November 12, 2012 by mamacravings
The word of the day is FINALLY!
We have FINALLY closed on our house and are officially home owners! It has happened; we are officially grown ups.
It was bittersweet moving from the only home that little Eli has known. We brought him home when he was only a few days old to our little duplex. His first Christmas was celebrated under what we affectionately called our Charlie Brown tree. He took his first steps on those floors. He drew chalk masterpieces on that back porch. There are countless memories in that little home. Some are cherished, some are dreadful and most of them are messy. It was our first home as a family.
Now we start this new chapter with this new home. It is more than twice the size of our duplex. In fact, some rooms still sit empty. Right now they seem cold and unfamiliar. We will fill them eventually both with furniture and with new memories and traditions.
While this isn’t Eli’s first home, it will be the home that holds his first memories. It will be the home where he learns to ride a bicycle and how to throw the perfect spiral. At the kitchen table, he will learn to read and practice math flashcards. His growth will be measured in notches on the door-frame.
The new page in our life is an exciting one, a messy one and one that is desperate need of a label maker and some serious organization.