was actually a double closing day for us as we closed on two homes -- old and new. But we're not moving just yet! We are renting our house back for the next 10 days while we give our new home a little TLC.

However in the meantime, you can find me bawling my eyes out over closing the doors to our beloved bungalow...
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37 comments:

  1. What a bittersweet change! Congratulations, though!!! A new house- so exciting! <3

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  2. oh my goodness! congrats! we've had our house on and off the market for a few years now ,feeling the exact same- it's been perfect but it's now time for a little more space. We've had a lot of showings lately and potential buyers coming back with a contractor to talk about building a garage this week- it makes me so nervous because unfortunately we have not found our next home so if it sells, that'll be quite the adventure. So excited to see what's next for yall!

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  3. How wonderful and still bittersweet! Congratulations; I can't wait to see what's in store!

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  4. Congratulations! We had a local artist draw and frame our very first home and it still hangs in our current house. My oldest loves to see the house where we brought him home! Cheers to a new adventure for you and your family!

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  5. So exciting but bittersweet of course! Your new home will be filled with even more memories! Congratulations!

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  6. Your house is so cute, can't wait to see the new one! Lots of new memories to make, congrats! :)

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  7. oh my gosh. i LOVE your house - i fell in love with it when i first found your blog. but i am so certain that you guys will make so many amazing new memories in your new space as well :) congratulations!!

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  8. What a special day- I love that blogging allows you to look back on old posts & reflect on memories throughout your home!! Congratulations - can't wait to hear more!!

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  9. Moving is always bittersweet. The blessing is your memories go wherever you go, and you will make many more in your new home. Congratulations.

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  10. So bittersweet!! What a lovely home full of memories!! On to making more in your new home! xox

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  11. Don't cry because it's over. Be happy that it happened! Think of all the new adventures you will have in your new house and you will always have the old house to drive by!!!! That is always so fun for kids!

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  12. Awww I know it's sad but CONGRATULATIONS on your new home! I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you do with it!

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  13. I feel the bittersweet feelings for you too. Soak up the final days in your old house and then embrace the new chapter in your lives! Can't wait to follow along!!

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  14. Awww! Bittersweet for sure. Can't wait to see the new place and hear the great story behind it!

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  15. Congratulations on the new home, I'm sure you and your family are so excited! Can't wait to read more!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  16. Aw, congratulations! Such a fun and exciting time for you and your family! I loved the flashback of memories within your home!

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  17. OMG. LOSING IT over this post!!!!!!! Love love love that house but SO excited for the next chapter! xoxoxox

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  18. How wonderful!! Congrats to you all!

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  19. So bittersweet. You made the most of your time in the bungalow and so many memories were made. But all of the new memories are waiting in your new house too! Cheers to your new adventures!! xxxx

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  20. Congratulations! What an exciting new chapter in your lives, but also so sweet that you have so many wonderful memories in your old home!

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  21. Congratulations!! So excited for you all! While it is so hard to leave your first home you will be so happy with more space for two toddlers. Good luck with the move

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  22. Well, now I'm crying!! Can't wait for your new adventure!

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  23. Such a bittersweet day for you guys. Congratulations!

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  24. Oh wow! I feel happy and sad reading this post too!

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  25. Bittersweet feeling for sure! Congrats!!

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  26. OMG!!!! This is so bittersweet, even for us as readers!
    So many memories in this gorgeous home but there will be so many new memories in your new home, and so thankful you took all these pics to remember forever x

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  27. Your home is gorgeous! But I have no doubt that your new one will be too and you will create SO many more memories there. Can't wait to hear about how you found it! Congrats!

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  28. Congratulations! We are doing the same thing st the end of the month. I'm so so excited about our new home but finding myself getting so sad about leaving our current home.

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  29. Congrats!!!!

    www.kellydeniseblogs.com

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  30. awwww I completely understand this feeling but cheers to new things and new memories girlfriend! xoxo Congrats!

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  31. So many beautiful memories (and pictures!) I know you'll make just as many sweet ones in your new home. Congrats!

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  32. Congratulations! I LOVE how you've styled your home and can't wait to see what you do with the new place!

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  33. Aww so bittersweet! We are set to close on our house May 2nd & I know I'll be a mess! Congrats on the new adventures though!

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  34. So fun! We just sold our first house and started building our second. Bittersweet for sure. Can't wait to see a tour!!!!

    McKenzie // SomethinSouthernBlog.com

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  35. What a beautiful look back at your amazing first house and life together there. I hope for just as many beautiful memories in your new home. I know there will be. Hugs.

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