I'm not sure what translates through photos and posts, but in 2012 we purchased our first home. We closed about two months before our wedding, and we did about 6 weeks of construction and renovation. It hadn't been touched since the 1960s when it was built. It was finished just in time for me to move in two weeks before our wedding. We loved that house. We discovered our love for entertaining and I got to decorate and flourish. We built our marriage and eventually our family there. I've written so much about it over the years, but that house gave me the confidence and safety to thrive. So why would we eve want to leave?
|Beau in our new living room on a random house visit|
|the house plan we worked on|
The plan was to build. We were going to move forward with deeding over part of the family land into our name, and building our forever home. As y'all might know, I'm really into decorating and so this was a dream for me. I've known my dream kitchen layout for years. We poured over photos and schemed on figuring out where we would live during the building process. I felt strongly about wanting to bring Beau home to our first house, and give ourselves a little bit of time to settle into parenthood, but then it was time to move.
|Our front porch brick pavers|
|touring that Wednesday night|
|starting to make the new house a home|
|holding our keys for the first time|
Ps I left a clue.. my friend Sarah wrote a guest post on making a new build into a home just a few days before we closed and moved! I needed her advice! :)
Our First Home's Beginning
A Christmas Tour of our First Home
All of my posts about home