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. Kaity
    April 3, 2017 / 3:25 pm

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

  2. Jo
    April 3, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    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!

  3. Mary Leigh
    April 3, 2017 / 4:00 pm

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

  4. Sara
    April 3, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    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!

  5. Annie
    April 3, 2017 / 4:21 pm

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

  6. Maggie
    April 3, 2017 / 4:34 pm

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

  7. Jacqui German
    April 3, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    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!!

  8. LHWinstead
    April 3, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    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!!

  9. Tracy Lyons
    April 3, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    So exciting!!! Congrats!

  10. Simply LKJ
    April 3, 2017 / 6:14 pm

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

  11. Vanessa Esperanza
    April 3, 2017 / 6:29 pm

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

  12. laina
    April 3, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    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!

  13. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
    April 3, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    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!

  14. Kathleen
    April 3, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    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!!

  15. Brittney
    April 3, 2017 / 7:43 pm

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

  16. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures
    April 3, 2017 / 8:02 pm

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

  17. Laura
    April 3, 2017 / 8:08 pm

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

  18. Laura Wyatt
    April 3, 2017 / 8:09 pm

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

  19. Toni :O)
    April 3, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    How wonderful!! Congrats to you all!

  20. Kate
    April 3, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    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

  21. Leslie
    April 4, 2017 / 12:46 am

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

  22. Nat
    April 4, 2017 / 1:10 am

    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

  23. Rachel Emily
    April 4, 2017 / 10:32 am

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

  24. Amy
    April 4, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Such a bittersweet day for you guys. Congratulations!

  25. Sarita @ it's my girls' world
    April 4, 2017 / 11:34 am

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

  26. Lizzie Simantz
    April 4, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Bittersweet feeling for sure! Congrats!!

  27. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    April 4, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    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

  28. Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason]
    April 5, 2017 / 12:45 am

    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!

  29. Robin
    April 5, 2017 / 12:51 am

    Congratulations!

  30. Elizabeth
    April 5, 2017 / 1:16 am

    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.

  31. Kelly Denise
    April 5, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Congrats!!!!www.kellydeniseblogs.com

  32. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    April 5, 2017 / 5:31 pm

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

  33. Allison
    April 5, 2017 / 6:55 pm

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

  34. DetroitDuchess
    April 6, 2017 / 9:02 pm

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

  35. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    April 7, 2017 / 4:43 am

    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!

  36. mckenzie fussell
    April 9, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    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

  37. Sara Elizabeth Miller
    April 16, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    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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