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Becoming Real

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday night was the last night I will ever sleep in the first house we owned together. We celebrated holidays, hosted family dinners, held baby showers, opened our wedding gifts, and shared lots of memories and laughs in that small home. As I was packing boxes and emptying room by room, the whole process became real. I am so excited to be building our new home with my best friend, but I'm sad so say goodbye at the same time. I always thought we would have at least one kid in that house, but in the same breath, we had always talked about only being there about 5 years. And we've been there almost exactly that amount of time.

All weekend we spend packing, moving, and unpacking. We are staying with a friend for a couple months while our house is being built, and it's definitely going to take some getting used to. It's been 6 years since we've had any roommates, and we've never had so many animals in such a small space. Our interim house has three adults, two large dogs, and two cats. And then the occasional extra dog and person when our roommates girlfriend comes over. I haven't been the most excited person to be staying in the place we're in and have definitely had a few emotional overload moments thinking about just how unpleasant some of the aspects of our current situation are, but I have to keep reminding myself it's only for a couple months.

I was feeling especially stressed saturday morning at the unknown of it all. We had taken a break from moving to go to one of our house design appointments and the whole experience put me in a better mood. We got to pick out our hardwoods, carpet, countertops, backspaces and bathroom floors. I love ever single decision we made and am SO excited to see it all come together! From light hardwoods to white painted cabinets, subway tile back splashes and glass tile accents, and awesome carpet . . . I love it all. It was exactly what I needed to excite me about the whole process again and remind me just how great the end result of this whole experience is going to be!

So while I try to stay awake at work (still definitely not used to our new bed or room) and try not to spend every waking minute on pinterest looking for home design ideas or ways to spruce up the bachelor pad we are living in for the next two months, I hope you all have a fabulous week!
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  1. I can imagine how it would be so bittersweet. The best is yet to come :) I'll be praying for the next couple months to go smooth and fast!

  2. Bittersweet is definitely the word for it. I can imagine how sad I will be when Steven and I move out of our first home together. These next few months will fly by, and before you know it you will be making new, beautiful memories in your new house together! I can't wait to see it all come together.

  3. What an amazing experience. Part of me would love to be able to make all those decisions, but I would be completely overwhelmed also. I'm approaching 4 years in my first house and couldn't imagine leaving in the next year, but it's great to hear you guys are really sticking to your plan.

    Good luck in your bachelor pad.