Friday, September 16, 2011

Goodbye, House!

We closed on our house today, hence the absence of blog updating on my part.  Even though we were preparing for this move for a while, it was a long week of packing, moving, purging, and cleaning.

Goodbye, house.  It's hard to leave the place you've called home for the past five years.

Goodbye front door that welcomed all three of my babies home from the hospital.

Goodbye toilets that I alternated between on the first weekend we lived here when I had severe food poisoning and workers were busy installing things.  I'll just go ahead and mention that we had been trying to conceive our first child for almost two years at that point and we knew that I was ovulating during that lovely food poisoning.  The twins were born 8 1/2 months later.

Goodbye dining room table where I was determined to make my first pieces of stamped jewelry.  (The new owners bought the table with the house.)  All future Three Scoops of Love jewelry up to this point has been lovingly crafted at that table.

Goodbye landscaping pavers around our little water feature.  The weekend we installed you, I felt strangely nauseous every time I bent over.  The next day, we got the biggest surprise of our lives when we found out we were expecting Lily.

Goodbye house numbers on the outside brick.  I was so proud of you when we moved in.  We had a real house with real address numbers built in to the house.

Goodbye sadness! Hello to a new chapter of life!

Hello to our dream house.

Hello to a fresh start.

Hello to living with just the essentials for the next three months.

Hello to family bending over backwards to help us out with moving, building a house, and having a place to live.

Hello to the opportunity to teach our kids that "home" doesn't mean the roof over your head, "home" means being with the people you love.