Monday, November 4, 2013

One Year of our Home


This Saturday, November 2, 2013, marked one year since we signed papers and purchased our home. Y'all, I was all over the place with emotions on that day. We had just mailed our wedding invitations a few days before, I was finishing my last semester of  classes at Texas A&M before student teaching, and we were about to race against the one month clock of remodeling before I could move in for the few weeks before our wedding. I think now, my response to a fixer upper would be totally different, but last year, I was ridden with anxiety about how we would turn this place into a nurturing home. 


This little fella became the place that lets us breathe easy. In the one year since we moved in, we went from four pieces of furniture to a full home. We are blessed to say that the majority of our furniture was given to us by friends and family. And then there was our "once in a lifetime" craigslist find. We built a fence. We've served countless meals to each other and to friends, hosted a handful of overnight guests, let children play, shared the hope of the gospel with new friends while sitting on the front porch, hosted a couple's shower, and arrived home from our honeymoon. Although it will be awhile, the thought of us moving out of this place can already make me cry on the spot. I love the day that I knocked down that sick nasty lamp post and the day(s) that Ben scraped up all of the gravel and pulled up the big bushes. I love our yellow front door. 

I love you, house! 


9 comments:

  1. Just found your blog through Nicole :) First homes are so exciting! Happy anniversary!

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  2. Just found your blog through Nicole and am a new follower! Your house is beautiful and it makes it even more special all the hard work you have put into it! Congrats on a year :)

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  3. What a cute house! Seriously, y'all need your own show! Can't wait to see what another year in your home looks like!

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  4. Absolutely adore your home! Plus the front porch is so cute! Happy one year home anniversary! I would love for you to follow me at http://sincerelymrslo.blogspot.com/

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  5. Just found your blog from Nicole this morning :) I love it so far..and your house is gorgeous !

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  6. Such a lovely house ! I really can't wait to have mine, you're so lucky !

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  7. I absolutely love everything about this!! So encouraging as Micah and I begin this process ourselves!! So blessed by you this evening, sweet friend!! Sending hugs you way!! :)

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  8. What a cute home...and blog! I found your blog from Nicole (bloom) and am so glad I did! I love finding other Christian bloggers and am looking forward to getting to know you!

    Courtney
    exodus31three.blogspot.com

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  9. Very cute!
    I have a tiny weakness for brick homes!

    Manda from Eat Cake

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