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Closing Day

Yesterday we closed on our new home. After signing 547,324,298 pages of documents, we finally received the keys to the house that Matt and I have been over-the-moon excited about for many months.But…I have to be honest with you. It brings huge tears to my eyes as we close the door at Draper Avenue today. I will never forget this incredibly special house that we called home for 3 years. This house has truly not just been a house. It has been the home to so many incredibly memories. 

I can’t even begin to count the number of girl’s nights, blog posts, parties, conversations, wedding crafting and more spent in this living room. This was truly the gathering place of our home where so many amazing things happened.

I am pretty sure our bedroom was redecorated more times than all of the other rooms in our house combined. This room has been the home to many Pinterest crafts, countless movies and lots of pillow talk.

In addition to becoming my third closet in the house, our guest bedroom was the place where we hosted so many special guests. We are so grateful that we had this extra space to offer to friends and family. 

One of my favorite rooms was our kitchen. Countless hours were spent here creating recipes, eating family dinners, crafting, entertaining and so much more.  

Oh, the bathroom – the room responsible for starting the most arguments. Let me just say, nothing can bring a couple closer together or farther apart than sharing one teeny tiny bathroom at 7 a.m. on a week day. There were many mornings spent juggling curling irons and makeup on the sink as Matt squeezed over my shoulder to brush his teeth or put his contacts in. 

This picture of our backyard will forever remind us of some of the best memories this home gave us. We threw some of our best parties in this place, grilled out often, lounged in our hammock during the fall and spring, planted dozens of my favorite flowers and so much more. I should also add that this was Charlie’s favorite part of our home.

 Last but not least, the man shed. I can’t tell you how proud it made me to watch my husband build this with his own hands. Complete with AC, water and electricity, this room was reserved for all things “man.” Many rowdy poker nights were hosted in this cave.

So as we say our last goodbyes, we reminisce the many memories that were created in just 947 square feet over the years. This was truly a remarkable home and we are forever grateful for all of the incredible moments we shared in this place.

And now we prayerfully wait for another family to fall in love and purchase our home so they can make their own memories!

Off to our new home for some new memory making and the future that God has in store for us!

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Friday 14th of December 2012

So bittersweet! Your first home was lovely and had so much charm. My husband and I live in a 2/1 bungalow for our first home and we are starting to outgrow it. We are planning to stay until we start having kids and then we'll put it up for sale or rent it out. It's so hard saying goodbye to your first home where you share so many "firsts" and memories. How exciting you are in a roomier home now, just perfect for a young, growing family! :)


Wednesday 21st of November 2012

Your home was absolutely precious. So many great memories to take with you, you should make an album out of those photos to never forget! New beginnings and changes can bring so many great things. Good luck with your new adventure!


Tuesday 20th of November 2012

So exciting! Congratulations! I'm sure your new home will be just as adorable (and filled with just as many wonderful memories) as your old.


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Monday 19th of November 2012

just now reading this but i want to cry! i will miss that little house and all the wonderful memories from it :)