Well, y'all. We sold our house.
It's officially not ours anymore and I have to admit, I MAY be crying while typing this post.
We moved into this house on April 1, 2009... Luke's first birthday.
I'm pretty sure we were taking selfies before selfies were a thing.
This was us the day we got our keys!
Three sets of first steps have happened at this house...
Newborn babies have slept next to our bed in this house...
Our very first picture of these three was on the front walk of this house.
We have made this house our own...
... and created countless memories in this house.
We've cried sad tears, mad tears, tired tears and happy tears in this house.
We've laughed hysterically, giggled uncontrollably and had DOZENS of dance parties in this house.
We've hosted friends, family and even Santa in this house ;)
We've had Halloween parties and Christmas parties.
Baby showers and girls nights (#fcforever).
New Years Eve parties, birthday parties, Super Bowl parties and wedding watch parties :)
Play dates and craft days and sleepovers.
We've spent sleepless nights with newborns and sick babies in this house...
... and endless summer evenings out front of this house.
This house will forever hold some of our most precious memories and I am so thankful for such a wonderful place to create those memories.
I think I've pinpointed why this move has been so emotional for me... it's because I know that we're not just leaving behind the house, but it's what won't be coming with us to the new house... it's the high chair and the pack and play. The teeny tiny baby laundry and the bottles in the sink. The smell of Dreft and the baby coos. Even though we haven't had a baby in this house for several years, a lot of our "baby" memories are here. I feel like leaving this house puts an official end to the baby phase of our family life and it's been a hard pill to swallow.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but our wedding song was "What A Wonderful World" and while listening to it recently these lyrics made me lose it...
"I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more,
Than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.
I am so thankful for this blog - for the opportunity to welcome so many of y'all into our house and for the documentation of our family life in this home for the last 7 years. I've cried A LOT this past month... but I'm ready to move on (literally!) and create new memories and a new chapter with our family.
I was looking for a picture of our whole family at home and this was the latest one I came across.
It couldn't be more perfect. Relaxed, casual, kind of a hot mess and thankful.