Home is wherever I'm with you

Well friends, today is the day. Our precious, magical, amazing 9-oh-6 will no longer be ours in a few short hours. I am surprisingly LESS emotional than I thought I would be, but that definitely doesn't mean I haven't cried. I did ok until we were leaving yesterday when I broke down a little bit, and then I decided to stop back over there this morning to take some more photos and say my final goodbyes and THAT was tough. Probably not my smartest move ever considering I had to head straight to work from there, but I think in the long run I'll be grateful I did it.

We quite literally put our blood, sweat and tears into this house over the last 5 and a half years. We got engaged in this house. And then planned and crafted our entire wedding in it. We got buddy Louie in this house. We threw a million parties that resulted in a million pictures that will never see the light of day ;). We hosted guests whenever possible. Manda stayed over so often that everyone knew the guest room was actually her room, and referred to it as such. We created so many incredible stories from our house with dinners and campfires and parties and sleepovers and pancake breakfasts and craft nights and everything in between... and I am so SO thankful for it all. Our first house has blessed us with more memories than I could have ever imagined, and I will miss it immensely.

My mom keeps reminding me that we are on to bigger and better things. As usual, I know she's right, but it's tough to take it to heart when I'm hurting. I sort of feel like I just got dumped and even though I know it was for the best I'm still second guessing it all. I know today will be tough (thankfully, I don't have to go to the closing), but I also know that we will take all of the memories with us and make even more new ones at our new house.

Oh, and speaking of that... we DID find a new house! And it is FANTASTIC. I will post pictures here once things are a bit more final, because right now there's still a lot that needs to happen for it to all go through. We will hopefully be doing our inspections this week, and if all goes as planned we are scheduled to close May 6th.

Lots and lots happening around here folks. And thanks to a new fixer-upper I'm sure I'll have lots and lots to blog about, too!