Let us Happy Dance: A Story of Home Ownership32
November 12, 2012 by CassieCravings
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.
Category: Family Fun, Moving to a New House, Parenthood | Tags: buying a house, house ownership, memories, mommyhood, moving, new house, parenthood, toddlers
CONGRATS!!! Your new home looks lovely!!! How are you settling in? Boxes everywhere? How does Eli like the new house?
Thank you! Boxes are shoved in closets so that they don’t look like they are everywhere 😀
Eli ADORES it. He is excited to go home. He still calls it the new house and refers sometimes to the “other house”, but he loves his room. His papa (my dad) painted all of the rooms in the house before we moved in, so we brought Eli over pretty often to introduce him to the new house. It has a big backyard that he calls the “park”. It’s his favorite place to be 🙂
Oh that’s great that you brought him over before you moved in!
He tends to be slow to warm up. So, we wanted to make sure that he had time to explore and get excited about it. Even though the sale dragged out forever, I’m glad that Eli could get used to the entire move thingy.
Congratulations!!! Beautiful home
Thank you so much! :))
Lovely home! Lovely post! Congrats all 🙂
Thank you so much! It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster but so worth it.
oh yes, it often is but it’s yours now. In time for Christmas too 🙂
I CANNOT WAIT to have Christmas at our new house!! We may even have my grandmother’s bday party there. Ohh! The hosting possibilities 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
Congrats! We have been waiting on our house to be built for over a year now and hope to be doing a happy dance soon as well!!
Ooh! You are a very patient mommy! We had the longest sale in the history of ever….well, close to it anyway. And we were not patient by the end.
congrats!!! you will fill your new home up with memories of him, and you’ll always have the baby Eli memories. ALWAYS! 🙂
Thank you so much! I’m excited that we moved in right before the holidays. We get to start off with making awesome family memories.
absolutely! you should get a GIANT tree this year 🙂
I totally should!!! Oooh I need to go shopping. for reals.
Congratulations! May those empty rooms soon be filled with lost marbles, furniture, chalk drawings, and memories. To new beginnings!
Daw! Thanks, Christine! And AMEN 🙂
Congratulations!!!! Have fun with it!
I’m so happy for you guys! What a wonderful time in your lives!
It has been quite the adventure 🙂 Thank you!!
Yay!! Finallllly is right! Gosh such a process! Happy move in 🙂
Thank you so much! I am definitely able to breathe easier now that we are in our home 🙂
Congratulations on your beautiful new house! 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
Congrats! It’s a very beautiful home! Enjoy all of the decorating and memories that are in store for you and your family. 🙂
Thank you! We’re thrilled and can’t wait to get it decked out for the holidays 🙂
Congratulations! Having a new home of your own is just so much fun (and work…phew!). While I’m *mostly* glad we won’t be moving again, there is this little part of me that misses the thrill of the hunt 🙂
Many, many congratulations! May you pass many happy years together in your new home!
Thank you so very much! I appreciate it 🙂