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Goodbye first house…

Tomorrow is moving day…the day we leave our first house behind…well as behind as making it a rental:-) Which might be worse…because then we will see what happens to it, instead of walking away and only having memories…

I’m sure its because I am pregnant but I am very nastalgic about leaving this house…sometimes even in tears, I love this house…This is the house we brought Mocha home to, and the house we said goodbye to her in…this is the house we brought Holden home from the hospital in…this is our first house together…we poured a lot of time and work into it, and I love it…I only hope I will love our new house as much or more…

Here are some memories in pictures…a before or during I should say and after not super current but it looks even better now…

When we moved in we took down fixtures like this…

and replaced them with this…hard to see sorry…this is also the FIRST color I painted the kitchen…it changed quickly:-) and Tom’s mom made those curtains to replace a um dated valance…
We replaced the countertops and sinks eventually too…

I refinished this…

To look like this…

This is Holden’s nursery…I can’t believe it but I don’t have pics of his room right before we started packing…it was way different all airplaned out! Oh well…I guess I will get pics of his room in the new house:-)

Our bedroom pretty early on…

The current well as we lived in it living room…as you can see we didn’t get to ALL the fixtures…oh well…most anyway:-)



LOVE the double sided fireplace…Tom did ALL the tile work…we replaced most of the carpet/linoleum with tile…only leaving carpet in the living room and bedrooms…

The dining room…LOVE the red, but probably won’t do it again…it’s a bit limiting…
you can see a corner of the granite counter top Tom did:-) He’s good I tell you!

So goodbye house…you were a great start to our marriage and family, we had fun pouring love into you…and sadly goodbye amazing oaks, you will be missed, you provided great photo backdrops, and shade…our new house has a bigger yard, but with newer landscaping so it lacks the shade trees and definitely not the huge old oaks! But it has a pool! So that is great:-) We will make the new house our own too, and we will love it I am sure, as I stayed awake the other night getting emotional about leaving…God gently reminded me that the important things were going with me to the new house…Him, and my family…after all it’s those things that make our home…

I hope the people who rent our house are as blessed in there as we were…

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  • May 4, 2009 - 11:49 pm

    rachellarkin - that was a fantastic post! I’m so happy for you guys, it’s gonna be amazing! The people who move in and rent there are so lucky! You guys did a great job with renovations in there, and I LOVE THE RED!ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2009 - 2:20 pm

    running shoes - You have amazing design taste. Your home looks so cozy and loved.ReplyCancel

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