Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Move it

We did it. We survived our first big move. The last time we moved, we moved out of our 740 square foot apartment. Everything we owned fit into a trailer with room to spare. That was so not the case with this move. I was embarrassed by all of the things we had, to say the least. How do 3 people (one of which is under the age of 2) accumulate so much stuff? We actually "spring clean" a few times a year, because we are weird. It's pretty liberating to throw away or donate the stuff you no longer need.

We bought our first house right after our 1 year wedding anniversary, we were totally babies! I mean, look at those pictures above! The home was half fixed up & half not. So we took on the challenge of "fixer-upper"... Not exactly Chip & JoJo style because we did most of the dang work ourselves. We remodeled the kitchen twice. TWICE! I don't recommend that, but the outcome was beautiful, so we can't complain! ;) Matt & I often talk about how we literally put blood, sweat and tears into this home of ours. For real. After a yard, bathroom(s), kitchen and bedroom remodels over the course of 5 years... we decided it was time to move! ;) 

Reno 1

Reno 2

As we walked through our empty house we thought about all the dreams we had as we moved in as newlyweds. We had so many wide-eyed dreams like finishing school, working jobs that actually paid in money, starting businesses, having kids... we did it. We have so many memories in that house. It actually hurt to let go. But now someone else gets to reach their dreams and we get to start memories in our new place.

We are living with my parents until our new home is done. We feel beyond blessed to build our home. I can't wait to share the process with you all! I have so much inspiration material for this new house thanks to Pinterest. I'll be sure to share some ideas we have for our new home. Thank you for all the warm wishes & love about this next fun step in our lives!


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